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Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Michelle Wong

February 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

he Super Bowl: an American tradition celebrated by football fanatics and many others, even those who don’t follow the sport to witness the memorable halftime show. But even before the start of the 52nd Super Bowl, there was plenty of controversy surrounding the upcoming performance by artist Justin...

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

As the year comes to a close, the MV Marching Band takes its final bow, successfully closing off it's first season. Watch the video below to hear how the staff felt about the year and what to expect in the years to come.

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

Anirudh Chaudhary

August 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

This summer’s most exciting movie releases, from “Baby Driver” to “Dunkirk”, brought many MVHS students back to the movie theater.  But this summer was also home to many franchise reboots — new movies that reinvented the way people viewed old stories. Rebooting a movie franchise can also...

Taylor Swift sexual assault case sparks student support for women’s rights

Taylor Swift sexual assault case sparks student support for women’s rights

Michelle Wong

August 18, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

Additional reporting by Himani Yalamaddi ccording to US magazine, Taylor Swift's sexual assault incident with DJ David Mueller from 2013 has resurfaced as Swift responded to Mueller's three million dollar lawsuit for allegedly causing him to be fired from his job. She decided to issue a counter sue ...

13 reasons why this show matters

13 reasons why this show matters

Becca Zheng

May 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

uicide, depression, bullying and sexual assault is ultimately how “13 Reasons Why” found itself in the spotlight of the entertainment industry, attracting a mix of both positive and negative perspectives over the way these topics were portrayed. The show focuses on a girl named Hannah Baker w...

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Becca Zheng

March 31, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

he Disney Channel norm has always been to display typical kid-friendly shows: Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Phineas and Ferb and many others. With a majority of Disney shows characterizing typical lighthearted and casual themes, the channel now welcomes a new series wi...

Liveblog: Oscars 2017

Liveblog: Oscars 2017

Himani Yalamaddi

February 26, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

Can't watch the 89th Academy Awards live tonight? Keep up with the Oscars, winners, speeches and more right here. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));...

“The xx” returns with new album titled “I See You”

“The xx” returns with new album titled “I See You”

Sharjeel Rahman

January 22, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music, Reviews

After a four year hiatus, “The xx” are back with their third studio album, “I See You.” Their rise to the top in 2009 after releasing their self-titled debut album “xx” was so quick that the band did not expect to top the charts. Their 2012 album “Coexist” was well received, moving beyon...

Movie Review: Hidden Figures is smart and inspiring

Movie Review: Hidden Figures is smart and inspiring

Himani Yalamaddi

January 22, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

ight months ago, Katherine Johnson sat inside NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia to attend a naming ceremony for the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility. Fifty-four years earlier, Johnson sat at her desk in the same building, calculating the path that astronaut John Glenn wou...

What to look forward to in 2017

What to look forward to in 2017

Devika Watave

January 19, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

A new year, a new start. Most of us will jump at the opportunity to spend time on a new activity, develop new relationships or completely “re-make” ourselves. A new start also means new entertainment: books, movies, technology and plays, just to name a few. Scroll through the tabs to take a look...