October 21, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mock Trial: Murder Trials, New Captains, and Autonomous Vehicle Accidents -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS Starts the Year Cellphone Free -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS’ Boomwhacker Club -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Questioning the Ethics of Unconventional Childbearing -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Don’t Blame Video Games -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why Disney Won’t Stop Remaking Movies -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Versatility of Virtual Reality -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pondering Yondr -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr. Shea: The Meme King -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

#AHistoryofBadBoycotts -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Increased Regulation is Necessary for Homeschooling -

Thursday, August 29, 2019

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen

Among the tsunami of superhero and action movies that have been crashing onto the shores of theatres near you, one particular cheesy love story sticks out: “Love, Simon”. With a cast featuring “Everything, Everything’s” Nick Robinson and “13 Reasons Why’s” Katherine Langford, “Love, Simon” already looks fairly promising. But the cast isn’t the only reason this big screen movie is going to stand out; it’s the plot.

Based on the book “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” is a coming-of-age and coming-out tale produced by 20th Century Fox. According to Variety, it revolves around a closeted high school boy named Simon. Simon is unfortunately being blackmailed by another boy at school named Martin, who threatens to reveal his sexuality. Meanwhile, Simon is falling in love with his mysterious internet friend who goes by the name “Blue”. Yes, a major film studio is producing a gay rom-com for the mainstream, something that is rarely ever heard of.

LGBTQ representation is a huge issue in recent years. 2018 however, is beginning to turn a new leaf. With “Love, Simon” coming out this March, as well as mainstream LGBTQ movie “Call Me By Your Name” being nominated for three different Oscars this year, big steps are being taken for progressiveness in the media.

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