Tag: Mackenzie Quinn

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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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros.)

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ is perfect for all ages

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”, released on Feb. 8, runs for around two hours. Directed by Mike Mitchell. The film starts with the attack of the Lego Duplo, which are larger blocks for younger kids. The once hopeful land of the Legos becomes “Apocalypseburg,” a drab and depressing land of destruction. Terrified that the world will end, Emmett […]

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Dante Albidone, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Brodeur, Eden Cupid, Ethan Hwang, and Blake Talabis in The Umbrella Academy (Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix/TNS)

Review: Netflix Original “The Umbrella Academy” brings Gerard Way’s comic to life

“The Umbrella Academy” was released on Feb. 15, based on Gerard Way’s comic of the same title that was released 12 years ago. The show was created by Netflix, and features a total of ten episodes in its first season. This show is not like many other superhero shows; the viewer does not get a backstory on how the main […]

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MSD students face daily mental health struggles and learn ways to overcome them. Graphic by Darian Williams

MSD supports mental health with Mind-Body Club

AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers along with MSD parent and licensed mental health counselor Ellen Fox-Snider founded the Mind-Body Club in Fall of 2018. On Jan. 9, the first cohort graduated with 13 students. The course is a six-week program, meeting every Wednesday for an hour after school where students learn methods such as meditation, mindfulness, biofeedback, nutrition and the […]

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Review: The Kid Who Would Be King shares message that the kids are the future

Review: The Kid Who Would Be King shares message that the kids are the future

Arthurian legends have been around since the 15th century with the media industry depicting it through a variety of adaptations. The Kid Who Would Be King one is a little different, though. This film takes place in the 21st century, when a boy pulls Excalibur, the original sword in the ancient stone, out of a stone at a construction site. A young boy […]

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Senior Farrah Nickerson holds her breeding male hedgehog, Sopranino, on a walk around the city. Portraits by Nyan Clarke

Senior Farrah Nickerson shows entrepreneurship with her hedgehog breeding business

When senior Farrah Nickerson first got her hedgehog Jordi, she never expected that in a year’s time, she would be owning and running her own hedgehog breeding and selling business. Today though, she is the proud owner of JoJo’s Hedgies, a student-run hedgehog breeding company that now breeds nearly 60 hedgehogs. This company has been growing since its conception three […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)

Review: “Into the Spider-Verse” brings the comic books to life

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse shows many different faces, or rather masks, of the friendly neighborhood superhero. Released in theaters on December 14, the animated film appeals to new and old fans of Marvel comics and films. In this multiverse story, many comic book characters meet up when the main villain, Kingpin (Liev Schreiber), using a dimensional transporter. Viewers immediately get […]

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Multimedia: Start the holiday season right with this movie watch list

Multimedia: Start the holiday season right with this movie watch list

It’s the holiday season and that means binge watching Christmas movies! So cozy up around the fire, throw on your festive sweater and get comfortable because it’s going to be a long ride. Here is the top ten movies that should be watched this holiday season.    Reviews done by Mackenzie Quinn   Leni SteinhardtLeni Steinhardt is a member […]

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Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald Leaves Fans Old and New in Awe

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald Leaves Fans Old and New in Awe

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is the second installment in a five movie series. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out in 2016 which is a part of the Wizarding World by J.K. Rowling. On Oct. 16, fans sat in the theaters to embrace the universe once again. Many recognizable names were casted like Jude Law as Albus […]

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De. Seuss’ The Grinch (Universal Pictures)

The Grinch has great messages about family

The Grinch is the third adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The newly animated version, released on Nov. 9, has had a lot of hype surrounding it. However, many fans of the original are asking, “Why do we need another Grinch?”   Throughout the movie the audience follows the classic tale of the Grinch’s journey to destroy Christmas. However, […]

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