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“21 Bridges” sends powerful message to audience

“21 Bridges” sends powerful message to audience

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 19, 2020

Two men plan to steal 30 pounds of cocaine, but instead, they find 300 pounds, where 30 pounds of cocaine is supposed to be. Someone screwed up. Four cops knock on the door, but there’s no response—two stay at the front, two go to the back. Bullets fire and chaos ensues: eight officers are dead, and ...

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” honors beloved TV show host Fred Rogers

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” honors beloved TV show host Fred Rogers

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Editor

December 27, 2019

Starring Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” introduces the true meaning behind the TV show “Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood” and the importance of kindness in everyday life.  Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and directed by Marielle Heller, this inspiring drama is based on the friendship...

“Frozen 2” creates winter-y excitement among students

“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

“Right to be Forgotten” is a must see for WCHS students

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

No Joke: How “The Joker” became a deadly hit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Politician embodies current political issues

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

Tall Girl falls short on the charts

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 warms viewers’ hearts

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

IT 2: the comeback of Pennywise

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...

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