Author: Mackenzie Quinn

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“The Tyrant’s Tomb” is an exciting addition to The Trials of Apollo series

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, author Rick Riordan released “The Tyrant’s Tomb,” the fourth book from the “Trials of Apollo” series. The story follows Apollo’s mortal form, Lester, and his ten-year-old master, Meg, on their journey through major and minor prophecies. The first few chapters involves the two arriving and getting accustomed to the Roman camp, Camp Jupiter. From there […]

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Hollywood improves at accurate age representation

Many movies hire adult actors to play teenage roles. Most of the time these movies have mature content that minors cannot ethically perform; other times it is from increased work hours that minors cannot meet. Sometimes adults are hired just because they are famous. In many popular young adult dramas such as “Riverdale”, “Teen Wolf” and “Glee”, teens are portrayed […]

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Thais Guerra, Samantha Goldblum, Mackenzie Quinn 

Photo illustration by Brianna Jesionowski

Retro trends are making a comeback

Over the past five years, trends from the 80s and 90s have been making a return. It all began with chokers, a simple accessory that skyrocketed. From there it was jeans, jackets and shirts. To create the look, mom jeans and overalls are paired with simple graphic or plain tees. The outfits are tied together with statement belts or flannels. […]

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The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

Summer vacation was filled with a variety of entertainment in the form of movies and music.  Films like “Yesterday” and “Blinded by the Light” brought back the music of the late 20th century, depicting legends like The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen on the big screen. “Yesterday” took place in the modern-day with a slight fantasy aspect, featuring the only man […]

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Electrifying Performance. Juniors Isabela Barry, Tanzil Philip and senior Alexander Athanasiou perform in Douglas Drama’s production of the concert version of “The Lightning Thief” on April 26. Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

MSD drama performs a concert version of “The Lightning Thief”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama department  performed “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” as a musical, based off of the popular fiction series “Percy Jackson” on April 25 and April 26. The musical brought in not only high school viewers but also, children from the surrounding elementary and middle schools, along with their parents.  “It’s really fun, but it […]

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Movie remakes surge in popularity

Movie remakes surge in popularity

Remakes are a huge part of the film industry. With technology advancing, like CGI, movies can be made better. This new form of movie-making has become a plague that is taking over all genres of the film industry. In the last decade, Disney has made ten remakes for their animated movies. Some of them are logical, such as the princess […]

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Broward es uno de más de 30 condados en Florida que han adoptado el servicio de textos al 911, pero las autoridades dicen que siempre que se pueda, el público debe llamar en vez de textear. Miami-Dade planea implementar el servicio en algún momento del 2019. (BRADENTON HERALD)

Broward County citizens can now text 911

During an emergency not everyone is capable of calling 911 due to certain circumstances. Now, Broward County residents are able to text 911 when they cannot make the call. The system is for standard messages, meaning that images, videos or any other media are unable to be sent. Location services on phones make for easy location updates if someone is […]

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“Avengers: Endgame” (Walt Disney Studios)

“Avengers: Endgame” brings fans to tears

On April 26, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s third phase came to an end. “Avengers: Endgame,” a continuation of the Avengers saga, was highly anticipated by many fans. The year between “Avengers: Infinity War” and this latest release was full of theories and possible plot spoilers. According to CNN, the film made an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office […]

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Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Star-crossed lovers are meant to break every viewer’s heart; terminal romance films are some of the best at depicting this concept. The real question is are these movies representing terminal illnesses correctly or are they misinforming viewers? Teenage patients spend most of their time either in a hospital, getting treatments or in their homes, resting. Patients are constantly under watch. […]

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Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel.” (Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios)

Review: Captain Marvel is an empowering and motivating movie

Brie Larson puts the “her” in “hero” in Marvel’s latest film, Captain Marvel, released March 8. The film was highly anticipated and the months leading up to it were filled with controversy, since it is Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female solo movie. The movie was released on International Women’s Day, going along with the themes of women empowerment.   The […]

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