Category archive

Editorial - page 2

Editorials represent the opinion of the individual writer. The "Green and Gold" welcomes letters to the editor and reserves the right to edit letters for length, clarity and content. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail our staff at greenandgold@wesleyanschool.org .

How the “Superhero” Genre is Evolving

in Editorial by

For years, simply any film based on a comic book property was put into the superhero genre and adhered to some pretty trite clichés. Every movie had to feature some A-List actor portraying some bland, surface-level character with vague motivation and “flaws” (Of course, never flawed enough so the audience would not enjoy them or question them). They all had to have some over-the-top third act battle between the hero and a CGI villain or hordes of nameless drones swarming them. This dullness and repetition of tropes caused renowned director Stephen Spielberg to state in an interview with The Associated Press that “there will be a time that the superhero movie goes the way of the Western.”

Keep Reading

To Infinity (War) and Beyond

in Editorial/Uncategorized by

Marvel’s Avenger’s: Infinity War is the culmination of over a decade of character development, high-concept storytelling, and Stan Lee cameos. However, if the film is not worth watching then what’s the point? That’s what I am here to answer today. I’m going to be breaking down my thoughts on the movie as well as some fun Easter eggs I spotted throughout the movie.

Keep Reading

A Hash Brown for Lee

in Editorial by

As the tradition goes, every year on Feb. 2, a groundhog comes out of his den to tell the world whether there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring. This day of wonder is known as Groundhog Day, and if you were wondering how meteorologists predict the weather, this is not it. Keep Reading

The Landscape of Entertainment is Changing

in Editorial by

Over the last decade, the world has seen the entertainment industry radically depart from the exclusive, elitist industry it once was. The increasing popularity and ubiquitousness of the Internet has completely changed the way users consume media. Today, there are so many different options available to anyone, either for free or for a low price, with the only stipulations being that an Internet connection is required and that you might have to sit through a few ads.

Keep Reading

Why Should People Care?

in Editorial by

2017 was an arduous year for the United States. Deemed the deadliest year for mass shootings in U.S. history, the country finished the year with around 307 mass shootings. Police killed 1,147 people, and there was a substantial number of bombings in public places. England and France also made notable headlines in the U.S. However, 11.5 percent of Syria’s population has been killed or injured since 2011, proving that is it much rarer to see news like that make headlines in first-world countries.

Keep Reading

Go to Top