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“Iron Fist” collapses in second season

“Iron Fist” collapses in second season

October 30, 2018

By Reece Keusch '19 All of Marvel’s Netflix shows have been both praised and criticized, but “Iron Fist” season two has been rightfully subject to criticism far more than any other. After a shaky yet enjoyable first season, Finn Jones is back for season two as Danny Rand, better known as the...

“A Star is Born” is electrifying

“A Star is Born” is electrifying

Julia Kasabian ’21

October 24, 2018

The story arc for the movie “A Star Is Born” seemed familiar. An unknown, talented singer meets a hugely successful artist and they fall in love. But this movie definitely took me by surprise. It was so much more than just that basic tale. The movie was released on Friday, Oct. 5, and it stars...

‘Riverdale’ returns with a problematic new season

‘Riverdale’ returns with a problematic new season

October 18, 2018

By Kevin Ludy '19 A teen framed for murder, high school crushes and a mysterious map are all tied together in a teen drama. Although these qualities sound intriguing, the new season of Riverdale doesn’t deliver as a binge-worthy series. Season three of Riverdale premiered on Oct. 10, marking...

Logic returns for another hit album “YSIV”

Logic returns for another hit album “YSIV”

October 18, 2018

By Jack Shapiro '19 Logic, the famous American rapper and songwriter, returned to the spotlight with his album “YSIV.” Logic released his fourth studio album on Sept. 28. Prior to this new album, Logic promoted three singles: “One Day,” “The Return” and “Everybody dies.” The album...

Playa Bowls excites Fairfield County

Playa Bowls excites Fairfield County

Maya Reiner '21

October 17, 2018

By Maya Reiner ’21 and Ella Bloomingdale ’20

‘Night School’ impresses with its humor, unexpected plot

‘Night School’ impresses with its humor, unexpected plot

October 13, 2018

By Siri Kanter ’20 After watching the movie trailer for “Night School,” I was indifferent. To me, it seemed like an underwhelming version of the Adam Sandler classic, “Billy Madison,” in which a grown man is forced to return to school and, in the process, falls in love with his teacher. Based...

Halsey returns to spotlight with “Without Me”

Halsey returns to spotlight with “Without Me”

October 12, 2018

By Kevin Ludy '19 After a blockbuster summer with the release of the song “Eastside” featuring Halsey and Khalid, Halsey is back with a new single “Without Me.” The song’s debut on Oct. 4 was her first standalone track since 2017’s album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” and instantly shot up to number three on the iTunes charts. The 3 minutes and 22 seconds ...

Similarities and differences in ‘American Vandal’ season two keep the audience watching

Similarities and differences in ‘American Vandal’ season two keep the audience watching

Elliot Kaufman '19

October 10, 2018

A comical murder mystery is an idea that very few people could even imagine, but the Netflix original “American Vandal” is just that. Season two came out on Sept. 14, 2018 and I was binge watching it right away. I had been waiting for this day ever since I finished the last episode of season...

Jump into fall with pumpkin spice drinks

Jump into fall with pumpkin spice drinks

October 8, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19 and Kevin Ludy '19 ...

“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline

“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline

October 5, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 “A Simple Favor,” starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, is about two moms who each have a son the same age. While it was pitched as a thriller in the trailer, I entered the movie theatre still unsure of what to expect. The movie opens with Kendrick, who plays Stephanie Smothers,...

New Netflix original movie comments on Westport lifestyle

New Netflix original movie comments on Westport lifestyle

September 30, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20 On Sept. 14, 2018 Netflix released a new movie that dives into the secrets of Westport, Connecticut, the hometown of most students at Staples High School. Although it seems like a tiny town, it is commonly known as an affluent and educated community. “The Land of Steady Habits,”...

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