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“Dark Waters”: a movie review

“Dark Waters”: a movie review

Aaditi Lele, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

“Dark Waters:” Not just another Stranger Things-esque sci-fi thriller, another intense courtroom drama, or your run-of-the-mill ripped from the headlines flick. Mark Ruffalo’s latest film endeavor goes a little farther and hits close to home here at SHS. Without sparing a single detail, “Dar...

Star Wars: The Modern Myth

Star Wars: The Modern Myth

Jack Wolfe, PR manager

December 22, 2019

   I have always loved Star Wars, ever since I was a little kid and I will probably still love it till the day I die. While I acknowledge that the franchise is anything but perfect, there is a certain charm to these films that just keeps you invested in every scene.    With what is presumed to be the end of ...

Glorified Overeating

Glorified Overeating

Ty Simmons, Staff Writer

December 21, 2019

   On Youtube, I’ve pretty much found every kind of video; from cat videos to how-to videos to prank videos, there is a large variety of different topics that can be features in a typical Youtube video. However, I was still surprised years ago when I saw my very first “mukbang”. A recent trend i...

Disney Plus review

Disney Plus review

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

December 21, 2019

   Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie, Camp Rock and all of our childhood shows, just one click away. Many of these films are now all on the app, Disney Plus.    Disney Plus is a new app that has all your favorite Disney movies and TV shows.  The app was released on November 12, 201...

Thyme and Co. 

Gabby Khodadad and Henry Loeb

December 20, 2019

Just Recently, the Gourmet Foods students spent their day cooking for their parents and friends to show the skills they gained during the semester-long class. Everything was made by students in "the restaurant," named Thyme and Co. The students not only focus on the homemade food they prepared, but they al...

Book Review: Lord of the Flies

Book Review: Lord of the Flies

Emma Chi, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

“Lord of the Flies” is a book about savageness in humanity: in particular, it is about how the boys changed, from civilized to savaged, as a result of lack of restrictions. William Golding wrote this book in 1954, just after World War Two, where he saw British soldiers commit atrocious war crimes....

Blast to the Past

Blast to the Past

Ria Parikh, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

It’s hard to believe, I know. We are in high school now. Responsibilities, opportunities, and stresses have flooded our brains. Take a break from your crazy busy life and, for a second, take a trip down memory lane with me. Let’s explore the trends of our elementary and middle school years and lau...

Aves Theater brings Tuck Everlasting to life

Aves Theater brings Tuck Everlasting to life

Lydia Masset, Managing Web Editor

November 22, 2019

Overwatch 2: a review

Overwatch 2: a review

Ty Simmons, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Blizzard has just announced Overwatch 2, the sequel to its popular team shooter Overwatch, onstage at Blizzcon 2019.  The first Overwatch was released three years ago, and while the company has continued to expand upon their game, with new playable characters, game modes, and maps.  Overwatch has...

“Living with yourself”

“Living with yourself”

Jack Wolfe, PR manager

November 13, 2019

“Living with yourself” is a delightfully creative comedy that not only explores the question of what makes us human but also what we value in each other as people. The eight-episode series begins with the image of the main character Miles (Paul Rudd) pulling himself out of the ground in an un...

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