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‘Tomorrowland’ instills hope for the future

‘Tomorrowland’ instills hope for the future

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
June 5, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Disney’s Tomorrowland features an optimistic, brilliant scientist and high school student named Casey Newton (Britt Robinson), who stumbles upon a pin that transports her to a place called Tomorrowland, where the world’s most talented artists, scientists, and mathematicians are recruited across time i...

Looking For Alaska Questions How One Person Can Impact Our Lives

Looking For Alaska Questions How One Person Can Impact Our Lives

Ashley Kim, Writer
April 21, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” These last words of French poet Francois Rabelais is what main character and narrator Miles Halter is thinking of as he leaves Florida for Culver Creek Boarding School for the very first time. And he does find an adventure--with his roommate Chip Martin, aka “The ...

Cinderella – a revamped classic stuns on the big screen

Cinderella – a revamped classic stuns on the big screen

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

I walked into the theater a little apprehensively. Movie adaptions of the beloved Brothers Grimm’s tale—“Cinderella”—have been done time and time again. From the Disney animated classic to Selena Gomez’s Another Cinderella Story, the characters of Cinderella are reprised again and again. The evil stepmothe...

Top 5 Books to Read Before the Movies

Top 5 Books to Read Before the Movies

February 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Still Alice by Lisa Genova This story of a successful woman who starts feeling the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease shows how she navigates through memory loss and confusion. She tries to make the most of her time while she can. Starring Julianne Moore, this movie hit theaters January 16. Seren...

Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

January 25, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“My yesterdays are disappearing, and my tomorrows are uncertain, so what do I live for? I live for each day. I live in the moment.” Since last year when I first came across this book on Goodreads, I have been hearing nothing but praise about the novel. A few weeks ago, I finally read the New York T...

Lambert Spills Her “Secrets” in Hit Song

Lambert Spills Her “Secrets” in Hit Song

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
January 13, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

For the music world, 2014 has been a year full of self-empowerment chart toppers: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Colbie Caillat’s “Try,” and most notably newcomer Mary Lambert’s hit single “Secrets.” Seattle native Mary Lambert, whom you may recognize from her work in Macklemore’s...

Swift Kills in “Blank Space” (Not Literally)

Swift Kills in “Blank Space” (Not Literally)

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Taylor Swift’s newest music video, “Blank Space,” had heads turning as a staged relationship quickly morphed from sweet to maniacal. The description box, however, points out that “no animals, trees, automobiles or actors were harmed in the making of this video.” Nothing harmed except Taylor...

Rooney Mara’s controversial casting as Tiger Lily, in Pan

Rooney Mara’s controversial casting as Tiger Lily, in Pan

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Rooney Mara’s role as Tiger Lily in Warner Brothers’ upcoming movie, Pan, has created a large uproar among potential movie-goers. Pan is an adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s character Peter Pan–someone we’re all familiar with through the Disney movie Peter Pan. Director Joe Wright’s take on t...

Shows To Watch and Avoid This Fall

Shows To Watch and Avoid This Fall

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
November 25, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Watch: Selfie (ABC) 8/10 Selfie, a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, is a corny yet relatable eye-opener. The show centers on social-media obsessed Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan, Doctor Who), who takes etiquette lessons from businessman Henry Higgins (John Cho, Star Trek). With her socia...

Eating at Zachary’s

Eating at Zachary’s

Liliana Wong, Online Editor
May 27, 2014
Filed under Reviews

If a person is hungry, sad, or even just bored, Zachary’s is the place to be. Zachary’s Pizza is a great place where students from Dublin High School can hang out and enjoy a slice. The pizza is served Chicago styled so it is very different from an average pizza. The texture and the way the pizz...