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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Fails to Live Up to its Predecessor

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Fails to Live Up to its Predecessor

Danielle Tran, Student Life Editor

August 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Ten years following the release of Mamma Mia! The Movie, Universal Pictures has presented audiences with a highly-anticipated sequel: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Fans of the original as well as any fans of the popular 70’s pop group, ABBA, were certainly excited to catch a glimpse of the latest in...

Ready Player One: Humorous, Captivating, and Thoughtful

Ready Player One: Humorous, Captivating, and Thoughtful

Danielle Tran, Student Life Editor

August 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Schindler’s List. Indiana Jones. What do these seemingly dispersed classics have in common with one another? They were all directed under the brilliant hand of Steven Spielberg, and just recently, a new movie joined the ranks. Ready Player One, based on the beloved no...

Pachinko: A Thought-Provoking Read on Love, Belonging, and Sacrifice

Pachinko: A Thought-Provoking Read on Love, Belonging, and Sacrifice

Ashley Kim, Guest Writer

July 20, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

  Min-Jin Lee's poignant novel Pachinko is the story of four generations of strength, dignity, survival, and humanity. Beginning in the humble boarding house of Yangjin and Hoonie in Yeongdo, it chronicles the lives of a Korean family in a homeland afflicted by war. Sunja, Yangjin's teenage daug...

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” Brings Comedy Back to the Marvel Universe

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” Brings Comedy Back to the Marvel Universe

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

July 18, 2018


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Barely two months on the heels of the record-shattering Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios has released the next MCU blockbuster. A breath of fresh air, Ant-Man and the Wasp returns to the roots of the MCU with a lighthearted and comedic adventure through the San Francisco Bay Area and the quantum realm....

Scythe: Another Dystopian Novel, But This Time With Purpose

Scythe: Another Dystopian Novel, But This Time With Purpose

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

July 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The premise of Scythe is a simple one. The dystopian novel by Neal Shusterman explores a distant future where life is seemingly perfect. Ruled by a sympathetic, powerful, and all-knowing technological entity called the Thunderhead, the world is devoid of religion, politics, war, and crime. Even death h...

Solo Has Discovered the Price of Mediocrity

Solo Has Discovered the Price of Mediocrity

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Ever seen that movie poster to the right? Yeah, neither have a lot of people. On May 24, Disney and Lucasfilm released Solo: A Star Wars Story, advertised as the backstory of beloved Star Wars smuggler Han Solo - that is, when it was advertised at all. Following in the steps of 2016’s Rogue One, ...

Senior Word Search

Senior Word Search

Mandy Tran, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under Community, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

We're all sad to see our favorite seniors graduate but here's a fun senior-themed word search to keep your mind off finals and graduation. ...

“Avengers: Infinity War” Was Well Worth the Wait

“Avengers: Infinity War” Was Well Worth the Wait

Manasa Ayyala and Riya Chopra

May 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

If you’ve been a living, breathing human being at Dublin High for the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed the insane hype for Avengers: Infinity War. Regardless of your own preferences in movies or lack thereof, it’s been nearly impossible to go two days in a row without hearing people theorizing a...

Urinetown: The Musical – Hilarious, Witty, and All-Around Incredible!

Urinetown: The Musical – Hilarious, Witty, and All-Around Incredible!

Danielle Tran, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

“Welcome to Urinetown! No, not the place of course. The musical.” Thus begins a night of adventure and romance, of satire and wit, of intense dance numbers and amazing vocalists. Urinetown: The Musical was certainly an enjoyable performance for all those who came to see it. While the title itself was ...

Heathers at Las Positas: What’s Their Damage? Quite a Lot.

Heathers at Las Positas: What’s Their Damage? Quite a Lot.

Manasa Ayyala and Riya Chopra

May 7, 2018


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In the world of drama, there are comedies, there are tragedies, and there is Heathers: The Musical. Not quite one or the other, this (very) black comedy doesn’t hesitate to toe (and cross) the line of political correctness, and it certainly doesn’t shy away from tough topics. Still, this high-sc...