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James Bond, now retired, in Jamaica. Photo courtesy of MGM

‘No Time to Die’ stakes its claim as the ‘most emotional Bond film’

Nameek Chowdhury October 13, 2021

Kicking off with the classic gun barrel sequence, "No Time to Die" is the latest addition to the 58- year-old James Bond franchise and the last time Daniel Craig will play the character. The highly anticipated...

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is set in the Forest of Okoya, putting Koko, a human raised by Pokémon in the spotlight. Photo courtesy of the Pokémon Company

“Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” has something for everyone

Justin E Kim October 13, 2021
The 23rd movie in the franchise expands on the Pokémon world while staying true to what makes it so beloved
The watcher, voiced by Jeffrey Wright in the intro sequence for What If...? Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Superhero daydreams come to reality in Marvel’s ‘What If…?’

Tanish Mendki October 12, 2021
The latest addition to the Marvel universe is every fan’s dream
Seniors Sophia Bokovikova and Cindy Zou celebrate after being crowned as the two members of Homecoming Royalty. Following the announcement, Homecoming court members exit the field and take photos on the side of the bleachers.

Homecoming halftime performances showcase numerous groups

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 7, 2021
Matadors celebrate Homecoming royalty and enjoy Variations, Cheer, Marching Band, Color Guard and Dance shows during the Homecoming Football game
Squid Game characters Cho Sang-woo, Seong Gi-hun and Kang Sae-byeok (pictured left to right)

‘Squid Game’ is a horrifying yet enthralling depiction of human nature

Shivani Madhan and Lillian Wang October 6, 2021
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s latest K-drama provides a remarkable twist on classic survival game shows
Pokémon Unite is a deviation from RPG titles to the MOBA genre. Photo courtesy of the Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon Unite’ is simple but appealing

Justin E Kim September 30, 2021
The newest Pokémon spin off succeeds at a unique take on the MOBA formula
Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology series consisting of nine episodes. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

‘Star Wars: Visions’ breathes new life into the franchise

Justin E Kim September 30, 2021
The newest Star Wars spinoff breaks all the rules to create a revolutionary anthology anime

Diya and JJ on the streets: MVHS Trivia

Diya Bahl and Jayanti Jha September 26, 2021
Testing students and staff on their MVHS knowledge
All four classes prepare for their Homecoming skit by hosting dance practices and skit decs.

Homecoming 2021: Behind the Scenes

After a year of remote learning and a collective loss in students’ school spirit, all four classes are back and preparing for the annual Homecoming week. Leadership students and participants are navigating...

Lil Nas Xs Debut Monteros colorful and eye-catching album cover

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ is a mixed bag with many gems

Anika Sharma September 22, 2021
Lil Nas X’s debut album is an emotional and fascinating ride
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Olga Tutunaru

#BookTok: The rising literary community for teens

Aashna Patel, staff writer September 18, 2021

Last year sophomore Aya Abdelrahman found book related content on TikTok as she was trying to select books for her summer reading. After seeing a video of a content creator reviewing books , including...

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