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Simu Liu speaking at San Diego Comic-Con after being cast as titular main character, Shang-Chi, in Marvel’s new film: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Marvel Fans Upset Over Supposed Racially Motivated Lack of Promotion for New Film

Jocelyn Serlin, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Marvel is the highest-grossing movie franchise in the world. That kind of success attracts an extremely large audience from a wide range of backgrounds. There have been improvements for representation...

BookTok, a virtual community on TikTok centered around reading and books, has boomed in popularity over the past year. The community’s outreach has made its way out of the online world and into bookstores such as Barnes & Noble.

BookTok Inspires a New Love of Reading

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer September 5, 2021

With over 15 million active users each day, TikTok is known to be the home of all viral trends in the social media world, from addictive dances to whipped coffee. One of the latest crazes is BookTok, a...

The International Thespian Society (ITS) participates in acting exercises to familiarize newcomers at their audition prep held on August 23rd.

An Inside Look on the SJHHS Theatre Audition Process

Anna Ho, Staff Writer September 5, 2021

On August 24th the SJHHS Theatre Department kicked off the 2021-22 production season with auditions for their fall play Pride and Prejudice. The audition process requires considerable commitment and hard...

This image shows singer-songwriter at the iHeartRadio music awards in 2019. This was following the release of her album Lover the first album she owned the masters to.

Taylor Swift is Redefining the Music Industry for Artist’s Rights

Isabella Mahar, Opinion Editor May 10, 2021

Taylor Swift is once again proving that she is the music industry through the release of her first re-recorded album Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Despite the album being 13 years old, it has led the...

Actors Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, who portray the Winter Soldier and Falcon, speak at San Diego Comic-Con.

“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Confronts Racism in America

Jack O'Connor, Co Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2021

Marvel has come a long way since their first genre defining hit film, Iron Man. Following its release, Marvel has become bolder and more adventurous with the characters and stories they’re willing to...

Diversity on Display is a virtual show of monologues, scenes, and songs put on by the SJHHS drama departments BIPOC students. The show will stream on April 30th.

Upcoming Drama Production to Showcase Representation: Diversity on Display

Nikki Iyer, Feature Editor April 27, 2021

SJHHS’s drama program is currently preparing for their newest show: Diversity on Display. The performance will include a variety of monologues, songs, and scenes written by people of color, and performed...

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series was definitely favored top heavy. There was a clear decline in quality after the first 5-6 books. Graphic by Max Katz.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Tier List

Max Katz, Politics Editor April 19, 2021

It goes without saying that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has played a memorable role in many of our childhoods. This could be partly because Greg Heffley, the main character, is a person that many can...

The theatre department had both mask-wearing during the play and an outdoor performance as a way to hold the production while at the same time remaining safe.

Take Two: Stallion Theatre Returns to the Stage with GGLAM

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

The Stallion Theatre Company is back in action with musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder after facing multiple setbacks at the beginning of the year.   Earlier this year, SJHHS’s...

In the theatre library, there are books from and about BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals as well as  posters of theatre plays and hand paint marks of current and former students.

Theatre Uses Library to Promote Inclusivity

Gabby Laurente, Managing Editor March 26, 2021

For the past two years, the theater department has been hard at work to improve the inclusivity within our school community by developing a BIPOC/LGBTQ+ section for their theatre library. Cambria Graff...

The winter musical, A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder, was scheduled to be an outside production with masks and social distancing, but the latest weather and changes in restrictions caused the show to be postponed. The show was rescheduled during the first week of tech week right before opening day. The show was planned to be performed in the outside amphitheater including lights, sound, and a pit orchestra

Theater Department Faces Multiple Setbacks From Pandemic

Ella Villar, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2021

Ever since the pandemic sunk the Stallion Theater Company's production of Titanic, they seemed to encounter setback after setback. Their latest production, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,...

Classic books, such as these, are some of the most widely read and know books of all time. But are they still conveying their strong messages in the classroom?

Why Do We Read Classics in School?

Alyssa Morrone, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

We have been reading many of the same books in English class for years. Authors like Steinbeck and Salinger have consistently been a large part of many students’ literary education, where any one of...

This image shows Wonder Woman in a promotion for the first film of the Wonder Woman franchise. In the second movie, the villain opposite of her falls into many stereotypes female villains are subject to today.

Female Villains Need the Same Depth As Male Counterparts

Isabella Mahar, Opinion Editor February 9, 2021

Nothing is better than seeing yourself on the big screen. For women, seeing themselves as the hero rather than the “damsel in distress” archetype is empowering. However, even if the protagonist is...

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