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Disco was the dominant music genre of the 1970s, but backlash quickly followed. How does it stand now, and did it deserve all the hate? Photo courtesy of  Amanda Edwards and Getty Images with John Travolta from the film Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham.

Disco Deserved Better

By Oliver Barnfield, Reporter December 14, 2020

The 1970s were a turning point for popular culture, politics, and technology. The movies weren’t quite the massive blockbusters of the ‘80s or the moldy musicals and psychedelic experiments of the...

Ever since 'Grand Army's release on Netflx, people can't stop talking about it. With so much packed into one season, it keeps the audience interested up until the very end of the show. Photo courtesy of _grandarmynetflix_

‘Grand Army’ Casts Light on Critical Issues

By Savannah Estabrook, Yearbooker December 11, 2020

Grabbing the attention of many fans of Euphoria, a hugely popular American teen drama program, the new Netflix series, Grand Army, was released on Oct. 16, 2020. It jumps straight into several heavy topics...

Sonic's speedy gameplay in the level Emerald Coast, from 'Sonic Adventure' is a pivotal aspect of the game. Photo courtesy of segabits.com

‘Sonic Adventure’ Presents a Jumbled and Incoherent Game Experience

By Zach Maynes, Reporter December 8, 2020

While Mario entered the 3D game scene in 1996, Sonic fans would have to wait a few more years for their first experience in 3D. Debuting on Dec. 23 on the Sega Dreamcast, Sonic Adventure was the first...

Miley Cyrus's new album 'Plastic Hearts' shows her evolution as an artist.  Photo courtesy of @mileycyrus

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Plastic Hearts’ Shows Depth and Career Evolution

By Shrika Paramasivam, Reporter December 8, 2020

Miley Cyrus, an American singer, songwriter, and actor released her seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts on Friday, Nov. 25. The album includes 12 songs and collaborations with notable artists including...

'Chateau Lune' runs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 10 p.m.
Photo courtesy of @chateauluneshow.

Ms. Rebecca Roberie on Writing for the ‘Chateau Lune’ Show

By Nashitha Azeez and Yunoo Kim December 7, 2020

Ms. Rebecca Nealon Roberie, a history teacher at Westwood, has one very interesting hobby on the side: she writes for a new TV show, Chateau Lune, which first aired on Oct. 30. Described as a mix between...

An iconic shot of the main protagonist , Gon Freecss, stands the test of time. It may actually be one of the most memorable shots in the whole series because of its dynamic posing, facial expression, and composition. Photo courtesy of Madhouse Inc.

Season two of ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Solidifies Manga Series as Classic

By Reagan Babbitt, Reporter December 4, 2020

Hunter x Hunter Mega Review Part Two: Season Two  A little over a year after the 1998 Hunter x Hunter manga commenced, author Yoshihiro Togashi started writing The Heavens Arena Arc. The story follows...

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion released her new studio album 'Good News' on Friday, Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of @theestallion

‘Good News’ Exudes Megan Thee Stallion’s Dynamic Confidence

By Shawkin Kabir, Dreamcatcher Poetry & Prose Editor December 2, 2020

Megan Thee Stallion started releasing music relatively recently in comparison to other big rap names, but her exceptional talent over the past few years has proven time to be no obstacle for her. She’s...

This image encompasses most of what the first season of 'Hunter x Hunter' entails. These are the faces of iconic characters that captured the hearts of many people over the years, and with the current absence of 'Hunter x Hunter', that feeling is even more potent. Photo courtesy of Hunterpedia.

‘Hunter x Hunter’ Retains Place as Iconic Storyline

By Reagan Babbitt, Reporter December 2, 2020

Hunter x Hunter Mega Review Part 1: Season 1 On March 16,1998, Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series Hunter x Hunter debuted in the Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine. The series continued with multiple...

The cover of the book alludes to Johnny's life put up to chance. 
Photo Courtesy of Brian Phillips

Stephen King’s ‘The Dead Zone’ Redefines Horror

By Zach Maynes, Reporter December 1, 2020

Stephen King is one of the most iconic writers of all time, penning classics such as The Stand, IT, and of course, The Shining. One of his novel masterpieces, The Dead Zone, revolves around a science fiction...

'Happiest Season' featuring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis was released on Thursday, Nov. 25. Photo courtesy of @happiestseason.

‘Happiest Season’ Gifts Viewers With A Sense of Seasonal Comfort

By Amy Simon, Reporter November 30, 2020

Christmas movies. Two words that can either make or break you during the holiday season. Unlike many other genres, Christmas movies are usually filled with mediocrity, with only select movies making it...

Ron Howard's new film 'Hillbilly Elegy' debuted on Nov. 24 to incredibly mixed reactions. Photo courtesy of @netflix.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Proves to be Disastrous Misfire

By Hayden Swanson, Managing Editor November 27, 2020

Right off the bat, the words “Directed by Ron Howard” raised a pretty big red flag during the opening credits of Hillbilly Elegy. The renowned child actor-turned-director had been struggling for the...

Students virtually auditioned for the All-State Orchestra.
Graphic by Nashitha Azeez

Orchestra Students Triumph at All-State Auditions

By Nashitha Azeez, Dreamcatcher Art & Photography Editor November 24, 2020

Orchestra students virtually auditioned for the All-State Orchestra from Saturday, Oct. 31 to Wednesday, Nov. 4. Similar to All-Region auditions, students auditioned through the software program, MusicFirst,...

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