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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, two, one!” Both click play at zero, trying to make sure they’re in-sync. For the first time...

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 Park, his zoo in Oklahoma. In the show, Exotic sports a mullet, wears wild outfits, and brings his...

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 most known for the wildly popular 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT”. From the director ...

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 this show has some profound messages to teach a younger audience about dangers that they might be igno...

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, and Apple TV have made content that other streaming services have used to please their audience. ...