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To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

To All the Directors They’ve Snubbed Before: Lack of female Oscar nominees for best director highlights implications of discrimination for female students pursuing film careers

Jessica Konrad

April 19, 2019


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"Wonder woman.” “Lady Bird.” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Beyond the massive success of each of these films, there is another factor that unites them all. Each one features a female director. From the reception of each of these films, viewers can see that women have made tremendous ...

Viral Effects: Students who went viral on social media learn to deal with positive, negative feedback

Viral Effects: Students who went viral on social media learn to deal with positive, negative feedback

Calina He

April 19, 2019


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“Going viral” was something senior Brandon Sandy and his friends never expected. However, after creating a TikTok-a short music video-in mid-February, Sandy noticed a countless number of notifications on his phone. The video, which shows Sandy and his friends dancing to a song, reached over 100,...

Carrying the Banner: Civic Theatre’s new adaptation of “Newsies” production provides opportunities, lessons of character

Carrying the Banner: Civic Theatre’s new adaptation of “Newsies”  production provides opportunities, lessons of character

Emily Carlisle

April 19, 2019


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"The woild is yer erster.” This line from the Disney-hit musical “Newsies” is exactly what Civic Theatre lives by this season. “Newsies” is based off a true story of struggle and triumph over oppression and control, and it shows that the underdogs can prevail if they work hard enough and do ...

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with senior Joseph Hsu, who composed his own concerto “Non Noire Memoire”

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with senior Joseph Hsu, who  composed his own concerto “Non Noire Memoire”

April 19, 2019


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How did you compose your concerto? I compose my music on my computer. There is a free program called “MuseScore” that allows you to do music notation. So, I was able to write my music while playing the piano onto the computer. I wrote for five parts: the piano, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello/b...

Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school audience, makes adaptations from original version

Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school  audience, makes adaptations from original version

Grace Xu

March 22, 2019


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For this year’s spring musical, CHS will take the contemporary route by putting on the show “Bring It On.” The show centers around Campbell, who is the cheerleading captain of an affluent school before she moves to a less well-off school and has to adapt. While  CHS has showcased musicals in the past targe...

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

Sarah Kim

March 22, 2019


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Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In recent years, they have really gained popularity and I think some of that can be attributed to th...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019


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English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Just Keep Shuffling: New Apple streaming service lacks innovation, adds to overabundance of TV

Just Keep Shuffling: New Apple streaming service lacks innovation, adds to overabundance of TV

Heidi Peng

March 22, 2019


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As more and more streaming services have emerged and cable TV has fallen out of favor, my father can only think one thing: More is more. Thus, over the course of four years, I have amassed five different streaming services—Amazon Prime, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix and YouTube TV. However, recently there...

No End to Art: Artists discuss importance of digital art expression, changing definition of art

No End to Art: Artists discuss importance of digital art expression, changing definition of art

Marvin Fan

February 22, 2019


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The recent movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” utilized new technology in order to create a style of movie never seen before. The film combined computer animation and traditional hand-drawn comic book techniques. At this school, sophomore Jacob Renay-Lopes uses technology to express himself a...

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Hartfelt Apology? : Reporters Ashwin Prasad and Lily McAndrews debate whether Kevin Hart should host Oscars after scandal over homophobic tweets

Ashwin Prasad, Lily McAndrews

February 22, 2019


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Experienced, entertaining host Kevin Hart should be forgiven for decade-old homophobic tweets As many of you know by now, the Oscars will not have a host this year. Its original host, Kevin Hart, quit the role because of Twitter backlash over his homophobic tweets. I’m not condoning his tweets. He has admitted what he said was wrong...