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AMSA Drama Society adds flair to a holiday classic

Junior Zeena Acharya (standing and pointing, right) and sophomore Audrey Nguyen-Whitehead (standing, left) helped give new life to Charles Dickens' classic.

By Meaghan McDonald, Photo editor

January 17, 2020

Even with a cast comprised almost entirely of untrained Lower Schoolers and underclassmen, AMSA’s Drama Society managed to produce a charming and humorous rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Assabet High School’s auditorium on Dec. 6 and 7.  Although the play can often be considered overuse...

Is it wrong to turn heartbreak into money?

Much publicity and speculation has surrounded Ariana Grande's song

By Era Kalaja, Staff writer

January 15, 2019

“Thank You, Next” trended at one point as No. 1 on the Apple Music Top 100: USA chart. Ariana Grande wrote and performed the song and it is about all her misguided relationships involving other artists, including Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson, and Mac Miller. In the song, she repeatedly...

The Old West in all its glory

Rockstar Games' long-awaited sequel has proved a smash success.

By Ella Kinney, Entertainment editor

January 3, 2019

Eight years after the release of its immediate predecessor, Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 has blown away critics and gamers alike -- enough to have it considered by many the frontrunner for game of the year. Selling 17 million copies in the first 12 days of its release on Oct. 26, it h...

The story of Queen and its lead singer is a joy to behold

If you enjoy rock and roll -- and even if you don't -- you are likely to enjoy <em>Bohemian Rhapsody.</em>

By Lillie Zate, Features editor

December 11, 2018

Following the United States release of 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody on Nov. 2, the movie has received much critical debate, along with plenty of praise. The film follows both the personal and public life of music legend Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek, and his band Queen’s struggles...

Black Panther is much more than just a superhero movie

The superhero movie that embraces social commentary has become an international sensation.

By Amelia Marceau and Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas

April 10, 2018

Everyone, it seems, turns out to see Marvel Studios movies. They provide two hours for people to ignore the problems of the world with their favorite comic book characters, in a cinema landscape exploding with action and sci-fi gadgets. That’s why Black Panther utterly surprised us. After seeing a ...

Lady Bird is a real and moving portrait of teenage life

Greta Gerwig's <em>Lady Bird</em> is nominated for five Academy Awards.

By Richard Chang, Features editor

March 2, 2018

Greta Gerwig’s debut as a director, Lady Bird, is the story of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a high school student who wants to move to New York for college to get away from her mother and lower-class home in Sacramento, Calif.  The movie takes place throughout her senior year, when Christine...

The Shape of Water rises to the surface

Guillermo del Toro's fable has emerged as the Oscars favorite.

By Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas, Staff writer

January 26, 2018

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday and, in a year long in search of a front-runner, The Shape of Water emerged as the film to beat. Guillermo del Toro’s modern fable snagged 13 nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director. It left the movie one short of...

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