The Dublin Shield

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

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

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

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

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 undeniabl...

Finding Dory: Our Favorite Fish in the Finding Nemo Universe Returns for a Story of Her Own

Ashley Kim, Managing Editor

June 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Dedicated to Liz Fu, last year’s editor-in-chief :) When Finding Nemo was released in 2003, the heartwarming movie about one father’s quest to find his son and venture out in the unknown became an instant classic. In many ways, Marlin was a modern Bilbo Baggins, who lived quietly in his anemone ...

DHS Drama Raises Performing Arts To New Heights

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, World Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Clubs, Community, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

  Several weeks before the opening night of their spring musical In the Heights, one of the people listening to rehearsal remarked that the cast probably shouldn’t still be using the Broadway soundtrack to rehearse.   Well, as it turned out they weren’t: they were the only ones si...

Zootopia: Review

Sakina Nuruddin

April 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The recently released movie, Zootopia, has caught both the attention and love of thousands of children and adults these past few weeks. Zootopia, the home of thrilling success and devastating failure, is a grand capital that captures the interest and the eye of a young rabbit named Judy Hopps. Determine...

Why YOU Should Go See In the Heights!

Michelle Yun

April 20, 2016


Filed under Community, Music, Showcase

  “It Won’t Be Long Now.” For weeks now, we’ve heard about In the Heights. And for months, DHS Drama has been rehearsing the first musical at Dublin High in years. Here are reasons why YOU should go see In the Heights, as told by the cast members and the production team: Did you ...

Wicked The Musical Was AMAZING!

Ashley Kim

April 8, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Although crowded with sports fans,, the  streets of San Francisco were also packed with  d theater geeks and others to the Orpheum Theater to see the Broadway musical Wicked . Back by popular demand, Wicked has won more than 100 awards and is critically acclaimed for its actors and hit songs, like ...