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Angelfall: Book Review

Angelfall: Book Review

Emily Ellis, Writer
October 6, 2016
Filed under Books, Community, Reviews, Showcase, Student Life

All Credit Goes to Book Cover Designer   The apocalypse has descended onto the Earth. Huge, muscular angels are flying around wreaking havoc on the remaining inhabitants of large cities, and gangs have formed to claim territories and weapons to protect themselves. 17-year old Penryn is left with a life in...

The Fever Code: James Dashner’s new prequel to The Maze Runner

The Fever Code: James Dashner’s new prequel to The Maze Runner

Daniel Oden, Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

The Maze Runner, James Dashner’s New York Times best selling novel, stars a boy named Thomas and his friends as they try to escape an enormous maze built by the faceless corporation known as WICKED. The natural blend of mystery and action make sure to keep the reader engaged through the entire trilogy: T...

Emmys Recap

Emmys Recap

Eugenia Gavrilova, Entertainment Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Showcase

A little over 6 months after the airing of the highly criticized 2016 Oscars, which failed to put a single actor of color on their nominee list for the second year in a row, the 68th annual Emmy Awards aired on Sunday, September 18 with a record number of diverse nominations.   For the fir...

DHS Drama Spotlights: Simonne Campos

DHS Drama Spotlights: Simonne Campos

Racheal Matheny, Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Community, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

Simonne Campos is a junior at DHS. Last year she played Danielle in In the Heights. As part of Human of Dublin High’s “Student Spotlights”, the Dublin Shield interviewed her about her experience with the drama department.   How has Dublin High and the Drama Department impacted who you...

DHS Drama Spotlights: Caeden Perriman

DHS Drama Spotlights:  Caeden Perriman

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor in Chief
September 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Community, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

Last year, DHS drama wowed Dublin High with their production of In the Heights. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights follows the story of the people who live in a bodega in Washington Heights. Of the show’s many professional-grade performances, current Junior Caeden Perriman’s portrayal of...

MTV VMAS RECAP

MTV VMAS RECAP

Kiana Meagher, Social Media Manager
August 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV

In 1981, MTV aired its first music video, and music has never been the same since. Though most of us are too young to have memories of coming home at 5pm to watch the latest Madonna videos, our generation’s idea of music has been shaped by not only what we hear on the radio, but also by what we see....

“Stranger Things”: The Next Show to Binge-Watch

“Stranger Things”: The Next Show to Binge-Watch

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor-in-Chief
August 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, TV, Uncategorized, Video

The days of watching TV and eagerly awaiting the resolution of last week’s cliffhanger have almost disappeared. Helping them retreat into the past are Netflix’s “Original Series”, in house shows where episodes are not released one at a time, but in entire seasons.   Of these “Origi...

Despite Soaring Sales, “Cursed Child” Script Fails to Captivate

Despite Soaring Sales, “Cursed Child” Script Fails to Captivate

Neha Harpanhalli, Writer
August 5, 2016
Filed under Books, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

  The script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the highly anticipated eighth installment in the Potter universe, was finally released in bookstores worldwide with unprecedented success on July 31. According to The New York Times, the play has sold more than 2 million hardcover copies within 48 hours of it...

Spielberg’s The BFG Misses the Mark, Big-Time

Spielberg’s The BFG Misses the Mark, Big-Time

Neha Harpanhalli, Writer
July 8, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Despite receiving generally favorable reviews from critics and a 71% score from Rotten Tomatoes, celebrated director Steven Spielberg’s $140 million-dollar production The BFG flopped at the box office, earning a meager $23.6 million during its opening weekend.   Spielberg’s The BFG was...

Independence Day Sequel: Explosive Without An Impact

Independence Day Sequel: Explosive Without An Impact

Neha Harpanhalli, Writer
July 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“We had twenty years to prepare...So did they.”   This is the tagline for Independence Day: Resurgence, which opened in theaters worldwide on June 24, 2016 with an opening gross of nearly $143.7 million. The action-packed sequel to 1996’s highest-grossing film features plenty of undeniably impressive visual effects, but is a shallow attempt ...