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Rainy day reads

Rainy day reads

Tam Tran, Reporter

May 28, 2020

What better way to unwind and release all of your quarantine tensions than with a good book?  From romance to space travel, here are some of Nordic’s favorite stories to cure your boredom.  "STRANGE THE DREAMER" BY LAINI TAYLOR Laini Taylor’s “Strange the Dreamer” immerses you into a world of mag...

Nordic reviews the cinema world’s finest hidden gems

Art by Eli Shafer and Sonya Sheptunov

Eli Shafer, Co-Business Manager

May 28, 2020

With nationwide quarantines in place, a lot of people have more free time than they know what to do with, leading to the growth of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+. While most people tend to flock toward the highest-rated movies, the world’s cinematic greats aren’t the only movies...

Romantic Reads for Quarantine

Romantic Reads for Quarantine

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

April 28, 2020

 Bored of quarantine? Here are four romantic books to bury yourself in while stuck inside.   Like a Love Story  “Like a Love Story” is a heartbreaking and hopeful historical fiction romance novel by Abdi Nazemian. Set in 1989 New York at the height of the AIDS epidemic, three teenagers navigate an increasingly changing wo...

Games to play in quarantine

Games to play in quarantine

Gabe Kramer, Reporter

April 14, 2020

“Titanfall 2”: Released for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC in 2016 to critical acclaim, “Titanfall 2” is a sequel that delivers far more than the original. Although the first Titanfall game was praised for its innovative mechanics and fluid mobility system, it was not without its shortcomings....

Disney+: your plus one for the holiday season

Disney+ is the perfect application for all ages to enjoy nostalgic and upcoming films and shows. Art by Rahima Baluch

Priya Annapureddy, Reporter

December 20, 2019

When Disney+ launched last November after months of anxious waiting, people were ecstatic. Finally, all of Disney would be on one platform. Hours and hours of animations and throwbacks and originals would be accessible for excited fingertips. Within its first day, over 10 million people signed up.  ...

Fall haul for your shelf

Fall haul for your shelf

Tam Tran, Reporter

November 22, 2019

  Colleen Hoover’s tear-jerking romance, “It Ends With Us” addresses what it’s like to fall in love with the scars of your past and push past the tribulations of your present.   Aspiring florist Lily Bloom has no idea what to expect when she moves to Boston, Massachusetts. Rich n...

Valhalla Players take center stage in Macbeth

Naima Scharl, playing the role of one of the witches, types away on her typewriter.

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

November 14, 2019

Inglemoor’s production of the Shakespearean classic Macbeth opened on Nov. 1. The tale of the power hungry Scottish thane and his wife was adapted as a 1920’s gangster version for Inglemoor’s show. The play combined elements from two eras as well as creative aspects of theater, such as dim lightin...

Nordic’s unBOOlievable horror movie recommendations

Halloween movies that'll get you in the spirit of the season. Art by Rahima Baluch

Mia Tavares, Reporter

October 31, 2019

“Hush” (2016) A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window. Based on plot alone, this movie is not worth your time. “Hush” lacks some of the twists that are typically associated with the horror...

October media meltdown

October media meltdown

Mireya Avalos, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Featured Playlist Throwing it back to the 60s, 70s, 80s and a pop of the 90s, Spotify user Alix Smith’s “oldies” playlist is a definite go-to when you need a pick-me-up. With songs like “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations and “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies, Smith compiled a group ...

Foreign films

Foreign films

Ryan Brownell, Janick Gold, and Maria Solórzano

April 2, 2019

Roma by Maria Solórzano Oscar-winning movie Roma is adding to the legacy of “The Three Amigos,” consisting of directors Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu. For the past five years at least one of these directors has won a category in the Academy Awards. ...

“Pride and Prejudice” comes to the Little Theater

Sophomore Daisy Held and junior Sam Trott link arms in full costume as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. William Darcy, respectively.

Stephanie Dossett and Minita Layal

January 17, 2019

The latest production by the Valhalla Players is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” that will open on Friday, Jan. 18. Senior Emily Bass, one of the two student directors, describes the show as “a very dynamic love story with a hint of comedy and splash of drama.” As told by ...

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