August 21, 2017

Hollywood lacks originality with movies

by Megan Provost, Asst. Focus Editor What to look forward to in 2013: sequels, sequels and the occasional 3-D remake. Is it the audience’s unconditional love for these movies or the lack of original ideas in the cinematic industry that keep these same titles returning to the box office? Tired Plots The Hangover Part III, Release date: May 24 It was funny the first time…and the second…and the third? It’s already hard enough dealing with the same relentless plot consisting of drunk friends and crude humor almost every comedy out there today, and now do we have to watch the same…

New Additions to Fine Arts: VisCom: Digital Media Festival

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor WHS will host it’s first soon to be annual Film Festival on May 10, which will carry an overall theme of overcoming adversity in order to coincide with the summer reading assignment. John Uhrik, english teacher, and Kent Dyer, photography teacher, founded the festival in hopes of creating a program that would leave a long lasting effect for the students at WHS. “There is a lot of potential for this club,” Mr. Uhrik said. “Aside from student expressions and creativity, the club allows students to explore career interests and gather more social skills, which is…

The Philippines – June 15

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor At 12:35 a.m. earlier today, I arrived in Manila, Philippines.  I flew from Chicago to Hong Kong, and from Hong Kong, I connected flights to Manila.  I almost did not get a seat on the plane because apparently, the flight was overbooked.  Luckily, I did, and flying went well overall. As I sat in the plane, an approximately 15-hour flight, I felt strangely lonely.  I had always flown with family, but this was my first time traveling alone.  I read the book “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth until the plane turned off all the…