Hamilton: What is it really about?

Hamilton: What is it really about?

Sophia Wecker, Editor

September 23, 2020

During quarantine, people have been all over different streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and so many more. But one breathtaking film that was recently released on Disney+, is none other than the Tony award winning Broadway musical, Hamilton.    July 3, 2020 was a very exciting day for man...

Does Disney+ Add Up?

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Danica Jordan, Editor in Chief

January 9, 2020

These days, streaming services rule television. Instead of buying cable or DVDs, streaming services allow for a wide selection of shows and movies available on several devices. Services like Netflix and Hulu are among the most popular, but now there is another among the ranks.   On Nov 12, ...

K-12: More Than a Movie?

K-12: More Than a Movie?

Abigail Love, Reporter

October 15, 2019

K-12, Melanie Martinez’s second full album, was released on Sept. 6, 2019, along with a full-length film by the same name. Melanie Martinez is an American singer/songwriter who produces mostly alternative pop and indie pop music. She rose to fame in 2012 after appearing on The Voice, releasing her deb...

Knott’s Scary Farm Mazes: Are they Tricks or Treats?

The Front of the Origins: The Curse of Calico maze.

Danica Jordan, Editor in Chief

October 4, 2019

As the spooky month of October approaches, you may find yourself seeking some extra scares besides just Halloween night. You can only get so scared with cardboard bat cutouts and motion activated skeleton hands in candy bowls.  Knott's Scary Farm has much to offer in the way of spooks from the 9 different...

Is “IT Chapter Two” a Clown of a Movie?


Adam Atamian, Reporter

September 18, 2019

IT Chapter Two is the second movie in a two part series that depicts the characters of the first movie, 27 years later. The group of characters known as the Losers Club have to face their fears and finally put a stop to their childhood nightmare. IT Chapter Two was produced by New Line Cinema and Vertigo ...

“Captain Marvel” Falls Short of Expectations

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Autumn Brazele, Reporter

March 26, 2019

The movie “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, is the most recent Marvel movie, released on Mar. 8. In the movie, Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, fights in an intergalactic war between two alien races. As I have never seen any of the Marvel movies before, I had no idea w...

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World— Repeat or Retweet?

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Sydnie Ager, Reporter

March 19, 2019

From director Dean DeBlois, the third "How to Train Your Dragon" movie was released in theaters on Feb. 22 this year as the most recent film in the storyline. Young chief Hiccup faces a new problem on his home island of Berk, now a flourishing dragon sanctuary. Although Berkians have converted to the ...

Glass the Movie: Half Full or Half Empty?

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Genevieve Larkin, Reporter

February 20, 2019

“Glass” is a fantasy/drama film and part of the Unbreakable trilogy. The series includes, “Unbreakable” and “Split,” following the characters individually until they are all together in the final installment. Released on Jan. 18, the PG-13 movie was directed by M. Night Shyamalan and used ...

“Schooled” excels as a spin-off, but leaves some returning fans wanting a sequel instead

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Sean Blythe, Reporter

February 14, 2019

“Schooled” is a new TV show featuring characters from “The Goldbergs.” A spin-off of that show, the new plot involves the return of Lainey Lewis, 10 years after the events of “The Goldbergs,” which took place in the ’80s. She returns to William Penn Academy as a teacher this time around, ...

“Asteroids:” A New Science Fiction Novel by Mike McCoy

Trinity Mak, Reporter

February 12, 2019

"Asteroids," a science fiction novel, is entrepreneur Mike McCoy’s first published work due out in April 2019.  The novel has been pre-released to a small audience on Jan. 23 for review and is available on Amazon for pre-order. Rick Munday, the main character, is an assistant professor of astr...

Escape Room Deviates from the Horror Norm

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Katherine Mosack, Reporter

January 23, 2019

“Escape Room” follows six strangers who travel to a mysterious building to experience a game where participants work together to solve a series of puzzles with the hope of leaving $10,000 wealthier. What begins as innocent fun quickly turns into a disaster as the four men and two women find that eac...

Free Solo: A Rock Climbing Story

Free Solo: A Rock Climbing Story

Dylan Stuflick, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2019

Rock climbing is a sport full of adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers. And if you know anything about climbing, you’ve probably heard of Alex Honnold. Part of a unique sect in the rock climbing world, Honnold participates in something called free solo climbing. Free solo climbing eliminates everyt...

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