Flashback Fridays: December 2009

On this day, eleven years ago, James Cameron’s Avatar was released into theatres. Development of the film was lengthy and strenuous, with work on the project commencing as far back as 1994. Avatar was a technologically innovative film, breaking new ground with motion-capture technology. The film was universally praised for its technical effects, as well... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: December 1981

Muhammad Ali’s last fight was the "Drama in the Bahamas." His opponent was Trever Berbick and despite pleas from fans and doctors to retire Ali decided to go on with it anyways. After losing ten rounds he had finally retired after absorbing 20,000 blows. People still today believe that this fight and the one prior... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: December 2018

Vice-President Bush accepts his Republican nomination for President of the United States, August 18th, 1988 Two years ago, America was mourning the death of former President, George H.W. Bush. The president gave his life to public service, beginning in 1942, when he enlisted into the military as a naval aviator. During an attack on the... Continue Reading →

Spotlight On…

Name: Emily Williams Job Position: Transition Coordinator Favorite: Color- Purple School Lunch- Thanksgiving meal Holiday- Halloween/Christmas Musician- Chris Cornell How long have you been in Minersville? 11 Years Tell us something interesting about yourself/ What makes you different from everyone else? I love makeup and do it as a side job. What do you do... Continue Reading →

Miners’ Monthly Art! (December Edition)

As we approach the end of our year, the climate chills, the daylight dims, and the weather whitens. To celebrate this time of year, Eve Ryan (Junior) has presented her own interpretation of wintery wonder. This month's edition of the Miners' Monthly Art column is a piece entitled "Winter Sweater." "Winter Sweater." "Winter Sweater" is... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: November 2011

(Early screenshot of Minecraft, circa 2011) November 18th, 2011 marked the official launch of Minecraft on iOS, Windows, Linux, and Mac. The 3D sandbox remains as one of the most iconic videogames of the 21st century. The game boasts a multitude of activities including mining, farming, combat, fishing, and building. Minecraft is easily accessible to... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: November 1999

On this day in 1999, Toy Story 2 premiered at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. The film would be the second of four movies in the Toy Story franchise. Unlike most animated sequels, Toy Story 2 was praised just as much the previous film. This film is known for its world-building and introduction of... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: November 2000

The number-one song twenty years ago was Come on Over Baby (All I Want is You) by Christina Aguilera. Meanwhile, the number-one album at the time was "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" by Limp Bizkit. It was their 3rd album. Bush defeats Al Gore in closest election in history, nobody knows results... Continue Reading →

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