By Rayyan Ahmad
As cable becomes more and more obsolete, streaming services, that allow for watching on the go, have begun to rise to the top of the entertainment pyramid. In order to capitalize on this change, the Walt Disney Company released its very own streaming service on November 12, 2019 in the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. For the low price of $6.99 a month for standard Disney+ and $12.99 a month with Hulu and ESPN+, Disney Plus is an ad-free streaming service that includes Disney Channel along with Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and the National Geographic. “With all the benefits of a regular streaming service, but with better shows and movies, Disney Plus is so worth seven dollars a month.” says Kevin Pak, a Junior at Glenelg High School. With many great shows and more planned for the future, Disney Plus has successfully immersed itself into the streaming business, and could possibly rise to the very top.
By Alexis Kominos
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? This question is asked several times in the production of Snow White at Glenelg High School. Glenelg’s Theater department never fails to entertain, and this year from November 21 through 28, Snow White was shown to a full auditorium.
By Roxy Romero and Susanna Park
Hollywood actress, Cynthia Erivo, stars in a sensational new movie, Harriet, which was released on November 1st, presenting the remarkable story of Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born in 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was a slave her whole life until she escaped to freedom in the north in 1849. Furthermore, she became the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, which led hundreds of families to freedom with the use of safe houses. During the Civil War, she was a spy for the Union and was the first woman to lead an armed assault in the Civil War. When freedom was won, she dedicated her life to improving the lives of newly freed slaves. As a whole, people generally believe that Tubman was remarkable from her time and continues to live on in the new retelling of her life.
By Evan Whatley and Rayyan Ahmad
With the hit release of the DC Comics “villain origin story”, Joker is climbing Box Office charts, currently sitting as the 7th top grossing film of 2019 according to IMDb. This R-rated movie follows the story of Arthur Fleck, a troubled man with multiple mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and pseudobulbar affect — a medical condition that causes the patient to erupt into uncontrollable bursts of laughing and crying at random times.
By Justin Robertson and Liam Day
Before reading this article, please be aware that the article includes spoilers. Recently released movie, Avengers: Endgame, is perhaps the most anticipated film in recent memory. The box office numbers are already showing this with the movie becoming the highest grossing movie in cinema history, making over two and a half billion dollars in three weeks. The film is the fourth installment of the Avengers series, which combines characters from numerous Marvel superhero movies. As the series has become more and more popular, Marvel has involved more superhero characters, such as Captain Marvel and Black Panther. Endgame continues the story that was developed in the previous Avengers installment, Avengers: Infinity War. In Infinity War, a powerful villain named Thanos collects the six infinity stones that gave him ultimate power over the universe. Once Thanos collected all of the stones, he was able to exterminate half of all living creatures in the universe. Endgame follows up on the aftermath of this catastrophic event and the attempt by the surviving Avengers to fix their mistakes. Despite various shortcomings for the film, the positive elements outweigh them and allow the film to now be the highest grossing movie of all time.
By Jessica Lipman
For the past couple of years, movies have centered around the love stories of teenagers, which automatically attract and grab the interest of the general public. However, there has been a noticeable trend recently with such love stories. Recently, romantic teen dramas have focused on illnesses and diseases. While some viewers enjoy watching these storylines, others are not so impressed.
By Chase Hensing
The Jonas brothers were viewed as international icons throughout many of our childhoods lives. They were in some of Disney’s biggest movies and TV shows, such as the Camp Rock series, along with being one of the biggest boy bands of the early 2000s. In 2013 the band announced that they would be splitting up. However on February 28 2019 the group announced their comeback and took took the internet by storm.
By Sofia Weddle
The fashion industry, as most things in the public eye, has never been short of controversy. Whether one designer is copying another’s designs, a spring line becomes a show of cultural appropriation, or a brand inflates their prices by the hundreds, fashion is never without drama. Many of these incidents go unnoticed or are quickly forgotten, but now there lives a digital fashion-inspired burn book.
By Sofia Weddle
The Oscars are known as the crème de la crème of award season. Win a SAG? You get a pat on your back. Golden Globe? An applause. Nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award? Only the critics care.
By Jessica Lipman
Midterms are approaching high schoolers faster than they think. The dates for midterms at Glenelg High School are January 22nd-25th. Although some students are more worried than others for these tests, it is important for all students to prepare themselves.
By Alexis Kominos
Dumplin’, a movie directed by Anne Fletcher, is a heartwarming and positive movie about loving oneself, self acceptance, and friendship. Nothing embodies this more than the quote, “Find out who you are and do it on purpose”. Which comes from Dolly Parton, a prominent singer, actor multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. This quote, and many others like it serve as a mantra for Willowdean Dickson, the main character in this Netflix original.
By Sarah Cipolla
It was fun to watch and the students did a great job using sound effects and illusions. For example, when Jacob Marley, played by Freshmen, Aden Larson, paid a visit to Mr. Scrooge in his bedroom, there were intense flashing strobe lights, a dense fog, and the sounds of bells and
By Chase Hensing
Attention: There will be spoilers in this article. The Rocky movies have been an iconic example of a successful, cult film franchise going 32 years strong. The eighth movie in the Rocky franchise, Creed II, came out on November 21st.
By Zach Kersh
Some of your favorite Disney characters will come to life in 2019. Disney has prepared some heavy-hitter movies to be showcased in 2019. Among them are Dumbo (March 29, 2019), Aladdin (May 24, 2019), and Lion King (July 19, 2019). All three movies are live-action films.
By Brooke Taylor
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an old Western based game. The wait is finally over after fans have been waiting over 8 years for the next Red Dead to be dropped which was released Friday, October 26 by Rockstar Games. Red Dead Redemption takes players back into 1899 through the eyes of the protagonist and an outlaw Arthur Morgan, who is a member of the Van der Linde gang.
By Alexis Kominos
Throughout history there have been many new innovations with technology. In this generation, new ideas are constantly being brought to life. 8D Audio is one of those new innovations that will change the future of technology. The concert experience is surreal and the music surrounds
By Zac Bos
The movie Halloween came out on Thursday October 18. Halloween is a remake & continuation of the 1978 Halloween. In the original film, a serial killer named Michael Myers dons a horrific mask, and on the night of Halloween goes on a gory murder spree. He
By Zachary Kersh & David Toronto
As the warmth of summer is swept away by autumn winds, people's minds shift from summer sun to fall fun. Halloween is rapidly approaching and people are preparing by decorating their houses and purchasing pounds of candy.
By Zachary Kersh
This year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be introducing a new battle royale game mode titled “Blackout”. It is set to have an initial release date on October 12, 2018, and Blackout will be included in that purchase.
By Liam Day
Not many video game franchises can stand near the top of the charts after 20 consecutive years with annual releases. 2K recently released their latest installment, the #1 Pro Basketball video game year after year. However, the game ratings and players argue that 2K has fallen off the last three years as the developers have failed to listen to their community in fixing gameplay and frequent updates.