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Drama on Campus: A review of the ‘HR805’ pilot episode filmed at CAHS

Drama on Campus: A review of the ‘HR805’ pilot episode filmed at CAHS

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

Not every high school has had a TV show filmed on their campus. In the summer of 2017, the cast and crew of “HR805” filmed their pilot episode on the CAHS campus. “All of us on the producing team have children that either attend Coastal or Classical Academy,” producer and writer Mr. Lon Sierra said. “...

‘Black Panther’: The Album

‘Black Panther’: The Album

Kenedie Hesseling, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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I’m sure you’ve heard about the recent and popular movie “Black Panther.” While it may seem based on the title that this album is merely of the movie’s score, it’s not; this album is a soundtrack inspired by the movie. Choice songs from the album are featured in the movie like “Pray For M...

Code Name Verity: A Review

Code Name Verity: A Review

Adelae Norwood, News Editor

April 6, 2018


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“Kiss me, Hardy.” How can words — nothing more than stains of ink on a page — drive pain into someone so deeply and so easily, like a knife into butter? People hide behind the words, and we are our worst enemies. Sometimes we can’t help but hurt people. The biggest culprits, in my pu...

The Best Things Come in Small Stores: Everything To Love About EscoGelato

The Best Things Come in Small Stores: Everything To Love About EscoGelato

Lauren Rowe, Reporter

April 3, 2018


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Just 0.2 miles away from CAHS, EscoGelato is a popular place for students to convene before and after school.  Located just off of Grand Ave, EscoGelato offers not only fresh gelato, but also coffee, sandwiches and baked goods. Here are the top five things I appreciate:     Gelato Made Fresh Every Day With Quality ...

Selling You to a New Band: A Review on SALES

Selling You to a New Band: A Review on SALES

Savannah Benton, Reporter

March 19, 2018


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Finding brand new music from a never-before-heard band is like striking gold, even though I’ve never been gold-mining, and I’m splurging on all of their music. I was first hit by this feeling while eating at Chipotle with my best friend. We realized we really liked the song that was playing,...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, though overdone, hits a home run

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, though overdone, hits a home run

Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

February 1, 2018


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Tagging far behind the long-gone trend of YA dystopian movies, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” boded a forced ending. However, director Wes Ball saves it from an ignominious conclusion with stunning special effects and emotional characterization. Considering how much the two movies before it (“Maze...

M A N I A: Song by Song

M A N I A: Song by Song

Rachel Howard, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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It’s been a long nine months for Fall Out Boy fans since the band first announced their seventh studio album back in April of 2017. The band pushed back the full release, originally slated for last September, until Jan. 19, scrapping all but a handful of their tracks for a re-record and keeping fan...

‘The Post’ Piles on the Drama But Fails to Deliver Impact

‘The Post’ Piles on the Drama But Fails to Deliver Impact

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

January 25, 2018


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The Post has been hailed as a political drama full of conflicted characters and relevant to the times. While I do see the drama part about how “democracy dies in darkness,” I felt no love lost on any of the star-studded cast, nor did director Steven Spielberg explore the full complexity of the issue....

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ invites us into a blend of old and new elements

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ invites us into a blend of old and new elements

Amber Bacardi, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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Over 20 years after the original movie was released in 1995, the time has finally come for a stand-alone sequel in the Jumanji franchise. Directed by Jake Kasdan and released on Dec. 22, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was one of 2017’s top-grossing films. Despite its apparent success, upon f...

Hamilton: An American Review

Hamilton: An American Review

Brigid Ambuul, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Full disclosure: I am a biased source. While I’m no Eminem, I pride myself on my ability to rap nearly every word to the groundbreaking hip-hop musical "Hamilton." I’ve spent two years memorizing lines that move faster than my tongue naturally permits and, in the process, I’ve learned about the for...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is far, far more than your usual dose of galactic fun

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is far, far more than your usual dose of galactic fun

Crystal Sung, Reporter

December 24, 2017


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I had my reservations when I walked in. My faith in Star Wars was rekindled when I walked out. With the cult-ish fan base surrounding Star Wars, I was naturally skeptical of the hype surrounding The Last Jedi — the long-awaited Episode VIII. But director Rian Johnson takes us  on a wild ride through...

Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Averie Sargent, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Independent author Jennifer Malech published her first book “Unkempt Secrets From the War” on Jan. 24. Malech writes historical fiction and recently published her second book, “A Song for Somme,” on Nov. 17.    “Unkempt Secrets” follows orphan Nel Rosenberg, a German girl living in Londo...

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