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Upcoming Broadway Musical Excites Percy Jackson Fans

Bre Scott, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Avid lovers of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series have recently discovered the hidden gem, The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Musical. Originally under an hour, The Lightning Thief musical began in New York City ...

New film delivers nostalgia and horror

Alice Webster, Student Editor

August 27, 2019

Any current high school student has likely at least heard of the kid’s horror book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. For most young adults, the anthology was quintessential to the elementary school experience. So it’s no su...

Is Dora and the Lost City of Gold worth it?

Julianne Wilson, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

This past weekend my childhood came alive as I saw the new movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. The live action movie was a contrast from my past cartoon days. I went in with low expectations and was not disappointed. I went i...

Santa Clarita Diet is horrifyingly funny

Alice Webster, staff writer

May 13, 2019

Zombies have become a tired horror trope over the years, but Netflix’s new comedy Santa Clarita Diet breathes new life, or new death, into the genre. The show follows the suburban Hammond family as matriarch Sheila, played by ...

Captain Marvel defies expectations

Alice Webster, staff writer

April 25, 2019

The idea of a female lead superhero movie was largely scoffed at by male producers and fans until the success of Wonder Women in 2017. Now it’s Marvel’s turn at creating a revolutionary flick for their female fans, and they seem to...

Timberlake puts on wild show in St. Louis

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

April 22, 2019

Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids arrived in St. Louis on March 28, 2019 ready to put on one adventurous show for his Man of the Woods Tour. Justin had 88 scheduled shows in North America and 27 shows in Europe, totalin...

New season of Netflix comedy challenges social norms

Alice Webster, staff writer

February 25, 2019

Progressive comedy has become increasingly popular in recent years, and Netflix’s reboot of One Day at a Time is a pioneer of the genre since its debut season in 2017. The reboot takes the premise of the 80s show, the everyday...

Dear Evan Hansen: Touching and heartbreaking

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Last weekend, I had the privilege of seeing the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. This musical hit the stage in 2015 and has been revolutionary ever since. Even with the crave of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen stood its ground an...

JHS school musical differs from beloved classic

Alice Webster, staff writer

February 2, 2019

Most kids and adults today have seen the Disney classic The Little Mermaid. For this reason, JHS’s spring musical, the stage adaptation of the film, has gotten considerably more buzz than usual. How does the musical version stack u...

Netflix reboot promotes diversity

Alice Webster, staff writer

January 18, 2019

The classic 1980s television show She-Ra used to be a mere relic of the past to today’s youth, but a Netflix reboot has brought the tough superheroine back into the limelight. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s first seas...

Flying into the New Year with Mary Poppins Returns

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

During winter break, I finally got to see  Mary Poppins Returns at the Illinois Theatre. I absolutely fell in love with the new twist on the classic tale of Mary Poppins. I also enjoyed the new deals that the Illinois Theatre has to offer ...

How streaming services are changing the television world

Alice Webster, staff writer

December 20, 2018

Streaming giants Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have taken the world of television by storm. In recent years, streaming services have been cleaning up at award shows like the Emmys. But what does this mean for your regularly sc...

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