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Maze Runner delivers action packed plot

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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

This bear may not be as cute as the animated
Paddington, but his eyes definitely tell a story.

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

  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

This years Oscars were very unique and entertaining,

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

  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 movie poster reflects the complexity of  the hit film.

By Jake Herman, News Editor

February 27, 2018

  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 and her mother have a poignant heart-to-heart in this scene from

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

February 7, 2018

“‘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...

“Coco” proves best Disney-Pixar film so far

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2018

Given the plethora of amazing cartoonists, songwriters, and cast writers that Disney and Pixar have had together in the past, it’s hard to walk out of any of their movies without questioning if it was the best animated movie you’ve ever seen. Not only is “Coco” the best animated movie Disney-Pixar...

“Big Mouth” puts big emphasis on real life situations

The Netflix Original Series uses humor to discuss serious topics, like menstruation.

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

January 9, 2018

Being a teenager and growing up is a difficult process. But the key is to laugh at life and all the awkward experiences it entails. “Big Mouth” is an animated comedy that came to Netflix Sept. 29. This hilarious cartoon series focuses on the hardships of puberty and being a teenager. Even with...

Star Wars continues be be success

A scene from the latest Star Wars installment.

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

  Warning! Spoilers Ahead! The second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is packed with action, excitement and a fresh plot not seen before in a Star Wars movie. Episode VIII achieves greatness, despite several flaws.   Directed and written by Rian Johnson, the fi...

Netflix gradually increases monthly cost

Netflix gradually increases monthly cost

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017

With profits reaching 1.48 billion within the first quarter of this year, Netflix has clearly become the fastest and easiest way to watch an extensive variety of shows and movies. However, customers are going to have to adjust to some new changes. During the month of December, Netflix has announced an increa...

“Thor: Ragnorok” brings smashing sequel

“Thor: Ragnorok” brings smashing sequel

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

If you are looking for a movie that’s quite literally out of this world, “Thor: Ragnarok” is the movie for you. “Thor: Ragnarok”, the third instalment in the Thor Trilogy, follows Thor through his imprisonment on a different planet, where he’s pitted against fellow avneger and friend the...

“Star Wars” fans hope for out of this world production

“Star Wars” fans hope for out of this world production

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

Unfortunately for “Star Wars” fans, it will take “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” a little bit longer than 12 parsecs to debut in theaters. While the newest addition to the “Star Wars” franchise is not coming to the big screen as fast as the Millennium Falcon, it will be here in another month. The...

Stranger Things S2 receives stellar reactions

Stranger Things S2 receives stellar reactions

By Vicky Gunawam, Photo Editor

November 5, 2017

Warning! Spoilers ahead! Addicting and thrill inducing perfectly describe the second season of Netflix’s original series Stranger Things. The first episode of the multiple Emmy winning award show was aired on July 15, 2016. Set in the fictional town Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980’s, season one...

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