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Cassandra Clare Strikes Again; The Book to Quell Your Mid-Summer Boredom

Cassandra Clare Strikes Again; The Book to Quell Your Mid-Summer Boredom

Emily Ellis, Entertainment Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Books, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you've probably heard of Cassandra Clare, the famous author of the award-winning Mortal Instruments series. Her novels have sold millions of copies worldwide and her first book, City of Bones, was made into a successful movie in 2013.  Now the...

Transformers: The Last Knight – A Spellbinding Experience

Transformers: The Last Knight – A Spellbinding Experience

Anvitha Kachinthaya, Entertainment Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Apocalyptic. Shattering. Thrilling.   Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the Transformers franchise, was released on June 20, 2017. The film features booming, explosive displays and stars recurring actors Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and John Turturro, along with Antho...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Neha Harpanhalli, Senior Student Life/Campus Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Showcase

June 26, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (published one year later in the US as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone).   “20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others,” author J...

Hamilton Comes to San Francisco

Hamilton Comes to San Francisco

Ashley Kim, Editor-in-Chief
June 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Reviews, Showcase

The nationally renowned musical Hamilton: An American Musical has arrived in San Francisco with all the splendor and acclaim it received in New York City and Chicago. A musical about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton has been incredibly successful, appreciated by critics and fans...

Wonder Woman: A Major Success for DC Entertainment and Women in Hollywood

Wonder Woman: A Major Success for DC Entertainment and Women in Hollywood

Kaushikee Nayudu, Junior Managing Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Wonder Woman chronicles the origin story of Wonder Woman otherwise known as Diana, Princess of the Amazons, raised on the all-female sanctuary of Themyscira and trained by the immortal Amazons to be an undefeatable warrior. Diana’s sheltered life is disrupted by the arrival of army pilot Steve Trev...

DHS’s Third Annual Film Festival

DHS’s Third Annual Film Festival

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Arts, Community, Entertainment, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Dublin High’s third annual Film Festival premiered on Thursday, May 18. Many students arrived  before the event to listen to live music, walk through the student art gallery, and eat food prepared by the catering department. Free Film Festival gear was also handed out to students who came early enou...

Dublin High’s Guys and Dolls Shine On Opening Night

Dublin High’s Guys and Dolls Shine On Opening Night

Morgan Minkler, Staff Writer
April 23, 2017
Filed under Arts, Community, Entertainment, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Intense dance routines, powerful musical numbers, and humor throughout- all followed by audience applause marked the premier of Guys and Dolls at DHS. The show, which took three months to produce was  a huge success.   “By far the best school production of the year” remarked junior K...

The Much-Awaited 13 Reasons Why is Here

The Much-Awaited 13 Reasons Why is Here

Anvitha Kachinthaya, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, TV, Uncategorized

“If you’re listening, you’re too late.”   From New York Times bestselling book to the show everyone’s talking about, Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why has come a long way from its initial novel release ten years ago. Netflix premiered season one of the show on March 31, and it ...

Beauty and the Beast 2017 Review: Another Live Action Homage to Disney’s Past

Beauty and the Beast 2017 Review: Another Live Action Homage to Disney’s Past

Daniel Oden, Staff Writer
March 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

In the past few years, Disney has been creating live-action re-imaginings of some of their most remembered animated movies. These movies — such as Cinderella and a reboot of The Little Mermaid coming later this year— are always a risk because remakes tend to carry a negative stigma. For me, howe...

Starry Night: Oscars 2017 Recap

Starry Night: Oscars 2017 Recap

Eugenia Gavrilova, Entertainment Editor
March 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

  On the night of Sunday, February 26, following the controversy of the previous year’s awards, the much anticipated 2017 Oscars took place in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The 89th anniversary of the show brought about landmark awards, plenty of humor, and its fair share of mishaps. &...