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“Venom” is entertaining, and it’s not sure why

“Venom” is entertaining, and it’s not sure why

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under A & E, movies

Sony Picture’s “Venom” is a confusing entry into this decade’s long list of superhero movies. It aims to thrill, and mostly succeeds despite its hiccups. Out of the gate, this film has several forces working against it, the largest of which is purely in its independence from Marvel Studio...

Showcase concert sets music department off on a strong start

Showcase concert sets music department off on a strong start

Maria Newton, Features Editor

October 8, 2018


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As parents, friends and students poured into the gymnasium, they were met with the rhythmic pounding of the Marching Band. The strong metronome, meant to keep the marchers in synchronization, was captivating. This was the beginning of the First Annual Music Department Showcase Concert: a concert inclu...

“Bloom” Album Review

“Bloom” Album Review

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 4, 2018


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With early beginnings as aYouTube personality, Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan officially graduated from making videos to composing and recording his own music in 2014. Sivan released his sophomore album “Bloom” Aug. 31, 2018 after months of teasing the album on social media. While...

Kamikaze review

Kamikaze review

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

Eminem’s latest album, “Kamikaze,” was a bomb-drop out of nowhere. No one knew whether Eminem would ever drop another album, or even a song for that matter. Everyone thought Eminem was done, but he wanted to address all his haters and new rappers once again. He sparked an original generation of ...

The cheapest places to buy Homecoming dresses exposed

The cheapest places to buy Homecoming dresses exposed

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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From events like spirit week, Powder Puff, the pep rally, Taste of West, the parade and football game, Homecoming is a jam-packed time for students, parents and faculty. While this can be the most exciting week of the year, it can also be the most stressful, due to dress shopping. To help alleviate som...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before review

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before review

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under A & E, movies

Based on the best selling novel by Jenny Han, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a coming-of-age rom-com that makes anyone watching feel warm inside. And lonely. I definitely felt lonely. Lana Condor stars as Lara Jean Covey, a half-Korean teen who keeps secret letters for the five crushes...

Crazy Rich Asians review

Crazy Rich Asians review

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


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With a $30 million dollar budget, director Jon M. Chu turned it into a crazy rich movie, earning a whopping $34 million. Chu also broke the Hollywood norm with an entirely Asian cast showcased in America. In fact, he embraces Asian culture and makes it an important aspect throughout the movie, creating ...

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EIC

August 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, movies

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is exactly what you would expect: cheesy dance numbers, catchy Abba songs and predictable romance sequences. A bit overwhelming if you’re a film snob, but luckily, I’m not. Sure, it’s not in the running for Best Picture, but if you don’t enjoy this movie, you’re lying to yourself. So, instead of going to see that dep...

“Pray For The Wicked” review

“Pray For The Wicked” review

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

June 28, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

Panic! At The Disco’s latest album “Pray For The Wicked” needs some prayers itself. The album was lackluster, choppy and while the messages that the band was trying to convey about their journey through the music industry were fairly clear, their method of deliverance felt rather empty. This album...

“The Mountain” review

“The Mountain” review

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

With summer still heating up, Dierks Bentley’s latest album “The Mountain” provides a mellow sound that is perfect for kicking back at the pool. He blends music accessible to mainstream pop lovers and longtime country fans alike, while still retaining both his musical and personal roots to create...

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