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YouTube ‘Rewind’ review: The shape of disappointment

YouTube ‘Rewind’ review: The shape of disappointment

Carol Etzel, Carlisle Area High School

January 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year’s YouTube Rewind, despite being a splash of brightly colored slime and a message of unity, was overall a disappointment. Since 2010, YouTube has released an annual video in December that highlights the significant pop culture events of the year and features many famous YouTubers with successful...

“Whatever We Give You It’s Never Enough”

“Whatever We Give You It’s Never Enough”

Delaney Reh and Geraldine Reh, Patchogue-Medford High School

January 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

We didn’t learn much about Lady Bird before seeing it. Yeah, I know- we must live under a rock, but it was true. We went into this movie blind, with the exception of the knowledge that we had to write a review from the perspective of a mother and daughter. I’m Delaney, a sophomore in high school...

Junior Charles Walsh speaks his way to success

Junior Charles Walsh speaks his way to success

Andrew Li, Parkway West High School

January 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Requiring a smooth voice, junior Charles Walsh tries his best to speak into the microphone with poise and charm. If the recording is not good enough, he records over and over again. Finally, he saves the polished recording and sends the audition to his producer. “I started [voice acting] one or...

Is Anyone Really Pro Golden Globes?

Is Anyone Really Pro Golden Globes?

Daniel Roeder, Patchogue-Medford High School

December 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Golden Globes, everyone’s second least favorite film awards show, just announced their nominations, so now I’ll tell you about them. I hate this sort of thing, but even I have to admit that I’m eagerly looking forward to who wins such coveted awards as Best Awkward Harvey Weinstein Joke, Best...

Agatha Christie fans are all aboard for newest Hercules Poirot film

Agatha Christie fans are all aboard for newest Hercules Poirot film

Ian Fertig, Starr's Mill High School

December 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

One snowbound train. One victim, stabbed to death in the night. Twelve suspects. Hercules Poirot may be the greatest detective in the world, but will he be able to solve the mystery? Agatha Christie’s eighth Hercules Poirot novel, “Murder on the Orient Express,” was originally published in 1934....

Taylor Swift reintroduces self-image with fresh, sharp album after 3 years’ silence

Taylor Swift reintroduces self-image with fresh, sharp album after 3 years’ silence

Kelly Wei, Coppell High School

December 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since her breakthrough at age 16, Taylor Swift’s name has not left the tip of Hollywood’s tongue. Swift has long been hailed as America’s sweetheart, but with the announcement of her upcoming album “Reputation”, set to be released Nov. 10, and two singles, Swift has left fans taken aback...

Student sees rise in popularity as SoundCloud rapper

Student sees rise in popularity as SoundCloud rapper

Kailin Zhang, Marquette High School

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

5,413 plays in 1 month. 114 likes in 1 month. 16 reposts in 1 month. While some students dream to reach these numbers, for Julian Elliott, senior, these numbers are his reality. Over the past month, his rap song “Coolest of Da Coolest” gained attention on SoundCloud, a social platform that...

This is what makes us girls: a “Sour Heart” review

This is what makes us girls: a “Sour Heart” review

Luke Reynolds, Iowa City West High School

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Love her or hate her, Lena Dunham has established herself a place in today’s pop culture. Ever since the HBO series "Girls" took off, her signature coarse humor and form of feminism has divided most of the American public. After releasing her memoir a few years ago, it didn’t come as too much of...