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Mac Millers Death Impacts Music Industry

Mac Millers Death Impacts Music Industry

Lucy Hughitt, Outside A&E Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

On Friday September 7th, the shocking news of the death of rapper, Mac Miller, was released to the press. It is speculated that the rapper went into cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose but until autopsy results are released, this is merely an assumption. Soon after the news broke, artists began to ...

BlacKkKlansman Brings Awareness to Past and Present Racism

BlacKkKlansman Brings Awareness to Past and Present Racism

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

BlacKkKlansman, a biographical drama-comedy directed by Spike Lee, shines a light on America’s long history of racism and discrimination, all the while pointing out that such ideology might not be just in our past. The film follows the story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-Am...

World War II Play “Front” Coming to San Juan HIlls

World War II Play “Front” Coming to San Juan HIlls

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

It is the year 1940; the food is scarce, the money is nearly non-existent, and the constant fear of losing one of their own fighting men is tearing families apart. The roaring bombs of the Blitz act only as a daily reminder to all women that their loved one could potentially never come home, and seeming al...

Black Panther’s Success Proves the Importance of Diversity in Hollywood

Black Panther’s Success Proves the Importance of Diversity in Hollywood

Grace Aitken, Op-Ed Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Ever since its release in February, Black Panther, Marvel’s newest hit, has taken the movie industry and the world by a storm. After just 26 days in theaters, the film accrued over $1 billion, and over the four days of Presidents’ Day Weekend, the film grossed $242 million, greatly surpassing ...

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Libby Gorton, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The 2018 Avengers: Infinity War was either Marvel’s best, or worst decision ever made. A decade since the first Iron Man was brought into theaters May 2, 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been building up to this movie in particular. Avengers: Infinity War released on the 27th of A...

Les Misérables Production Breaks Records

Les Misérables Production Breaks Records

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Les Misérables made history at SJHHS by selling out all five shows. With a production this grand, many people have been involved in creating this musical and have contributed many long hours of rehearsal, construction, and preparation.  This musical sums up the effort and talent of not only the students a...

Final Tune-Ups for Les Misérables Pit Orchestra

Final Tune-Ups for Les Misérables Pit Orchestra

Libby Gorton, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Though they may not be visible up on the stage, the talented pit orchestra plays a big role in creating the magic of the musicals produced at SJHHS. Musicians in the Les Misérables pit orchestra, Anya Searle, Vincent Maldonado, and Cole Grace are proud of their participation of bringing productions of the...

Netflix Coming Out with the New Fab Five

Netflix Coming Out with the New Fab Five

Juan Galindo, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Let’s get something straight, the Netflix original Queer Eye has come out with a bang. The original concept of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was to educate heterosexual males and the Bravo television channel audience about gay culture. The show sheds light onto the life of seven straight m...

“A Quiet Place” Is A First For Horror

“A Quiet Place”  Is A First For Horror

Sam Newman, Co Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

While A Quiet Place, the horror/drama/thriller released on April 6, may have kept the theatres silent, the word on the street has been anything but so. Directed, co-written, and starred in by John Krasinski, The Office star branched out from a mainly comedy background with this unique horror film. Al...

The End of the F***ing World Captivates Viewers

The End of the F***ing World Captivates Viewers

Claire Cone, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The newly released, ambiguous British Netflix series, The End of the F***ing World, is rising in popularity. It is a dark comedy-drama TV series with a deceptive title. It consists of eight episodes, each roughly about 20 minutes long, that are based off of Charles S. Forsman's comics. The show is q...

Black Mirror Reflects On Technology Dependence

Black Mirror Reflects On Technology Dependence

Wil Kennedy, Art & Graphics Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

By definition, an anthology is a published collection of works, poems, short stories, plays, or even songs. When asked to give an example of a good anthology show, you’ll probably be more than likely to say The Twilight Zone. However, a new anthology show has presented itself to challenge The Twilight Zone’s es...