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Theater’s quest

Theater’s quest

Brooke McKelvey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Current Events, Top Stories

Instead of slowly easing into new classes and activities, the drama department wasted no time before diving into this year’s fall musical: “Spamalot.” “Spamalot” is a comedic spinoff of the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” following the tale of King Arthur and other knights o...

Static Spider-Man

Static Spider-Man

Philip Chan, Copy Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Movie Night, Top Stories

Amazing. Spectacular. Sensational. There’s no shortage of words to describe Marvel Comic’s web-slinging teen, Peter Parker. The latest Spidey flick, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” with Tom Holland, scored high with critics and audiences. However, I have a problem with the film's structure and Pet...

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...

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