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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,...

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: We’re watching ‘You’

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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...

Opinion: The streaming apocalypse

As services like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ compete, streaming has become more competitive, much to the benefit of the consumer.
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,...

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