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Every Star Wars movie, reviewed

Edward Keen '20 reviews all nine films in Star Wars' epic Skywalker saga.

Edward Keen, Arts Editor and Critic

May 4, 2020

It’s that time of year again: May the fourth. This pseudo-holiday made up by Star Wars fans referring to the iconic line “May the force be with you” has become an annual occasion to celebrate the long-renowned epic saga. In celebration of the instance, here are reviews for all nine Star Wars movies ...

Examining the characters of “Tiger King”

Photo of a tiger from the popular Netflix series,

Renee Gould, Reporter

April 30, 2020

“Tiger King” is the hit Netflix documentary that’s taken the world by storm since it’s release on March 20th, 2020. To be blunt, just about everyone on the show has done awful things, with two major exceptions; John Reinke and Kelci “Saff” Saffery. For this review, I’m going to focus pu...

No planet B

No planet B

Natalie Katz, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2020

120 months. 3650 days. One decade. It doesn't matter how you put it—ten years is not a lot of time to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. While we are all familiar with social media crazes hopping from one eco-friendly trend to the next, the environmentally sustainable ways of millionaire...

“The Hive” is a slow but realistic take on social justice

¨The Hive¨ by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden is a good representation of the future of social media and justice.

Alexis Dick, Reporter

April 20, 2020

While most popular dystopian books today either set the scene in a post-apocalyptic world or a lush fantasy-like atmosphere, ¨The Hive¨ by Barry Lyga and his wife Morgan Baden does neither, instead painting the picture of a world very similar to cities all over the world today. The main difference between th...

10 books to read during quarantine

Several book recommendations to fill the time offered by the quarantine due to COVID-19.

Edward Keen, Arts Editor and Copy Editor

April 18, 2020

“Skyward” by Brandon Sanderson Hands down the best book I read last year, “Skyward” is Brandon Sanderson stepping out of his epic-fantasy comfort zone and spinning a story that is a wonderfully delightful hit trumping every single one of his other books—and that’s saying something. We f...

WSS staffers recommend shows to watch during quarantine

In this article, several WSS staffers offer up recommendations for shows to watch.

Edward Keen, Arts Editor and Copy Editor

April 3, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to stir a greater volume of pandemonium worldwide by the day, the luxuries that we have gotten used to reaping have begun to dissipate. Movie theaters have all but gone extinct in this trying time, stores that aren’t selling necessities are generally closed down, and the simple sec...

Hand-sewn masks for hospitals

Hand-sewn masks for hospitals

Renee Gould, Reporter, Book Critic

March 24, 2020

Hospitals in Seattle, where there have been 1,996 infections and 95 deaths due to COVID-19 as of Sunday started asking volunteers to make face masks out of fabric as they rapidly ran out of medical-grade ones. Luckily, volunteers came through and the crisis has been mostly curved. The masks are reusable, and permitted fo...

Things to do while quarantined

Things to do while quarantined

Maddy Smith, Photographer, Yearbook Student Life Editor

March 20, 2020

ICCSD has suspended all school and extracurricular activities through April 13 to prevent the mass spread of COVID-19. There is only so much lying around a person can do, so here are some things ways to spend your time while social distancing.  Do themed movie days. Speaking from experience,...

Ways to make the most of spring break

Flowers bloom as the sun shines and the weather gets warmer.

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Copy Editor and Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2020

The birds are chirping, the sun is finally coming out and the temperatures are on the rise. During the winter it was much easier to sink into a couch and binge watch Netflix and Hulu, but now it is just a little harder to sit still with the sunlight at your window. If you want to get out of the house this spring, but do not know what you’d like ...

Four books to read over spring break

Edward Keen, Arts Editor and Copy Editor

March 12, 2020

The brutal winter having full weeks of school tangled with the erratic polar vortex weeks with days missing every other moment have ended, and now the next real break after winter vacation is about to reach its time. If your break begins to feel monotonous and you want something to fill up the time, ...

“Onward” is a heartwarming film about family

“Onward” is a heartwarming film about family

Luke Krchak, Reporter and Columnist

March 10, 2020

Dan Scanlon’s “Onward” is one of Disney-Pixar’s best films yet with amazing animation and a message that hits home.  The story is a spoof on the fantasy genre with hits against societal conformity. It shows the loss of wonder and magic in our current society, and the need to be oursel...

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