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“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

As viewers walk into the Arena Stage venue, they are handed this play program book with Derril Lark, the main character of the play, in the center.

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

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in

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...

“Let it Snow” captures the essence of the holidays in a unique way

The cast of Netflix Original “Let it Snow” poses for a photo at the premiere. The movie is based on the book by authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

November 28, 2019

Let it Snow is a classic holiday movie with a twist—there are three different point of views. Told from the eyes of three young adults, Let it Snow allows the audience to get a glimpse into their lives. Based on the young adult book by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, Let it Snow features...

“Be free or die”: Harriet Tubman’s remarkable story explodes on the big screen

This is the movie poster of the autobiographical film about Harriet Tubman's life. It is currently playing at the Arclight Cinemas of the Westfield Montgomery Mall.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 25, 2019

Lying flat on the ground, her eyes are closed, but her mind sees the nightmarish memories of her past along with flashes of the future. Every time she closes her eyes in prayer, she has the uncanny ability to see the unseen.  This is our first glance of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) in the latest Ho...

Lobby Baby: Seth Meyers in this Netflix special lives up to expectations

Comedian Seth Meyers came out with his first stand-up special premiering on Netflix on Nov. 5 titled

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

November 25, 2019

Joining fellow comedians John Mulaney, Leslie Jones and Dave Chappelle, Seth Meyers debuts his own stand-up comedy special on Netflix, stepping away from his usual desk scene and leaving his suit behind. Being the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers for five years, Meyers mixes things up with his very own c...

The Politician embodies current political issues

Ben Platt stars in the new hit dramedy, The Politician. The first season is available on Netflix.

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2019

How far are you willing to go to get what you want? Is there a difference between being a good person and just doing good things? Netflix’s new dramedy series, The Politician, intrigues watchers with its reflection of current politics in the form of a high school presidential election.  Payton Hob...

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

The Netflix film Tall Girl is spearheaded by six foot newcomer actress Ava Michelle.

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

She’s smart, kind, pretty, blonde, a talented pianist and popular with two best friends. Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle), the main character in “Tall Girl”, appears to have it all. However, she does quite literally have one thing over the rest of the characters of the 2019 Netflix film: about a foot...

The Peanut Butter Falcon warms viewers’ hearts

“The Peanut Butter Falcon,” released on August 9th, is still playing now at Arclight.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” may be a quiet indie film that falls under many people’s radars, but it is one that we need to see. It is a feel-gold adventure and a sweet comedy-drama. This is the kind of movie that will quietly steal your heart, break it, and then piece it back together again.  It...

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

Pennywise the Clown, the main terror of IT 2.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

If you are looking for scary with a side of comedic, then IT 2 is the movie for you. Picking up 27 years after the first IT movie, IT 2 combines horror and a bit of dry humor to create yet another Stephen King novel blockbuster.  The movie starts off with a violent bout of homophobia to show viewers the...

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

Zac Efron plays Ted Bundy in Netflix’s new release. He is shown to be a loving and doting husband to Elizabeth and father to her child.

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

June 5, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile came out a few months after Netflix unveiled the Ted Bundy Tapes—a collection of episodes retelling of the life, murders, and the interesting legal situation of the notorious serial killer. However, these two Netflix releases could not have told more diff...

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

Haley Lu Richardson (left) and Cole Sprouse (right) portray two teens with a powerful connection in the romantic drama film Five Feet Apart.

May 14, 2019

When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to think about what love would be like without touch. This was a thought teens Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) had never faced until they met each other. “Five Feet Apart” is a tear-jerking romantic drama film based on the forbi...

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