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Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War
May 2, 2018

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...

Les Misérables Production Breaks Records

Monsieur and Madame Thenardier,
April 30, 2018

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,...

Final Tune-Ups for Les Misérables Pit Orchestra

Javert, the antagonist,  played by Zain Farqui (11), displays his trouble over protagonist Jean Valjean's, played by Jaymes Macabale (12), evasion of the law. His performance is brought to life by the pit orchestra.
April 25, 2018

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...

Netflix Coming Out with the New Fab Five

Left to Right: Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan VanNess and Tan France.
April 24, 2018

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...

“A Quiet Place” Is A First For Horror

April 23, 2018

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...

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

The End of the F***ing World Captivates Viewers
March 12, 2018

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...

Black Mirror Reflects On Technology Dependence

Black Mirror Reflects On Technology Dependence
February 5, 2018

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...

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

Kitty, played by Anam Faruqi (12), tries to demonstrate her talents to Feldzieg and joins the gangsters in a musical number about the Toledo Surprise, their ominous threat to Feldzieg.
January 28, 2018

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...

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

John Green's newest book, Turtles All the Way Down, brings representation to the mentally ill community. The book has been criticized for its fakeness, but it's overall value is something to be considered.
Will the newest John Green book live up to its predecessors hype?
January 24, 2018

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...

Lady Bird Takes Flight

Lady Bird Takes Flight
January 22, 2018

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...

Taylor Swift Sheds Her Old Reputation

Taylor Swift's new music is definitely different from her old albums. She adopts a new genre, new topics, and an entirely new focus.
The old Taylor Swift may be “dead,” but the new Taylor Swift still has a statement to make.
December 20, 2017

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...

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