online edition

The Student Newspaper of Hopkins School

    • Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives airs on the Food Network Fridays at 10/9 central. (

    • The Jungle Book premiered April 15 and is now playing in theaters. (

Razor Reviews: TV and Movies

Zander Blitzer '18
Razor Reviews captures the staff's opinions and suggestions regarding a recent meal we've eaten, movie we've seen, or product we've used.
As host Guy Fieri shoves the fried chicken sandwich he lovingly refers to as a “high-end clucker” down his gullet, the viewer is captivated by the strangely satisfying combination of heart-attack inducing food, “Flavortown” lexicon, and full-fledged Americana that is the grotesquerie known as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Fieri, closely resembling the sun with his signature frosted tips and flame covered bowling shirt, sheds light on local, family owned eateries across the nation. If you have ever mused over what constitutes a good deep-fried seafood platter, are interested in knowing how to slow-cook pulled pork, or just want to see Fieri wear his sunglasses on the back of his head, I recommend tuning in.
-Collette Mourier, Editor-at-Large

HBO’s Game of Thrones returned for its sixth season in late April. This latest installment holds true to its history of edge-of-your-seat entertainment. The show continues to impress with its significant plot twists, lament-worthy fatalities, and never ending battle for power. If that doesn’t excite you, then I will admit that there are also dragons, and Peter Dinklage has a part. Warning: Not Suitable For Work (NSFW), or for school, for that matter.
- Jeffrey Gu, Editor-at-Large

Disney’s remake of the movie, The Jungle Book, centers on the same storyline as the novel written by Rudyard Kipling. The cinematography is enchanting - the nature and the digital forms of the animals are very realistic and absolutely magical. However, I was disappointed that the traditional, favorite songs that appeared in the original movie are featured only in the credits, rather than intertwined in the movie. Overall, though, it was an exciting experience and a joy to revisit a favorite story.
- Sanaea  Bhagwagar, Editor-in-Chief
Editor in Chief 
Theodore Tellides

Managing Editor 
Katie Broun

Sarah Roberts
JR Stauff
Zoe Kim
Julia Kosinski
Connor Pignatello
Izzy Lopez-Kalapir
Lily Meyers
Veronica Yarovinsky

Ellie Doolittle
Katherine Takoudes
Leah Miller
Connor Hartigan
Saloni Jain
Simon Bazelon

Audrey Braun
Alex Hughes
Teddy Glover
Anushree Vashist
Sara Chung
Saira Munshani
George Kosinski

Olivia Capasso
Elena Savas
Noah Schmeisser
Ziggy Gleason
Casey Gleason
Melody Parker
Arthur Masiukiwicz

Nina Barandiaran
Arushi Srivastava

Business Managers
Caitlyn Chow
Sophia Fitzsimonds

Faculty Advisers
Elizabeth Gleason
Jennifer Nicolelli
Sorrel Westbrook
The Razor's Edge reflects the opinion of 4/5 of the editorial board and will not be signed. The Razor welcomes letters to the editor but reserves the right to decide which letters to publish, and to edit letters for space reasons. Unsigned letters will not be published, but names may be withheld on request. Letters are subject to the same libel laws as articles. The views expressed in letters are not necessarily those of the editorial board.
The Razor,
 an open forum publication, is published monthly during the school year by students of: 
Hopkins School
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515

Phone: 203.397.1001 x271