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Student and families sled at Aquila Park as a part of Sno Daze Week Feb. 23. Sledding was the only in-person event during the Week.

Sno Daze features virtual-heavy events

Tobias Khabie and Molly Schochet March 3, 2021

After participating in sledding at Aquila Park for Sno Daze, senior Sophie Yakes said she attended because it was a convenient opportunity to meet up with her friends after her socializing had been reduced. “I...

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‘Locked Down’ reflects society accurately

Ben Sanford January 28, 2021

Amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, it is inevitable for quarantine-related movies and TV shows to become produced for the next decade. That being said, “Locked Down” is the first of the bunch...

‘One Night in Miami’ educates and inspires

‘One Night in Miami’ educates and inspires

Nora Hall January 21, 2021

“One Night in Miami” is an amazing representation of the civil rights movement and tells an impactful story. It shows the fight Black people have been having for years, and has great black representation,...

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‘Soul’ inspires self reflection

Ben Sanford January 15, 2021

After the release of movies like “The Good Dinosaur” and sequels to many of their other films such as “The Incredibles 2” and “Finding Dory,” it seemed that Pixar Animations was headed down...

Fair use from Netflix. Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong) being photographed by many photographers while walking towards the court room for their trial. The movie is based on events from the 1969 political trial.

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a masterpiece

Maria Perez Barriga October 25, 2020

From watching the first scene of “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” I knew I would be hooked. The movie is based on events that happened during the 1969 political trial.  The movie takes us back to...

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New release of ‘Mulan’ inspires

Nora Hall September 25, 2020

Ever since I saw the trailer of “Mulan” (2020) directed by Niki Caro, I have wanted to see the movie and see if it was as good as the 1998 cartoon version. I have mixed feelings with the results of...

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“Work It” is the newest binge Worthy movie on Netflix

Nora Hall September 6, 2020

Like everybody else in quarantine, I've gone through a lot of movies on Netflix. When I stumbled upon “Work It,” it caught my attention and did not disappoint.  The movie is about 18- year old...

Fair use from Netflix. Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) walks through the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

‘Extraction’ thrills, but lacks development

Adam Gips May 17, 2020

I had high expectations before watching Netflix’s “Extraction” because Chris Hemsworth was starring in this new action thriller. The movie kept me on the edge of my seat with a moving story full...

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‘Becoming’ beautifully captures story of former First Lady

Sofia Seewald May 16, 2020

When “Becoming” was released on Netflix May 6, my mom and I were anticipating an informational documentary about Michelle Obama, however, the movie gave us much more than that. “Becoming” was one...

Fair use from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Phil Connors (Bill Murray) sits next to Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell) on his bed as she wonders what will happen to them the next day. Earlier in the day, Phil tells Rita that he's lived this day already and she wants to understand why it only effects Phil.

Self isolation feels like ‘Groundhog Day’

Anna Benishek April 13, 2020

After being in self isolation quarantine for a couple of weeks, everyday feels like I’ve been reliving the same day over and over again. The popularity of the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" has increased...

Fair use from Netflix. Daughter Ova (Nisa Sofiya Aksongur) hugs her dad Memo (Aras Bulut iynemli). Memo, with an intellectual disability, ends up being jailed for a crime he didn’t commit and must prove his innocence in order to be with his daughter.

Top 10 must-watch movies on Netflix

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen April 4, 2020

‘The Foreigner’- ★★★☆☆ This movie follows Quan Ngoc Minh (Jackie Chan), a man who owns a Chinese restaurant. One day Minh’s daughter ends up being killed by one of the men who bombs...

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‘All the Bright Places’ proves a tearjerker

Ruthie Posada March 30, 2020

“All the Bright Places” caused me to both laugh and cry. The movie explores different areas of adolescence including love, drama and mental health issues, while also delving into the deeper subject...

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