The Review

Under Review: “It”

Camille McFarland and Tyler King, Staff Writers

October 29, 2017

My friends and I entered the theatre with little knowledge of Stephen King’s 1986 “It” and varying levels of horror tolerance. We didn’t expect much except a terrifying clown and jump scares, but director Andy Muschietti and writers Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman delivered an...

ACT holds test on Yom Kippur, inconveniences Jewish community

On Sept. 30, Jewish students had to make a decision between taking the ACT and observing Yom Kippur.

Eli Maierson, Copy Editor

October 24, 2017

The ACT rescheduled their September testing date due to Hurricane Harvey, conflicting with Yom Kippur and angering the Jewish community.

‘Xanadu’ combines ’80s aesthetics with Greek mythology

Sophia Kontos, Online Section Editor

September 13, 2017

Stages Repertory Theater combined '80s themes with Greek mythology in "Xanadu," a musical based on an '80s box office flop.

Under Review: Wonder Woman

Ryan Chang, Assistant Online Editor

June 8, 2017

Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' brings a welcome jolt of excitement and heart to the DC Cinematic Universe.

“13 Reasons Why” peddles misconceptions to vulnerable audience

Besides presenting dangerous fallacies about suicide and mental illness,

Sophie Caldwell, Copy Editor

May 15, 2017

"13 Reasons Why" presenting dangerous fallacies about suicide and mental illness.

What a Fool Believes: Wickedness or Weakness-The duality of “DAMN.”

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John Kennedy, Music columnist

May 12, 2017

Music columnist John Kennedy reviews Kendrick Lamar's new album "DAMN.," which includes the hits "HUMBLE." and "DNA."

Looking Up: Earth Day and An Antidote to Despair

Looking Up: Earth Day and An Antidote to Despair

Aileen Zhang, Columnist

April 21, 2017

Senior Aileen Zhang discusses the importance of appreciating science in the current political climate. Don't forget about the March for Science this Earth Day, April, 22!

Fashion double standards displace culture

Who wore it better?

Amy Liu, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2017

Cultural appropriation is very real in the beauty and fashion industries, and it needs to stop.

Looking Up: Goldilocks and the seven planets

This is a size comparison of the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, lined up in order of increasing distance.

Aileen Zhang, Design staff, columnist

April 4, 2017

Science enthusiast Aileen Zhang discusses the seven newfound TRAPPIST-1 planets and the possibility of colonization.

Under Review: “Get Out” brings social commentary as horror flick

Irene Vazquez, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2017

Jordan Peele's directorial debut "Get Out" is a multi-layered movie featuring social messages about race relations hidden within the horror-comedy plot.

Under Review: “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

The Netflix original series stars Neil Patrick Harris as villain Count Olaf.

Irene Vazquez, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017

The beloved children's book series "A Series of Unfortunate Events" have been revived in a Netflix original show, which stays true to the source material with its witty, dry tone and spot-on casting.

Immigration ban contradicts American values, fuels hate crime epidemic

Immigration ban contradicts American values, fuels hate crime epidemic

Natasha Faruqui, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Trump's recently suspended immigration ban has promoted scapegoating of minority groups while emboldening religious prejudice.

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