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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

By: William Ohmes, Entertainment Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report, Opinion

  When The Force Awakens came out in December 2015, many people said it was better than the failed prequels, but people complained that it was too similar to the original 1977 A New Hope. Then, after Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened in December 2017, fans were all told it was nothing like Emp...

Justice League: Movie Review

Justice League: Movie Review

By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, First Person POV, Showcase

Released on November 17th, 2017, Justice League was directed by Zack Snyder, the director of the previous DC blockbuster Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Joss Whedon, the director  of 2012’s The Avengers. The film finally brings together Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Superman, the Flash, and A...

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses

By: Amber Corbett, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Opinion

Just like any other award show, The Emmys brought together television actors and actresses in their best attire trying to shine on the red carpet and make the best dressed lists. With September being the month of fashion week events throughout the globe, silver screen stars have to work extra hard t...

Apple’s New iPhone X: Is it any good?

Apple’s New iPhone X: Is it any good?

By: Isabella Graziano, Staff Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone, Apple is releasing two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. By now, everyone has heard about the iPhone X, equipped with a bunch of new features and the best specs. Everyone is awaiting the release of this new, futuristic iPhone that i...

Movie Review: Before I Fall

Movie Review: Before I Fall

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Before I Fall, based on the popular novel by Lauren Oliver, is the high school mean girl version of Groundhog Day, the movie where Bill Murray’s character relives the same day over and over until he gets it right. It was directed by Ry Russo-Young, (Nobody Walks, Babes in Toyland)  and stars Zoey Deutch ...

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The Oscar nominated musical, “La La Land,” gives a modern perspective on old Hollywood movies. La La Land  tells the story of an aspiring actress named Mia (played by Emma Stone) who moves to Los Angeles to make her dreams come true. She then, by a series of unusual coincidences, meets a jazz pian...

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney’s Moana!

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney’s Moana!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

For centuries, sailors explored the immense oceans of the Earth. But 3,000 years ago, their journeys had mysteriously stopped for a millennium. Walt Disney Animation Studios decided to explain this mysterious phenomenon with their newest movie Moana. Taking place over 2,000 years ago, this is the story of a 16...

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

“Whimsical”, “thought-provoking”, and “extraordinary” are some words used to describe J.K. Rowling's works in the Harry Potter series; the case remains no different when it comes to her latest story, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set in 1920s New York, Fantastic Beasts revolv...

Noise at the Meadows Festival

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2016


Filed under Completed, Entertainment

  Headliner Kanye West performed at the first year The Meadows music festival  Sunday October 2nd, in the Mets Stadium parking lot in Queens, NY. Kanye West was supposed to perform from 8-10 pm, but ended up coming to the stage 40 minutes late and leaving 20 minutes early, slicing his performance...

Paladins: A Video Game Review

Paladins: A Video Game Review

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under Completed, Entertainment, First Person POV

When Steam, my gaming service, offered me some free stuff in exchange for playing a game called Paladins, I knew I was getting myself into a world of pain. This game was created on August 3, 2016 and is for the PC. It’s currently rated T (Teen) for violence, even though there’s no blood or gore. While Steam i...

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

By: Brianna Henry

August 27, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, School Life

During the 2015-2016 school year, I enrolled in the second period digital music class. In this class we worked on computers to create pieces using Logic Pro X software and the thousands of sounds it had to offer. While I learned the basics of Logic and experimented with different sounds, more importantly...

Lower School students rave about playing Minecraft

Lower School students rave about playing Minecraft

By: Timothy Malejko, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report

"Do you play Minecraft?" Is that something you hear a lot? It should be, because Minecraft is the game sensation sweeping the nation. There are four game modes in Minecraft. They include Creative mode, where you have unlimited resources and you can build whatever you want, and survival mode, in...

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