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Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is a staple of many English classes. It is a story about censorship in a futuristic American society and serves as a warning to what could happen in the future

Mandatory Reading Stinks, But Not All The Books Do

Evan Jones, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Every student knows the torment of being obligated to read a book in school. Whether it’s the annotating students do in between or assignments that follow each chapter, reading school books is seen more...

Some of the most beloved shows on Netflix, including The Office and Friends are marked with an x to signify its cancellation from the platform. Following 2018 Netflix has continued to discontinue popular movies and shows, only to increase the subscription cost.

Netflix Continues to Cancel Relevant Shows, Only to Increase the Subscription Cost

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 2, 2021

With 8.33 million international users and over 1,500 original movies and shows, Netflix has become a worldwide phenomenon. Evidently, Netflix has succeeded in bringing together both local and international...

The Queens Gambit Blatant Mistreatment of Addiction

The “Queen’s Gambit” Blatant Mistreatment of Addiction

Cooper Aitken, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The Queen’s Gambit is an addictive and dynamic new Netflix limited series, yet it is not without the strange and harmful romanticization of a woman at rock bottom who has fully succumbed to her alcoholism...

The Thespian Holiday Show

The Thespian Holiday Show

Sandhya Ganesan, News Editor February 1, 2021

Continuing holiday traditions in the midst of a pandemic posed a difficult challenge, but the Theatre department at SJH managed to do a wonderful job by continuing their annual Holiday show in a virtual...

Presley Nicholson (11) collaborates with director Cambria Graff and backstage sound members during the mic check. During this time, backstage crew members were able to test the sound of the microphones, in order to find the perfect balance in volume. Behind Nicholson, actors wait their turn to test their microphones. In the production Nicholson played Katherine Plumber, a desperate journalist who writes the story of the “newsies”.

Theatre Student’s Performance Earns Callback from Prestigious University

Nikki Iyer, Feature Editor January 25, 2021

Despite only 8-20 students receiving callbacks from the University of Michigan, Senior theater student Presley Nicholson still managed to be one of the select few to get a callback. Throughout her theater...

The Toxicity of Aesthetics

The Toxicity of Aesthetics

Eva Smedeby, A&E Editor January 18, 2021

Aesthetics are commonly defined as the groupings of different forms of nature, beauty and art into specific categories. They are supposed to be beneficial, serving as a collection of things that you like,...

This Thanksgiving is very different from previous years, however there are many creative ways to keep the celebration, while staying safe in COVID times.

Thanksgiving 2020: COVID Style

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Sports Editor November 24, 2020

Missing family and friends? Wanting to safely gather for the holidays? We’ve got you covered. Even in a pandemic, this year’s Thanksgiving will refuse to be cancelled. There are so many creative ways...

One group of dancers filmed at a cemetery, adding a very spooky feel to their performance. Kristine Calder, dance teacher, worked to ensure dancers were able to see their visions come to life.

Upcoming Virtual Dance Performance: Haunted Film Festival

Nikki Iyer, Feature Editor November 16, 2020

Due to the inability to hold a live performances because of COVID-19, dance teacher, Kristine Calder and her students are putting on the Haunted Dance Film Festival tonight. The show fundamentally changes...

Netflixs newest original  highlights the struggles teenagers face today and addresses themes not frequently found in other shows.

Grand Army Showcases a Shockingly Realistic Portrayal of Teenagers Today

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 12, 2020

The new Netflix series, Grand Army, realistically showcases teenage livelihood and struggles of this generation. When it comes to teenage drama series, nowadays, we are always given an extremely romanticized...

Halloween is presumed to look different this year under the dangerous circumstances, potentially meaning no traditional festivities such trick-or-treating or parties. However, one thing that is expected to remain unchanged are Halloween decorations.

A Guide to Halloween: 2020 Pandemic Edition

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

Throughout these long months of struggle we have all endured and are still facing due to COVID-19, it’s evident that many simply want to have fun again, especially with the holiday season’s rapid approach....

A symbol of American culture, movie theatres are finally reopening; however, that doesnt mean it will be a complete return to normalcy.

Movie Theatres Are Returning. I’m Excited. Aren’t you?

Evan Jones, Staff Writer October 17, 2020

One of America’s oldest pastimes has been suddenly ripped away from us, and it’s felt more than unusual not to be able to go to the movies on a Friday night. Although, after several months of being...

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