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Theater Puts on “The Drowsy Chaperone:” a Roaring Success

Theater Puts on “The Drowsy Chaperone:” a Roaring Success

Kate Finman, News Editor

January 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia

The theater program at SJHHS brought the 1920’s back to life by proxy of musical. The Drowsy Chaperone, as narrated from the living room of “Man-in-Chair,” depicts a wedding gone wrong and includes characters like an intoxicated chaperone,  confident male “player,” and undercover pastry ...

Turtles All the Way Down Brings New Representation for the Mentally Ill

Turtles All the Way Down Brings New Representation for the Mentally Ill

Kate Finman, News Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Author John Green has finally done it. He has written a book that appeals to more than just the average angst-filled teenager. Now, don't get me wrong; I have read all of John Green’s books and moderately enjoyed them. I read Turtles All the Way Down, his newest YA book, expecting it to be a med...

Lady Bird Takes Flight

Lady Bird Takes Flight

Katie Brubaker, Feature Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Lady Bird, is a comedic independent film about a high school student from a low-income family that attends a Catholic school in Pasadena, California. Set in 2002, the film follows Christine McPherson through her adolescent related plights: things such as first boyfriends, sex, drugs, fitting in (or lack t...

Taylor Swift Sheds Her Old Reputation

Taylor Swift Sheds Her Old Reputation

Kate Finman, News Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Taylor Swift released her sixth album, Reputation, on November 10. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Music’s 200 Albums chart and has sold 1.6 million copies so far in the United States alone. Swift is no longer the innocent country star we all knew and loved. Her new music is characterized ...

Thor: Ragnarok Hammers Theaters Across the World

Thor: Ragnarok Hammers Theaters Across the World

Libby Gorton, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

There are spoilers present in this article. Thor: Ragnarok serves as Marvel’s third installment of the Thor Films, Director Taika Waititi brings a new and fresh purpose to the god of thunder, Thor. Chris Hemsworth's natural flare of comedy is used in the franchise to create light situations...

Stranger Things to Come

Stranger Things to Come

Katie Brubaker, Feature Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Warning: Only read if you have finished both seasons of Stranger Things. This article contains many spoilers. Following the first season of Stranger Things that was released in 2016, Stranger Things season two did not fail to once again keep viewers on the edge of their seats as a narrative unfold...

Love of Three Oranges Starts the Year Out with a Bang

Love of Three Oranges Starts the Year Out with a Bang

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Stallion Theatre Company presented their first production of the 2017-2018 school year: The Love of Three Oranges by Hillary DePiano.  With a cast of 26 Stallions, this comedy took the stage to deliver many laughs and smiles to the audience. One of the leads of the play, Edward Kemp, played t...

Pop Artists Reinvent Themselves with New Albums

Pop Artists Reinvent Themselves with New Albums

Lucy Law, A&E Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

2017 has been a revolutionary year for the music industry. The artists we know and love have been coming back with bigger and better hits. Kesha took us all by surprise in July when she released “Praying”, the first of many songs off of her 2017 album, Rainbow. This was the first time we h...

LEGO Ninjago Movie Fails to Use Potential

LEGO Ninjago Movie Fails to Use Potential

Wil Kennedy, Art & Graphics Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Following 2014’s The LEGO Movie and this year’s recent The LEGO Batman Movie, audiences came to know the LEGO Group’s movie franchise as a guaranteed source for witty, youthfully exhilarating entertainment. You would hope that the third installment in the franchise would build upon this tren...

New Upcoming Band is More Than Just a Dream

New Upcoming Band is More Than Just a Dream

Kaden Brown, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The early 1990’s rock and punk scene boasted a large number of up and coming bands that would bring new refreshment to the turn of the decade. The contributing sound of bands like Green Day, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and so many more curated a new influx of diversity underneath the rock genre umbrella. Rock w...

U2 Rocks the Rose Bowl

U2 Rocks the Rose Bowl

Kaden Brown, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

So many legendary rock albums have caught the attention of the world over the years, these are the albums that propel a great up and coming band on to becoming a world renowned mainstay act. Such is the case with the 1987 hit album “The Joshua Tree,” by Irish 80’s rock band U2. ‘Joshua Tree’...