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Cryptid Conversations: Chupacabra

Cryptid Conversations: Chupacabra

Briana Keenan and Keira Ferrentino

February 27, 2020

Cryptid Conversations is a monthly podcast, focused on a different cryptid each month.

The 92nd Academy Awards: an exercise in disorganization

The 92nd Academy Awards: an exercise in disorganization

Claudia Kim, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The film’s sweep through the awards show was met with great celebration as evidenced by the crowd’s demands that the lights be kept on for the cast to continue their acceptance speeches. However, aside from the general merriment surrounding the film’s success, little else was up to par at this year’s Oscars. 

Miami brings diversity to Super Bowl LIV

Miami brings diversity to Super Bowl LIV

Justine Marinkovic, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

Shakira opened the show and halfway through Lopez made her entrance on a pole.  This upset many reviewers, calling the show “too sexy” or “too inappropriate for younger viewers,” but there those who believe that the two women brought more diversity than the show is used to, and that this was a good thing.  

Knives Out: The slash of white privilege

Knives Out: The slash of white privilege

Lauren Eusebio, Staff Writer

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

The Golden Globes welcomed Bong Joon Ho’s comedic thriller, Parasite, as the winner of the Best Foreign Film title last Sunday, marking an astonishing achievement for the first Korean film in the award show’s history.    This addition to the South Korean film’s massive list of succes...

Star Wars fans, raise your hands

Star Wars fans, raise your hands

Jacob Charnow, Staff Writer

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, Staff Writer

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, Social Media Editor

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, Staff Writer

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, Staff 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, Staff Writer

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...