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Movie Review: Isn’t it Romantic

Movie Review: Isn’t it Romantic

Amelia Mendes, Opinion Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

I have always been a huge fan of romantic comedies, so it is an understatement to say that I was very excited when I saw the trailer for Isn’t it Romantic, a romantic comedy that doubles as parody of the genre. However, after seeing the film, I’m sorry to say that I was rather disappointed... Spoi...

Review: Patriot Act by Hasan Minhaj

Review: Patriot Act by Hasan Minhaj

Sonia Rao, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE, Television

It is a dark time within the journalism world. The grand Newseum in Washington, D.C. has just been sold to John Hopkins University, planning to be closed to the public by 2020. Journalists such as Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and the staff of The Capital were recently honored as Time Magazi...

Movie Review: The Upside

Movie Review: The Upside

Amelia Mendes, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

It is rare for a movie to successfully balance comedy and drama, but The Upside was effective in making me both laugh and cry. Bryan Cranston’s performance as Phillip, a disabled wealthy business mogul, was incredible and believable, doing true justice to the person of whom his character was based on, ...

Aladdin 2019 Thoughts

Aladdin 2019 Thoughts

Tucker Price, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Stop it, Disney. The second trailer for the live action Aladdin movie debuted during the Grammys last night, and fans have been severely disappointed in everything about the movie so far...well, almost everything. Although the first trailer released wasn’t that bad. For the most part, the CGI trailer was beautifu...

First Impressions of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Album

First Impressions of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Album

Jordan Barish, Julia Agius, and Sonia Rao

February 15, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

It is arguable that Ariana Grande is currently at the peak of her music career. Coasting off of success with her album “Sweetener” and the release of singles such as “thank u, next” “imagine” and “7 rings”, Ariana Grande is releasing her 5th album “thank u, next” at midnight on Febru...

Student Life’s Greatest Hits of 2018

Student Life’s Greatest Hits of 2018

Ideliya Khismatova, Student Life Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

2018 was a year full of incredible stories here on The Falcon. From Hurricane Florence to our beloved Staffsketball game, and many other events in between, our school experienced a lot during the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.  Student Life wrote many recaps this year, including ones about...

Staffsketball Fan Favorite: Dave

Staffsketball Fan Favorite: Dave

Anna Dunn, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

Dave carried the team.  Maybe not with points, but definitely with his fan base.  In third period AFM the day of the big game, Dave boasted a 70% free throw average, but this unfortunately did not shine through in the game.  His during-the-game free throw average was 0%. His students g...

A Very Cary Christmas

A Very Cary Christmas

Caity Dawes, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Christmastime is upon us, and with it, the annual push by teenagers to enjoy the christmas activities. Living in the seemingly boring Cary, coupled with teenagers short on cash, can make enjoying festivities a daunting task. However, if you look as hard as you used to look into the night sky for San...

The Lion King Remake

The Lion King Remake

Gelila Petros, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Movies, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Disney’s live action/CGI remake of The Lion King is set to come out in July 19, 2019 and the trailer, which was released just a few days ago, has become Disney’s most-viewed trailer debut ever, with 224.6 million global views online in just 24 hours. After the success of their remakes Beauty an...

Widows Movie Review

Widows Movie Review

Caity Dawes, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Widows, directed by Steve McQueen, is a clever, thrilling heist movie that always keeps the viewer on their toes. This plot is always two steps ahead of the viewers, and the acting is all around Oscar worthy. All in all, the movie gives two hours of action-packed viewing that will keep you entertained...

The Princess Switch Movie Review

The Princess Switch Movie Review

Audrey Compiano, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, STUDENT LIFE

With the holiday season officially in full gear, Christmas is just around the corner. This holiday brings some of the best treats, decorations, and most notorious of all, movies. In the past couple of years, Netflix has been releasing original movies and TV shows that have received high praise and a...

Preserving Classic Cinema: 10 Movies to Watch Before You Die

Preserving Classic Cinema: 10 Movies to Watch Before You Die

Amelia Mendes, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Marlon Brando screaming “Stella!” in Streetcar Named Desire. Al Pacino becoming The Godfather. Scarlett O’Hara “never being hungry again” in Gone With the Wind. Sylvester Stallone calling out “Adrian!” at the end of Rocky. Sound familiar? These references are timeless quotes and unforgettable moments from cinema that we shou...

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