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“A Star Is Born” Comes Up Short

“A Star Is Born” Comes Up Short

Grace Aitken, News Editor

November 12, 2018

The newest rendition of A Star Is Born, while entertaining, matches it’s most popular song: Shallow. The beginning of the movie is intriguing. The audience is immediately attracted to a timeless story with a modern light and the highlight of the movie was Lady Gaga’s portrayal of the young talen...

Beautiful Boy Hits Theaters With the Harsh Reality of Drug Use

Beautiful Boy Hits Theaters With the Harsh Reality of Drug Use

Ella Villar, Op-Ed Editor

November 12, 2018

Based on the best selling novels, Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, and Tweak by Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy captures the heartbreaking and inspiring story of Nic Sheff and his experience with drug addiction. Starring Timothée Chalamet (Nicolas Sheff) and Steve Carell (David Sheff), comes a true story of a fam...

Mid 90s: An All-Around Success

Mid 90s: An All-Around Success

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

November 10, 2018

“Mid 90’s”, written and directed by Jonah Hill, is simply refreshing. The film follows Stevie, a young boy who skates through life, bombarded with conflict of self-expression in opposition to mob mentality. In a year filled with overly melancholy dramas and cheesy comedies, Jonah Hill made a fil...

Bohemian Rhapsody Will Rock You

Bohemian Rhapsody Will Rock You

Lucy Hughitt, Outside A&E Editor

November 8, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by award-winning Bryan Singer, is a biography and celebration of the 70s British rock band, Queen. The movie stars Rami Malek, who plays the eccentric Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the band. Alongside Malek is Ben Hardy playing Roger Taylor, the bands drummer; Gwilym L...

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Dalton Flores, Photo Editor

November 2, 2018

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Venom Movie Infests Theaters

Venom Movie Infests Theaters

Ryan Healy, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

Venom. The new anti-hero movie that infested theaters October 5th is the first of many movies made by both Marvel Studios and Sony Corporation. The movie is originally based on the comic book character of the same name, who debuted in 1993's Venom, Lethal Protector comic book.   The new movie focuses on ...

San Juan Hills Choir Hits High Note with First On-Campus Festival

San Juan Hills Choir Hits High Note with First On-Campus Festival

Ryan Healy, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

For the first time, the SJHHS choir department hosted a festival at SJHHS. Festivals are an event where multiple school choirs come together to perform in front of one another and get adjudicated by an expert, typically a professional or collegiate choral conductor. Feedback is given on how the choirs can imp...

First Man Takes Off into Theatres

First Man Takes Off into Theatres

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

October 25, 2018

Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” soars above and beyond expectations and is simply a masterpiece. The film follows astronaut Neil Armstrong and his courageous journey with the Apollo 11 crew to become the first man to set feet on the moon. Chazelle captures a story about the human spirit, love, f...

Mac Millers Death Impacts Music Industry

Mac Millers Death Impacts Music Industry

Lucy Hughitt, Outside A&E Editor

October 1, 2018

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

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

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

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 ...