What’s Trending This Month

By Ross Tanenbaum, Production Editor

Happy

Pharell Williams’ hit new song, Happy, which is currently the number one single on iTunes, has been taking over the airwaves. Besides constantly being played on the radio, it was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The contagious tune has infected CHS students and was even played in the hallways in between classes on Feb. 28.

John Travolta’s Error

Many CHS students have been finding amusement in the error made by John Travolta at the Oscars on March 2. Due to a slip of the tongue, he mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name as “Adele Dazeem.” Many websites and social media have picked up on this flub, such as Slate.com, which created the “Adele Dazeem Name Generator” where people can type in their name and find out how it would be pronounced by John Travolta.

300: Rise of an Empire

The sequel to the blockbuster hit 300 made its debut on March 7. The movie follows Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton, Gangster Squad) as he battles the Persian navy, led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Sanotoro, Rio). The cast of the movie includes Eva Green (Casino Royale) and Lena Headey (The Purge).

South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth was released March 4 for PS3 and Xbox 360. Based off of the hit television show of the same name, it will feature different characters from the series, such as Eric Cartman and Butters. Many CHS students who are fans of the show are enjoying the ample references from the show as well as the show’s raunchy humor in video game form.

“Strangers Kissing” video
On March 10, artist Tatia Pilieva posted a romantic video advertising something you don’t see every day: 20 complete strangers kissing for the first time.  The video has received approximately 29 million views, but here’s the catch: the video is staged.  All the so-called “strangers” in the video are actually hired actors.