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Dublin High Drama Department Has Huge Success at Lenaea Competition

Eugenia Gavrilova
February 18, 2017
Filed under Arts, Community, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

On the weekend of February 11th, the Dublin High Drama Department attended Lenaea, a large theater competition at Folsom Lake College for high schools in northern and central California. What makes this competition different, however, is that after a group performs, the judges, called respondents, wor...

The 59th Grammy Awards Recap and DHS Response

The 59th Grammy Awards Recap and DHS Response

Kaushikee Nayudu, Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Held on Sunday February 12th, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Grammy Awards were a chaotic, captivating show that reiterated the power of live television to entrance audiences and most definitely satisfied the expectations of viewers. The stars stunned audiences from their initial ar...

Lion: A Long Way From Home

Lion: A Long Way From Home

Anvitha Kachinthaya, Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film, Lion, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, and David Wenham, is moving and inspiring, telling a miraculous tale about home and identity. Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley and adapted from his book, “A Long Way Home,” Lion follows the story of a rural In...

Sherlock: Season 4 Finale “The Final Problem” Stuns With Its Emotional Moments and Shocking Plot Twists

Sherlock: Season 4 Finale “The Final Problem” Stuns With Its Emotional Moments and Shocking Plot Twists

Ashley Kim, Managing Editor
January 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Reviews, Showcase, TV

JANUARY 15, 2017- Since its creation in 2010 by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, BBC Sherlock has been a TV show known for its intelligent storylines and its title character, played by the actor Benedict Cumberbatch. In this modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories, Holmes and Watson trav...

2017 Golden Globes: This Year’s Best Blunders and Beauties

2017 Golden Globes: This Year’s Best Blunders and Beauties

Eugenia Gavrilova, Entertainment Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Showcase

JANUARY 10, 2017 -- Held on Sunday, January 8th in Beverly Hills, the 74th annual Golden Globes did not fail to deliver on kicking off the 2017 award show season with plenty of memorable moments. The night created a social media storm, flooding Twitter and other networks with an abundance of photograph...

Sherlock: “The Lying Detective” Is a Dark, Poignant Look at What It Truly Means to Love

Sherlock: “The Lying Detective” Is a Dark, Poignant Look at What It Truly Means to Love

Ashley Kim, Managing Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Reviews, Showcase, TV

The second installment of BBC Sherlock’s season four, directed by Nick Hurran and written by co-creator Steven Moffat, is everything that makes Sherlock one of the most loved, critically acclaimed shows on television. Action packed and twisted, it appeals to all of the thrill-seekers, the ones who watched Sherlock for its adventurous, modern spirit. More importantly, however, this episode of Sherlock unveils the strong relationship between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in a way that has never been seen before.

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Sherlock: Season 4 Premiere “The Six Thatchers” Is Complicated and Revolutionary

Sherlock: Season 4 Premiere “The Six Thatchers” Is Complicated and Revolutionary

Ashley Kim, Managing Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Reviews, Showcase, TV

  After one year of planning and filming, BBC Sherlock’s co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss finally have Sherlock Holmes and John Watson return to London for another thrilling case concerning six smashed busts of Margaret Thatcher.   The episode concerns not only this case, bu...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

Daniel Oden, Writer
January 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

After last year’s box office destroyer Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and hype for the next episode already starting to build, there is no better time to be a Star Wars fan. While the early death of Carrie Fisher –the actress who played Princess Leia in the original films– is indeed tragic, ...

The Midnight Star: A Tale of Darkness and Betrayal

The Midnight Star: A Tale of Darkness and Betrayal

Anvitha Kachinthaya, Writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Books, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.” After the first two hauntingly beautiful novels of The Young Elites series, the final installment was just as chilling, if not more. Marie Lu weaves a complex tale of darkness and betrayal, of love and revenge, where no...

“Fever Code” Review

“Fever Code” Review

Daniel Oden, Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Books, Community, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, Student Life

As a fan of The Maze Runner series, I was ecstatic to learn more of the history of James Dashner’s infected world. Throughout the first book, he was able create a sense a mystery and confusion in both the characters and the reader, making us hungry for information. Even though later books started to...