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Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

On December 7, Netflix released the new film Dumplin', based on the novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. Having loved the book, I was eager to see how the movie measured up, especially since it was produced by a streaming service instead of by a production company like Warner Bros. or Universal. I must say...

Haunting of Hill House is not the horror you are looking for

Haunting of Hill House is not the horror you are looking for

by Haley Enders, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

3.5/5 stars Warning: Major spoilers Mike Flanagan, the director of many popular thrillers such as Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, and Gerald’s Game, slightly tainted his otherwise perfect career record with a new 10 episode Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. This show is based on the novel The Hauntin...

Give witches a break!

Give witches a break!

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

What do you think of when you hear the word witch? I get a lot of different answers, ranging from The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch to devil worshipers. People mention Halloween costumes. I listen to a lot of descriptions of green-skinned women with warts and black pointy hats, and a surprising number of an...

News for November 14

by Lancer Media

November 14, 2018


Filed under Daily Announcements, Fall 2018

Are you a fan of trivia games? Do you like watching Jeopardy? Do you enjoy playing QuizUp or Trivia Crack? The LHS Academic Team competes against students from other schools in a team trivia tournament and is looking for new members. The first meeting will take place tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in Mr. Hah...

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: What makes it magic?

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: What makes it magic?

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Best of SNO, Fall 2018

On October 26, Netflix dropped its newest, spookiest show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I had planned to review it, so I sat down with a pen and pad of paper, ready to tear it apart. Sometime during Episode 5, I forgot to take notes. The show’s creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, works ...

Big Mouth: A nostalgic whiff of preteen spirit

Big Mouth: A nostalgic whiff of preteen spirit

by Haley Enders, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Warning: Minor Spoilers. Rate: 5/5 stars Big Mouth, a Netflix original, produced by Nick Kroll and his childhood best friend, Andrew Goldberg, was inspired by Kroll being pantsed in middle school in front of his crush. The entire show is based on Kroll and Goldberg and their experiences in the aw...

Murdoch Mysteries solves the problem of “the usual suspect” TV shows

Murdoch Mysteries solves the problem of “the usual suspect” TV shows

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Murdoch Mysteries 150 episodes, 10 seasons   Of the things that Canada is known for, excellent television series isn’t one of them. However, this show puts a twist on the traditional crime-solving show that makes it truly unique. This show takes place in Toronto, the largest city in...

Check this off your blacklist: The Blacklist is sure to thrill and hook you from the pilot

Check this off your blacklist: The Blacklist is sure to thrill and hook you from the pilot

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

3 seasons, 67 episodes Approx. 1 hour each The Blacklist is a crime action thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat watching every episode. Raymond Reddington is a high-profile criminal on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list that turns himself in with the intent on helping the FBI catch crimi...

“13 Reasons Why” blends polished storytelling with suicide awareness

“13 Reasons Why” blends polished storytelling with suicide awareness

by Madison Reeley, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

13 Reasons Why is a recently released Netflix original series that focuses on suicide. As far as shows go, this is not one that you should watch if you’re looking for an uplifting or happy story. While this story is not a happy one, it is still captivating and important. The show is based on the...

Bojack Horseman is the most human of horses

Bojack Horseman is the most human of horses

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

3 seasons with 12 episodes per season; 36 episodes 22-minute episodes For an animated show about a horse in a world of other animals and humans Bojack Horseman is one of the most human television shows on TV. The depressing reality of the story is masked behind witty writing and hilarious joke...

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