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Heart-wrenching movie ‘Clouds’ makes an appearance on Disney+

Disney’s original movie ‘Clouds,’ based on a true story, leaves viewers in tears while singing along to the single written by cancer patient Zach Sobiech.

Tori Wilson ’22, Staff Writer

October 26, 2020

“Clouds,” a new Disney original movie, was released on Oct. 16. The brilliant and engaging plot led to an emotional rollercoaster filled with both tears and laughter.  The film is based on the true story of the life of Zach Sobiech. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, rare bone cancer at age f...

“Mulan” sweeps globe along with controversies

Despite the profitability and success of “Mulan” on Disney Plus, its box office numbers in China were disappointing, reportedly making $23 million in its opening weekend. This was a bigger issue because Disney specifically pandered to China when creating “Mulan,” and were expecting much more earnings.

Morgan Han-Lemus '23, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

With Disney’s delayed release of “Mulan” on Sept. 4 of this year, given the several delays due to restrictions from COVID-19, many people, Asian-Americans specifically, were not only excited for a live-action adaptation of the beloved animated film to be made, but excited to finally have more Asian repre...

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Finale Review: The War Ends

A 332nd Battalion Clone Trooper Helmet

Adam Greenlee ’20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

When I was in first grade, I got my tonsils removed. I was only 7 years old, and while I was somewhat nervous about the surgery, I was absolutely thrilled about the prospects of staying home from school for a week. For anyone who has had their tonsils removed, you know that for that week that you are ...

COVID-19 delays multiple movies’ production, filming

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the world, multiple blockbusters have had their original release dates postponed.

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor

May 13, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, numerous movies had to stop and delay production, effective immediately. This halt disappointed many fans who were excited to see a variety of movies, originally supposed to come out weeks ago; now delayed months into the future, with the closure of...

‘The Mandalorian’ offers a much needed western in the Star Wars galaxy

‘The Mandalorian’ offers a much needed western in the Star Wars galaxy

Allie D’Angelo ’20, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2019

Star Wars fans can finally rejoice to the release of season one of “The Mandalorian,” an eight episode Star Wars space western filled with action, comedy and an exciting plot. In light of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, released on Nov. 12, the platform now offers another storyline for...

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Disney+ will be joining the ranks of streaming services on November 12, 2019. For many, this addition just adds to the preexisting “streaming overload.

Eliza Barr '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

I often think about how one day I’ll tell my children about VHS movies. I’ll tell them about how I once had to slide the chunky boxed movie into the slot and watch the ‘coming to theaters near you in 2005’ ad.  They will look at me in astonishment and have no idea what I’m talking about. ...

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ provides both emotional, engaging journey for kids of all ages

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in theaters since Oct. 18, starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, takes viewers on a captivating adventure of a fairy tale through a villain’s point of view.

Lyah Muktavaram ’22

October 26, 2019

Captivating the true essence of the good in evil, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is filled with love, war and betrayal for kids of all ages to enjoy. The movie, which originally hit theaters on Oct. 18, picks up five years after the 2014 adaptation of Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” I remember...

Incredibles 2; The Big Comeback We Have All Been Waiting For

Incredibles 2; The Big Comeback We Have All Been Waiting For

January 3, 2018

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Norwalk calls on ABC to halt demeaning jokes

Norwalk calls on ABC to halt demeaning jokes

December 11, 2017

By Roxy Augeri ’20 Norwalk residents have found themselves target to jokes referencing them in ABC’s hit show “American Housewife.” The show has made numerous references to Norwalk since it first aired on Oct. 11, 2016. “American Housewife” is a comedy based on Westport and the stereotypes surroun...

“Moana” strays from the typical Disney Princess

“Moana” strays from the typical Disney Princess

January 18, 2017

By. Alice Hickson '17   “Moana” centers around the adventures of teenager Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) and her dimwitted chicken named Heihei as they embark on a quest to save their island and restore ecological balance to the planet. During her voyage, Moana encounters the onc...

English Department Continues Their Costume Tradition

English Department Continues Their Costume Tradition

November 10, 2016

By: Alexandra Sprouls '19 and Camryn Ragland '18 The English department dressed up in costumes on Oct. 31st to spread the Halloween spirit throughout Staples. “As a department we just find it really fun to dress up. Each year it’s a little different. Every office kind of takes on a different...

“That’s so Raven Two” Takes Staples by Storm

“That’s so Raven Two” Takes Staples by Storm

Jackson Daignault '18

November 2, 2016

Raven Symone announced on The View that the popular Disney channel show “That’s so Raven” would have a spinoff, releasing sometime in the near future. Symone told The View that she would not only star in the show, but she will also be the executive producer. Symone will star as a divor...

Disney star proves she is not a little girl anymore

Disney star proves she is not a little girl anymore

Erin Lynch, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

At promptly 6:30, thousands of teenage girls filed into Mohegan Sun and waited anxiously for the show to begin. With two strong opening acts including “Young Blood” singer Bea Miller and “Cake by the Ocean” singers DNCE, the two hour wait for Selena Gomez was anything but boring. Ages and...

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