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‘War & Leisure’ wins the battle

‘War & Leisure’ wins the battle

By Gianella Ordonez

December 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

M iguel, R&B/soul artist, has been under the radar since he released his last album, “Wildheart.” However, his newest work might propel him into the stardom he’s always deserved. Not only has Miguel resurrected the true meaning of R&B/soul music in “War & Leisure,” he has rejuven...

Tove Lo’s new album loses characteristic grit

Tove Lo’s new album loses characteristic grit

By Renee Wang

December 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

P erhaps most known for the explicit hit single “Habits (Stay High),” Swedish pop phenomenon Tove Lo is back with her third album, “Blue Lips,” which offers a new dimension to her previously raw and gritty tune. “Habits (Stay High),” with its surge in popularity, was forever etched into Lo’s musical iden...

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

By Andrea Sun

December 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

G oing into “Justice League,” I set my bar lower than I’ve ever set any of my previous movie expectations. Beforehand, I certainly felt that at least “Justice League” couldn’t reach as low as “Batman vs Superman.” Thankfully I was right. It was definitely more watchable, which is ass...

Students stick together with community artwork (SATIRE)

Students stick together with community artwork (SATIRE)

December 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, On-Campus

A new beautification initiative has added color to HHS’ otherwise green and white visage. “Gum” covers the entirety of the HHS campus. The project, which encourages students to decorate their desks with chewing gum, has greatly improved campus moral. The gentle swirls of the gum on the des...

Newest movie is truly a ‘Wonder’

Newest movie is truly a ‘Wonder’

By Tara Sohal

December 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

A few months back, I stumbled upon a random movie trailer on Instagram as most of us do. After finding myself an emotional mess from only watching the trailer, I knew I had to see the full film. “Wonder”, released on Nov. 17, bases its story on a boy named Auggie Pullman, played by Jacob Tremb...

Watchmen sequel revives after 30 years

Watchmen sequel revives after 30 years

By Luka Maeda

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

R ecently-released DC Comic series “Doomsday Clock” received praise from longtime Watchmen fans with a promising plotline and as always, superb artwork. Writer Geoff Johns, most notable for works such as “Blackest Night” and “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E,” teamed up with pencilist Gary Frank and co...

‘Everyday is Christmas’ cheerfully kicks off the holiday season

‘Everyday is Christmas’ cheerfully kicks off the holiday season

By Kate Gabrielson

December 4, 2017


Filed under Music, Uncategorized

Although I enjoy turning on the radio in December and singing along to the classic Christmas carols as much as, if not more than, the next person, I must confess I get tired of hearing the same played-out covers my grandparents likely listened to in the 1940s. By late December every year, my reaction is t...

Engaging, but not a ‘runaway’ hit

Engaging, but not a ‘runaway’ hit

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

December 4, 2017


Filed under Movies

A girl faces the wall in her parents’ garage, her back to the van behind her. Her outfit is a dedicated shrine to bubblegum innocence: there’s a little cat-shaped clip in her wavy hair, pastel dinosaurs on her pink shirt, purple speckles on her leggings and chunky magenta bracelets around her wrists. ...

The ‘thrill’ was worth the wait

By Ryan Ng Newman

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

For the most part, love songs these days are repetitive and predictable. Therefore, I do not particularly buy into to the typical tunes that boast heartache and unfinished relationships. However, Sam Smith's second studio album "The Thrill of It All," has pleasantly surprised me. One of the...

The second can be as bad as the first

The second can be as bad as the first

By Izzy La Rue

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

"Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is the second Halloween special that director Tyler Perry has done. The characters in this movie are the same as the last Madea movie. The movie mainly focused on how Tiffany is going to a halloween party that her dad doesn’t want her to go. It was generally very fu...

Pad Reputation

Pad Reputation

By Allison Moore

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, On-Campus

A found-art piece on the door of the Lower B building girl’s bathroom, entitled “Women,” boldly addresses the stigma surrounding menstruation. Just as the the female figure typically depicted on restroom sign is completely obscured by a pad in “Women”, women who menstruate are often overlo...

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”: a total lie

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”: a total lie

By Avalon Allen

November 6, 2017


Filed under Movies, Uncategorized

"Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman,” released on Oct. 13, arrives only five months after the box-office success of  “Wonder Woman.” Rather than being about the superwoman though, this movie focuses on the inspiration and personal lives of her creators: Professor William Marston, Elizab...

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