The Review

CineMaierson: Into the Maier-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse celebrates the iconic character's rich history, telling a compelling and faithful narrative sure to please longtime fans and newcomers to superhero media.

Eli Maierson, Ryan Chang, Sophia Kontos, and Gray Watson

January 6, 2019

In this special edition of CineMaierson, Eli joins several guest writers to review Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

CineMaierson: “Aquaman” Review

Eli Maierson, Senior Assignments Editor

December 28, 2018

Despite many exhilarating action scenes, "Aquaman" commits all seven deadly sins of superhero movies.

Why varsity athletics should prioritize passion over skill

Why varsity athletics should prioritize passion over skill

SJ Lasley, Assignments Editor

December 10, 2018

Assignments Editor SJ Lasley shares her take on how varsity athletes should be chosen based on characteristics such as passion as opposed to skill.

‘No thank you Kanye, very uncool!’

Between his controversial statements about slavery and his support for President Donald Trump, Kanye West has had a turbulent, falsehood-ridden 2018.

Ryan Chang and Eli Maierson

November 14, 2018

With all of Kanye West's recent public antics, Online Editor-in-Chief Ryan Chang and Senior Assignments Editor Eli Maierson share their thoughts on informed free speech.

Why the camo tradition should have stayed

This is the first year that the entire Upper School is allowed to wear camo during Kinkaid Week.

SJ Lasley, Assignments Editor

October 31, 2018

Assignments editor SJ Lasley argues why camo should stay a senior and varsity athlete tradition.

Under Review: Searching

Nina Varma, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

"Searching" employs unique cinematography and story structure in a thought-provoking thriller.

Make Up Your Mind: River Whyless’ “Kindness, A Rebel”

River Whyless' 2018 album

Sophia Kontos, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

Whyless Rivers' 2018 album "Kindness, A Rebel" features foot-tapping instrumentals and poignant lyrics.

#AsianAugust: Asian-American representation in media trends upward

At a young age, Latin teacher Kim Dickson struggled to find Asian-Americans represented positively in media.

Tyler King and Ella Chen

September 25, 2018

As seen in recent movies such as "To All the Boys I've Loved Before: and "Searching," Asian-American representation in the film industry is steadily increasing.

#AsianAugust: “Crazy Rich Asians” Review

Tyler King, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

"Crazy Rich Asians" is one of the latest films to feature a predominantly Asian cast.

CineMaierson: “Eighth Grade” Review

Bo Burnham's film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Eli Maierson, Jack Shea, Alex Tinkham, and Thomas Hunt

September 6, 2018

On the next installment of "CineMaierson", Eli reviews the Bo Burnham film "Eighth Grade" and speaks with freshmen about the film.

CineMaierson: “Tag” Review

Despite taking an unnecessarily dark turn in its second half,

Eli Maierson, Senior Assignments Editor

July 25, 2018

Eli Maierson reviews "Tag" in the next installment of "CineMaierson."

Make Up Your Mind: Florence + the Machine’s “High as Hope”

Sophia Kontos, Online Editor-in-Chief

July 12, 2018

Online Editor-in-Chief Sophia Kontos reviews Florence + the Machine's new album "High as Hope" in the debut of her column, "Make Up Your Mind."

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