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The movie Priscilla had a box office gross of $19,602,138 dollars. Graphic by: Brody Daw

Cougar Critique: “Priscilla”

Brody Daw and Sophia Denzler December 3, 2023

Our thoughts and opinions on the movie “Priscilla” Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the A24 film “Priscilla” released on Oct. 27 following Priscilla Presley and world famous singer Elvis...

The Five Nights at Freddys movie is now available on Peacock, a streaming platform. Photo by: Sawyer Cameron

Cougar Critique: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Sawyer Cameron November 17, 2023

Why is the Five Nights at Freddy's movie nothing like the game I recently watched “Five Nights at Freddy's” by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon and was disappointed that it was nothing like the game....

Taylor Swift announced 1989 (Taylors Version) on Aug. 9, 2023 on stage at Sofi Stadium during the last of her six Los Angeles shows during her Eras Tour. Swift followed up the on-stage announcement with one on her official Instagram account, @taylorswift. Swift said, The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out [Oct. 27]. To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the [five] From The Vault tracks are so insane. Graphic by: Isabella Fierros

Cougar Critique: “1989” never goes out of style

Isabella Fierros November 16, 2023

Almost a decade later, Taylor Swift reclaims her album, "1989" On Oct. 27, 2023, Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated album, "1989 (Taylor’s Version).” Following the sale of her masters to...

The original voice of Ariel in the cartoon The Little Mermaid film, Jodi Benson, appeared in the new film as a seller at the town market. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Cougar critique: “The Little Mermaid”

Ava Mohror June 12, 2023

The new live-action rendition of “The Little Mermaid” made a splash in theaters   Disney’s cartoon film “The Little Mermaid” was originally released in November of 1989. Over 30 years...

Just Kids by Patti Smith is an autobiography of her early life before fame and her complicated relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. Photo by: Jane Armstrong

Cougar critique: “Just Kids”

Jane Armstrong June 9, 2023

This coming-of-age autobiography depicts Patti Smith's rise to fame and how success can be achieved through unconventional ways Patti Smith's autobiography, “Just Kids,” documents her early life before...

Loop 83s second album Petrichor was released on May 27. Art by: Charles Dwyer

Cougar critique: “Petrichor”

Jane Armstrong June 8, 2023

The local band’s indie rock album defines and expands the group’s sound On May 27, student band Loop 83 released their seven-track album “Petrichor” across multiple streaming platforms. The...

Anton Chigurh, one of the characters in No Country for Old Men, looks completely devoid of human emotion, and incapable of feeling any remorse for his victims. Graphic by: Christian Montecino

Cougar critique: “No Country for Old Men”

Christian Montecino May 11, 2023

How the Coen brothers crafted one of the most iconic villains to date Ethan and Joel Coen are no strangers to making movies with incredible antagonists. Tom Chaney from “True Grit,” Marge from “Fargo”...

Barry has the makings of a modern classic, a black comedy exploring deeper themes of morality, growth, trauma and the cyclical nature of violence. All actors involved are on their A game, making the comedic moments irresistibly funny and and emotional scenes devastating. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Cougar critique: “Barry”

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy April 28, 2023

HBO Max hit series, “Barry,” is entering its final season as one of the best shows on television “Barry,” the widely acclaimed series on HBO Max, has started its fourth and final season. HBO...

Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 self-improvement book by Napoleon Hill that has sold millions of copies. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Cougar critique: “Think and Grow Rich”

Alejandro Hernandez March 7, 2023

Napoleon Hill’s infinite wisdom lives on almost a century later “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill is a 1937 book of 238 pages with 15 chapters. It outlines Hill’s 13 steps to riches, a philosophy...

The Broadway show Chicago has been performed for 25 years. Photo By: Jocelyn Wood

Opinion: Jazz hands make the world go round

Jocelyn Wood January 27, 2022

VHS students share their Broadway experiences While VHS holds many plays and musicals, Broadway is known for theatrical performances in the Theater District located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City....

Reviewing required reading

Reviewing required reading

Miles Bennett May 30, 2019

Here’s a few short reviews of some of the books we read in AP English for those going into it next year or for those who like to read other people’s opinions on things. I didn’t review all of...

Ya like jazz?

Ya like jazz?

Douglas Sandford April 22, 2019

Jazz is a very broad genre of music that has had an avid following since its inception in the 1920s. In Christian Gallo’s History of American Music class, we’ve been going over jazz and its progression...

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