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These Girls Are On FIRE (Leading Ladies Play Review)

These Girls Are On FIRE (Leading Ladies Play Review)

Leading Ladies follows two struggling Shakespearean actors who find an ad in the newspaper offering one million dollars to the two long lost nieces of a wealthy woman on her deathbed, from Pennsylvania, Florence Snider, played by Catherine Chan ’16. The two actors make a plan to pose as Florence’s nieces in order to obtain

Stress at SHS: A Call to Action

When was the last time you remember doing something you really loved? No, not something you did for your SAT prep class. No, not something you did just for the extra credit points on your math test. No, not something you did solely for college. I mean something you did because you truly wanted to

Sushi Roxx Review

New York City is known for two things: its lively theater scene and its delicious ethnic food. However, the two are rarely experienced in the same place. Sushi Roxx is ideal for those who crave instagram-worthy Japanese cuisine and spectacular live performances by talented waiters. Mix this with an atmosphere modeled off of Tokyo’s bustling

Grey’s Anatomy Review

*If you are not caught up on Grey’s Anatomy, this is a major spoiler alert* Shonda Rhimes: you either love her, or you hate her. As the writer of the hit T.V. series Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes has too much control over our lives. She decides your mood every Friday morning. It all depends on

Everything I Never Told You Review

There are some novels that take ages to find their way to the plot – pages of plodding descriptions and introductions of characters, so much so that you begin to wonder when the actual story will begin. Everything I Never Told You is not one of those books. From the very first sentences — “Lydia

Things My Mother Taught Me Play Review

As the curtains opened and the crowd went silent, Genna Shuster ’16 and Ellis Jones ’17 took the stage to perform the fantastic comedy, Things My Mother Taught Me, written by Katherine DiSavino. The play follows Gabe and Olivia as they pick up their lives and move from New York to their new life in

Selma Review

  Exactly one year ago Selma was released into movie theaters across the nation. Today, on the birthday of the Martin Luther King Jr, I sit down to watch this movie for extra credit.  The highly recommended film has received numerous awards over the past year.  Yet, some critics have deemed these nominations to be

Are We Safe at SHS?

After the Sandy Hook massacre on December 14, 2012, shock reverberated throughout the SHS halls.  A community just like Scarsdale had been brutally attacked, and 20 children had been killed.  Elementary schools like Sandy Hook should be a safe haven for children, a warm learning environment.  That day, however, the school erupted into a nightmare

Fargo Review

The best praise that can be given to the incredibly complex second season of Fargo, of which four episodes have aired, is that the show manages the seemingly impossible task of making Minnesota seem cool. Gone are the high-pitched accents, quirky aphorisms, and general aloofness that were entertaining throughout the original Coen brothers movie but

Legally Blonde Review

Amidst the stressful winding down of the school year, the senior class’ production of Legally Blonde the Musical provided an entertaining break from studying with much needed comic relief. Although school plays tend to attract small audiences, the opening night of the musical was jam-packed with everyone from young children to elderly grandparents. The show