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Groovy Movies: Because I’m a wild animal

Based on the 1970 children's novel by Roald Dahl's of the same name,
Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 26, 2020

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is a star studded film that features huge names such as Bill Murray, George Clooney, Maryl Streep, and director Wes Anderson. And if Anderson's name isn’t a good enough reason to...

Groovy Movies: You’re a wallflower

Author Stephen Chbosky wrote the novel
Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 13, 2020

Now that COVID cases are going back up, and the earth is basically at a standstill once again, we are all desperate for some new content to immerse ourselves in so that we can all feel a little less alone....

TikTok’s different faces

As a social media platform, TikTok is feeds users whatever they are looking for, whether it's LGBTQ+ confessionals, iced coffee recipes, hilarious videos, or serious political commentary.
Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director November 11, 2020

Over the past 4 years, TikTok has been rising as one of the top social media platforms. This app is extremely popular with people of all ages. What makes this platform so addictive and fun? That’s the...

Looking good, feeling good

This fall's new fashionable trends include Victorian-inspired clothing, more fashionable menswear, 90s inspired plaid and tartan, and capes.
Ciara Duncan, Features Editor November 10, 2020

The cycle of trends is never-ending and constantly changing with the times. So, what’s in style this season?  On and off the runways, we’ve been seeing the same trends that return every autumn;...

Are you “Among Us”?

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 9, 2020

A new game has seemingly popped up out of nowhere, and the gaming community is eating it up. Though “Among Us” hit the scene in June of 2018, it is just now starting to rise in popularity, and there...

The show must go on

Derek Galvicius gives lighting instructions while Alayna Majkrzak and David Henry look over their lines during a rehearsal for
Becky Arendarczyk, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020

With their face masks on, the crew for this year’s fall play prepares for opening night at a distance. As students ran around backstage, the crew and actors expressed ecstatic energy. Most of these students...

How we watch now

Watching movies and shows on Netflix has always been a social activity for teenagers. But shelter-in-place has changed how people consume media together — and how creators release media — possibly forever.
Jared Bysiek, Features Editor April 30, 2020

Two students are getting ready to watch a movie. They’ve both been busy with schoolwork, so it’s a relief to finally be able to wind down. But before they can start, they begin to count down, “Three,...

Music from a distance

Though many consider it an
Jared Bysiek, Features Editor April 23, 2020

When considering people whose jobs are affected by the pandemic, most people think of the vital, or more obvious ones: nurses, retail store workers, teachers, restaurant owners and so on. One career that...

Review: ‘Tiger King’

The eccentric Joe Exotic is certainly a character worthy of his own documentary series. But does the series reveal him to be a hero or a villain?
Michelene Havard, Staff Writer April 17, 2020

Many people have been raving about the new Netflix docu-series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Joe Exotic is a breeds big cats, and entertains guests at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal...

Review: Are You Okay With This?

Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff star in Netflix's new show
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...

Review: Impractical fun

Since 2011, “Impractical Jokers” has made audiences laugh with their unscripted competitive antics. The comedy team hit the big screen in February with their first feature-length film.
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...

Review: We’re watching ‘You’

In Netflix's
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...

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