Joker Review: Does It Live Up to the Hype?

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Lilac Lin

November 7, 2019

Recognizable by his bright clown makeup and terrifying laughter, the Joker, Gotham City’s most notorious villain, returned to theaters in early October and instantly broke box office records.  Set in the early 1980s of rat-infested Gotham City, the long-awaited origin story portrays the Joker’s alte...

Travis Scott’s “Highest In The Room”: Worth the Hype?

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Travis Scott's new release,

Jack Margolin

October 12, 2019

Travis Scott has quickly become one of the most popular artists of our generation. While he has recently gained popularity for his relationship with Kylie Jenner, his music, relationship with fans, and concert atmospheres have made him a beloved figure in the pop culture world. His latest album, Ast...

Diner’s Guide to the New Cafeteria

A plate of pasta from the Scarsdale High School cafeteria

Josh Bock

September 26, 2019

Like many of the blossoming students here at SHS, the cafeteria underwent some significant changes over the summer. Snacks are popping up in funny places and the hot food area seems to have gotten a lot bigger. The response has been mixed, and many students don’t really know what to think, which is pe...

BOO! “IT Chapter Two” Review

The highly-anticipated

Lilac Lin

September 15, 2019

Floating into theaters last Friday, Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård) is back in the nightmare-inducing sequel, "IT Chapter Two.”  In the first movie, set 27 years prior to the sequel, the seven misfits of the Loser’s Club defeated Pennywise in the dreary sewers of Derry, promising to meet...

Hottest Albums of Summer 2019

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Ariel Weinsaft and Jenna Schwartz

September 4, 2019

Soul Searching - Bazzi A "journey of love, pain and growth" is what Bazzi himself calls his new mixtape, Soul Searching, released on August 9th. The mixtape features catchy songs including “Who Am I?” as well as previously released songs such as “Focus,” featuring 21 Savage, and “Paradise.”...

Stranger Things 3: Just Strange Enough For Me

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Ariel Weinsaft

July 21, 2019

Premiering on Netflix on the fourth of July, Stranger Things 3 made a booming debut. **WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD**  Set in the 1980s like the previous two seasons, the third season of the show follows a group of kids in Hawkins, Indiana and their various adventures fighting off supernatural monst...

Rocketman: Elton John’s Biopic Lifts Off

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Lilac Lin

July 8, 2019

Most people are familiar with the typical rockstar biopic. A shy nobody from a troublesome family suddenly becomes one of the most popular recording artists of all time, only to lose it all to alcohol and drugs. However, director Dexter Fletcher offers a new spin on an age-old formula. Starring Kings...

The Balance in Booksmart – Review

The cast of Booksmart.
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Josh Bock

June 15, 2019

Balance. Balance is the hidden ingredient that makes a perfect batch of cookies. Balance is the key component of an optimal lifestyle. As it turns out, balance is also the answer to all of the challenging questions that faced the creators of Booksmart, an upbeat high school flick that hit theaters on M...

A Dark Day: X-Men Dark Phoenix Review

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Micah Arenstein

June 15, 2019

When most people think of Marvel, they think of Avengers: Endgame and Iron Man. However, Marvel also created the X-Men and Fantastic-Four movies. Dark Phoenix will be the twelfth X-Men movie in the X-Men extended universe. And right off the bat, I’ll tell you it wasn’t very good. The movie cen...

Regents: Reviewed

Regents: Reviewed

Ariel Weinsaft

June 11, 2019

SHS 10th grade World History students, along with students all over New York State, took the June 3rd World History Regents Exam. This exam has a new format, compared to the examinations from prior years which consisted of an extra two multiple choice questions (not document-based), and a different essay format al...

The Great Streaming Divide

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Micah Arenstein

May 29, 2019

The north and the south, team Cap and team Iron-Man, and now this. For the past few weeks, every student has been debating avidly with their friends on the best music streaming service. Some say Spotify Premium, others say Apple Music. Some say Hulu, others Netflix. So, we did the research, and went t...

Game of Thrones: Did “The Long Night” Live Up To The Hype?

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Jake Lubin

May 19, 2019

Game of Thrones is known for appalling its viewers with bloodshed. The Long Night, the third episode of the show’s eighth and final season, didn’t quite fulfill this standard. *SPOILERS AHEAD* Several characters met their fates in the episode, including Dolorous Edd, Lyanna Mormont, Beric Dond...

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