The Round Table

“Captain Marvel” an Enjoyable Addition to Avengers Franchise

“Captain Marvel” an Enjoyable Addition to Avengers Franchise

Mia Zak, staff writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the franchise’s first female-led film, and a breath of fresh air before the arrival of Avengers: Endgame on April 26. Captain Marvel was released in theaters on March 8, which is International Women’s Day. This follows with the film’s underlying ...

New Hulu series explores the horrors of the life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard

New Hulu series explores the horrors of the life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Eva Allison, staff writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Premiered on Wednesday, March 20, Hulu’s newest limited-television series, The Act, is an intense and disturbing reminder of the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King). Influenced by Michelle Dean’s article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered” ...

Strawberry Hill Players to compete at CDA with their successful production of Leaves

Strawberry Hill Players to compete at CDA with their successful production of Leaves

Shayna Druckman, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Friday, March 1, five members of the Strawberry Hill Players performed a forty-five-minute rendition of the play, Leaves, by Lucy Caldwell. Senior Cara Grasso directed the production. Her cast competed at the annual Connecticut Drama Association (CDA) Festival, which took place on the weekend of Mar...

SPS Hosts Teacher Art Show

SPS Hosts Teacher Art Show

Ivy Zingone, Reporter

February 9, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized, Videos

SHS Art Teacher and District Content Leader Module Downer organized a teacher art show for the district, which debuted January 25. Ivy Zingone has more.

Newest Version Of Sherlock Holmes Dissapoints

Newest Version Of Sherlock Holmes Dissapoints

Danielle Nugent, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Etan Cohen’s comedic film, Holmes and Watson, is based on the story of the fictional character Sherlock Holmes but has been made into somewhat of a parody. Detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) and his best friend/sidekick Dr. John Watson (John C. Reilly) are assigned to a case that involves ca...

Book Review: The Name of the Wind

Book Review: The Name of the Wind

Zoie Chan, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Enjoy the fiction genre and are eagerly anticipating the last season of Game of Thrones? Utilize that time staring at the season eight countdown timer to read another series whose final installment can’t come quickly enough: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Although the size of the no...

Why Netflix is the Beginning of the End for Network Television

Why Netflix is the Beginning of the End for Network Television

Rose Gallagher, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

Have you heard everyone talking about that new movie on Netflix? Probably, because Netflix is now overruling television providers all over the world by offering various features that TV providers do not give to their audiences. This phenomenon is catching many eyes and wallets, as it is also very inexpensive....

“Mary Poppins” Sequel Does the Original Justice

“Mary Poppins” Sequel Does the Original Justice

Eva Allsion, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to Disney’s original Mary Poppins, interweaves both Mary’s classic charm and the two Banks children into an enchanting new story. Taking place in the height of the Great Depression, Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) return to the screen, no...

Black Mirror’s “Bandersnatch” Review

Black Mirror’s “Bandersnatch” Review

Isabella Garcia

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Disclaimer: the following review contains insights on the mechanics of how the game works and may or may not spoil the experience for a potential viewer. It does NOT contain major plot spoilers.   One of Netflix’s most recent original releases, Bandersnatch, written by the creator of Black ...

On the Basis of Sex: How Ruth Bader Ginsberg overcame years of gender inequality

On the Basis of Sex: How Ruth Bader Ginsberg overcame years of gender inequality

Zoie Chan, staff writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

On the Basis of Sex is a movie that covers Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s journey through her career as an attorney to overturn a century’s worth of gender inequality. It follows her through her time at Harvard Law School to her first case regarding sex-based discrimination, showcasing her hardships throu...

Senior Scenes opening weekend deemed a success

Senior Scenes opening weekend deemed a success

Yasmin Reyes, staff writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

After months of hard work, the Strawberry Hill Players proudly presented their 20th Senior Scenes. The annual show is comprised of scenes taken from plays and is directed by the senior members of the SHP and each scene is performed by no more than four underclassmen. This year the show featured sev...

Bands to Add to Your Playlists

Bands to Add to Your Playlists

Danielle Forrest, staff writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Don’t you hate constantly listening to the same music and when trying to find new music, never knowing where to look? I definitely can relate. I’ve spent so many hours constantly looking for new music to add to my playlist. If you want to try listening to a new music genre or just need some new ban...

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