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Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

Oscars Receive Criticism over Lack of Diversity

By Thomas Atkinson and Jasmine Baten

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

I think my color TV is broken! For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has not nominated any actors of color for an Academy Award. In a time where we have a black president and numerous racial awareness movements, one would expect to see award shows depicting an accurate...

Untraditional Superhero Movie Soars in Ratings

By Ross Tanenbaum, Online News Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

With great power comes great responsibility. The new movie Deadpool puts a twist on these famous words. The highly anticipated movie Deadpool was released Feb. 12 into theaters. The film follows Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal) on his quest to get revenge. After Wilson is experimented on,...

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

By Jasmine Baten and Ross Tanenbaum

December 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

emiered Dec. 18, drawing audiences of all ages from all over the galaxy. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and features a star-studded, revolutionary cast, including Harrison Ford and newcomer Daisy Ridley. According to IMDb, the movie takes place 30 years...

‘Full House’ gets fuller

‘Full House’ gets fuller

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

December 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The family comedy TV show Full House premiered 28 years ago in 1987. The final show aired 20 years ago, and Full House fans have been waiting for a new season to come back to the television screen. After a long wait, the Full House team responded to its viewers, “You got it, dude.” Fuller House...

Frozen took the world by a storm, and the ice age has yet to end

Frozen took the world by a storm, and the ice age has yet to end

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

December 5, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

We just can’t let it go. Following its release on Nov. 27, 2013, Frozen swept the nation with its catchy tunes and lovable characters. The film surprised viewers by declaring that true love can exist between sisters—a concept foreign to the usual Prince-Charming-kiss type true love that Disney...

New Disney Character Shines

New Disney Character Shines

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

November 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Meet Moana, Disney’s newest princess. She’s the most recent addition to the Disney princess lineup; she’s a courageous and inquisitive Polynesian teen intent on adventure. Considering it’s been five years since the last Disney character was added to the official princess cast (Rapunzel from...

Katniss’ Final Games

Katniss’ Final Games

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang

November 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The final movie installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay: Part 2, premiered Nov. 20. Students were excited to see the conclusion of the Hunger Games and curious about how the actors and director would handle portraying their favorite characters in the conclusion of the popular Hunger Games...

Mockingjay Part 2 concludes beloved Hunger Games

Mockingjay Part 2 concludes beloved Hunger Games

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

November 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The dreadful end to the Hunger Games Franchise came Fri. Nov. 20 with Mockingjay Part 2. Many fans, myself included, waited with mixed emotions of excitement and sadness for the final installment starring the trio of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthorne...

The 33, a tale of survival

The 33, a tale of survival

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

November 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

The 33, a movie based on the true story of the 33 Chilean miners who survived underground for 69 days, premiered Nov 13. The movie covers the unbelievable, but true story of the 33 Chilean miners who survived 2,000 feet underground for 69 days after the gold mine they were working in collapsed above...

Horror movies:the science behind the scare

By Ross Tanebaum, Online New Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Halloween is one time of the year when people love to get scared. Fear is an emotion that brings out a physical reaction. Sweat starts pouring, the heart beats faster, and adrenaline rushes through the body. Many people enjoy the feeling that fear creates. One way that people get this feeling is...

Seventh Star Wars movie gathers hype

Seventh Star Wars movie gathers hype

By Arjun Swaminathan, News Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

This Dec. 18, the movie franchise that has defined the childhood of millions makes its return to the big screen. The Force Awakens will be the seventh installment in the Star Wars series, set 30 years after the events of the original trilogy of movies. The film will follow a new set of characters...

Hakopian stars on Dr.Oz show

Hakopian stars on Dr.Oz show

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

September 16, 2015


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

Varsity girls’ soccer coach Haroot Hakopian will be on The Dr. Oz Show Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. to talk about concussions. When Dr. Oz recently got brain scans back from the doctor that showed the concussions he got as a young child are still affecting his brain today, he decided to dedicate...

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