Interview with Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube


by Ben Pawliger

Last Friday I met up with the stars of the up and coming movie, 21 Jump Street, including Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube. The movie is about a pair of policemen that knew each other back from high school. The pair, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are sent back to high school on an under cover mission. Together, these 2 re-visit their high school days and have fun while bringing down a synthetic drug ring. It is the perfect blend of a comedy and action movie.

The movie was based on the comedy series from the 1980’s also called 21 Jump Street, which starred Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson. When I spoke with the stars of the movie last Friday, they seemed to be the perfect team messing around with one another like brothers. They talked about how they loved working together and how much fun the experience was. Ice Cube also was in this movie, playing a police captain, Dickinson. He said he also enjoyed creating this movie and working with the two rising actors. Jonah Hill also talked to me on how he always wanted to be a writer, and writing 21 Jump Street was a great joy for him. He planned on producing 21 Jump Street for a while now, and now that is has been completed and is coming to theaters, he is very pleased.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds 100% approval rating from critics and has an average of 7.9/10. I recommend that all see this film.

Cd Reviews

by Laura Saker



“Chains of Love” by: Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is not new to the music business that’s for sure. He has released numerous albums already and his latest album, Ashes & Fire, includes the song “Chains of Love”. The music video was recently released and was a hit. Since Adams is an alternative singer, his music usually does not appeal to me. However, when I heard this song, it changed my perspective. This song is great because it is easy to listen to and does not resemble a crazy rock song at all. In fact, the song reminded me of a Coldplay song, which is a very popular band that appeals to many different music interests. I would recommend this song to anybody because it has meaningful lyrics and a great melody.


“Underground” by: Jane’s Addiction

Jane’s Addiction has a released their second single, “Underground”. It is true Jane’s Addiction music because this song is hardcore rock. However, I really liked how the guitar portion was compatible with the vocals. I also thought the music video was very well made and went well with the lyrics. I would recommend this song to anyone that listens to rock bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers. I could for sure see this song being played a lot on the radio soon.


Reviews by Jake

The Wheeler Brothers is a band that plays country style rock music.  Created in Austin, Texas, the band is made up of the three Wheeler brothers (Nolan, Tyler, and Patrick), Danny Matthews, and A.J. Molyneaux.  In the song “Spent Time,” the band sings about many things they miss being locked up in jail, including a girlfriend, best friends, the sunshine, and the wind breeze.  The music video begins with a sheet of paper in a lake that says “Wanted” on it with the lead singer’s face.  Then, a shooting scene occurs with the lead singer, who is masked, trying to rob a store.  He runs away with the money and sees his girlfriend by a lake. In the morning, he is caught by the sheriffs and taken away.  The song has upbeat, fast parts, while there are also slower, sadder parts.  The country style setting of the music video and country style music show that the state of Texas has had a great influence on the Wheeler Brothers’ music.


Katrina is an uprising musician who recently got back into the music industry.  She was on the show “Star Search,” the precursor to “American Idol,” starting at the age of eleven.  After eight years of being on it, she was bombarded with record deals but she rejected them.  She eventually got a Masters in Entertainment and Media Law at law school.  What got her back into music was seeing a singer named Cher perform in Las Vegas; then she decided to sing again.  What really has made her an upcoming music star is her latest single “Shame On Me,” which reached #1 on Clear Channel’s “NEW! Artists to Watch” chart.  In her song “So Eden,” she sings about how her love with someone had disappeared after eating a certain fruit.  This is a metaphor to the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; Eve ate the fruit and then God banished them from the Garden.  She sings about how everything was lost.  Beginning with an image of an apple, Katrina sets the overall subject of the song in the music video; the subject focuses on a certain fruit that is special.  Throughout the song, that image is repeated along with an image of a tree, referring to the tree that the fruit came from.  Also, Katrina is shown throughout the video singing.  Her song “So Eden” is so significant because it relates back to one of the most influential and most recalled stories of the Bible: Adam and Eve.


Black Box Revelation is composed of two men from Brussels, Belgium: Jan Paternoster, age twenty-two, and Dries Van Dijck, age twenty.  They have been playing over a decade, having a growing fan base in the U.K. originally and then moving to the United States.  The band’s genre is not clearly defined, as it is a mix between R&B and garage-band rock.  Some influences include the mid-60’s Rolling Stones and The Kinks.  They began recording with producer Alain Johannes in Los Angeles and soon created their most accomplished album, Shiver of Joy.  On this album is the song “High on a Wire,” which has a bluesy-rock feel.  The title of the song refers to how the band is very focused on what they do.  They sing about how they cannot “fall off the wire” and how they cannot think about what is ‘below the wire.”  In other words, they sing about how they cannot digress from what they are trying to accomplish or think about what digressing would lead to.  According to the content of the song, the members of the band seem like determined musicians.