‘Gangster Squad’ is a Fraud

by Mary Macrae ’14 “Gangster Squad” finally opens up in January after its original release was postponed due to the correct decision of its director, Ruben Fleischer, to reshoot one of its scenes that too closely resembled the recent movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  In response to the tragedy, Fleischer and the cast decided to cut the scene and … Read More

Jack Reacher: So Great That He’s Boring

by Brian Hughes ’15 Journalism Student There’s a line between establishing a character that’s exciting to root for and one who gets the job done so easily it bores you. Tom Cruise as former military cop Jack Reacher crosses that line. Reacher has been set up by a bunch of hired goons who get him arrested for fighting with them. … Read More

Student Fully Devoted to Music

by Vicky Florian ’14 Junior Nick Cameron is committed, to say the least. Besides having played prominent roles in three school musicals, having solos in Rock ‘n’ Roll since freshman year, and participating in both the Chamber’s Choir and Jazz Band, Cameron is a member of two bands outside of school. At the age of five, Cameron landed his first … Read More

90s Renaissance Has Us Kickin’ It Old School

by Evan Schwartz ’13 We are currently in the midst of a 90s Renaissance, and this phenomenon, like an eclipse, cannot go unnoticed. Popular culture elements that were über cool in the 1990s halls of Bayside High School when Zack Morris ran supreme are now experiencing a stellar resurgence. Trends of this decade, from fashion to music, are being rocked … Read More

Video Games Ratings

by Shaan Verma ’13 Don’t Starve Score: 3.5/5 A game that is about exactly what the title says. The goal of “Don’t Starve” is to survive as long as possible with dwindling materials and resources, while monsters attack at every corner. The art style is very distinct, like a dark, moody, hand-drawn sketch. The fact that the game is dark … Read More

Will New SNL Cast Ever Get It Right?

by Melissa Fajardo ’13 For those born in the late 90s, we grew up watching “Saturday Night Live” when the show had some of its golden members like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. But just like the U.S. economy, the show goes boom and bust every so often. The comedy sketch show has produced over 731 episodes since its NBC … Read More

‘Hitchcock:’ Master of Suspense

by Leah Schroeder ’13 In the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” it is simultaneously exciting and disappointing to discover the man standing behind the curtain. Walking into Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock,” I feared that I would be experiencing 93 minutes of the unsatisfying unveiling of “the man behind the curtain” that is Alfred Hitchcock, but instead, Hitchcock’s movies and achievements … Read More

Review of Guys and Dolls

by Michaela O’Donnell ’13 On December 15, 16, and 17, Sherwood performed “Guys and Dolls,” a musical about a group of gamblers in 1940s New York. The show centers around Nathan Detroit who bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson he can’t take saint-like missionary Sarah Brown on a date to Havana. The musical follows the messy relationship drama of Detroit and … Read More

“Cloud Atlas” Succeeds Despite Confusing Storyline

by Andrew Wasik ’13 After close to three hours sitting in a movie seat, I walked away from “Cloud Atlas,” based on the 2004 novel by David Mitchell, more confused than I have ever been before. The entire car ride home with my friend was spent in silence contemplating what we had just seen. But during that car ride I … Read More

‘Glee’ for ‘Awkward’ Shows

by Connor Martin ‘13 and Michaela O’Donnell ‘13 Television’s attraction to the drama, relationships and humor in the lives of teenagers at high school has not wavered. Since “Family Ties,” “The Cosby Show,” “Growing Pains,” “Welcome Back Kotter” and “Saved by the Bell” in the 70s, teen life has been a fascinating and popular story line. Today, shows like Fox’s … Read More