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Split Surprises Viewers In Multiple Ways

Split Surprises Viewers In Multiple Ways

By Megan Park, Business Manager

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

I was under the impression that Split would be closely related to a horror movie. Surprisingly, it was anything but. Split is centered around a main character with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and three girls, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula). The three gir...

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

By Eugenia Cardinale and Emi Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief and Production Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“This is it. This is life. The one you get.” The new Netflix original series, “One Day At a Time” (ODAAT), took the Netflix universe by storm Jan. 6. The show, which is a remake of the 1975 sitcom by the same name, is about three generations of a Cuban-American family living in the United States....

Oscars Are Taking A Step in the Right Direction: More Work Still Needed to Increase Diversity in film

Oscars Are Taking A Step in the Right Direction: More Work Still Needed to Increase Diversity in film

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

After two years of disappointing and insensitive award shows, the Academy Awards has finally responded to the overwhelming criticism about the lack of diversity in their nominations. However, a full year after the #oscarsowhite campaign, representation in Hollywood still has a long way to go. 2016 was...

New ‘Fantasy’ Sport Appeals to Hopeless Romantics

By Ethan S. Miller, Fact Checker

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Fantasy sports, an industry that is traditionally dominated by football, baseball and basketball, has introduced a new sport that has infiltrated the halls of CHS: Fantasy Bachelor. The Fantasy Bachelor game, in which contestants earn points for a combination of weekly predictions of what will occur...

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

La La Land Lives Up To Expectations

By Emi Cardinale, Production Manager

January 23, 2017


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

I was extremely excited to see “La La Land,” and it definitely did not disappoint. It portrays a young couple’s love story through captivating imagery and quirky musical numbers. Throughout the movie, the story of two multifaceted characters, Mia and Sebastian, are both impacted by their relationship...

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

Top Movies Entertain yet Spread Progressive Messages

By Emi Cardinale, Production Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

2016 was a wonderful year for movies. Here are a few of my favorite of the top rated movies of this year. ‘Zootopia’ “Zootopia” is about a rabbit who dreams of becoming a police officer which is not a job that rabbits can have within the social hierarchy of Zootopia. Number 1 on Rotten...

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

January 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Despite my initial concerns over the quality of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” after seeing the trailers with Felicity Jones’s deadpan expression and monotone delivery of lines, the movie lived up to expectations and beyond. Avid Star Wars fans need not fear about Rogue One ending up like the...

Moana Rings with Disappointment

By Sara Heimlich, Features Editor

December 15, 2016


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

Much like the rest of our Disney-conditioned generation, the company’s newest princess movie, “Moana” called me. However, the hype subsided as the movie was no “Frozen.” “Moana” focuses on the daughter of an ancient Polynesian chief, who, upon discovering the voyaging history of her...

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Premieres on Netflix

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Premieres on Netflix

By Emiliana Cardinale and Nora Holland, Production Manager and Production Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“Where you lead, I will follow…” “Gilmore Girls” is filled with friendships, morals, drama and lots of coffee. The show follows a single mother, Lorelai, as she struggles to find her dream job, and her daughter Rory through high school and into college. They live in the fictional town of Stars...

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

By Jake Herman, Online Opinions Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

With stunning visuals, memorable characters and a storyline that overcomes a complicated premise to deliver twists and turns, Marvel’s latest superhero movie “Doctor Strange” delivers an action-packed hero tale that’s worth the trip to see. Directed and written by Scott Derrickson, the movie...

Fantastic Beasts Delights

Fantastic Beasts Delights

By Balbina Yang, Arts Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

Got bit by a Murtlap but don’t know how to treat it? Look no further than the newest released movie in the Harry Potter-verse, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. From the books to the movies, and the recent play, Harry Potter is no doubt a beloved hit among many....

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

By Jake Herman, Public Relations Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Music, Top Stories

Lights, camera, action! ArtSpeak! is coming to the CHS auditorium Nov.17. The event, which is organized and led by students enrolled in the CHS Advanced Acting and Directing class, is completely free and open to the community. It is geared towards students and parents in the community. ArtSpeak! brings...

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