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‘Wicked Fox’ offers wicked, emotional tale

‘Wicked Fox’ offers wicked, emotional tale

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

A gumiho, a kitsune, a nine-tailed fox: these creatures appear in tales and legends all over Asia. In “Wicked Fox” by Kat Cho, gumihos are portrayed as shape-shifting, beautiful women who prey on men. Miyoung, half human and half gumiho, struggles with the morals of a gumiho as her mother pushes her...

‘Veronica Mars’ much more than a modern-day Nancy Drew

‘Veronica Mars’ much more than a modern-day Nancy Drew

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

August 17, 2019

Veronica Mars is a television show created by Rob Thomas. It centers around Veronica Mars, a seventeen-year-old young woman who lives in the fictional town of Neptune, California and the mysteries she uncovers. The show first aired in 2004, but was canceled after three seasons.  Fans known as “...

‘Brain on Fire’ gives perspective on fragility of life

‘Brain on Fire’ gives perspective on fragility of life

Kendall Sedam, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Susannah Cahalan had a great life: she was a journalist for The New York Post, she had a loving family and boyfriend and she was independent. One day everything changed and she almost lost it all, including her life. “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” is an autobiography about Cahalan’s str...

‘The Perfect Date’ predictable, yet enjoyable

‘The Perfect Date’ predictable, yet enjoyable

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

The conversion from cable networks like DirecTv and WOW! to streaming platforms like Hulu has caused a major change in the consumption and competition of media. The saturation of media apps has caused the streaming giant, Netflix, to flood its users with new content to keep its users satisfied. This ...

Looking back on ‘Avengers’ franchise before ‘Endgame’

Looking back on ‘Avengers’ franchise before ‘Endgame’

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

April 9, 2019

The Avengers is a popular franchise and has amazing movies. Each one represents each hero as a real person, making mistakes that normal people would, but ones we don’t expect heroes to make. “Avengers: Endgame” comes out on the April 26, and soon enough fans will finally get answers to what...

‘The Order’ satirical, with cult themes

‘The Order’ satirical, with cult themes

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Who doesn’t associate cults with college? If you don’t, then you’re going to get a new outlook in the new Netflix original series “The Order.” Now, I’m not pointing fingers at certain colleges that may or may not have cults…. but Belgrave University definitely fulfills the qualifications. ...

Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ flies in with new version, powerful message

Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ flies in with new version, powerful message

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

A live action remake of Disney’s animated film “Dumbo” was released Friday. The director of this remake is the widely renowned Tim Burton, who is known for films like “A Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Big Fish.” The cast mixes with both new and seasoned actors that bring the atmosphere...

Dueling documentaries uncover music festival deception, fraud

Dueling documentaries uncover music festival deception, fraud

Riley Guerzini and Megan Thorne

April 2, 2019

Fyre musical festival may have been a disaster, but the documentaries were far from it. Netflix and Hulu both spotlighted the festival’s debacle in different but still significant ways. The competing streaming services uncovered the untold stories of the marketers, festival-goers and contractors wh...

‘The Dude in Me’ needs more depth, pizzazz

‘The Dude in Me’ needs more depth, pizzazz

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

It might seem inconvenient when you switch bodies with someone completely different than you, but for Dong-Hyun, a chubby high school student, and Pan-Soo, a member of a criminal organization, switching bodies was exactly what they needed. “The Dude in Me” is a Korean movie that was recently release...

Comedic spin on fairy tales in ‘Cursed Princess Club’

Comedic spin on fairy tales in ‘Cursed Princess Club’

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2019

Why do princesses always have to be drop-dead gorgeous? Why can’t there be normal looking princesses? Or better yet . . . a princess who may not be so fair and perfect? “Cursed Princess Club” created by webtoon artist LambCat turns the tables on typical fairy tale tropes. Instead of depicting a ...

‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

Darrian Breedlove and Alyssa Osborn

March 19, 2019

Princes are usually dreamy and chivalrous, right? Aren’t faeries docile and friendly creatures? These stereotypes are all wrong, at least in Holly Black’s novel “The Cruel Prince,” the first in “The Folk of the Air” series, where readers can’t trust anyone. Holly Black’s world of faeries is very wel...

Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

“The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” chronicles the life of the singer, writer and political activist who used his platform as a crossover artist to create change. The title refers to his physical death and the loss of his legacy as a civil rights activist. Cooke is also known as the father of So...

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