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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
Graphic of title with a lilac and beige checker background.

Rediscovering chess

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor February 8, 2021

  My first experience with chess was in first grade, when I went to a chess club after school for the first time. My mom signed me up as she thought it would be fun, and she was absolutely right....

Poster art from Over the Moon showcases the films animation style and elements from the plot.

‘Over the Moon,’ shines in its graphics, soundtrack and storytelling

Vivian Jiang October 28, 2020
The visually stunning musical adventure, starring MV alumnae Cathy Ang, takes a modern twist on a traditional Chinese legend
Fifteen years after its initial release, Avatar: The Last Airbender becomes a hit on Netflix.

New and returning fans share in the excitement of ‘Avatar’

Shivani Verma and Claire Wen September 13, 2020
‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ increases in popularity after Netflix release
Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Sreya Kumar April 29, 2020
Netflix’s new boundary-breaking series could have handled mature themes better
MVHS Students Netflix Preferences

MVHS Student’s Netflix Preferences

Stuti Upadhyay and Sean Yagi February 8, 2020
Students discuss what they consider to be their favorite, least favorite and most impactful Netflix shows.
Binge-watching on Netflix

Binge-watching on Netflix

Anjali Singh February 7, 2020
Students and faculty share their opinions about binge-watching shows
The rise of Netflix

The rise of Netflix

Robert Liu February 7, 2020
Exploring the history of an online media empire
MVHS through Netflix

MVHS through Netflix

Exploring Netflix's presence in the MVHS community and the impact of its changes over time
Reflecting on the meaning of being a cultured American teenager

Reflecting on the meaning of being a cultured American teenager

Jasmine Lee September 22, 2019

If you called me an uncultured American teenager four years ago, past me would agree. What is Netflix? What are Snapchat streaks? What’s it like going to the movies with friends? I was a stranger...

Photo courtesy of Netflix

13 reasons why “13 Reasons Why” season three could do better

Leanna Sun September 4, 2019
How this show poorly represented high school culture by tackling aspects of various different social issues
Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish Stranger Things

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Nathan Stevens November 17, 2017

I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished the second season of “Stranger Things” yet. In fact, I haven’t even seen past the first episode of season two. I consider myself a connoisseur...

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