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Dublin High School’s Instrumental Music Department Performs at the 8th Annual Winter Concert

Dublin High School’s Instrumental Music Department Performs at the 8th Annual Winter Concert

Michelle Yun
December 30, 2015
Filed under Community, Reviews, Showcase

[**Images courtesy of Davyne Parks Bradly (Facebook)] Musicians filed off the stage back to the instrumental room, grinning at each other, some relieved that it was finally over, others wistful that it couldn’t have been longer. Tonight was the night that the String Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Band ...

A Timeless Tale About the True Meaning of Friendship: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A Timeless Tale About the True Meaning of Friendship: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Ashley Kim
December 29, 2015
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Jesse Andrews’ masterpiece Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was one of the best books I’ve ever read in a long time. The cynical humor made me laugh at almost every page, and its down-to earth tone made this book relatable. Also, for our filmophiles, its movie adaptation won two awards at the ...

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Jennifer Liu
December 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Despite the fact that we’ve found ourselves smack dab in the middle of holiday season, there’s still an overabundance of procrastinators who haven’t yet discovered the perfect gift; or, in more honest terms, haven’t even started looking. But don’t worry, I won’t judge; in fact, due to genuine empa...

Star Wars: A Future That Works

Star Wars: A Future That Works

Neha Harpanhalli
December 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens had the largest opening weekend in North America. The highly-anticipated seventh installment in the beloved sci-fi franchise had already scored $57 million during preview shows on Thursday, December 17, and a whopping $238 million over the weekend, while playing a...

2015 Grammy Nominations

2015 Grammy Nominations

Jianna So
December 19, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Grammy season is finally here. Thankfully, the nominations are not as disappointing as they have been in the past. Kendrick Lamar leads all artists with eleven nominations, including album of the year, song of the year, and best rap album. Lamar’s racially charged album To Pimp a Butterfly made w...

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Maddie Davis
December 3, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Warning: This review contains spoilers for basic plot information of The Hunger Games book trilogy and movie series. The long awaited Mockingjay Part 2 has finally arrived, thus drawing the hunger games movie series to a close. Many famous and award winning actors and actresses have joined together...

Fear the Walking Dead TV Show Review

Fear the Walking Dead TV Show Review

Audrey Nuñez
November 14, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, TV

Note: This review contains some spoilers! This past August, Fear the Walking Dead, a TV show spinoff and prequel of the show The Walking Dead, premiered on the AMC network. The season opener begins with a young man named Nick, who awakens in an abandoned church where he discovers his friend eating a bloodied corpse. He flees into the street outside and is hit b...

Irish Guard Competes at IHS

Irish Guard Competes at IHS

Maddie Davis
November 12, 2015
Filed under Community, Reviews, Showcase

Last weekend, the Dublin Irish Guard attended the Independence High School Field Show Competition. The Irish Guard performed their field show titled Dreams of Flying based of the Wright brothers dream of building a flying machine. The show features the building of the wright brothers plane as the band...

The Scorch Trials: Review

The Scorch Trials: Review

Eugenia Gavrilova
November 10, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Wes Ball, director of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, manages to hit yet another home run with his action-packed sequel to The Maze Runner, one of many dystopian young-adult book franchises to hit the screen in recent years. Of course, the movie loses some of the complexity of the elements in the novel itself, s...

Improv Show Review 10/21

Lauren Manning
October 24, 2015
Filed under Community, Reviews, Uncategorized

On Wednesday October 21st, I had the great pleasure of attended the first Improv Show of the year put on by the wonderful Improv team composed of Kieva Bradley, Savannah Quintero, Arash Hojat, Noah Bradley, Andrew Turner, Sean Haggerty, and Nick Padnos. The team organizes a series of games which they...