A strong start: The amazing storytelling in “… And Others” shows this year is full of promise for the Thespians
BY GENNA NORDLING For one night only, the CCHS Thespians ruled the stage in their production of “… And Others” by Dennis Bush. The 30-minute show told the story of a girl, Amanda, with dissociative identity disorder recounting the traumatic event that had caused her to begin dissociating from... Read more
Three shows, two days, one final bow: “Beetlejuice,” “Waitress” and “Mean Girls” on Broadway
BY ARIELLE KRAUS A weekend in New York City is not complete without seeing a Broadway show. The music, acting, dancing and hard work that go into each performance always leave the audience ready to see another show. Squeezing three shows into a weekend trip was definitely the right... Read more
A realistic American horror story: Analyzing Lana Del Rey’s new album “Norman F*cking Rockwell”
BY ISABELLA MARCON Lana Del Rey released her sixth album, “Norman F*cking Rockwell,” on August 30, 2019. The album is a bold, hypnotic response to American Idealism, as if Del Rey is picking up where she left off with the song, “Young and Beautiful,” from “The Great Gatsby.”  Known... Read more
“Lover” is loved: Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album takes priority on the charts, and in our hearts
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE How does one explain the talent that is Taylor Swift? It goes without saying that over the years, Swift has amassed a large following of loyal ‘Swifties’ and a seemingly endless list of achievements. The pop icon has succeeded yet again, managing to create another batch... Read more
An escape or a prison?: The wide scope of video game addictions
BY SANDRA GARCIA Many video game players anxiously await rumors regarding new gaming consoles, including Sony’s PlayStation 5 or Microsoft’s renovated Xbox. For Nintendo fans, the release of the game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” couldn’t come any sooner. Even the arrival of new characters in video games is highly... Read more
“You Will Be Found”: The impact “Dear Evan Hansen” has on CCHS students
BY ARIELLE KRAUS The story of a teenage boy enduring the challenges of high school, anxiety and depression has made its way to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. “Dear Evan Hansen” takes its audience on a journey through the eyes of an anxious and awkward teenage boy.... Read more
JK Rowling keeps the story going: Unnecessary commentary on her former characters is an attempt to stay relevant and seemingly progressive
BY ELENA VALDEZ It is not uncommon for authors to leave their readers wondering about certain aspects of their characters. In the case of JK Rowling, perhaps it would have been better if these questions were left unanswered. Nearly 20 years after the release of her very first book,... Read more
Thirty plays, 60 minutes: Advanced Acting puts on “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Finally, there’s a theater production for those with short attention spans. “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” an ensemble experiment by Greg Allen, was brought to CCHS for the nights of March 7 and March 8. Performed by the Advanced Acting class, the show... Read more
“The Umbrella Academy”: A tale of destructive, super siblings destined to save the planet despite their troubled pasts and odd-ball powers
BY ANNABELLE ROSA The conventional superhero is defined by a devanar smile, tights and cape to match, as well as the ability to pursue the path of the good and just. The reality of humanity is that things aren’t necessarily so black and white, therefore, it seems the narrative... Read more
Dynamic imagery of Houston: R&B singer Solange releases her new album “When I Get Home”
BY EMMA HUERTA On March 1, R&B singer Solange Knowles released her fourth studio album entitled “When I Get Home,” complete with 19 tracks over a span of 39 minutes. This comes three years after the artist released the critically acclaimed album “A Seat at the Table,” which won... Read more