Tag: Julia Stitely

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Shocks World

Words: Julia Stitely

Marvel fans around the world have been anticipating this event for months. They have waited to see shots from one of their most anticipated movies of 2018: Avengers: Infinity War, and finally they have. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s finale is set to release in May of next year, but we got a special trailer to it that broke records as the most viewed trailer with 230 million views in 24 hours.

The trailer starts with a conversation with The Avengers like Thor, Iron Man, and Black Widow, talking about their purpose of creating the team to help humanity. Following the Marvel logo, Thanos, the movie’s villain, starts a monologue as destruction begins. Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., is seen running out of a door which some speculate is Doctor Strange’s headquarters. Peter Parker also notices a huge object in the sky from his school bus.

As the trailer goes on, we get shots of different characters like Black Panther and a now, brunette and bearded Steve Rogers (Captain America).

Then, after the logo for the movie comes on, darkness fills the screen but the trailer keeps going. Thor appears and asks, “Who are you guys?” It turns out he is talking to the Guardians of the Galaxy who haven’t interacted with any other Marvel characters.

Sophomore Ameya Sriam had one word after watching it, “Incredible.”

“I’m excited to see all these characters come together from different storylines,” she commented, “but they unite here!”

The trailer gives off even more questions to fans. What will happen? Who is going to die? Who is going to survive Thanos’s wrath? We will see on May 4, 2018.

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Thor: Ragnarok Defeats Box Office

Words: Julia Stitely

After the success of Spider-Man Homecoming, Marvel fans had high expectations for the next movie in the Marvel cinematic universe. Thor: Ragnarok was not on anyone’s radar. The two previous movies in the series had mixed reviews from fans and critics. The series wasn’t a standout compared to other movies from Marvel Studios. That was until the third installment came and blew everyone away. What makes this the best reviewed superhero movie ever?

What most viewers are praising in the movie is the humor. Marvel is known for its comedic aspect, but it became more dominant in the recent installment. Most of the lines are on the humorous side. They all land perfectly due to the actors’ comedic timing and great improve which makes the movie a lot of fun to watch.

The actors, new and old, are fantastic. Chris Hemsworth brings a new flair and development to his character of Thor. Tom Hiddleston returns in his role as Loki, Thor’s trickster brother. The brotherly relationship creates many comedic bickering between each other, and with addition of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie adds more great dialogue and scenes to the movie. Hela, the evil villain, played by Cate Blanchett, is a good role, well acted but has the same criticisms as other Marvel villains. She is underdeveloped and is just there to be the baddy that Thor fights.

Having different tones could also cause an imbalance in the film. There could be one serious scene and randomly, there is a laugh in there that destroys the emotional tone. One scene could have the death of civilians, but then the villain would make the joke.

Even though there isn’t a balance of serious and comedy, the movie is a load of fun with beautiful visuals, great performances, and great jokes. The movie is being played in theaters everywhere. If you are free anytime, make sure to make your way to the theatre for another great Marvel movie.

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Centennial’s Roleplay Playing Games Club

Words: Julia Stitely

On Wednesday, September 20, in room 915, the Roleplay Playing Games and Strategy Club began to plan for the 2017-2018 school year. The club consists of many students who hope to relax from a long school day by roleplaying and playing board games.

Dominic Cangialosi, one of the members,  declares that “the club is very fun to be in!”

If you are interested in joining, contact the club’s sponsor, Mr. Panzarella, at christopher_panzarella@hcpss.org.

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Centennial Tightens up on Security

Words: Julia Stitely

While students relaxed during their summer break, dedicated workers made Centennial High School a safer place, installing 30 cameras around the school’s campus. The last security addition was back in 2014 when a couple of cameras were added in the back hallways.

The purchase of the cameras and a new monitor was mainly due to a few cases of vandalism outside of the school. Around the first week of August, Principal Hafets received a call about a car on the turf field.

“Now there was no damage, fortunately, but because of these new cameras,”said Hafets, “we were able to see the car, we were able to get the license plate number, report to the police, and the police were able to charge the two students because they had the license plate number.

Hafets noted that they were not Centennial students.

Cameras weren’t the only addition to the school. Extra locks were installed. Teachers need to swipe their IDs to enter the school.

“They have them in all the elementary schools and they have them in all the middle schools,” Hafets elaborated. “They tend not to have them in too many high schools. I think with our enrollment growing, it was a necessary added  security measure.”

Students using the portables are the most affected by this added security measure. The doors are now on a schedule; they will be open during the five-minute breaks in between class and will lock once the bell rings. In the portable classrooms are extra key swipes in case students need to use the bathroom or enter into the school during the class periods.

Overall, teachers, administrators, parents, and students are happy with the advanced security measures. Michael Guizzotti, school security officer who monitors Centennial throughout the day, sees the great side of the new change. “Always looking for new and better ways to keep the students safe.”

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