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Knives Out: The slash of white privilege

Knives Out: The slash of white privilege

Lauren Eusebio

January 14, 2020

“It’s an argument that people may think doesn’t belong in a murder mystery movie,” Woo continues, “but it’s a relevant and necessary argument that needs to be had. America is called ‘the melting pot’ for a reason, and we can’t denounce this title now.”

Parasite Against Hollywood Xenophobia

Parasite Against Hollywood Xenophobia

Claudia Kim, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

This blatant attack on the xenophobic view that Hollywood holds regarding its stingy nature in its favor for foreign films certainly brought attention to the issue. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, xenophobia is defined as "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign." Debilitating laziness and general lack of interest have more or less degraded the concept of foreign films in the eyes of the public.

Star Wars fans, raise your hands

Star Wars fans, raise your hands

Jacob Charnow

December 29, 2019

“My dad has been a fan of Star Wars since he was young, and he saw the original movie in theaters,” sophomore Ryan Giammanco said. “As I grew up, he passed his love of these movies onto me and my brother.”

The gift of Broadway

The gift of Broadway

Izzy Frangiosa

December 18, 2019

With Woodcliff Lake and Montvale both so close to New York City, tickets to Broadway are great last-minute gifts for the theater fan in your life, especially with the holidays just around the corner.  “Theater is such a unique experience and everyone is so talented, everything is live and you get...

Pascack Playlist

Pascack Playlist

Siera Boffa

December 13, 2019

Getting your adrenaline pumping before an athletic event is always key. From Track to Basketball to Dance and everything in between, it’s vital to get a good warm up before competing. One important and universal aspect of the pre-event hype up, is the warm up playlist athletes assemble and listen to...

Within the Files: The Case of Princess Doe

Within the Files: The Case of Princess Doe

Nicole Ensmann and Kate Zydor

December 8, 2019

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-pfleging/episodes/Within-the-Files-Princess-Doe-e9dgp2   We all know the world is a crazy place filled with crime, but have you ever truly thought about what goes on in communities near you. This podcast allows you to dive into the gory details of the offenses th...

The Dawn of Disney+

The Dawn of Disney+

Ethan Kaufman

December 4, 2019

Disney is without a doubt, one of the most successful names in the entertainment industry. For nearly a century, they released some of the most influential animated films of all time. Their empire only got bigger after purchasing Titanic Studio assets such as Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars.  Recently, they...

“Joker” Review: Bold Messages About Real World Issues

“Joker” Review: Bold Messages About Real World Issues

Lauren Eusebio, Arts and Entertainment Writer

November 14, 2019

Aside from the trick-or-treating and dressing up, Halloween is also a time for rewatching our favorite classics to engulf ourselves in the spirit of the holiday. With this in mind, nothing screams “Halloween” more than a remake of a timeless thriller. Joker, which was released October 4th, 2019, an...

Netflix’s New “The Politician”: Satirical Political Masterpiece

Netflix’s New “The Politician”: Satirical Political Masterpiece

Maeve Rossig

November 3, 2019

This September, Netflix released a new tv show called The Politician. The show circulates the life of a teenage boy with one goal in life: to become the President of the United States. To accomplish this, main character Payton Hobart must check off two things, become president of his school and get i...

New to Netflix this November

New to Netflix this November

Caity Parkes

November 3, 2019

This November, Netflix is bringing a long list of new films and shows to our screens. With the days off this upcoming month due to the teacher’s convention and Thanksgiving, students can take advantage of all of the shows and movies coming to this popular streaming service this month. Whether you're in t...

The Reign of Camp: The Best Subgenre in Horror

The Reign of Camp: The Best Subgenre in Horror

Claudia Kim

November 3, 2019

As mainstream society’s taste in horror typically shifts towards psychologically dark realistic gore, we risk losing the greatest subgenre that ever graced our screens: Camp. Though the name brings general distaste to the forefront of some minds, it should be correctly identified and appreciated beca...

Parasite (2019) Review

Parasite (2019) Review

Ethan Kaufman

November 3, 2019

Bong Joon-ho’s new film is the best of the year, and is nothing short of an absolute masterpiece. Living in a semi-basement apartment in Korea, the unemployed Kim family struggles to survive. However, when Kim Ki-woo finds a job as an English tutor for the daughter of the wealthy Park family, t...