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Women in FILM

Women in FILM

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer March 30, 2024

Women have a hard time getting the recognition they deserve in Hollywood, as the industry is unfortunately controlled by men. We witnessed a good example of this discrimination recently at the Oscars when...

Get to Know Womens History Month

Get to Know Women’s History Month

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

March has been dedicated to women since 1978, but it didn't become “Women's History Month” until 1994. Created by the National Women's History Project, which has been changed to the National Women's...

Valentine Movie Essentials

Valentine Movie Essentials

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

About Time: About Time is directed by Richard Curtis and stars Domhnall Gleeson as Tim Lake and Rachel McAdams as Mary. It also features Bill Nightly, Tom Hollander, and Margot Robbie. Tim has a secret,...

The Perfect Galentines Day

The Perfect Galentine’s Day

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

What is Galentine’s day? Galentine's day was created by Leslie Knope in the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation, “Ladies celebrating ladies.” Set on February 13th, the day before Valentine's day,...

10 Movies to Look Forward to in 2024

10 Movies to Look Forward to in 2024

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

 1. Dune: Part Two: The long-awaited sequel of the “Dune” series is scheduled to come out to theaters on March 1st. It is directed by Denis Villeneuve, and stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya as...

2023 Movies in Review

2023 Movies in Review

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer January 21, 2024

2023 has been an amazing year for movies. It truly feels like cinema is back. But the year wasn’t all popcorn and smiles. The SAG-AFTRA strike also happened this year. The purpose of the strike was to...

Winter Movie Essentials

Winter Movie Essentials

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer December 16, 2023

Winter Grand Budapest Hotel- A non-stop visually enchanting movie. Each scene is so purposeful and ensures that not a moment of the screen time is wasted.Directed by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest...

Movies to Watch When the Seasonal Depression Hits

Movies to Watch When the Seasonal Depression Hits

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

There are many perks about the weather getting colder, such as cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, and, of course, Christmas. But for some, those perks come with a cost… seasonal depression. Here are some movies...

The Trip to Chinatown

The Trip to Chinatown

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

On October 26, Chinese 3 and 4 took a field trip to the People's Republic of China in Chicago, Illinois to see Chicago's version of Chinatown. Everything from making mooncakes to Chinese Zodiac signs were...

Journalism One’s Favorite Films

Journalism One’s Favorite Films

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

This semester, Mrs. Rauenbuehler teaches Journalism I during first hour. Within this class there are many different people with all sorts of different personalities and opinions. Read on to see all of...

Fall Movie Essentials

Fall Movie Essentials

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Autumn Fantastic Mr. Fox- The orange and brown color palette, countryside setting, and whimsical characters all make Fantastic Mr. Fox, directed by Wes Anderson, the perfect fall film. When Mr....

Mother Mitski: An Album Review

Mother Mitski: An Album Review

Jaela Staker, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We is Mitski’s 7th studio album and is produced by her longtime producer, Patrick Hyland. After she announced an indefinite retirement in 2019, fans thought Laurel...

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