Die Hard...A Christmas Movie?

There’s a common occurrence in my life this time of year. Inevitably, the subject of Christmas movies comes up, and inevitably, I share my favorite. “Oh, that’s easy,” I say. “Die Hard is my favorite Christmas movie!” …Now herein lies the problem. About half the time, I get the same response. “Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie!” I always start my argument by stating that the movie is set during Christmas. Now, I understand that a stereotypical Christmas movie needs to revolve around Christmas. That’s fair. But I think Die Hard is about Christmas in its own twisted way. For one, the whole movie has Christmas-time as one of its central themes, both in visuals and plot. The stereotypical symbols

A$AP Rocky Releases Music Video for his Single "Sundress"

Recently, New York-based rapper A$AP Rocky released a music video for his single “Sundress”. The song, which features an up-tempo psychedelic beat sampled from the song “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” by rock band Tame Impala, is drastically different from Rocky’s usual style of rap. The Video opens up with Rocky walking down the street towards a nightclub with a girl who is presumably his girlfriend. His girlfriend looks across the street and sees a man who looks similar to Rocky walking with two other girls. A bus passes and she suddenly sees Rocky in the man’s place. The video then cuts to inside the club through a series of freeze-frames. The girl is now embracing Rocky in the middle

Jeremy Moss: Groves Alumnus and Michigan's 35th District Representative

At 32-years-old, Jeremy Moss (Groves Alumni) swore-in for his second term representing Michigan's 35th District on December 16, 2018. The 35th district includes Southfield, Lathrop Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin. When Jeremy was just 5-years-old, he told his parents he wanted to go on a vacation to Washington D.C. Most kids at his age would want to go to Disneyland, but unlike those kids, Jeremy was intrigued by politics from a young age. This video includes some highlights from this event.

The Polar Express: a Christmas Classic or an Inadequate Holiday Film?

As the holiday season rears its festive head around this time a year, an avalanche of songs, ornaments, and pine-scented candles hit the stores. This market extravaganza also signals another holiday phenomenon; Christmas-themed movies. The jolly films, often over saturated with “holiday cheer”, jam viewer’s recording space and flood the Hallmark channel. One of these renowned, sugar-coated, overly sentimental movies that try to brainwash children about the morals of “Christmas joy” is “The Polar Express”. I’ll spare you the full synopsis of the movie; it’s probably one that’s already burned into your skull, allowing you to ominously utter the character’s dialogue along with the movie as if y

Favorite Parts of the Holidays

Groves' students and staff are very excited that break is finally here. Watch this video to learn more about people's favorite parts of the holidays.

Groves' Plans For Winter Break

The Groves Scriptor News Team goes around school asking students and staff what their plans are for Winter Break. Find out what exciting things both students and staff are doing with their time off!

Online Relations by 1975 Album Review

From the high pitched screeching noises to the beautiful, well put together melodies, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by the 1975, has some serious highs and lows. This album can only be best described as a rollercoaster. At some moment I felt relaxed. At other, I felt as if I was crashing down the tracks. Stomach jumping, all I wanted to do was scream. Now that being said, I listened to all fifteen songs. The intro to the album is confusing. It starts off with this broken electric beat that repeats itself for one minute. I thought that the entire album was going to be like this. I didn’t enjoy listening to this distorted short melody. At this point I was ready to review something

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Spoiler Alert)

Once in a while, despite all the anticipation, a film comes along that falls short like a rocket with no fuel. It is not groundbreaking or intelligent, exciting, sincere, or funny. I went to go see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a week early, and by all measures, it is NOT that movie in any regard. I have heard it called the best superhero film of the year (beating Black Panther and Infinity War) and even the best film of the year period. It kept a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes until a few days before its release. Why has it earned such great reviews? Let’s swing in to see. One groundbreaking part of the story is the animation. The revolutionary animation moves like you’d expect a comic book to

PMSC: Da Eastside Manifesto Review

Let me put you all on to these guys called PMSC. Their Soundcloud says PMSC means Power Move Smoke Club, but it really means Pretty Marvelous Soundcloud Crew. They say in their tracks that they’re from Eastside Atlanta, but they sound like they’re from Ishtar Terra, a plateau on hellish Venus. And though they may look like an average Trap crew, they’re really the greatest group out here in the landscape of Soundcloud Rap, and maybe even music in general. Honestly, when you listen to these guys’ stuff, you’ll hate your favorite rapper and call him Vanilla Ice. When you start quoting these bars, you’ll throw away KOD and burn DAMN. And when you hear these beats, you’ll swear Kanye makes beats

Hairspray Musical Review

The Groves Performing Arts Company’s showing of the musical Hairspray was truly outstanding. I had never seen anything like it before. Making this musical even more impressing, was the fact that some of the dances in it were choreographed by three of the cast members themselves. These cast members were Juniors Kennedy Giles, Mateo Davis, and Kate Karaskiewicz. This is something that personally, I never would have guessed. The entire performance was very well rehearsed, and it showed. I myself have never been part of theater, but I have always enjoyed watching it. Therefore, all my fellow audience members and I didn't realize how much work putting together a performance really is. T

Groves' New Toilet Dispensers: A Public Enemy

As students and staff strolled into Groves, eagerly anticipating the year ahead, they were all living in a state of ignorant bliss. This state of euphoria was short lived for all, as word quickly spread of newfound darkness that plagued the bathrooms of Wylie E. No longer was a bathroom break merely a simple “bathroom break”, but instead, a battle with one of the most vile, villainous monsters to have ever graced the bathroom stalls; the Georgia Pacific SofPull Toilet Paper Dispenser. Picture a toilet paper dispenser. Simple, straightforward, efficient; you simply pull as much or as little toilet paper as you would like, do your business, and carry on with your day. Now take away any functio

Travis Scott's Detroit ASTROWORLD Concert

As I walked into the Travis Scott ASTROWORLD concert on December 5, 2018, I looked up at the tall blown up Travis Scott head that I had to go under in order to get into the concert. When I walked inside, I saw Travis’s face everywhere I looked. Posters of him were from the floor to ceiling and there were merch stands around every corner. It was said that Travis Scott was the first person to shake the foundation of the new Little Caesars Arena, which was where he performed. The arena was packed with a person in every seat. In general admission, people were shoving each other in every direction. People paid hundreds of dollars to be close enough to see Travis Scott’s sweat on his forehead. Fam

"You say you wanna get better and you don't know how" - Season 5 of Bojack Horseman re

In an age where media lacks accurate representations of mental illness, trauma, and the complicated nature of personal relationships, BoJack Horseman is both a breath of fresh air and a terrifying view into subjects many of us refuse to deal with. While BoJack’s personal trauma from his abusive parents and what is (most likely) undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder isn’t “new,” with him now working on a new TV show our hopes of normalcy and stability are destroyed. Certainly, my own expectations of lessening his alcohol dependency and increased range of emotion were undermined. BoJack himself seems to understand how what most would think of as a saving grace turns out to be the very th

The Grinch Movie Review

The Grinch, produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, tells the story of a scary old Grinch, who turns funny and lighthearted. I literally could not stop laughing the whole time. In fact, I loved this movie so much that I decided to go back to the theater to watch it again. The Grinch is a classic Christmas movie for every age! In this heartwarming film, you will see Max, The Grinch, Cindy Lou and many other characters in Whoville. The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live inside a black, dark, cold, charcoal cave on Mount Crumpet. As we all may know, The Grinch really hates his Christmas and how his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Ch

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