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Top 5 Series to Binge Over Quarantine

Young adults sit by a TV screen to watch a movie. Majority of people find themselves doing the same thing due to the lockdown on account of COVID-19.

Eva Smedeby, Entertainment Editor

April 17, 2020

With all the madness going on right now, a good movie is what everyone needs to get by. Fortunately for us, the endless days indoors give us time, but the hard part can be finding movies and shows that are actually worth the hours.  From my sixteen years of experience, I’ve been able to dabble ...

Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer

Archaeologist/author Seth Mallios offered a tour of Harrison's cabin site on Palomar Mountain to visitors in July of 2019. Students from SDSU have contributed to the excavation over the last 20 years.

Bill Kaiser, Newspaper Adviser

February 28, 2020

In the late 1800’s former slave, Nate Harrison, often boldly told travelers heading up the long, steep road to the top of Palomar Mountain he was the “first white man on the mountain.” This seemingly contradictory statement had a disarming and humorous effect on visitors to his watering stop. ...

‘Little Women’ Creates A New Perspective on Women

Actresses, (from left to right) Eliza Scanlen, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern and Florence PughGreta Gerwig talk among themselves in the movie “Little Women.” Florence PughGreta Gerwig, playing Amy March, tells her mother and sisters that she was invited to travel to Europe with her aunt. Amy was picked out of all of the sisters because their aunt believed she was most likely to find a rich man to marry.

Ella Villar, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

Recipient of six Academy Award nominations, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women recognizes the importance of women in all epochs. The story follows the March sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, from childhood to adulthood during the Civil War era of America. Greta Gerwig not only directed and wrot...

Upcoming Shows of 2020

Art by Ryan Healy

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

With a new year comes new resolutions, new people, and most excitingly new TV shows. Take a look at eight of the most anticipated television series of 2020. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: In this new high-concept drama, Zoey Clarke plays an intelligent computer coder, heading towards San Francis...

Jojo Rabbit is one of the Best Films of the Year

Jojo Rabbit is one of the Best Films of the Year

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Jojo Rabbit, the newest film from writer-director Taika Waititi, is a hilarious and touching World War II satire.  This was an incredibly risky follow-up to Waititi’s 2017 hit, Thor: Ragnorok. The film is centered around a ten-year-old German boy named Jojo, who has an imaginary friend named Adolf Hitler.  ...

Romeo and Juliet Production Set in Era of Equality

Juliet Capulet, played by Lily Shaw, fakes her death by a medicine from Friar Lawrence, the night before her arranged marriage to avoid having to marry Paris. Romeo Montegue, played by Grant Halliburton believes she is dead, and drinks poison from an apothecary because he does not want to live a life without her. Juliet wakes up from her sleep to see Romeo dead, and stabs herself to be with him.

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Romeo and Juliet made its debut December 4-7 in the Black Box. In this production, written by William Shakespeare, certain male roles were played by females. Actors Repertoire, the highest level of drama in SJHHS’s Theatre Department, performed the play set in a futuristic, dystopian future soci...

The Best of the 2010’s

Art by Ella Villar

Kate Meyers, News Editor

November 3, 2019

Throughout the 2010s, music has developed greatly in all kinds of genres. The decade introduced new alternatives of pop, hip-hop, and rap, encouraging entirely new styles in fashion. 2010: The release of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” album kicked off 2010, and allowed party-themed pop music lik...

LGBTQ Representation on the Rise in Media

LGBTQ Representation on the Rise in Media

Sandhya Ganesan, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2019

LGBTQ representation in media has risen in relation to attention the LGBTQ community has received over the past few years.  “When I was in high school and first really [started] paying attention to who was in media or shows I was watching, I started noticing around the same time I understood m...

‘She Kills Monsters’ Play Incorporates Puppets

Drama students, Olivia Roselli(11), Madeline Halliburton(12), Grant Halliburton(11) and Lily Shaw(11), practice their lines before callbacks for She Kills Monsters.

Rylan Weber and Isabella Mahar

September 10, 2019

The Stallion Theater Company is producing the play She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen. The play features Agnes, a senior in high school, whose freshman sister, Tilly has just passed away. Agnes is looking through her sister’s room when she finds Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons set and decid...

‘It Chapter Two’ Box Office Sales Float Above Competition

'It Chapter Two' Box Office Sales Float Above Competition

Ava Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Warner Bros.’ and New Line Cinema’s It Chapter Two grossed approximately $193 million in the first week after its release. Compared to its adversarial films, Abominable and Downton Abbey, the total sales of this chilling movie topped all of its competitors.  On its opening weekend, Chapter Two scored ...

Kiss Me Kate is “Wunderbar”

Zain Faruqi and Grand Halibutyon sing

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

Kiss Me Kate, the play within a play put on by the Stallion Theatre Company, produced laughs, cheers, gasps of astonishment, and jaw-drops from audience members during the last two weeks. Through both the first and second acts, there truly was never a dull moment. Kiss Me Kate is a production that...