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Review: Are You Okay With This?

Review: Are You Okay With This?

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

March 18, 2020

Just when it seemed like there were no more original series' worth watching, Netflix released "I Am Not Okay With This" starring Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff, both of whom are child actors who are arguably most known for the wildly popular 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT”. From the director ...

Review: Impractical fun

Review: Impractical fun

Zach Brown, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

For years, “Impractical Jokers” has been a television staple. The silly antics of four friends from Staten Island has proven to be a hit, providing laughter for the masses. Now, the Jokers head to the big screen in an effort to further dominate mass entertainment.  “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” will certainly play b...

Review: We’re watching ‘You’

Review: We’re watching ‘You’

Elle Smith, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Many students at MCHS are obsessively binge watching the new show “You” on Netflix. When season two was released in late December, the show started rapidly growing in popularity. Below the surface this show has some profound messages to teach a younger audience about dangers that they might be igno...

Review: “Frozen 2”

Review: “Frozen 2”

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

The latest Disney movie “Frozen 2" which came out on November 22, is in many ways better than the original “Frozen” movie that came out in 2013.  In the original movie “Frozen,” Anna and Elsa are the princesses of the kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa was born with ice powers, which accidentall...

Blizzard Entertainment’s Blitzchung disaster

Blizzard Entertainment’s Blitzchung disaster

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Over the past couple of months, the American gaming publisher Activision Blizzard has been dealing with a PR nightmare of their own making.  On October 6, at the end of a stream of the Grandmasters Hearthstone Tournament in Taiwan, the professional “Hearthstone” player Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung put o...

Opinion: The streaming apocalypse

Opinion: The streaming apocalypse

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Due to the high prices people were paying for cable, subscriptions to streaming services have become the more popular option for consumers. Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV have made content that other streaming services have used to please their audience. ...

Review: Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’

Review: Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Selena Gomez is an iconic pop sensation, but she has yet to release a new album since her latest full-length album 2015’s "Revival." “'Revival' was just a stepping stone for me,” Gomez admits in an interview with Jojo Wright, “and now looking back it challenged me to go even further.” ...

Television’s influence on 80’s and 90’s fashion

Television’s influence on 80’s and 90’s fashion

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

80’s and 90’s movies & tv shows played a huge role in fashion. Movies in this era mainly targeted teens and young adults, which encouraged efficacious fashion. This played a prominent role in deciding what you should have in your wardrobe.  In this period of fashion, there's more appreciation for women's...

The “Joker” controversy

The “Joker” controversy

Haley DuHamel, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

The movie “Joker” came out last Friday, and  many people are upset at its storyline, mainly because they believe that it will encourage “lonely white boys” and “incels” to commit acts that the main character, the Joker, takes in the film, and that the people who watch the film will sympath...

YouTuber v. YouTuber

YouTuber v. YouTuber

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

KSI’s first-ever genuine boxing match was against Joe Weller. They are both British YouTubers, and KSI won the match effortlessly. Because of this, Joe Weller has stopped uploading to the video site, and he had his reputation and dignity taken away from him.  After the fight was over, KSI called out the...

Review: The Specials’s ‘Encore’

Review: The Specials’s ‘Encore’

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor

October 16, 2019

Comeback albums are never an easy feat, and usually quite rocky in its execution. However, English ska-revivalist icons The Specials, formed in 1977, change that perception on their newest album. “Encore” is their eighth studio album, and first release of original music since their 1998 album ...

Mario Kart mayhem

Mario Kart mayhem

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Mario runs, flies, jumps, and plays sports, but one of his best adaptation characteristics is irrefutably him racing against his beloved friends or enemies, while collecting his power up items to help him race to the finish line. He has gone through many different iterations from him being pixelated...