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“Birds of Prey” flocks to the top

“Birds of Prey” flocks to the top

By Liam Klein, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Superhero,” probably a six-foot-tall cut white guy, and not Margot Robbie. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) or its new names as of Feb. 10 Harley Quinn is the newest installment in a Warner Brothers DC extended universe....

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 11, 2020

There is no single term that can quite define Emma from Jane Austen’s beloved rom-com “Emma” but wide-eyed, analytical, single-person-turned-lover, neat-freak and lover-of-all-things-beautiful are fitting descriptors. From the get-go, Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) shows that she is a woman of order,...

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 3, 2020

You don’t control what people think of your story, but you do control what you believe about yourself and how you tell your story to the world.  Having spent half of her life in the spotlight, Taylor Swift knows what it’s like to watch her reputation get shattered over and over again, but sh...

A Star Wars movie that’s not quite out of this galaxy

A Star Wars movie that’s not quite out of this galaxy

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

February 4, 2020

On Dec.18, audiences worldwide were taken back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with the release of “Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker.” In less than a month, the long-anticipated film has made Disney a grand total of $936,302,411, with weeks still to go in theaters. The movie, and...

“Two Sentence Horror Stories” spooks watchers

“Two Sentence Horror Stories” spooks watchers

By Charley Hutton, Advertisement and Subscription Manager

February 4, 2020

What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences? This prompt sparked a Reddit thread in 2013, accumulating over 15,000 comments. Inspired by the thread, Vera Miao created the new-to-Netflix series, “Two-Sentence Horror Stories.” Similar to the popular Netflix show “Black...

Netflix show addresses real problems from social media

Netflix show addresses real problems from social media

By Sapna David, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

Released less than a month ago, Netflix show “You,” has already gained over thousands of viewers that have spent countless hours binge-watching this addicting and twisted show. Although the show has captured the attention of many teenagers across the country, it points out a dark truth of social medi...

Disney Plus outperforms their streaming competitors

Disney Plus outperforms their streaming competitors

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2020

The era of commercial breaks is officially over. With the emergence of streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, viewers can hop on their couch and watch their favorite shows without ads. However, a new service is on the rise and aims to destroy the competition: Disney Plus.  Created by Disney, t...

“21 Bridges” sends powerful message to audience

“21 Bridges” sends powerful message to audience

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 19, 2020

Two men plan to steal 30 pounds of cocaine, but instead, they find 300 pounds, where 30 pounds of cocaine is supposed to be. Someone screwed up. Four cops knock on the door, but there’s no response—two stay at the front, two go to the back. Bullets fire and chaos ensues: eight officers are dead, and ...

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” honors beloved TV show host Fred Rogers

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” honors beloved TV show host Fred Rogers

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Editor

December 27, 2019

Starring Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” introduces the true meaning behind the TV show “Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood” and the importance of kindness in everyday life.  Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and directed by Marielle Heller, this inspiring drama is based on the friendship...

“Frozen 2” creates winter-y excitement among students

“Frozen 2” creates winter-y excitement among students

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

The year is 2013. The WCHS Class of 2020 is 11-12 years old. Barack Obama was the president of the country and the “Harlem Shake” was the dance craze sweeping across the internet. The movie "Frozen" swept across theaters, grossing 1.276 billion dollars in the box office. Flash forward six years-- "Froz...

“Right to be Forgotten” is a must see for WCHS students

“Right to be Forgotten” is a must see for WCHS students

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

December 3, 2019

A young, awkward and naive high school boy named Derril Lark is infatuated with a girl, Eve Selinsky. Desperate to ensure she’s safe and well, he follows his newfound love home day after day, unaware that his actions may be misconstrued as stalkerish or possessive. However, despite his pure intentions, Ev...

No Joke: How “The Joker” became a deadly hit

No Joke: How “The Joker” became a deadly hit

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

December 3, 2019

Hollywood’s latest comic book story, “The Joker”, has been marked on many people’s calendars for a while, but its dark themes may prevent this R-rated film from being a must-see. Critics called the film a masterpiece on Aug. 28, 2019, when it debuted at the Venice Film Festival. Lately, many hav...

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