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What Really Happened

What Really Happened

Deeya Prakash, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Books are an escape. They are an opportunity to submerge into a story, forgetting reality and instead plunging headfirst into fantasy, leaving worries and woes behind. They are a way to forget the world and everything in it. However, this new book, “Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Dou...

I tried a mindfulness app for one week

I tried a mindfulness app for one week

Allison McElroy, PR Team

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Like most high school students, my life can be stressful sometimes. I have heard for a long time that mindfulness is beneficial for reducing stress, and while I have a little experience doing mindfulness through yoga, I had never tried it on my own.   I decided to try mindfulness for a week and ...

‘Spider-man: Into Spider Verse’ review

‘Spider-man: Into Spider Verse’ review

Jack Wolfe, PR Team

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Spider-man is an iconic character that is remembered with the likes of Gatsby, Darth Vader, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, etc. When handling characters of such iconic stature, it can be a daunting task to try to tell an interesting and fresh story with these classic characters. In spite of this, “Spider-man: Into the Sp...

‘Fyre’ review

‘Fyre’ review

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine paying $12,000, expecting a VIP package for a music festival, but when you get there, it is the total opposite. Imagine the horror when the luxurious villas that you expected turned out to be tents used during hurricanes issued by FEMA. The documentary "Fyre" is an extremely compelling piece of work...

What your clothes say about you

What your clothes say about you

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Picture this. It’s Sunday night. A new week is upon us and if you are anything like me, this means it is time to outfit plan. Eyeing your closet, tops are artfully selected while you hunt for your favorite pair of jeans. With a killer outfit planned, you are officially ready to conquer Monday. Ho...

Kinneret Grill Review

Kinneret Grill Review

Henry Loeb, PR Team

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This week we chose to eat dinner at Kinneret Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant located in Deer Park near their High School. Kinneret Grill is a kosher middle eastern restaurant. They are open six days a week being closed on Saturday for the Jewish Sabbath. This is certainly not a great option for you i...

Fashion Psychology piques interest

Fashion Psychology piques interest

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Growing up, adults would jokingly ask “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Like any child, I chose basic, commonly-known careers like a dentist. Now fast forward a couple years, with the future looming ahead, some quick research revealed a whole other world. Jobs in psychology and fash...

Introduced SHS cell-phone policy unfolds as ineffective

Introduced SHS cell-phone policy unfolds as ineffective

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Just as our history textbooks explain how the Renaissance was an age of arts and culture, our future generations will learn how our current period is the age of addiction to technology and phones, especially among high school students. According to a 2013 study conducted by the Pew Research Center, ...

Review: ’90 Day Fiancé’

Review: ’90 Day Fiancé’

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion

90 days is not a long time. Now imagine having to get married in 90 days or less to someone, all the way across the world. Seems impossible, I know. Except it happens on the reality TV show, "90 Day Fiancé" on TLC. The sixth and most recent season officially ended last week with 13 episodes in ...

Review: Rodney Dangerfield

Review: Rodney Dangerfield

Josh Moore, Fact Checker

January 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Although his thick New Yorkish accent and rapid-fire speech might leave some audience confused and disconnected from the jokes themselves, Rodney Dangerfield compensates for the problem by not extending his stories or jokes like every other comedian. Dangerfield’s stand-up is very quick and very constant. Whi...

Review: Eddie Murphy ‘Delirious’

Review: Eddie Murphy ‘Delirious’

Josh Moore, Fact Checker

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Through the passage of time Eddie Murphy’s name has been represented in some amazing and hilarious entertainment. Unfortunately, he has also had his name in movies like “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” and “Norbit.” With such low-level forms of media, people have forgotten about Murphy and h...

Netflix ‘Bandersnatch’ review

Netflix ‘Bandersnatch’ review

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever heard of a TV show that allows you to be in charge of what happens next? Have you ever heard of a TV show with multiple outcomes? Chances are that you probably have not. I never knew that something like this existed up until a few days ago. “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is a Netfli...

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