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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

Binge-watching on Netflix

Binge-watching on Netflix

Anjali Singh

February 7, 2020

Students and faculty share their opinions about binge-watching shows

MVHS through Netflix

MVHS through Netflix

Shivani Gupta, Robert Liu, Anjali Singh, Stuti Upadhyay, and Sean Yagi

February 7, 2020

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 to all the above throughout middle school and freshman year of high school.  According to PR NewsWire...

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

Photo courtesy of Netflix

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 of television, or at least a pretty big fan. Anyone who knows me knows that I watch as many popular ...

13 reasons why this show matters

13 reasons why this show matters

Becca Zheng

May 8, 2017

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...

‘Luke Cage’ is buoyed by its complex side characters and fleshed out atmosphere

Mike Colter stars in the new Netflix superhero series 'Luke Cage'. Courtesy of Netflix

Jessica Xing

October 25, 2016

arvel’s Luke Cage premiered on Netflix on Sept. 30 and became the newest addition to the Marvel universe. It features Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a character first introduced in “Jessica Jones” as Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) boyfriend, in his own TV series as he begins a new life in Harlem, NY...

“Audrie&Daisy” is a film of truth

A poster photo for the film

Dylan Tsai

October 8, 2016

Sexual assault: a morbid and graphic topic, difficult to present in a film. Cyberbullying: intangible, nearly impossible to capture. Nevertheless, directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk set out to report on both. For the past two years, Cohen and Shenk have been investigating the stories of two sexual as...