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What “Joker” has to say on mental illness

Drishti Upadhyaya, Arts and Graphics Editor

December 12, 2019

Every murder starts with a trigger. The killer isn’t always the man who pulls it. Mental illness has become a buzz topic in Hollywood, with a surplus of films addressing the topic. In the past, the mentally ill were demonized in media, solely portrayed as one-dimensional monsters who act without...

Death of an industry: how the MCU and DCEU killed comics

Drishti Upadhyaya, Arts and Graphics Editor

December 10, 2019

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird—it’s a plane! Nope, it’s just another billboard advertising a Marvel movie. Comic book films are currently at their prime. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has ended another phase, and are entering a grand, new phase, ready to set up new heroes for many to...

The DVHS music department showcases an excellent performance

The DVHS music department showcases an excellent performance

Amrita Himmatraopet and Shruthi Narayanan

December 8, 2019

The band, choir and orchestra students presented outstanding performances during the fall concerts on Oct. 15 and 17. The first night consisted of the jazz band, wind ensemble and symphonic wind ensemble, while the second night was all of the choirs, with chamber orchestra as a finale. The f...

Rex Orange County illuminates a spectrum of emotions in new album “Pony”

Rex Orange County illuminates a spectrum of emotions in new album “Pony”

Amrita Himmatraopet, Copy Editor

December 1, 2019

Alexander O’Connor, better known as Rex Orange County, expresses unfiltered thoughts in his newest album, “Pony,” released Oct. 25. Easily his best album yet, “Pony” is refreshing, vibrant and honest.  Throughout the songs, O’Connor sings about his fear of rejection, friends who aren...

Delia owens paints a beautiful marshland mystery in her fiction debut “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Delia owens paints a beautiful marshland mystery in her fiction debut “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Eva Shen, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 1, 2019

Venturing into fiction for the first time, acclaimed zoologist Delia Owens carves a bewitching tale of isolation and the ancient thread between humanity and wildlife. It’s dreamy and nightmarish and tangible all at once — up until the final scenes. Released August 2018, “Where the Crawdads ...

Dougherty takes a creative spin on classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Dougherty takes a creative spin on classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

November 29, 2019

Dougherty Valley Drama began their production season with the classic satire play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The play revolves around the lives of John Worthing (Jose Saramiento) and Algernon Moncrieff (AJ Sohrabi), and their creation of alter egos to justify traveling incon...

BBC’s most controversial show returns to the joy of horror movie fans

Drishti Upadhyaya and Tessa Galeazzi

November 25, 2019

Halloween night, 1992. BBC airs a horror mockumentary, “Ghostwatch,” to celebrate the day of terror. Screams and sobs fill the air. Moonlit tears streak children’s faces. They have seen horror. They have felt true fear. These children are traumatized by this film that will forever stain BBC’s...

In comic books, shock value has lost all value

Drishti Upadhyaya, Arts and Graphics Editor

November 21, 2019

The art of storytelling is difficult to master. The skill to devising a plot. The ability to develop characters. The constant game of cat-and-mouse between the want for character growth and the need to continue the plot. The words by which they are woven together. Every component needs to tell a tale ...

Bill Maher’s statement on fat shaming misses the mark

Amruta Baradwaj, News Editor

November 17, 2019

“Fat shaming doesn’t need to end; it needs to make a comeback. Some amount of shame is good. We shamed people out of smoking and into wearing seat belts. We shamed them out of littering and most of them out of racism. Shame is the first step in reform.” - Real Time with Bill Maher Late night T...

“SNL” returns with its first Asian-American cast member

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

The popular late-night comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) premiered its 45th season, the first season in the show’s history to feature an Asian-American cast member, Bowen Yang, on Sept. 28. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Yang is a 29-year-old Chinese-American gay comedian who co-h...

blink-182 returns with “NINE”

blink-182 returns with “NINE”

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

blink-182’s “NINE” is a noteworthy album that offers a unique perspective on anxiety and depression.  Released on Sept. 20, it is the second album released without founding member Tom Delonge after his departure from the band in 2015, which made bassist Mark Hoppus the only remaining origin...

“Tall Girl” dissatisfies audiences with its unoriginal narrative

“Tall Girl” dissatisfies audiences with its unoriginal narrative

Aditi Lappathi and Aditi Praveen

November 9, 2019

Netflix released its latest Original movie “Tall Girl” on Sept. 13. A story about a 6-foot-1 high school junior named Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle) who is endlessly mocked for her ‘outlandish’ height.  This movie was endlessly ridiculed on Twitter, with most of the jokes based on one of the first...

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