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Katie Cole

A whale of a tale

At a very young age, I fell in love with Killer Whales. Sounds oxymoronic, right? Wrong. Killer Whales, also known as Orca Whales, are historically friendly, gentle and loving creatures that live with their families for the entirety of their lives and, when in the wild, have blissfully swum alongside humans, with no wild whale-human violence ever being reported.

Classic Christmas Fails

For as long as I can remember, the Christmas season has been heralded by chocolate advent calendars, holiday tunes on the radio, a wreath on the door and, of course, a constant stream of Christmas classics on the television screen.

Left speechless: ‘12 Years A Slave’ enlightens

Many films have made me cry. My eyes watered during “The Notebook,” tears fell at the end of “Titanic” and my salty lips quivered during “The Color Purple.” But none of these classic films compare to the full body quake I experienced during “12 Years a Slave.”

'A Single Shot' backfires

Attending screenings at the annual Virginia Film Festival is like drinking a glass of red wine and then having a conversation with the vintner.

A Princess on Fire

At the tender age of 5 years old, my grandfather took me to see Disney on Ice: Beauty and the Beast.

Miley Cyrus 'Can't Stop'

Miley Cyrus ‘Can’t Stop’ By Katie Cole Arts and Entertainment Editor Miley Cyrus has been a household name since Hannah Montana aired on Disney channel.

Uh-oh, those summer nights

With looming finals dampening everyone’s spirits, it seems to be the perfect time to look ahead to a sunnier, more melodic season.

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