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Scary Movies or No Scary Movies That is the Question

Abbey Fernandez and Elizabeth Camche
When you finish your homework at night, sometimes you like to take a break by watching a little television.

This could be the news, a singing show, or a comedic show.

But just as you feel tired, a scary image pops up just before you turn off the television. That image remains with you as you go up to bed, and it keeps you from sleeping.

The culprit for the sleep deprivation: scary movies.

I think the production of scary movies should be abandoned.

That’s right, you heard me!

I believe that in the violent and tumultuous world we live in today, we should not add to the violence by creating scary movies.

If you haven’t noticed yet, fear is in our everyday lives. We fear that we may not get in the play, we may not do well on a test, or we may not get into the college that we want.

These fears often dominate our lives. So why do we need something else to make us even more fearful?

Take the Dark Knight trilogy movies for instance. The first film, Batman Begins, actually inspired James Holmes to shoot 59 innocent individuals who were watching the third and equally violent movie of the series, The Dark Knight Rises.

I think we have had enough of these scary movies. Halloween only comes once a year, not every single night for 365 days.

Can’t we just live in happiness and peace?

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Kelsey Shockey, Web Sports Editor
Though she may flaunt skirts and cardigans in every hue of pink, Kelsey Shockey’s ’14 girly presence is not to be misconstrued. The Staples Senior’s true passion is sports. Since the age of five, Shockey has devoted herself to playing tennis year round. Currently a member of the girls’ varsity team, Shockey hopes to pursue the sport in college. “I love tennis because it is like performing on a stage and the spotlight is on you,” Shockey said. However, Shockey isn’t just getting attention on the courts. Since her freshman year, she has been involved in the Staples Television Network (STN), providing coverage for sports events. “I was never a great speaker in middle school or elementary school because I was so shy. But now I’ve come out of my shell,” Shockey said. “STN changed everything.” Dreaming of one day gracing national television, she hopes to study communications with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. Combining her love for sports and communications, it’s no wonder that Shockey is a perfect fit as one of Inkling’s Web Sports Editors. Full of exuberance and enthusiasm, she loves that she can “connect with people” through her writing. Shockey’s proudest work is “Explosion at Boston Marathon,” the first breaking news story she has ever written for Inklings. With a strong work ethic as well as a flare for sports and broadcasting, Shockey is sure to be a valuable addition to this year’s Inklings staff.

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