The Dublin Shield

It is Good, but Not Great

Collette Lee, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

*WARNING may contain spoilers - read at your own risk*   Thirty-one years after the original horror novel’s release and twenty-seven years after the airing of the ABC two-part series, the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, directed by Andy Muschietti, was released in theaters las...

The Voice of Dublin: Noah Mac’s Big Break

The Voice of Dublin: Noah Mac’s Big Break

Eugenia Gavrilova, Senior Managing Editor

September 25, 2017

[EDIT]: Noah will not be on tonight or tomorrow's episode (9/25 and 9/26), but once we are told what night he'll be performing we will update this post. It’s not very often that you get to tune into a major TV network and get to see the guy who sits next to you in English performing in front of...

The Mortality Doctrine Series by James Dashner: Mysterious Sci-Fi Virtual Reality

Vikram Nithyanandam, World Editor

September 17, 2017

What It’s About The Mortality Doctrine Series is a trilogy written by James Dashner from 2013 to 2015. It takes place in a distant future of hyper-advanced technology, virtual reality gaming full of fun and nightmares, cyber terrorism, and a world where the Internet has been rendered obsolete. T...

Movie Review | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Vikram Nithyanandam, World Editor

September 14, 2017

The latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with Jack Sparrow (played by  Johnny Depp) released in May 2017. It was not received extremely well by the public. While general POTC fans loved the movie, with 89% of Google users approving it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 30% rotten score and ...

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

Emily Ellis, Entertainment Editor

June 30, 2017

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

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

Neha Harpanhalli, Senior Student Life/Campus Editor

June 30, 2017

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

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, Associate Managing Editor

June 19, 2017

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

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...