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Ignore the ratings: “Captain Marvel” takes a seat alongside Marvel gems

Ignore the ratings: “Captain Marvel” takes a seat alongside Marvel gems

By Colleen Weinburke, Richard Montgomery High School

March 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

All in all, “Captain Marvel” is a well deserving global blockbuster. Although the female-led film has generally been deemed a feminist movie, “Captain Marvel” is really just about Marvel’s most powerful superhero. The gender of Captain Marvel, though critical for Hollywood diversity, is not...

From project to premiere: “Changing Fate”

From project to premiere: “Changing Fate”

By Yairis Alvarado, Lincoln High School

March 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“This was a school project that we just went above and beyond for,” said Mackenzie Kortus, a freshman, who with her friend, freshman Hal Lam, produced and released a 58-minute film. “Changing Fate,” an animated movie, leads into an ancient Britannica setting. Explained by the animator, freshman...

Tale as Old as Time

Tale as Old as Time

By Elisabeth Andrews, Troy High School

March 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Beauty and the Beast” is a tale of adventure, romance, danger and this year’s musical. At the center of the musical is freshman Alexis Gearty playing the lead role of Belle. Gearty has been in theatre for three years, ever since her sixth grade year when her mother insisted she try out for th...

Billie Eilish Music Review

Billie Eilish Music Review

By Simon Sweeney, Central Catholic High School

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I was born on December 11, 2000. I wrote a song or two, performed it with my band, and put it on YouTube. It has amassed somewhere around 200 views, last I checked. I am fairly proud of this. Billie Eilish was born on December 18, 2001. Billie Eilish’s most popular song, “Lovely” (with...

Behind the scenes with the senior show directors

Behind the scenes with the senior show directors

By Jessica Reilly, Wayland High School

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As many students at WHS prepare for upcoming spring sports, the Class of 2019 is hard at work with a different type of preparation. This week, the senior class will be performing their Senior Show on March 22 and 23. The Senior Show is an annual performance put on by the graduating class full of skits,...

Culinary TV moves away from tired stereotypes

Culinary TV moves away from tired stereotypes

By Brooke Scanlon, Baldwin High School

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The stereotypical view of culinary TV shows is that they are the programs that moms watch to get new recipes from their favorite chefs. That stereotype does apply to many shows on the Food Network, like The Pioneer Woman and The Kitchen. But culinary TV has changed a lot in the past few years and...

Schooling the stage

Schooling the stage

By Laszlo King-Hovis, McCallum High School

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

McCallum’s second fifth annual teacher’s pageant was on Friday, Feb. 15. “I actually screwed up with the Teachers and Tiaras poster,” film teacher Ken Rogers said before the show hit the stage. “This is actually the sixth annual. I guess I used the background for the old one but forgot to...

PV violinist stuns audience with Vieuxtemps’ “Concerto No. 5 in A Minor”

PV violinist stuns audience with Vieuxtemps’ “Concerto No. 5 in A Minor”

By Jeanelle Cho, Pleasant Valley High School

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the dim lit theater, a young violinist in a teal gown emerged from the wings. As the violinist and the orchestra behind her started playing, the sounds of Henri Vieuxtemps’ “Concerto No. 5 in A Minor” filled Centennial Hall auditorium at Augustana College. The violinist was PV orchestra’s...

New rotation of art exhibits bring vibrance to Redwood City with secret, empowering messages

New rotation of art exhibits bring vibrance to Redwood City with secret, empowering messages

By Shayna Yurovitsky, Carlmont High School

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the Redwood City Courthouse Square, a new art installation has been established. Through a new program named Art Kisoki, Redwood City has partnered with different artists, both local and global, to incorporate modern issues into contemporary art pieces. The exhibition opened on Mar. 9 and wil...

Psychopaths on TV: Why do we love them?

Psychopaths on TV: Why do we love them?

By Anthony Robledo, Middle College High School @ Santa Ana College

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

With any film or television series, audiences project themselves onto a story's lead protagonist and root for their desires. Characters undergo struggles and audiences can’t help but love them. People don’t go to the movies to watch other people live their lives, but rather to come along the journey,...

Delightfully Dank

Delightfully Dank

By Sara Bailey, Liberty High School

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Slow down, Satan.” “Why flirt when there’s life alert?” “It’s free real estate.” To Gen-Z people reading this, you are very likely to have heard and seen these multiple times, and happen to find them downright hysterical. However, everyone else is most likely going to need some explanation....

The Japanese House tells the story of my broken relationships, but it actually sounds good

The Japanese House tells the story of my broken relationships, but it actually sounds good

By Jacqueline Sumida, Downers Grove South High School

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Japanese House released her debut album on March 1, 2019, and it’s the story of all my relationships ever. Except it’s actually my favorite album of 2019 so far and isn’t about a 17-year-old girl crying over the fact the same girl dumped her for the third time in a row. Instead, it perfectly...

Oh my mogul: An evening with your newest music obsession, the Aces

Oh my mogul: An evening with your newest music obsession, the Aces

By Jacqueline Sumida, Downers Grove South High School

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When The Aces, four girls from rural Utah with a killer pop-rock sound, announced their first ever U.S. tour-- I screamed. I immediately got VIP tickets, rounded up friends, watched the date get moved, watch those friends say they couldn’t go and then ended up having one of the best times of my life...

Stereotypical Silicon Valley look caters to the rich

Stereotypical Silicon Valley look caters to the rich

By Ysabelle Punzal, Sequoia High School

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From Airpods and Hydroflasks to North Face and Patagonia, the Silicon Valley lifestyle is evident in the halls and in the classroom. Many students in the Bay Area are seen sporting this look, flexing their $400 Apple watches and $100 North Face backpacks. This lifestyle is known for being fun and...

Outside the binary: An interview with Lachlan Watson, part one

Outside the binary: An interview with Lachlan Watson, part one

By Abby Lee, Wakefield High School

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Netflix’s original show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was released on October 26 and has since been regarded with critical praise. One aspect of the show that is rapidly gaining national attention is the story of Susie Putnam, a genderqueer character portrayed by 17-year-old non-binary actor,...

“Captain Marvel” impresses and disappoints as a superhero film

“Captain Marvel” impresses and disappoints as a superhero film

By Edward Keen, West High School

March 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If there are a few things that viewers have readily come to expect from every new Marvel Studios film that makes its way into theaters, they are consistent entertainment value, boundless mesmerizing thrills and cogent main characters to lead and possibly pave the way for more films in their wake. The f...

New Boots: Florida Georgia Line

New Boots: Florida Georgia Line

By Mackenzie Gonzales, Millard West High School

March 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Country music has come a long way from where it began with its simple bluegrass roots. Most of today’s modern country has come to adopt a more pop like sound coupled with good ol’ country values. To those who don’t like country music might think the genre is just about women, beers, hunting and...

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe: a neighborhood meeting place

Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe: a neighborhood meeting place

By Joyce Wu and Allie Nunn

March 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

You step into the cafe, the aroma of sizzling bacon and freshly grilled pancakes wafting towards the door. To the left, an array of various muffins and assorted pastries sits in a glass case. You notice the checkered pattern on the walls and the cheerful buzz that occupies the dining area. The hostess...

Playing the rhythm to his heart

Playing the rhythm to his heart

By Edna Hernandez, Lewisville High School

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

He moves his fingers gracefully across the piano while feeling the rhythm through his veins. The audience awes at his perfect execution of the song. He stands up from his piano and bows to the crowd with a gigantic smile across his face. He is pleased and touched by warmth in his heart seeing the audience...

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

By Anna Henning, Fossil Ridge High School

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since 2008, Marvel Studios has been creating superhero films that have captivated the world. Over twenty films have been made in the same cinematic universe, and, for the first time, the main hero is a woman. She is not the supporting character, she is not the love interest; she is Captain Marvel, and s...

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ is equally weird and wonderful: Review

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ is equally weird and wonderful: Review

By Alex Jowanovitz, Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Surprise! Streaming juggernaut Netflix has another hit on their hands. After recently offing all of their original Marvel programming (including "Daredevil" and "The Punisher"), the platform has debuted another superhero series that is, admittedly, pretty crazy. Based on the Dark Horse comic series...

Coppell’s newest tradition: STEM seniors introducing podcast

Coppell’s newest tradition: STEM seniors introducing podcast

By Ryan Dyke, Coppell High School

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Podcasting is a rising form of media consumption, and now it has spread to Coppell High School. In CHS engineering teacher Mike Yakubovsky’s Engineering IV class, three CHS seniors, Paola Iseley, Alexander Gross and Travis Peek, were selected to be the leads of That Engineering Podcast. “I have f...

Higher, further,…flatter? How Captain Marvel became Marvel’s most divisive film

Higher, further,…flatter? How Captain Marvel became Marvel’s most divisive film

By Ashu Ebot-Tabi, North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Against all the odds, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) managed to transition from an up-and-coming movie series to the most popular media franchise in the history of mankind. That may sound like an over-exaggeration aimed to prop up the series. In all fairness, truth supports that statement: in terms...

Meet those dancing feet

Meet those dancing feet

By Olivia Watts, McCallum High School

March 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Almost a month after MacTheatre closed its production of 42nd Street, the cast and crew are still reaping the rewards from their sold out musical. Tuesday morning, members from the cast and crew of 42nd Street headed to the Long Center to attend the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards no...

Tap Dancer Named Finalist in National YoungArts Competition

Tap Dancer Named Finalist in National YoungArts Competition

By Kailin Zhang and Jadynne Watts

March 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The phone was ringing. The caller ID spelled out Miami, Fla. Addi Loving, junior, was in rehearsal for the school musical, “Into the Woods,” when she first got the call. Although she couldn’t initially answer, after searching up the number online, Loving confirmed the number was from the...

Meet Dudeo Perez, the local band inspired by a childhood alter ego

Meet Dudeo Perez, the local band inspired by a childhood alter ego

By Jocelyn Brossia, Foothill Technology High School

March 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When we met in the dimly-lit Bombay Bar & Grill before their performance on Jan. 27, each member of Dudeo Perez was dressed casually with laid-back smiles plastered on their faces. They exuded passion and excitement. The band was supposed to go on at 7, but when we met minutes before the clock s...

Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic

By Mari Mendivil, Cannon Falls High School

March 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Rachel McAdams is the queen of romance. Her heart throbbing performances on screen and in films, The Notebook, About Time, and The Vow, are some of my favorites. Ten year old me dreamed of the thought of romantic stories and tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel. I owned every princess movie and w...

Loot Boxes Are Taking a Toll On the Gaming Community

Loot Boxes Are Taking a Toll On the Gaming Community

By Drew Winkler, Sage Creek High School

March 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the early days of video games, it was a simpler time, a time where you would buy a game and the full finished game would come with it virtually bug-free with no future updates and most importantly, no loot boxes. You would have to earn or grind your way to new weapons or cosmetics. Nowadays, loot...

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

By Adam Goldstick, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

March 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Over 62,000 LEDs light up the brilliant mind of Christopher Boone as he investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dead dog as well as the mysteries within his own family. “The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time” opened Feb. 22 in Meyer Hall and continues through March 2. The plot...

New Event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

New Event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

By Claire Chu, Monte Vista High School

March 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 12-year streak of Monte Vista’s Mr. Mustang tradition ended last year. The student body pushed for the return of the annual competition, but a new event will inaugurate in March. Typically hosted in late February, Mr. Mustang is a contest that crowns the most talented, funny, and stylish male...

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