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‘Never Have I Ever’ Netflix series is mediocre

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Noah Orloff

May 12, 2020

As I was missing the noisy halls of high school and the feeling of a real classroom, watching “Never Have I Ever” provided a reminder of the high school experience. Season one of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” details the journey of sophomore Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), who is overcoming...

‘Coronavirus, Explained’ proves informational

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Abigail Prestholdt, Writer

May 2, 2020

“Coronavirus, Explained” released by Netflix April 26, explores the different aspects of the pandemic and the information available. The show is meant to inform viewers on how the virus happened, how it develops, why it’s so easy to transfer and how we hope it will end.  The show begins cover...

‘Sex Education’ pulls off enjoyable second season

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Izzy Kanne

March 3, 2020

After the season one finale of “Sex Education,” I had a lot of questions that needed answers. When I saw that a second season was available on Netflix, I dove into binge it head first and came out completely fulfilled.  I found the first season of “Sex Education” extremely enjoyable. The...

‘Harley Quinn’ entertains, delights

Fair use from DC: Harley Quinn fights to be admitted into the Legion of Doom to exact revenge on Joker. In order to do this, Quinn recruits a team of villains.

Henry Brettingen

January 16, 2020

“Harley Quinn” is a show focusing on the adventures of Harley Quinn after she realizes how abusive the Joker is and strikes off on her own. The show successfully uses the dynamic between Quinn and her friends to create a unique dynamic which gives the show a tone similar to that of “Deadpool”.   ...

Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

7th grader Kiran Alwy cooks curry for dinner Nov. 18. She will be showcasing her cooking skills her dad taught her on Chopped Jr., which started airing Nov. 19

Harris Keekley

December 2, 2019

What did you do to prepare for the competition? “My dad talked to a lot of award-winning chefs and they gave me some tips and then the producers of the show sent a lot of stuff that they wanted (me) to practice and then I just watched Youtube videos.” What are some of your favorite dishes to cook and why...

Four claps for ‘Friends’

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Talia Lissauer

October 11, 2019

When I heard there was going to be a “Friends” theatrical showing of 12 of the most iconic episodes from the show for its 25th anniversary, I couldn’t have been more excited. Watching “Friends” in theaters was like watching it for the first time. Although I can quote the majority of lines...

‘The Politician’ has my vote

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Noah Orloff

October 7, 2019

Following the life of a high school senior Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), “The Politician” introduces viewers into a world full of corruption, power, love, murder and self-exploration — all centered around a high school presidential election. The Netflix original series begins by highlighting Payton’s st...

Theater prepares for fall musical

Choreographer Julianne Mundale, junior Lilly Strathman, sophomore Dayanara Mora Zengel and freshmen Haley Nielson and Gwendolyn Rockler-Gladen rehearse the opening number of “Legally Blonde”. The show will open 7 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Auditorium.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

September 30, 2019

According to thespian president senior Ruby Stillman, Park’s next production is set to be “Legally Blonde”. “(‘Legally Blonde’) deals with really tough topics in a fun way. Feminism, obviously, but also stereotypes of women and how that is overcome and how that plays out. Also, sexual...

Multicultural show energizes audience

Junior Zahra Mohamed takes selfie of her and friends after performing in fashion show part of multicultural show.

Dani Orloff, Noah Orloff, and Abby Intveld

April 15, 2019

As junior Zahra Mohamud reflects on this year's multicultural show's performance, she said she was proud of the initiative students took to create the performance this year.   “I was a part of the show freshman year but the thing was it was never student-led. It was always a teacher who took the resp...

‘Sex Education’ doesn’t satisfy

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Emma Yarger

February 7, 2019

“Sex Education” makes a surface level attempt to break the mold and only lands with inattentive audiences. This show is one of Netflix’s most recent attempts at a hit. However, it comes off just so — as an attempt. With a storyline full of tropes it is clear the show is trying too hard. “...

‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

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Megan Raatz

October 18, 2018

Science and technology are ever-evolving and improving. We can now mend bones, recreate lost limbs, and replace faulty hearts, but there is something science has not been able to do yet: fix a broken mind. This is the scenario we are confronted with in Netflix's new colorfully nihilistic psychological drama,...

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