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“Logan” is the Perfect End to the Story

“Logan” is the Perfect End to the Story

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

It was the year 2000 when Hugh Jackman first donned the adamantium claws and became the iconic X-Man James Howlett, aka. Logan, aka. The Wolverine. The character has had many adventures with his team through the original X-Men Trilogy and X-Men: Days of Future Past, two solo movies, as well as a cam...

“Hug Me Brotha”

“Hug Me Brotha”

Angelina Rubinacci, Staff Writer

January 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, TV/Movies

It's been 13 years since the popular series, Drake and Josh aired on Nickelodeon. The show followed step brothers Drake Parker and Josh Nicols as they navigated through life, mostly the crazy antics Drake dragged Josh into. An example of one of those instances is when Drake tried to do something nice...

Everyone’s Finding “Fantastic Beasts” in Their Hearts

Everyone’s Finding “Fantastic Beasts” in Their Hearts

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

January 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

2016 brought us a lot of rough times and events that no one asked for, but it also brought us "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".  "Fantastic Beasts" is a new addition to the Harry Potter universe, one that many of us thought we were very familiar with. However, with  this film, even hardcore...

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Best To Worst

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Best To Worst

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

On May 6, 2016, the 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was released. The movie is titled Captain America: Civil War and featured Iron Man and Captain America, leading teams of other super-powered individuals in a fight against whether the government should have control over the people in t...

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Kyra Berry, Staff writer

April 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

Most people say no. Allegiant Part 1 hit theaters Friday March 18, 2016 and was expected to be an immediate hit due to the success of both prior movies, Divergent and Insurgent. However, this was not the case. The final time for Allegiant came in at just over 2 hours, a far cry from the almost 3...

The Return of the Tanners

Maggie Brennan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under TV/Movies

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the Netflix original series Fuller House released its first season on February 26th. This lead to the internet exploding with 90's kids reminiscing about the classic sitcom they grew up with, Full House, which the new show is based off of. Bec...

High School Musical Fans Gotta Go Their Own Way?

High School Musical Fans Gotta Go Their Own Way?

Alyssa Slovin, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, TV/Movies

Fans of the well-known Disney franchise, "High School Musical" (HSM), have been yearning for an addition to the series for several years. As the three movies were some of Disney's highest grossing original movies, there is a lot to live up to. Rumors of a HSM4 have been circulating for a while, but...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Anna Rodefeld

December 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been the most highly anticipated movie of the year. Fans, young and old, have flocked to movie theaters across the world in order to see this movie. Countless advertisements have aired and everywhere you look there is Star Wars merchandise. This movie has had a lot of ...

Harry Potter and the 25 Days of Christmas

Harry Potter and the 25 Days of Christmas

Alyssa Slovin, Staff writer

December 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, TV/Movies

In this season full of Christmas trees, lights, and snow, not many people think of defeating Lord Voldemort. Instead, people want to enjoy the old fashioned, clay animation holiday cartoons that they grew up with, under the comfort of their fuzzy blanket. That is, except ABC Family. During the whole of December, they have The 25 Days of Christmas, which is a 25 day long...

Quantico: The Show You Should Be Watching

Quantico: The Show You Should Be Watching

Kyra Berry, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

I have to say it: Fall TV has been pretty good this year. I'm sure you've gotten into some of the new shows this season, ones like Blindspot, Blood & Oil, Scream Queens, Rosewood, and Wicked City are all great. My favorite, however, is Quantico. The new ABC thriller stars Priyanka Chopra...

Student Council Drive-In Movie Event

Student Council Drive-In Movie Event

Maya Georgi, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs, Events, News, Showcase, Student Life, TV/Movies

Get ready to be transported to a simpler time with the Drive-In Movie event coming up next Friday! Student Council will be hosting the event outside at 8pm near the senior parking lot. Students can bring their cars to watch either the Sandlot, Grease, or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Vote here and find out which movie won once you get ...

Into The Woods Review

Into The Woods Review

Michelle Xu, Staff Writer

February 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

Into The Woods is a movie released on the 25th of December last year that takes the norm of four of the Grimm fairy tales and gives it a dark and musical twist, interlocking them with an original story of a baker and his wife. When I first heard about this movie from my cousins, I thought, “Man, I’m ...

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