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“Stranger Things” hasn’t ghosted us

“Stranger Things” hasn’t ghosted us

By Joe Raab, Online Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

As Halloween season rolls around, many shows and movies come with it -- including the highly anticipated season two of “Stranger Things.” Set to be released Oct. 27, the new season has been awaited by many, including some CHS students. “I’m really excited for season two of ‘Stranger Things’,”...

Marvel provides another super show

Marvel provides another super show

By Fatima Yazdi, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“The Defenders” is Marvel’s most recent television creation. In the show, four of Marvel’s biggest heroes are each living their own lives and working individually, but all have one common goal in mind: to save New York City. Matthew Murdock a.k.a Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten...

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” intrigues audiences

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” intrigues audiences

By Jake Herman, News Editor

October 15, 2017


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

Packed with nearly two-and-a-half hours of thrills, plot twists, over-the-top action, and edgy humor, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is an entertaining, albeit flawed, second installment of Matthew Vaughn’s spy universe. Directed and co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, the film picks up where...

TV Shows Veering Towards Harsh, Controversial Topics

TV Shows Veering Towards Harsh, Controversial Topics

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

The newest trend in popular TV shows today can be summed up by one word: exposure. The most talked-about TV programs are those that expose the ugly truth of what we value in society; whether it be sexism, racism or our increasing dependence on technology. The rise in shows centered around human issues,...

Netflix’s “Dear White People” Displays Important Messages

Netflix’s “Dear White People” Displays Important Messages

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

Fierce and admirable are only a few words used to describe the new Netflix series “Dear White People.” With the show gaining much media attention and receiving outstanding reviews, it is well worth watching. “Dear White People” arrived Apr. 28 on Netflix. Based off the movie of the same title,...

Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Season three of The Flash struggled to find its identity at times, falling short of lofty expectations from seasons prior. However, it showed flashes of greatness, giving hope it can rebound in season four.   The Flash opted for a complete rewrite of its characters, by kicking off the season wit...

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Balances Fun with Complexity

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Balances Fun with Complexity

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

DC Comic’s “Legends of Tomorrow” far surpassed expectations by embracing their weird and wild attitude in season two. “Legends of Tomorrow” is a spinoff of two superhero shows on The CW. It takes characters from Arrow and The Flash and brings them onto their own show centered around time...

Kodak Black’s Album Paints a Unique Picture

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

After releasing his first mixtape in December 2013 called, “Project Baby,” Kodak’s rise to fame has only sped up. Since then, he has produced 3 mixtapes each year, signing a deal with Atlantic Records in October 2015. Not only has he produced top rated mixtapes, but he has also debuted hit singles...

Logan Displays a Gritty Side of Wolverine

Logan Displays a Gritty Side of Wolverine

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

March 19, 2017


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

Hugh Jackman’s final swan song as the beloved mutant Wolverine, “Logan”, is a fitting conclusion to his 17 years playing this character. Joining Deadpool in the trend of R-rated superhero movies, “Logan” delivers the uncensored version of Wolverine that the previous X-Men movies were never...

Great Wall Reveals More Than Meets the Eye

Great Wall Reveals More Than Meets the Eye

By Joe Raab, Social Media Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

When I first saw the trailer for The Great Wall, I was confused. What was Matt Damon doing in a movie about the Great Wall? What is this movie even about? I was a little skeptical as I walked into the theater, but all of my concerns were quickly washed away.   The movie is based on the adventures of Will...

Observer Details Two-Part Flash Special

Observer Details Two-Part Flash Special

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

*Disclaimer: As the Flash is a science fiction show, there are both an "Earth 1" and "Earth 2." In its 2 part Flash vs. Gorilla Grodd special, The Flash fails to stick the landing, finishing a promising 2 hour saga with a lousy, anticlimactic ending. EPISODE ONE The first episode begins wit...

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

By Balbina Yang, Arts Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

It has been two years since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first of E.L. James’ erotic drama trilogy. It has been about a week since Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel, came out in theaters and broke top box office records, coming in second behind The Lego Batman Movie. But, why is the franchis...

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