Choir Social

Join singing students in a fun after school event

By Sydney Spillman

On Friday, Sept. 23, from 4:30- 6:00 p.m., Churchill High School’s Choir Counsel, head Choir director Ken Turner, and assistant Choir director Bonnie Smith will be hosting the Choir Dodgeball Social in the MPC. At the social, there will be free soda floats and snacks for all choir members.

        “It’s also an opportunity for some people in some classes to get to know people in other classes,” Smith said.

Streaming In September

Check out what’s new on Netflix

By Max Zawacki

 According to, one of America’s top streaming sources, Netflix, has released 35 new shows and 60 new movies for the month of September. This includes Footloose (1984), the complete Jaws series (1975-1983), and Top Gun (1986). Along with these film classics, modern titles such as Zootopia (2016) and The Imitation Game (2014) will be released.

  “Netflix is the perfect excuse for me not to do homework,” senior Ethan Reed said. “I watch ‘Psych’ a lot; [I have] probably watched the show about six times.”

  These movies and shows have long awaited to be streamed, as do all major motion picture and primetime shows that are put on Netflix. Entertainment buffs everywhere have always enjoyed these classics and many other thrilling shows like “The Walking Dead” and The Amityville Horror.

  With the release of these features, there is also a great deal of films falling off Netflix shelves. The faithful story of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) and the love story A Walk to Remember (2002) will be removed. These, along with many others like Lilo and Stitch (2002) and Zoolander (2001) will be taken off as well.

  “It bothers me because I want to rewatch it or I’m in the middle of something and it gets taken off,” senior Jenny Hernandez said. “I don’t like it at all, Netflix needs to get their stuff together.”


STREAMING                                                             LEAVING

FOOTLOOSE (1984) – September 1 A WALK TO REMEMBER (2002) – September 1
JAWS 1-4 (1975-1983) – September 1 HACHI: A DOG’S TALE (2009) – September 1
TOP GUN (1986) – September 1 ZOOLANDER (2001) – September 1
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005) – September 1 THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE (2000) – September 9
THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 6 (2016) – September 15 LILO & STITCH (2002) – September 9
ZOOTOPIA (2016) – September 20 FRINGE SEASON 1-5 (2008-13) – September 11
THE IMITATION GAME (2014) – September 28 ALIAS SEASON 1-5 (2001-06) – September 25

Plays to Fall For

Fall play auditions for theatre 3-4 students are here

By Heather Cullen

Theater auditions for the upcoming plays “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde and “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire are fast approaching. 3-4 theater students will be trying out for these shows on Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 with callbacks scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31. Theater teacher Wayde Young will be directing “Rabbit Hole” while his co worker and fellow theater coach Clark Stevens will be directing “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

Showtimes for “Rabbit Hole” will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. However, “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be performed on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov 3 at 4:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. Both shows are general admission and will cost $7.

These more intimate plays certainly create a level of excitement for those involved.

“It [Rabbit Hole] is a very strong story, and it’s kind of a small cast which I very much enjoy working with,” Young said. “We can really do a lot of close work together and really tell this story.”

3-4 students are also very eager to start working on these new plays as well.

“I’m excited for the upcoming plays because I haven’t been a part of big production since eighth grade,” junior Madelyn Martinez said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun working with a cast, and so far, the people in the class seem really nice and welcoming. I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but I’m ready to put forth that effort.”

Unlikely Heroes




DC breaks through with new super villain flick


By Max Zawacki


When a dangerous supernatural force wreaks havoc across America, the government picks the worst of the worst to fight the battle!


  “Fighting fire with fire” is the main conflict with DC’s newest cinematic installment, Suicide Squad, which proves that Batman & Superman aren’t the only ones to protect humanity. Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith as the most wanted hitman Deadshot and Margot Robbie playing the infamous role of Harley Quinn. As well as Jared Leto rebooting the insane persona of The Clown Prince, The Joker. The audience sees the true inside of Amanda Waller’s (Viola Davis) Task Force X and how bad guys, really aren’t all that bad…unless they have a few guns and some explosives.


  The storyline of the film was well developed, with good rhythm throughout. The action scenes were the high point of the film and were directed very well. The only downside of the movie was the run time and the drawn out “emotional” scenes. Besides an overstretched story, the dialogue was well crafted, with endless numbers of comedy gold. Alongside the exciting visuals, DC brought in a soundtrack that is to “die” for, including “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots and “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace featuring G-Eazy.



  This movie is highly recommended for DC fans or even lovers of action movies.

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