• Senior Picnic, May 27th
  • Seniors' Last Day, May 25th
  • Last Day of School, June 3rd
  • Final Exams, May 28 - June 3

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PART OF YOUR WORLD. Recently, the wonderful theatre program at SHS put together the COVID-19 friendly version of The Little Mermaid Jr in a makeshift outdoor theater. Bringing the classic film to our very own backyard, this show tells a story about reaching for your dreams and never giving up. While it may have been a bit more of a struggle for students to perform this year, the show certainly did not lose any value due to coronavirus restrictions—the show was a blast, full of outdoor excitement and props.

Part of your COVID-19 Friendly World

Recapping the 2021 performance of The Little Mermaid Jr.
Maya Bierhoff, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

CURTAINS UP.  Last week, New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced that for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Broadway auditoriums will open at 100% capacity this fall. According to Cuomo, “Broadway is a major part of our state’s identity and economy, and we are thrilled that the curtains will rise again.” Link in bio to find out more about the reopening! 
Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons.

Broadway is Back

Ella Schulte, A&E Editor May 7, 2021

For 18 months, auditoriums that were built to hold hundreds of thousands of people have sat empty. For 18 months, stages that were constructed to display passionate performers doing what they love have...

nstead of baggy sweats and oversized jackets, Eilish channels the “classic, old-timey pin-up” look,

From Coats to Corsets

Billie Eilish's stunning new look
Claire Berlier, Feature Editor May 6, 2021

   On the cover of the June 2021 issue of British Vogue is Billie Eilish, but not wearing what people have come to expect. Instead of baggy sweats and oversized jackets, Eilish channels the “classic,...

LEADING LADY. Her second leading role in her SHS theatre career, junior Payton Hines played the quirky and romantic Juliet, her friendship with Romeo actor Jake Jervis coming in handy as they told a tale of love, woe, and unexpected happiness. Hines has expressed her sadness about how the arts have been severely disadvantaged during the pandemic, but is thrilled to be back on stage. “We are all just so extremely excited to be performing again with the energy of the audience, the lights, and the physical community for being together. While this year looks different and we have faced a new set of challenges, we are just so grateful to be back doing what we love,” Hines said.

Romeo & Juliet: the musical

An SHS student production telling the tale of love, woe, and unexpected happiness
Deeya Prakash, Deputy Content Editor April 21, 2021

PINTEREST. According to Sprout Social, “Pinterest started 2020 with around 320 million monthly active users. And now their user base has increased to 459 million monthly active users. This means Pinterest now has more monthly active users than both Twitter and Snapchat combined.” With its relaxing no-expectations atmosphere, personalized interface, and user-friendly features, Pinterest is a social media platform like no other—and it is on the rise. Click the link in our bio to learn more about what makes the app so appealing.
Photo courtesy of Ria Parikh.

Why I Love Pinterest

The app making moves in the world of social media
Ria Parikh, Opinion Editor and Deputy Photo Chief April 15, 2021

REVIEW: ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE. With the  Covid-19 virus taking a hit towards movie production in Hollywood, there has been a lack of big blockbuster films that we have been so accustomed to. Released on HBO Max “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” gives Snyder’s vision of what 2017’s “Justice League”  should have been. But is Snyder’s version truly superior, or just a four hour mess?

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Review

Jack Wolfe, Business Manager April 1, 2021

I was never initially invested in the #SnyderCut twitter movement. After the underwhelming initial release of “Justice League” in 2017, I figured I would wait another two to three years for Warner...

NEW MUSIC. Are your playlists getting a bit stale or do you need some new albums to listen to? Here are three great albums released this year that might do the trick.

2021’s Top Hits (So Far)

Reviewing some of the most exciting albums released in the last two months
Jack Brownlee, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

     Every Friday, the customary release date for music, countless singles and albums are released to the public, and it can be impossible to keep up. However, since the majority of music is released...

ENVISIONING AN END. Spoilers ahead. Coming from someone who is a huge fan of Marvel movies. I had high expectations for WandaVision. Did the show reach my expectations? Yes, kind of. Let me explain. Before I explain my thoughts behind WandaVision and spoil some important parts of the show, I highly recommend watching WandaVision. I would give it an 8.5/10, as my complaints about the show really only revolve around the many theories I heard and unrealistic expectations of the show.

Envisioning an End

A review of the conclusion of the "Wandavision" Series
Michael Sanchez, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

    Coming from someone who is a huge fan of Marvel movies. I had high expectations for WandaVision. Did the show reach my expectations? Yes, kind of.     Let me explain.      Before...

Five episodes of

“Wandavision” Review

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor February 12, 2021

     On Jan. 15, 2021, the first two episodes of "Wandavision" premiered on DisneyPlus. Every Friday since then, fans look forward to watching the newest episode. Currently, there are five episodes...

POIGNANT PREQUEL. Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas’ third novel and prequel to The Hate U Give, was released this past January and Angie Thomas’ fans are pleased to see the backstory of Maverick Carter executed so well.

Cassidy Tyler, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

      In February of 2017, Angie Thomas released her debut novel, The Hate U Give. Almost immediately, the book became an internet sensation as its inspiring, witty writing brought attention to poignant...

PASS THE REMOTE. When it comes to finding your next favorite movie, you never know until you try. Even movie posters and synopses can not determine whether you will end the movie with your eyes glued to the screen or closed shut after boredom rocked you to sleep.

Looking for a new movie to watch?

You've come to the right place.
Allie Fehr, staff writer January 15, 2021

 On streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu, the collection of available films grows, shifts, and recycles. The large selection can make it difficult to start a movie without spending an hour...

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