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  • May 14The senior class' last day is May 23.

  • May 14The honors banquet will take place on May 23 at 5:30 pm.

  • May 14Senior Renaissance will take place on May 29 in the McGowan Auditiorium.

  • May 14Matthew Oh placed first in the senior individual documentary category at state National History Day on May 10.

  • May 14The 2019 edition of Oracle is availible for pickup in the cafeteria this week

  • May 13Keystone Testing will take place this week (5/13-5/20). There will be an adjusted schedule most days.

Let the ‘Game’ begin: Students make predictions about final ‘Avengers’ film (Video)

Let the ‘Game’ begin: Students make predictions about final ‘Avengers’ film (Video)

Becca Winton, Website Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Media, Movies, Videos

Avengers: Endgame is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. It is the fourth movie of the Avengers franchise, continuing the surprising cliffhanger from Avengers: Infinity War. Periscope staff asked members of the student body trivia and general Marvel-related questions in preparati...

Live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ flies into theaters (Review)

Live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ flies into theaters (Review)

Kaycee Johnson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Originally released in 1941, almost 80 years later Dumbo has flown back into theaters capturing our hearts once again. The live-action remake focuses more on the human characters involved in the story. In the original, Dumbo spoke and the story was told through his point of view. The 2019 version shows ...

‘Captain Marvel’ offers a much-needed female role model (Review)

‘Captain Marvel’ offers a much-needed female role model (Review)

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Despite the fact that the movie Captain Marvel dominated box offices,  raking in over $700 million in about a week (according to Box Office Mojo) and an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, many are bashing the film for having a female lead. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, who plays superhero Carol Danvers.  Danvers appea...

‘The Lego Movie 2’: A brick by brick analysis (Review)

‘The Lego Movie 2’: A brick by brick analysis (Review)

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was created as a sequel to the widely successful first movie, The Lego Movie, but it lent itself to many unforeseen problems. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie 2 failed at the box office compared to much smaller titles with much lower budgets. The movie was not even...

Revenge, death and mystery: Why you should watch ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ (Review)

Revenge, death and mystery: Why you should watch ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ (Review)

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead  Morbid in the most captivating way, Velvet Buzzsaw is the movie you didn’t know you needed. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, this Netflix-produced movie is a drama and mystery centered on art, death, and revenge from beyond the grave. The thumbnail of the film on the Netflix app shows Gyllenhaal with paint appearing to climb up h...

‘The Last Laugh’: A story of comedy and pain (Review)

‘The Last Laugh’: A story of comedy and pain (Review)

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead A mix of older generational humor and exciting new beginnings, the film The Last Laugh is a comedy that premiered on Netflix on Jan 11, 2019. Centered around a retired comedian and his former talent manager, it shows the unhappiness about getting older, yet brings laug...

Thrilling innovation: ‘Into The Spider-Verse’ creates a compelling narrative and art style (Review)

Thrilling innovation: ‘Into The Spider-Verse’ creates a compelling narrative and art style (Review)

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

January 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

Into the Spider-Verse combines design and storytelling to create a new perspective on superhero films through what is sure to be a timeless classic for years to come. Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales, originally from the Ultimate Marvel series, as he becomes Spider-Man. The villain...

The Grinch: Will it replace the original Christmas classic? (Review)

The Grinch: Will it replace the original Christmas classic? (Review)

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

The new and beautifully animated The Grinch movie has been highly anticipated by both children and parents this holiday season.  The film was produced by Universal Studios and came out on November 9.   The movie has been doing extremely well in theaters with The New York Times stating the movie “is raking in ...

‘Next Gen’: futuristic friends and problems (Review)

‘Next Gen’: futuristic friends and problems (Review)

Michael Raphael, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead Next Gen is a futuristic and adventurous Netflix original film.  This unique film began streaming on Sept 7. Next Gen takes place in a technologically advanced city called Grainland, where it chronicles the life of an adolescent named Mai Su.  Mai has had a troubling c...

‘The Shape of Water’ makes a splash at the Oscars (Review)

‘The Shape of Water’ makes a splash at the Oscars (Review)

Treston Johnson, A&E Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

The Shape of Water was nominated for thirteen Oscars this year (more than any other movie this year), including Best Picture. The film follows three protagonists, each representing a minority group in the 1960’s of Baltimore. Elisa, a mute woman, lives with a closeted gay artist and works closely in hand...

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