Entertainment in 2018: Incredible on infinite levels
BY JOSEPH STURGEON 2018 was an eventful year, to say the least. The year’s beginning saw the rise of new rappers JuiceWrld and Grammy-nominated Cardi B, and later saw the demise of others rappers like 6ix9ine and vocalist R. Kelly. Mid-year, rapper Kanye West became President Trump’s biggest supporter,... Read more
“Latin History for Morons”: Pride is something which can not only be found in the history of the Hispanic community, but in its present
BY ANNABELLE ROSA The year is 2012 and a little girl walks into her living room early on a Sunday morning. What she fails to recognize is the fact that within her, she holds the history of three great peoples: the Italians, the Irish and the Puerto Rican. She’s... Read more
Everything is not what it seems in the Netflix Original “Baby”
BY KAREN SUROS “If you’re 16 and live in Rome’s most beautiful neighborhood, you’re lucky. Ours is the best possible world. Even though everything looks perfect, to survive, we need a secret life.” This is how Netflix’s new series “Baby” begins. Six episodes, less than an hour long each,... Read more
A brief inquiry into The 1975’s latest album: “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships”
BY ELENA VALDEZ Love oftentimes occurs behind a screen. Online dating is not as simple as sending messages and liking pictures. The 1975 captures the highs and lows of a modern romance, as well as an abundance of other matters one might be exposed to online, in their third... Read more
“The Princess Switch”: A Christmas film fit for royalty
BY KAREN SUROS It’s officially the holiday season, which means festive decorations, cheerful attitudes and, of course, Christmas movies. There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to take part in the grand old tradition of curling up with some hot chocolate to watch a... Read more
Come one, come all: The 2018 Variety Show was well thought out, well rehearsed and well executed
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE When David Lee vaulted off his trademark bicycle and into the Variety Show host car, the crowd erupted into laughter, and there started what was nothing short of an engaging evening. The Variety Show is an annual event at CCHS. Hosted by the senior class, it... Read more
“Farewell to Yellow Brick Road”: Elton John’s final tour
BY ELENA VALDEZ The final goodbye is often the hardest to say. Elton John does so in a marvelous way. Announced in early January of this year, “Farewell to Yellow Brick Road” is musical legend Elton John’s final tour. After nearly half a century of touring and songwriting, he... Read more
“The Grinch” makes a Christmas comeback
BY SOFIA MENDEZ On Friday, November 9, the one-and-only holiday-hating cartoon character came back in time for Christmas. When the people from Whoville announce that they are going to make Christmas this year three times bigger, the Grinch realizes that the only way to obtain some peace and quiet... Read more
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”: A brilliant sequel that will cast a spell on audiences
BY KAYLA GATES The release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has revived the “Harry Potter” craze. Fans wore their wizarding cloaks to crowded theaters for its opening weekend. While the film worked to satisfy these enthusiasts, anyone lacking this dedication to the original series may be disappointed.... Read more
Mini Donut World: The happiest place on earth
BY KAREN SUROS The smell of fried dough is eminent as soon as one steps through the door. The walls are covered in vivid artwork, including a mural that takes up the majority of the space and depicts a creative way of making donuts (volcanoes and rollercoasters included). Welcome... Read more