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‘High School Musical’ spinoff surprises

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Ben Sanford

February 6, 2020

Like the rest of us, I was slightly worried to watch this new Disney+ original series. The original “High School Musical” trilogy is a childhood classic to any 2000s kid, and I assumed this reboot of sorts was going to be an apathetic cash-grab to profit off of the fame of the source material. Ho...

‘The Mandalorian’ is out of this world

Fair use from Disney. Mando avoids gunfire during

Noah Orloff

December 30, 2019

When reflecting on my childhood, I can recall having a strong passion for “Star Wars.” My favorite character had always been Jango Fett, a member of the Mandalorian people. When I first heard there would be a television series focused on a Mandalorian bounty hunter, I was very excited. “The Ma...

Disney+ sparks controversy

Art by Emmy Pearson

Anna Benishek

November 19, 2019

According to cinema teacher Andrew Carlson, he already ordered Disney+ and hasn’t cancelled other streaming apps. Currently, he’s paying for four services.  “I have already pre-ordered it and I'm waiting for it to start Nov. 12,” Carlson said. “I did purchase it and have not cancelled ...

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ proves substandard

Fair use from Disney. Maleficent uses her powers to threaten Queen Ingris in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The sequel to the live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, titled Maleficent, takes place after the events of the first movie and is told from Maleficent and Aurora's perspectives.

Samantha Klepfer

November 12, 2019

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” takes a good premise with fantastic actors and wastes them on a poorly thought out plot. The movie has all of the essentials for an enjoyable movie at minimum, but is poorly hashed out and riddled with inconsistencies. The set design was absolutely breathtaking. ...

Science Department creates Disney-themed bracket competition

Science teacher Peter Dangerfield tallies up votes on Disney-themed brackets May 2.

Alex Balfour

May 8, 2018

Discovering numerous March Madness inspired brackets all over the internet, science teacher Peter Dangerfield said he came across an animated Disney movie bracket and felt inspired to bring something similar to Park. “There’s tons of brackets that go around the internet and I saw on some site th...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ presents stunning scenery

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Samantha Klepfer

April 15, 2018

“A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle, creates a vibrant and colorful universe filled with mysterious and powerful forces. The film follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she travels through the universe in search of her father. The A-list cast provides mixed performances. Alt...

‘Zootopia’ takes on world problems with adorable mammals

Max Blackburn

April 8, 2016

Used with fair use from Walt Disney Animation Studios Disney creates many high-selling, incredible movies that remain popular decades after their initial release, and “Zootopia” is no exception. “Zootopia” leads its story with the classic idea of a sweet main character with massive dreams...

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