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Singer Yola performs at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Concert festival, Damrosch Park, New York, Aug. 10, 2019. Yola's album

Review: Yola’s ‘Walk Through Fire’ is a taste of what country could be

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor February 25, 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year, to say the least. Many, if not all of our lives were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. For musicians that meant a year of no big concerts and tours. One artist...

'Judas and the Black Messiah' Review

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ is the history your teacher didn’t tell you.

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor February 18, 2021

From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, FBI informant William O’Neal served as security captain for the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. What Judas did for thirty pieces of silver, Bill...

Tanjiro Kamado Illustration from Demon Slayer

‘Demon Slayer’ violent, dynamic, beautiful

Samuel DeVoy, Engagement Editor February 3, 2021

“Demon Slayer” is a perfect example of a shonen anime, a genre aimed at teenage boys. It’s violent, visually-stunning and the plot is dynamic enough to grasp viewers with short attention spans. “Demon...

Review: Avatar the Last Airbender is still amazing

Review: Avatar the Last Airbender is still amazing

Rhonda Wheeler, Lifestyle Editor December 2, 2020

Despite being 15 years old, Avatar the Last Airbender (ATLA) is still an entertaining, nicely paced and an awesome TV series. ATLA starts off with Katara and her brother, Sokka, two members of the Southern...

‘Castlevania’ offers gore-filled fun but falls short in season three

‘Castlevania’ offers gore-filled fun but falls short in season three

Kenzie Clayton, Staff Writer October 21, 2020

The animated series for Castlevania is one of the few good shows based on a video game. It doesn’t alter the original story too much by removing or adding in completely new plot lines. Castlevania...

The spirit of Halloween trapped inside of movies

The spirit of Halloween trapped inside of movies

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2020

Halloween is slowly approaching, but it doesn’t feel like the spooky season. Balancing a job and school on top of a pandemic has made it harder for students to relax. Sometimes it’s OK to sit back...

The Topical is a hilarious garbage fire

The Topical is a hilarious garbage fire

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor October 14, 2020

Did you know that America started a war with Mars? Did you know that having George Clooney live in the attic increases property value? Neither did I until the Topical told me about it. The Topical is...

“Euphoria” focuses on troubled yet realistic teenagers

“Euphoria” focuses on troubled yet realistic teenagers

Kenzie Clayton, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

There’ve been many TV shows set in high school over the last few years. . A lot of these series fall short by having unrealistic characters, refusing to show just how dark one’s teenage years can be....

You must keep breathing

You must keep breathing

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor September 11, 2020

Shoulders are things that can fall to the ground, right? Saying the word ‘free’ forces you to smile, correct? This podcast forces you to relax...at first, anyway. I’m not going to lie- I tried...

“The Umbrella Academy” portrays family dysfunction with a superhero twist

“The Umbrella Academy” portrays family dysfunction with a superhero twist

Will Phillips, Lifestyle Editor August 27, 2020

Is your family dysfunctional? It surely doesn’t hold a match to the family in “The Umbrella Academy”, which follows a group of anti-heroes equipped with unmatched superpowers (and daddy issues)....

Why ‘The Midnight Gospel’ is the best show for quarantine

Why ‘The Midnight Gospel’ is the best show for quarantine

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor May 7, 2020

What do singing zombies, philosophical debates, blackholes and saxophone playing angel-Satan relationships have in common? The show, “The Midnight Gospel”. I was apprehensive when I first started...

Persistence in beating the odds shown in 'Self-Made'

Persistence in beating the odds shown in ‘Self-Made’

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

“Self Made” is a limited series based on the life of Sarah Breedlove or “Madam C. J. Walker,”   the first female self-made millionaire in the United States.  The series follows her rise from...

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