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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ plays on Trump fears

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ plays on Trump fears

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Reviews

The 2016 election results shocked the world and elicited multiple different kinds of reactions from people. Also in 2016, clown attacks started to arise in South Carolina. “American Horror Story: Cult," the seventh installment of the “American Horror Story” series, plays on just those topics. In...

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is not black and white

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is not black and white

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under A&E

An infamous case with a prominent star in the center of it. This was not O.J.'s first time in the limelight, but it would be one of the defining moments in his career. The TV series "The People v. O.J. Simpson" followed one of the most controversial cases of the 21st century and brought new dialogue...

‘Risen’ presents a new side of a familiar story

‘Risen’ presents a new side of a familiar story

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under A&E

You may think you already know the stories behind Jesus' resurrection. But think again. "Risen," released on Feb. 19, was yet another story of the events following the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unlike most versions, though, this version had a unique take on the story; this time, the events wer...

‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ welcomes you to room 64

‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ welcomes you to room 64

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under A&E

Room 64. So many questions are left unanswered: Why does the clock always stop at 2:25? Why does the radio always play the same song? What is room 64? All guests are welcome to enter room 64, but not all are welcome to leave. "American Horror Story: Hotel" starts off by taking viewers to an enigmatic...

A bleatin’ good story from a Claymation sheep

A bleatin’ good story from a Claymation sheep

Sophie Haddad, Multimedia Editor

August 23, 2015


Filed under A&E, Top News

A mobile home is on the loose. Adults look on, appalled. The perpetrators gasp with guilt. Teenagers capture the event on smartphones. Disregard the target audience of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG) for a moment, and consider the following. A tragic turn of events leads to living life as fugitives, forgo...

‘Adventure Time’ has a story underneath the silliness

‘Adventure Time’ has a story underneath the silliness

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015


Filed under A&E

Though the series' main focus is seems to be whimsical shenanigans, there is actually a dark and complex story behind "Adventure Time." This show takes place in a world with strange creatures that are a result of a nuclear war that brought about the end of the world, with a boy named Finn being the...

American Horror Story: Coven: ‘Bitchcraft’

American Horror Story: Coven: ‘Bitchcraft’

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 14, 2013


Filed under A&E

The following contains spoilers for American Horror Story: Coven: "Bitchcraft." American Horror Story: Coven is the next part in FX Network’s anthology series, which is notoriously known to be the stuff of nightmares. Season one included a domestic marital drama and a murder house; last year’s insta...

‘Pride and Prejudice’: a classic love story brought to Carlmont

‘Pride and Prejudice’: a classic love story brought to Carlmont

Arianna Bayangos, News & Opinion Editor

May 4, 2013


Filed under A&E, Campus

Carlmont's Performing Arts Department presented an impressive rendition of Jane Austen's famous love story, Pride and Prejudice. Set in the 19th century in England, Pride and Prejudice is a story about the Bennet sisters who are encouraged by their mother to marry  for financial support not out of...

Dance the day away, the untold story of time and toil

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2013


Filed under As seen in print

In a high school environment where the importance of sports is stressed, the demanding nature of dance is often ignored. Some people do not realize the level of difficulty and commitment that comes with being a dancer. Many Carlmont dancers who take dancing seriously spend extensive hours rehearsin...

Dark Shadows: still a better love story than Twilight

Dark Shadows: still a better love story than Twilight

May 13, 2012


Filed under Campus

Kristen Dames | Scot Scoop NewsYet again, another over-played vampire movie invaded theaters, this one by the name of “Dark Shadows.” “Dark Shadows” was an all around failure of movie that the producers choose to categorize as “Horror-Comedy.” It attempted to be a horror-comedy-romance-mystery, but didn’t succeed at a single ...

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