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Spanish teen drama entrances CHS students

Spanish teen drama entrances CHS students

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

On Oct. 5, Netflix released the Spanish show Elite, a teen thriller and drama. The show takes place at a school in Spain, and over the course of eight episodes, it unravels the murder of one of the 11 characters. However, the emotional acting and storyline has drawn viewers from all over the world t...

“Beetlejuice” musical adaptation impresses with humor

“Beetlejuice” musical adaptation impresses with humor

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

In recent years, popular TV shows and movies have gotten their very own Broadway musical adaptation and are usually well-received. It comes as no surprise that fans were ecstatic when it was announced that the cult classic film “Beetlejuice” was getting its own adaptation in the form of “Beetlejuice: ...

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A significant prerequisite that determines whether a film will succeed in the box office is that it leaves an impact, and if any film has done that this year, it's “A Star is Born.” Marking both the film debut of Lady Gaga and the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” has ...

Netflix’s On My Block is not on our block

By Sofia Williamson, Senior Writer

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

It's rare that we see a television show highlighting minority neighborhoods and the violence that takes place within them. If we did see a show on these topics, however, we would only hope that it would be well-executed and accurately document the struggles that people living in such conditions endure. Netfl...

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the hype

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the hype

By Ethan C. Miller, Senior Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

  “Avengers: Infinity War” delivers a conflict of mass proportions in the perfect way; tons of action, great characters and minimal down-time.   Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, The Marvel Cinematic Universes (MCU) 19th installment, “Avengers: Infinity War” is the best Marve...

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

By Rebecca Jackson, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

A new horror movie directed by John Krasinski came out Apr. 6 and made quite a statement at theaters and in the box office without making a sound, literally. “A Quiet Place” focuses on a rural family tormented by supernatural forces. They must stay completely silent in order to survive, and communicate...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure thrills viewers

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Maze Runner delivers action packed plot

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  As second semester draws to a close, most CHS students find that they are more stressed out than usual, having to deal with preparations for next year while maintaining their usual grades and extracurriculars.   Relaxing in a reclining movie theater chair is an often-overlooked method of st...

Academy Awards presents unique twists

Academy Awards presents unique twists

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

  And the winner of best picture goes to…   The 90th Academy Awards took place Sunday Mar. 4. While the near-four hour event could be viewed as just another awards show, it was really much more. Jimmy Kimmel, who is best known as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, hosted the event....

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

By Jake Herman, News Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  With stellar acting, a thoughtful script and excellent visuals, “Black Panther” puts a unique spin on a superhero movie and is executed to near-perfection.   Directed and written by Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is one of the best installments of the Marvel Cine...

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“‘Lady Bird’? Is that your given name? Why is it in quotes?” “I gave it to myself. It's given to me by me.” Lady Bird is a new coming-of-age film about the life of high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson. The movie focuses on family relationships – mainly the chaot...

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