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Raising Dion: This superhero storms into our hearts

Raising Dion: This superhero storms into our hearts

by Caroline Hobson, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Move over Marvel. Get ready for a new kind of superhero. Dion's magic and superpowers will glue  you to the television, begging for more. On October 4, Netflix, released a new original show called Raising Dion. The show focuses on a single mother struggling to raise a boy with “superpowers,” or...

Cheesy Movie Review: ”After” viewing it 3 times, can’t wait for sequel

Cheesy Movie Review: ”After” viewing it 3 times, can’t wait for sequel

by Kendall Martin, Editor

November 4, 2019

After, rated PG-13, is a romantic drama, directed by Jenny Gage available on Netflix beginning in the fall.  I've watched it three times.  It's not the world's greatest movie, but After is great for an "after"noon of movie-watching. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was rated 17% by the critics, and w...

TikTok: 60 second videos taking over our brains

TikTok: 60 second videos taking over our brains

by Rachel McCoy and Ashley Nash

September 25, 2019

Do you see people watching videos on their phones laughing uncontrollably?  Do you see random people doing weird dances in public?  Have you noticed people only know about 15 seconds of a song?  If you find yourself asking these questions, the answer is all because of TikTok. Like it ...

Bird Box – it’s worth taking your blindfold off to see

Bird Box – it’s worth taking your blindfold off to see

by Erich Miller and Ashley Visscher

January 23, 2019

The drama thriller Bird Box captured the hearts of many in the days following its release as one of the most anticipated Netflix originals of 2018.  In the opening of the film, the main character, Malorie, yells at her children to never take their blindfolds off, no matter what. The movie then cuts t...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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