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Slashing Cliches; A Cabin in the Woods Review

Slashing Cliches; A Cabin in the Woods Review

Angel Abraham-Rodriguez, Journalism Staff
June 21, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture

  Everyone knows the basic horror story setting: a group of  naive teenagers, alone for the weekend with no idea how to survive a mass murderer. Movies use this technique again and again, but what happens when the cliches are slashed?   Released in 2012, “Cabin in the Woods” f...

Changing the universe

Changing the universe

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs

Taking over the top spot in box office sales, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” leaves zero doubt that it is one of the best works produced by Marvel Studios, and perhaps one of the best works of the year. Following the events in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”...

Four plays for Shorts 18

Four plays for Shorts 18

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Top Stories

With one of the two final productions ending the school year, the newest student directed plays, “Shorts 18,” will hit center stage on May 4. With four diverse dramas, comedies, and everything in between, hopes are high for students acting and producing the plays for opening night. “I auditio...

Like Hayao, like Goro

Like Hayao, like Goro

Ji Hyun An, Head Print Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs

Following your father’s footsteps is generally a hard task to do. But if your father is the most successful film-maker of the mecca of animation, Japan,--well, let’s just say it’s a lot harder. However, Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of the top animation studio, Studio Ghibli...

Next group of thespians makes debut at Middle School Musical

Next group of thespians makes debut at Middle School Musical

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture

While the annual Middle School Musical put on by the district isn’t notorious for bringing stars into the high schools, this year’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” could be the big exception. Students who performed in the show caught the attention of their audiences with their good pitch...

Ridiculously racist

Ridiculously racist

Katherine Koehler, Arts and Culture Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Blogs

The first ten minutes of a movie matter, setting up expectations for the rest of the viewing experience. Some end up surprisingly good despite a disappointing beginning, some live up to their first impressions, and some get worse as the minutes pass. “The Ridiculous 6”(2016) is in that last cate...

“Ghost in the Shell” falls flat

“Ghost in the Shell” falls flat

Lauren Sandberg, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Memories are sometimes treated as what defines a person, however, how a person acts can define them. Throughout the movie “Ghost in the Shell”, based on the British-Japanese comic series by Masamune Shirow, Major, played by Scarlett Johansson, struggles with figuring out who she is because of this. ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ dazzles, but falls short

‘Beauty and the Beast’ dazzles, but falls short

Philip Chan, Opinions Section Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture

The tale as old as time has been re-imagined once again. Disney’s latest live action adaptation, directed by Bill Condon, retells the 1991 animated musical of the same name. The film opened March 17 with a record-breaking box office performance. “Beauty and the Beast” stars Emma Watson as Belle, the provincial town girl who learns to love the lonesome Beast, portrayed by Da...

Venturing to an island like no other

Venturing to an island like no other

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture

With all the hype in the movie theaters being focused on movies like Logan, Get Out, and Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island was left overlooked, but this hidden gem proved to be a diamond in the rough. Living on an island in the Pacific Ocean hidden by storm clouds, Bill Randa, played by John G...

Popular queer artist performs in Portland

Popular queer artist performs in Portland

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Being in an environment where one feels accepted is something teenagers crave. Hayley Kiyoko, a popular Indie musician, made this environment a reality for those who saw her Portland concert on Mar. 11. “It was kind of the best concert I’ve ever been to,” Tahnna Shaaban, sophomore, said. “I ...

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