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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...

A digital art piece of a lively convenience store by Ray Neiburger.

Artists of Skyline: What are they up to?

Caroline Theiss and Eda Kirca June 1, 2023

You never know when an artist may be hiding in the corners of Skyline. Lurking within the classes, hallways, and stairwells at any given time, there are lots of creative minds here at our school with plenty...

Why the Writers Guild of America May Be the Only Thing Standing Between Hollywood and AI

Why the Writers Guild of America May Be the Only Thing Standing Between Hollywood and AI

Avni Gupta June 1, 2023

In an industry built on twisting words that flow from page to mouth to ear, the key player is the writer. To have a movie, you must have a script or at least some semblance of a written plan. A base of...

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Are Marvel Movies Ruining Cinema?

Connor McCallion June 1, 2023

Responding to Scorsese's Take on Marvel Movies Martin Scorsese once said that Marvel movies are not cinema. A lot of people disagreed with him.  But as Marvel’s quality has gone down and their output...

The homepage of a fan fiction website, Archive of Our Own (Cr: Screenshot taken by Ember DuPont)

Fanfiction: What is it and How it Impacts You

Ember DuPont June 1, 2023

Everyone has a favorite show that was canceled one season too early or a video game in a franchise that just didn't measure up to the rest.  Many people accept that: they can love the things they’ve...

Skyline Theater Holds Auditions for Fall Show, The Pirates of Penzance!

Skyline Theater Holds Auditions for Fall Show, The Pirates of Penzance!

Kathryn Plotner and Avni Gupta May 30, 2023

After a highly successful year of musicals, comedies, and dramas, Skyline Theater is preparing for auditions for its Spring Production of The Pirates of Penzance! Auditions will be held May 30th after...

Taking A Moonlit Dive Into Sea of Stars: What Makes It Worth Playing?

Taking A Moonlit Dive Into Sea of Stars: What Makes It Worth Playing?

Eda Kirca May 12, 2023

From its dynamic lighting to the wind dancing through the grass and the water rippling along with the tide, Sea of Stars is sure to captivate all who play this emerging gem of a game. Set to be released...

The Shining poster by Andrew Kitzmiller (under Creative Commons)

Do Adaptations Have to be Faithful to be Good

Conner McCallion May 12, 2023

Have you ever read a book or played a video game and then, when a movie adaptation finally comes out you see it and think to yourself: Why did they change all of that? But: does changing a lot necessarily...

In the vast graveyard of Netflix Originals, you see the lone headstone of Sense8 one of the many stories cut short by the cruel Cost Plus Mode

Streaming Service Graveyard: 4 Most Common Causes of Netflix Death

Avni Gupta May 12, 2023

In 2007, Netflix evolved from a mail-order DVD rental service to the streaming behemoth we know today. Four years later, they announced they would start producing their own TV shows, starting with an American...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Colin Zhu licensed under CC by SA

Harry Potter to be Rebooted by HBO Max and Fans Aren’t Taking it Well

Cate Howard and Natalia Murrell May 2, 2023

When HBO Max decided to reboot the series into a show, you would think fans would be ecstatic, but that is not the case. Fans have loved the iconic Harry Potter series for years, with over 500 million...

Unpopular Opinion: White Lotus Season One is Better Than Season Two

Unpopular Opinion: White Lotus Season One is Better Than Season Two

Bella Simonte, Journalist April 5, 2023

White Lotus, HBO’s new blockbuster show written and directed by Michael White, has taken the world by storm with its luxurious settings and provoking yet relatable characters. Most viewers preferred...

From left, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Credit: Tribune News Service

Everything Everywhere All At Once: Talked About For a Reason

Ronan Pasquerella March 13, 2023

Driven by amazing characters that feel truly relatable, Everything Everywhere All At Once is a brilliant film that's become one of the most talked-about movies of the year. Directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel...

Skyline Students Pose in SOS formation- left to right: Nico DeYoung (26), Ryder Victory (26), Jude Carlson (26), Joci Wall (26)

SOS: Drop Everything Now!

Adira Maze and Sylvie Bleckman March 6, 2023

“I can't lose when I'm with you. How can I snooze and miss the moment?” – Snooze (from SZA’s new album SOS) Get with the times and tune in to SZA’s new pop album, SOS which has been topping...

The building station where kids can create whatever they want

Skyline’s Brick Bash: Where it Began and Why You Should Go

Grace Lee February 25, 2023

This year The Skyline Band’s Brick Bash will have something for everybody, from trains, towns, and mosaics to dioramas, mechanical and engineering LEGO designs . The LEGO enthusiast community is full...

Youre lucky if you get to watch Luckiest Girl Alive

You’re lucky if you get to watch Luckiest Girl Alive

Casey Vigo and Sylvie Bleckman January 23, 2023

Luckiest Girl Alive is a mystery/thriller film based on the 2015 novel. Released on Netflix, it quickly was a fan favorite:s 42% on Rotten Tomatoes and 79% of Google users liked it.  Luckiest Girl...

The Stories and Sounds of Ben Platt

The Stories and Sounds of Ben Platt

Gabriel Hill, Journalist January 23, 2023

With his high tenor sound, impressive vibrato, and riffs, Platt was immediately a celebrity to pay attention to. Starting as Benji Applebaum in the Pitch Perfect trilogy and then portraying Evan Hansen...

Gabriel Hill (23)

Urinetown: The Tight-Knit Skyline Community Behind The Scenes

Sophia Bailey, Journalist January 23, 2023

Whether it be a movie, tv show, or play, we all have heard or seen some form of theatre. Stories are brought to life by people seen and unseen. When a student is interested in Skyline theatre and wants...

Movie Review  Monster

Movie Review Monster

Sophia Kill, Journalism January 20, 2023

Netflix’s “Monster” series, starring actor Evan Peters, is a dramatized autobiographical show about the serial killer Jeffrery Dahmer and the people he affected.  It hops between the perspectives...

Is She Human? Is She An Animal? No, Shes Wednesday Addams: Review Of Netflixs Top Grossing TV Show

Is She Human? Is She An Animal? No, She’s Wednesday Addams: Review Of Netflix’s Top Grossing TV Show

Adira Maze, Journalist January 17, 2023

“Her name comes from a line from my favorite nursery rhyme, Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe.” - Morticia Addams. This is just one of many quotes that describe this show's witty and dark humor. Wednesday...

Elena (23) reaches to open Hulu on her iPad.

Trying to Find a New TV Show to Watch in 2023? Look No Further: Skyline Students Have the Answers!

Elena Mychaliska, Journalist January 17, 2023

Have you ever watched a show and thought “slay”? If you are looking for that same feeling, you have come to the right place. Skyline’s student body recently participated in a Skyline Post survey...

Ferris Ingram poses in Taylor Swift merch. Credit: Caroline Dergis

Midnights: Fans Anticipate the New Taylor Swift Album

Caroline Dergis and Grace Jessee October 21, 2022

This October 21st,  popular singer-songwriter Taylor Swift releases her highly anticipated 10th studio album titled Midnights. It will be riddled with surprises, such as a song featuring Lana Del Rey,...

IC3PEAK performing live. Left: Nick Kostylev, right: Nastya Kresilina. Credit: Oli Zitch

Fighting War With Music

“I don’t think Russia has a right to exist anymore,” said Marua Alyokhina, the lead singer of the feminist band Pussy Riot after she escaped Moscow this Spring. “Even before, there were questions...

Besides winning a truckload of awards, BTS has been an advocate. Credit: Sydney Sawyer

BTS: More Than Just a Boyband

Faith Wei June 9, 2022

The White House invited the K-pop group, BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan, or the Bangtan Boys) to speak at the White House on May 31st. At the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, they were...

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Credit: Tribune News Service

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: a Mess With a Bow

Ben Bower June 9, 2022

Impossible to review as good or bad, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a tonal and cinematic outlier from what we’ve become accustomed to over the last decade and a half of Marvel films.  Critically...

The Puffs cheer on Cedric Diggory (Andre Jenkins) after the first task. Credit: Carrie Halliburton

Puffs: 90-ish Witty Minutes of Friendship and Magic That Knocked the Audience’s Stockings Off

Avni Gupta and Ellie Westhoff June 9, 2022

Welcome To Hogwarts, a magic school with four unique houses: Gryffindors, Slytherins, Ravenclaws, and… those other guys.  The Hufflepuffs.  Most of the time we focus on the Gryffindors: brave,...

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, or simply Aaliyah, has made a vast impact, reinventing the tomboy style. Credit: Tribune News Service

20 Years Later, Aaliyah’s Mark On Fashion Remains

Mayanna Dempsey, Journalist May 23, 2022
Over 20 years since the singer’s tragic death in a plane crash, her sartorial influence is as visible as ever.
A still from the first Sonic film. The Blue Hedgehog returns to screens in a sequel. Credit: Tribune News Service

Flying Feature Films!

Ben Bower, Journalist May 23, 2022
This year is unusually stacked with big-name releases and long-awaited flicks. Covid-19 took its toll on the summer blockbuster season over the last couple of years and delayed the release of dozens of long-awaited films.
Meis first incident turning into the Red Panda in-public where she navigates the situation both mentally and physically (Tribune News Service)

Turning Red: a Colorful Coming-of-Age Story

Avni Gupta and Faith Wei May 18, 2022

Pixar’s latest movie, Turning Red, was released on February 21st of 2022. It is a coming-of-age story about a Chinese-Canadian teen struggling with puberty, emotions and her family's expectations. Because...

Wido, pictured above in front of a park.

Wido: Field Day Album Review and Interview

Raven Marin May 10, 2022

Introduction Out of all the artists I have gotten to know within the hyperpop scene, Wido (pronounced widow) has been one of my favourites to not only listen to but also get to know as a person. I first...

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