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“The Hate U Give” is a must see to understand white privilege

By Aliki Dimitoglou and Ari Dimitoglou June 22, 2020

NAACP Image Award-Winning drama for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, “The Hate U Give,” starring Amandla Stenberg, offers its audience a more realistic perspective as to how white privilege...

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in

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 Netflix film Tall Girl is spearheaded by six foot newcomer actress Ava Michelle.

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...

Michael B. Jordan, who plays Adonis Creed poses with fellow actors Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stallone.

“Creed II” fights its way to the top as successor to “Creed”

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor December 21, 2018

“Creed II” delivers a smashing hit as the seventh installment in the “Rocky” franchise. Directed by Steven Caple Jr., “Creed II” picks up right where “Creed” left off, following the life...

“A Quiet Place” is a new horror movie and the entire film is completely silent. It raises awareness about ableism, and challenges stereotypes.

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

By Rebecca Jackson, Senior Writer May 9, 2018

A new horror movie directed by John Krasinski came out Apr. 6 and made quite a statement at theaters and in the box office without making a sound, literally. “A Quiet Place” focuses on a rural family...

“Doctor Strange” opened Nov. 4 and has received high praise by critics and moviegoers.

“Doctor Strange” Bursts onto the Movie Scene

By Jake Herman, Online Opinions Editor December 5, 2016

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...

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is an interesting movie based upon a teen book.

Miss Peregrine’s Projects Stunning Visuals

By Emily Wang, Features Editor October 11, 2016

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, another popular young adult novel turned movie, has outdone “Deepwater” and “Masterminds”, trumping both with a box office opening earning of...

The revival of Disney's The Jungle Book displays realistic visuals that bring the audience into the movie.

Jungle Book Revival Has Viewers Swinging From the Vines

By Emily Wang, Features Editor April 25, 2016

Jon Favreau’s re-adaptation of the timeless Disney masterpiece, The Jungle Book, manages to once again capture the magic of the jungle adventure while at the same time bringing even more to the story. While...

Frozen inspired merchandise range from mouthwash to soup.

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

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor December 5, 2015

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...

A group of CHS students saw every Hunger Games Premiere together.

Katniss’ Final Games

By Arielle Gordon and Emily Wang November 24, 2015

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...

The last installment in the Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2, debuted in theaters Nov. 20.

Mockingjay Part 2 concludes beloved Hunger Games

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor November 24, 2015

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 33, based on the real life struggle of Chilean miners trapped underground premiered Nov. 9.

The 33, a tale of survival

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor November 20, 2015

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...

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