Category Archives: Entertainment

V-Show 2020 showcases student talent in online format

by Ella Melcher & Kristen Meyer, Editors-in-chief

Forced to adapt to the circumstances of this year, the Maine South Fine Arts Department is presenting this weekend’s V-show, titled “Go for the Gold,” in an online setting. With help from the WMTH camera crew and other backstage crew members, the V-show has been filmed and will be streamed for the first time ever. 

“There was comfort in the familiarity of the process,” film teacher Mr. Mason Strom said. “This year, we tried to keep the process similar, but had to make certain changes in order to keep it safe for everybody, but also to adapt the show to an online format.” Continue reading

Quarantine inspires new fashion trends

By Olivia Killian, Entertainment Writer

With the excessive free-time quarantine gave students, closet clean-outs, donations, and complete style makeovers were common for many. Even with the seriousness and uncertainty of the time, fashion was a creative outlet for people to express themselves. This brought the emergence of many new and fun fashion trends during the spring and summer seasons with comebacks from the 2000s and the use of TikTok and other social media platforms to share new styles. Whether it was recycling old clothes, making slight alterations, or completely buying a new wardrobe, quarantine was a time for experimentation. Continue reading

COVID ruined your Halloween? Stream it this year

by Natalie Polinski, Entertainment writer

It’s the last week of October and Halloween is right around the corner, but with the pandemic, you might be wondering how you can celebrate. Sadly, COVID-19 has stopped many people’s usual Halloween festivities. Don’t despair, though–Halloween movies are the perfect way to get your scream on this fall. Whether you usually celebrate the spooky holiday or not, these movies, all available on Netflix, are bound to keep you frightened and make up for the shortage of scares this year.  Continue reading

Fall play ‘The Dream of the Burning Boy’ presented online Oct. 1, 2, and 3

Film teacher Mason Strom, senior Ellie Compton, and Technical Director Patrick Sanchez (left to right) set up cameras and lights for the first day of filming the fall play. (Photo by Aly Trunzo)

By Jenna Marchuk and Andrea Smith, Entertainment Editors

This year’s fall play, “The Dream of the Burning Boy,” will be unlike any other in the history of Maine South, as it is the first one to be performed without a live audience. 

Because the play will be recorded and viewed by an audience outside of the school, the production process was very different from years past. 

“The process of this Fall Play has been very different from anything I’ve ever experienced, and I think my castmates would agree,” said junior Taylor Truckenbrod, who plays the character Chelsea in the play.  Continue reading

What not to watch during quarantine (unless you want to be terrified)

By Veronica Espinoza, Ella Melcher, and Kristen Meyer, Entertainment Editors

While people were streaming TV shows and movies long before quarantine, it has become even more popular now as they now have time to catch up on their favorite TV shows or watch a new movie. Because of the pandemic, though, certain topics can be a little hard to watch. The following four dramas, while highly entertaining and well crafted, all touch on themes that hit a little too close to home during our current climate, and emphasize the terrifying realities of a pandemic, quarantine, and isolation. Viewer discretion is advised! Continue reading

Latest “Animal Crossing” game offers students the social outlet they need during quarantine

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ has become a popular form of escapism for students. The game was released on March 20, and was one of the best-selling physical games in the US in March, according to research firm NPD Group. (Photo by Amalia Laskaris)

By Amalia Laskaris, Sports Editor

With the stay-at-home order in place, many students are finding new interests and hobbies to spend their free time on. On March 20, many Nintendo fans, such as junior Alex DiCristofano turned to the newly-released “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” to occupy their day to escape from reality. Continue reading