By: Izzy Reyes
Shang Chi, the newest Marvel movie, released Sept. 3, is said to be one of the best of its time. Within the first weekend it had already made $94 million at the box office.
At first, many thought the movie would be one of the less popular in the marvel universe due to its extreme budget cuts, but much to their surprise it became their new favorite.
By: Bella Carstea
By: Kyle Gonce
By: Ryan Fitzgerald
Dave Grohl truly has had one of the most interesting musical careers of all time. For those unfamiliar with Grohl, he is a musician best known for being the drummer in the rock band Nirvana and, for the past 26 years, as the frontman of the Foo Fighters. In his new book, The Storyteller, he chronicles his entire life narrative.
by: Bella Carstea
Star vs. the Forces of Evils is a stellar story full of dimension hopping, magic and battling with killer rainbows and murderous sparkly narwhals. This show does a great job of sending out the amazing message that being feminine doesn’t mean weak. The show’s concept is stupendous but after about halfway through season 3 the series starts to feel forced, stuffed with fillers and, eventually falling flat.
By: Kyle Gonce
Nintendo held their latest Nintendo Direct on Sept. 23, showcasing their newest games for the end of 2021 and the start of 2022. Many excited fans were very glad about the various announcements. Here are a few big announcements that have fans talking:
By: Bella Carstea
Gravity Falls’ loveable and unique characters, paired with its light hearted plot laced with mysteries viewers can solve for themselves, make this show a must watch for any lover of fantasy, puzzles, cryptids and a loveable story of a family’s bond withstanding any interdimensional evils!
By: Ginny Sung
It’s no surprise that technology is everywhere. As generations have grown, technology has become more advanced and is evolving rapidly. Technology can be used for an everyday simple task to something as big as saving lives. Not only this, but technology has been a big part of education. Technology improved education by providing tools that have easy access to teachers, helping students learn better and quicker, and by helping parents stay connected with their children. However, many educators, parents, and other students worry that students are becoming too dependent on technology.
By: Mack Leach
Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, many arts programs have either been adapted for an online format or canceled. Glenelg High School is no exception with Ms. Kassidy Sharp leading the way for our theatre program as the theatre director.
By: Makena Vass
Christmas memories are often accompanied by upbeat, lighthearted music played on a continuous stream over the holidays. Even the Christmas grinches can’t escape the sounds of comfort and joy, but when is it appropriate to start the music? When should it stop? Some people start listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving, and don’t stop until New Year’s Day. On the flip side, some people find themselves in tears when “Jingle Bells” is played on the radio for the seemingly one-hundredth time that day.
By: Zachary Kersh
I know. Everyone is tired of hearing the broken record that Covid-19 has dramatically changed our lives. People want to be able to experience the same fun that they would have had if Covid-19 didn’t happen. Good news, this is the place for just that! For all those reading, here are some extremely fun things that can be done right now, that will make the days less unbearable.
By: Rayyan Ahmad
While many students around the world are stuck indoors, school spirit and social interaction has gone down tremendously through this virtual school year. With many students not being able to hang out with friends and fellow peers, it is important to have some interaction with classmates to promote a healthy learning environment and have some fun. GHS Student Services is following this protocol by hosting an online Among Us meet every Thursday from 11:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M. for all high school students at Glenelg High School. Among Us is a popular multiplayer game that rose in popularity this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Among Us Article)
By Rayyan Ahmad
Among Us, by developer InnerSloth, exploded in popularity last month. Even though the game was released in the summer of 2018— being 2 years old— it earned over 18 million downloads in August according to Gamespot. The game then earned another 41.9 million mobile downloads in September, growing exponentially in those 2 months. The game can be played on three different location servers, across Asia, North America, and Europe. It has also risen in fame among students at Glenelg and other Howard County Public Schools.
By Rayyan Ahmad
With social distance keeping many of us at home, many find it difficult to occupy these long periods of time with interesting and fun activities to do. Fortunately, with data published in March 2019 by the consulting firm Deloitte, it was found that 69% of consumers pay for some type of internet video streaming service, while only 65% of consumers pay for cable or satellite subscriptions. With these streaming services, watching movies and shows has never been easier.
By Susanna Park
On Friday, February 21st 2020, Glenelg High School’s GBC (Glenelg Broadway Connection) theater production presented an astounding performance of the entertaining and popular movie, Shrek. Shrek is an action/fantasy movie about an Ogre falling in love with a princess where they embark many adventures and experience many obstacles throughout their lives. Led by our theater advisor Ms. Sharp, Glenelg’s GBC program is a peer and special needs theater club where students are partnered with special needs students in Glenelg. The students help the special needs students learn the music, acting, and the dances for the production and rehearse for a show that they perform once a year. The GBC show presents one performance during school hours and one performance for parents and the public at night.
By JT Shatzer
Before reading this article, understand that many spoilers to an outstanding film lay ahead. Recently released movie, Uncut Gems, may happen to be the most anticipated movie starring Adam Sandler in recent memory.
By Alexis Kominos
Sex Education, the Netflix show created by Laurie Nunn has taken the interest of many Netflix users. The first season premiered on January 11th, 2019, while the second season premiered on January 17th, 2020. The first season follows Otis Milburn who is a socially awkward teenager in high school. He had mixed feelings about sex, while most people in his high school are more sexually mature. His mother is a sex therapist which is ironic due to his uncomfortable feelings towards sex. The first season takes us on a heartfelt, awkward, coming-of-age, story of Otis and his friends and their separate journeys trying to find themselves in the harsh time of high school. This article contains spoilers.
By Rayyan Ahmad
As cable becomes more and more obsolete, streaming services, that allow for watching on the go, have begun to rise to the top of the entertainment pyramid. In order to capitalize on this change, the Walt Disney Company released its very own streaming service on November 12, 2019 in the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. For the low price of $6.99 a month for standard Disney+ and $12.99 a month with Hulu and ESPN+, Disney Plus is an ad-free streaming service that includes Disney Channel along with Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and the National Geographic. “With all the benefits of a regular streaming service, but with better shows and movies, Disney Plus is so worth seven dollars a month.” says Kevin Pak, a Junior at Glenelg High School. With many great shows and more planned for the future, Disney Plus has successfully immersed itself into the streaming business, and could possibly rise to the very top.
By Alexis Kominos
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? This question is asked several times in the production of Snow White at Glenelg High School. Glenelg’s Theater department never fails to entertain, and this year from November 21 through 28, Snow White was shown to a full auditorium.
By Roxy Romero and Susanna Park
Hollywood actress, Cynthia Erivo, stars in a sensational new movie, Harriet, which was released on November 1st, presenting the remarkable story of Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born in 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was a slave her whole life until she escaped to freedom in the north in 1849. Furthermore, she became the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, which led hundreds of families to freedom with the use of safe houses. During the Civil War, she was a spy for the Union and was the first woman to lead an armed assault in the Civil War. When freedom was won, she dedicated her life to improving the lives of newly freed slaves. As a whole, people generally believe that Tubman was remarkable from her time and continues to live on in the new retelling of her life.