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Movies that Motivate

Jul 9, 2014


by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter


     What does it mean for one to feel motivated by something? What brings one that drive to strive to do better, and do more?  We know the words motivated, motivation, and motivational.  The words mean having a reason to act in a certain way, or having the drive for doing something.  In this twentieth century, I believe that the biggest motivations around include movies.



Jul 6, 2014


by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter


Divorce, the legal annulment of a marriage by a court or other competent body, is caused by many different things. Some of the reasons include infidelity, addiction to a substance, physical and mental abuse, the lack of communication, finances, trust, insecurity, religious and cultural differences, etc…

The United States of America has the highest rate of divorces in the world.  Roughly, 50% of...

4th of July

Jul 3, 2014


bi Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter


Also referred to as Independence Day, Fourth of July is a federal holiday in the United States to celebrate the Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom on July 4, 1776.  Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

On Fourth of July, many American attend parades, the display of fireworks, picnics with family and friends, concerts, carnivals, fairs, barbecues, and memorials...


Jun 30, 2014


by Tenzin Jangchup, iLander Staff Reporter


    The 58th Annual Columbia Heights Lion’s Club Jamboree & carnival this year has come to an end. This annual event started on Wednesday, June 25th and ends on Sunday, June 29th at Huset park. These five days were a great time for friends and family to spend time together and create memories.

    On Wednesday, Tasty’s Pizza began their annual medallion hunt. Clues were...

The New Amazon Fire Phone

Jun 28, 2014


by Tenzin Jangchup, iLander Staff Reporter


    Earlier this month, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos introduced Amazon’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone. It’s set to be released on July 25th and the cost is $199 with a 2-year contract. The Fire phone, however, is only being sold with one wireless provider, AT&T.

    Amazon is attracting customers by advertising great deals if they buy the phone. One deal is that every person...

We Look Forward to Birthdays!

Jun 26, 2014


by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter


We celebrate many birthdays in our lifetime. Depending on how old someone is turning, they can be excited for their birthday, or not.  Nevertheless, I believe there are three important birthday milestones many of us look forward to.

Our 16th birthday is one of the many birthdays the majority of us look forward to.  Many teenagers look...