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Four mentalhealt must reads. Credit: Veronica Terry

These Mental Health Centered Books Say What You Can’t Put Into Words

Veronica Terry February 20, 2024

Trigger warning: This article touches on heavy subjects, such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and abuse.  Remember, there are many resources available to help you. You should never...

The game cover that shows when opening Lego Fortnite. Credit: R. Gattuso/Epic Games

Lego Fortnite Surprised Me, in a Good Way

Roman Gattuso February 19, 2024

Beautiful landscapes, open biomes, and creativity. The Lego game mode in “Fortnite” is worth playing for many reasons. Whether you want an action-packed, boss-fighting survival game with your friends,...

Ella Ricci (24) and Yufei Fu (25) diligently practice their winter serenades. Credit: G. Yao.

How Serenades are Made: Behind the Scenes of the Popular Skyline Tradition

Grace Yao February 19, 2024

Skyline High School would not be the same without the repeated sound of All I Want for Christmas is You playing throughout the halls in the wintertime. Whether people are writing silly letters to friends...

Paul Bäumer from the film adaptation looks back as he walks towards enemy trenches. Credit: Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front: Senseless Violence for Good Reason

Ian Saucer-Zeoli February 19, 2024

He fell in October, 1918, on a day that was so calm and quiet on the front that the Army Report was limited to the sentence: There was nothing new to report in the West. ─ All Quiet on the Western...

Cover of Rook by William Ritter. Credit: Algonquin Young Readers

Rook, a Paranormal Must-Read

Maisie White February 15, 2024

What would you do if one day, you suddenly became the bridge between two worlds? One being your own, and the other filled with magical beings, and countless mysteries? Well, that’s what Abigail Rook...

Aquaman sitting on his throne in Atlantis. Credit: Warner Brothers Studios

Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom Closes Out DC Extended Universe on Bad Note

Wilson Compton February 15, 2024

Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom (2023) follows Aquaman (Jason Mamoa); as he tries to defeat Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II); once again. Black Manta is back and much more powerful than before as he now has...

A Look into 2024’s Promising Book Releases

Dominic Marroni February 13, 2024

Our new year is still young, with plenty of time to indulge in novels of adventure and drama. The most pressing question for most is simply: what to pick up next? Heartstopper is a graphic novel...

A collage of our favorite Christmas films. Credits: 20th Century Fox Hughes Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, National Lampoon, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, 1492 Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

These Six Christmas Movies are Worth Rewatching All Winter Long

Cecilia Tuczak, Gwen Stotts-Walshe, and Kate Wolfe February 8, 2024

It's officially that time. Radio stations have ditched the festive music, New Year's resolutions are dropping like flies, and February has started feeling gloomier than ever. Although the holiday season...

2023 Winter Holiday Spirit Week Photo Gallery

2023 Winter Holiday Spirit Week Photo Gallery

Ashley Han and Eda Kirca January 20, 2024

Monday 12/18: Holiday PJ Day, Cozy Blankets, Slippers, and Stuffed Animals Tuesday 12/19: Bundle Up Day or Winter Sports Day Wednesday 12/20: Holiday Accessory Day Thursday 12/21: Sparkle Like...

Twilight Photo of Michigan Theater in Downtown Ann Arbor, a great place to watch a movie. Credit: A. Gupta.

Check Out These Must-Watch End-of-Year Movies

Avni Gupta December 20, 2023

The Marvels Following the post-credits scene of Ms. Marvel (2022) where Iman Velani’s Kamala Khan is shown swapping places with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, The Marvels brings us back to see the...

Here two popular books are shown, one a renowned classic and one a flash sensational fantasy. Credit: H. Ghani.

Hoover Vs. Hemingway: Is Book Genre Stigma Justified?

Hana Ghani December 5, 2023

Editor's note: this is an opinion piece With the rise of “Booktok” and popular romance and fantasy books such as the sensational It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover and A Court of Thorns and Roses...

Sari Woo (24) excitedly holds The Measure, unsuspecting of the great disappointment to come. Credit: S. Woo.

The Measure: A Must-Not Read

Grace Yao December 2, 2023

What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? This is the question that The Measure by Nikki Erlick (2022) tries to answer as it explores individual and societal responses through eight separate...

The copy of  It Ends With Us from the SKyline Library. Credit: Lia Chung.

The Controversy Around the New York Times Bestseller It Ends With Us

Lia Chung November 29, 2023

Colleen Hoover has become a nationwide best-selling author, rising to fame with her novel It Ends With Us (2016). This book follows the relationship of Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid, centering on issues...

One of Us is Lying is the prefect in between for many readers. Credit: Delacorte Press.

I’d be Lying if I said I didn’t enjoy One of Us is Lying

Julianna Bailey November 25, 2023

If Gossip Girl and The Breakfast Club had a baby with a murderous twist, it would be One of Us is Lying. The book’s anonymous gossip website mixed with an almost club-like murder hangout group makes...

Barbie was released in theaters on July 21, 2023. Credit: Warner Bros.

Why the Sudden Wave of Pink? Looking Back On the Barbie Movie

Adira Maze, Section Editor November 16, 2023

Come along with Barbie as she discovers that the Real World, with all of its problems, is extremely different from her perfect, pink, female-centric Barbieland.  Barbie was released in theaters on...

Conrad Fisher and Belly Conklin sitting on a beach at Cousins. Credits: Prime Video.

The Summer I Turned Pretty: How the Summer I Turned Pretty Show Differs from the Novel

Olivia Watters November 15, 2023

Isabella (Belly) Conklin has been going to Cousins, a beach town in Massachusetts, every summer since she was a kid. With her older brother Steven and her mom Laurel, they stay with her Mom’s best friend,...

Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Credit: Murray Close.

Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes: Is It Worth the Read Before the Movie?

Hana Ghani November 15, 2023

“It’s not over until the Mockingjay sings.” These striking words with layers of complex meaning are uttered by Lucy Gray Baird, a main character in the book by Suzanne Collins and upcoming movie...

Skeagle the Eagle practices music with its cardboard cello. Credit: J. Chou.

How the Skyline Orchestra is Rebuilding Post-COVID

Grace Yao November 14, 2023

*Cough cough.* This sound has been a harbinger of sickness since 2020. Only recently have tensions regarding this sharp expelling of air diminished. However, COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and now they’re...

The Writing Center welcomes you during the Thanksgiving season. Cerdits: O.Watters.

The New Writing Center Contest is Closing Soon, What is it All About?

Olivia Watters November 13, 2023

“People shrieked and cried as shots tore through fabric around the mall. In the chaos, no one stopped to question why the mannequins were bleeding too…” The spooky sentences above won the scariest...

Spider-Man 2 (PS5) Blows Me Away, Here’s Why:

Spider-Man 2 (PS5) Blows Me Away, Here’s Why:

Zach Huber November 13, 2023

Spider-Man 2 has been a highly anticipated game since its announcement back in 2021.  With so much hype throughout the development process for this game, Spider-Man 2 had a lot to live up to when it was...

Over a decade on, John Greens best seller still does not disappoint. Credit: Penguin Publishing Group Cover, Rodrigo Corral

The Fault in Ours Stars is Not Just Another Sappy Love Story

Adira Maze November 12, 2023

The Fault in Our Stars (2012) takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of young adults in love under difficult circumstances. New York Times bestselling-author John Green draws...

The SAG-AFTRA and WGA are working to secure a future for the film and television industry amid the rise of AI. Credit: Janine and Jim Eden CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.

Hollywood’s Civil War Over Artificial Intelligence

Avni Gupta November 12, 2023

Originally published Nov. 12, 2023.  On July 14th, The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) went on strike and the slow crawl of the Hollywood machine...

Skylines Banned Book Shelf. Credit: Lia Chung.

Skyline Librarians Work Against Constant Book Bans

Lia Chung November 4, 2023

Book bans are increasing, mainly targeting public libraries. However, AAPS has not been affected as of yet. "We haven't had book challenges since I have worked here for seven years," says Skyline Librarian...

The cast of the Pirates of Penzance stand at the ready for mic checks. Credit: A. Gupta.

Skyline Theater’s Fall Musical: The Pirates of Penzance

Avni Gupta November 2, 2023

This weekend, Skyline Theater proudly presents The Pirates of Penzance. The Gilbert and Sullivan comic-opera follows Fredric on the eve of his 21st birthday and his temporary emancipation from the King...

Skyline kicks off during the Skyline Vs. Bentley football game. Credit: M. Stranahan

Mark Your Calendars: Skyline Sports & Arts in October

Zach Huber October 8, 2023

Skyline is a diverse school with many events happening year-round from January to December, 24/7. With so many things going on every day and every month, let’s take a second to focus on what sports and...

Across the Spiderverse enacts a classic meme (credit:  Sony)

Has Sony Animations Revived Superhero Movies with the Spiderverse Trilogy? The Skyline Post Reacts to Across the Spiderverse

June 9, 2023

Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse  follows Miles Morales a year and three months after his debut as Spiderman in Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018). Across the Spider Verse released June 2nd, 2023....

The cast and crew of Urinetown pose for a group picture. Credit: Skyline Theatre

Skyline Theater Roundup

Avni Gupta and Kathryn Plotner June 7, 2023

Skyline Theatre typically puts on a musical, a play, and as a one-act in a year, in addition to taking trips (to Festival, to London or Paris) and running associated classes. This can be a lot.  Below...

Aged Ghostface mask of the Scream 6 Killer. Credit: Creative Commons

What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? Mine is Scream 6

Ember DuPont June 7, 2023

What's your favorite scary movie?  Is it Halloween? Hereditary maybe? or an even weirder one movie like The Babadook? For many, their answer would be any one of the Five Scream movies, but are their answers...

It Ends With Us cover. Credit: Simon and Schuster

Is It Ends With Us Worth The Hype?

Ryann Brooks June 7, 2023

“What would you do? If one of these days, this little girl looked up at you and she said, ‘Daddy? My boyfriend hit me.’ What would you say to her?”    It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover...

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