From the Arts & Reviews Editor
Books, Baubles, and Beverages (don’t forget free Wi-Fi too!)
By Michelle Voong (, 2014 (posted 1-27-2014)
Barnes and Noble, a magical kingdom I discovered over break. Now I know many of you may be gasping and saying, “My heavens! You’ve never been to Barnes and Noble before?!” Well, I may have gone once when I was in the third grade with my aunt, but I’m not exactly sure if it actually happened or if it was a dream. Most of my elementary school memories have morphed with dreams I have had. The point is, I have a hard time deciphering reality and the hypothetical. Full Article
Breaking Bad Breaks Barriers
By Judy Xu, 2014 (posted 9-30-2013)
“Do you watch Breaking Bad?” “You should watch Breaking Bad!” are inevitable sayings you have heard at least once in your life. If you’re somewhat informed, you’ll know that the show’s finale is going to air October 5th. You may think it’s too late to enjoy the show, but it’s never too late. There are plenty of people who are just starting to watch the show. Full Article
Flappy Bird Flies It's Way to the Top
by Ani Vedere, 2015 (posted 3/7/2014
On May 24th, 2013 a little known app by the name of Flappy Bird was released. Then all of a sudden, the game took off in the month and reached the epochal number one spot in the Apple App Store. Full Article
The Lego Movie
by Brad D' Amato, 2014 (posted 3/7/2014)
Legos and film, two things that I enjoy with the core of my being. Society has always thought that Legos were mere toys for children to play with, but after seeing The Lego Movie, you will realize just how wrong society was. Legos are no longer toys, but rather, tools. Full Article
Kelly Reid, 2014
2014 Upcoming Movies
Do YOU want to build a snowman?
I listen to the Frozen soundtrack with joy as I type this article. Frozen is a phenomenal movie. See what the movie was about. Full Article
Video games of 2014
2013 was a tremendous year for video games as we saw the release of blockbuster games such as...
Local Music Spotlight: Anchors Away
by Julie Gagliardi, 2014 (posted 1-1-14)
Anchors Away is a four piece pop-rock band from New Haven. Together since 2011, the band is gaining in popularity and are making waves in the CT music scene. Full Article
The Nutcracker Ballet
Ballet Buffs Will Enjoy, But It's Not for Everyone
by Taylar Blouin, 2016 (posted 1-1-14) Full Article
Nitendo 2Ds, Worth or Waste?
by Matt Feinberg, 2014 ( Posted 12-20-2013)
Are you thinking about buying the new Nintendo 2DS because the 3D bothers you? Well, I would reconsider your entire life up to this point because you messed up. Full Article
The Top 5 Best Holiday Movies
by Aziza Alam, 2014 ( Posted 12-20-2013)
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Christmas time is finally approaching and you know what that means: pretty lights, good food, snow, and holiday movies! Not sure what to watch this year? Here are a few suggestions to get you in the holiday spirit!
Seniors Conquer One Acts
by Kelly Reid, 2014 ( Posted 12-20-2013)
One Acts provides a unique setting for each grade to write, direct, and perform in their own half hour show, giving them total creative control (within reason). Full Article
Are you "Royals"? enough..
by Natalee Marini, 2017 (Posted 12/09/13)
"Royals'" is one of the number one songs in America right now, written and sung by the talented 17 year old Lorde. Punctuated by snaps, "Royals" has got to be the catchiest song of the decade, but for once not one that everyone is dying to get out of their minds.
Catching fire, Are the Odds in Your Favor?
by Judy Xu, 2014 (Posted 12/09/13)
Who’s ready for arrows, mockingjays, and Jennifer Lawrence? All will return in Catching Fire. The movie is bigger than the Hunger Games, both in the complexity of the plot and the variety of areas within the arena. Different, new dimensions of each character are revealed. Full Article
Local Music Spotlight: Cruel Metrics
by Julie Gagliardi, 2014 (posted 11-22-13)
It has become pretty common knowledge that CHS has an incredible music department. But what about the music around town? What about the the local bands who are making waves on the Connecticut music scene? Full Article
Turkey Day Movies
By Aziza Alam, 2014 (posted 11-24-13)
We are all familiar with the food coma that follows Thanksgiving dinner – the extreme tiredness and laziness that makes it hard to move at all. This year, if you find yourself unable to do anything except sit on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, entertain yourself with a few movies that will help keep up the Thanksgiving spirit. Full Article
Pokemon X and Y Release
By Benji Saccoccio, 2014 (posted 10-9-13)
Has Catch Me If You Can Caught Your Attention?
by Anthony DeChello, 2014 (posted 11-27-13)Catch Me If You Can, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, is a compelling true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a 19 year old who wrote over $2.5 million in fraudulent checks. Full Article
How to Make A Fashion Statement This Fall
By Janine Coppola, 2015 (posted 9-3-13)
Well, it’s that infamous time of the year again: back to school. Beginning in September, everyone scrambles to buy their new backpack, new school supplies, and, most importantly, new clothes. Shopping for new clothes is arguably the only enjoyable part about going back to school.Full Article