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‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 19, 2019


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Once upon a time, I went to see a five-act play condensed into two, and so begins our story. “Pygmalion” was craftily done. From costume, to set, to the slightest mannerisms of each character, there was a purpose to each and every aspect of the show. I am always impressed by the ability ...

Self-made band The Maine full of bold messages

Self-made band The Maine full of bold messages

Kendall Sedam, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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Most people haven’t heard of a band called The Maine. I hadn’t until they opened for the All-American Rejects at a concert I went to in the summer of 2017. The Maine was formed in Arizona in 2007. The members are lead singer John O’Callaghan, lead guitarist Jared Monaco, guitarist Kennedy Bro...

Netflix’s ‘Ted Bundy Tapes’ romanticizes famed serial killer

Netflix’s ‘Ted Bundy Tapes’ romanticizes famed serial killer

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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The lives of notorious serial killers are making their way to the big screen with movies showing their behavior, mindset and visual of “what happened” in each person’s life. With movies like “My Friend Dahmer” which focused on Jeffrey Dahmer’s life prior to killing, and the new “Ex...

‘You’ reveals hidden danger of romantic tropes

‘You’ reveals hidden danger of romantic tropes

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Previously aired on Lifetime, “You” has quickly become a certified binge-worthy show by the way it reveals the errors of romantic tropes many  people have seen through classic movies like “Say Anything” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Besides reflecting the errors of this current culture, it...

FOX’s ‘Rent: Live’ unexciting, subpar

FOX’s ‘Rent: Live’ unexciting, subpar

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor

February 12, 2019


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FOX’s overwhelmingly hyped production of the musical “Rent” aired Jan. 27. However, the production failed to live up to lofty expectations. Initial problems, like airing a pre-recorded dress rehearsal after an actor broke his foot instead of performing live, dampered hopes for an amazing sho...

Japanese series ‘Re: Mind’ mysterious, psychological

Japanese series ‘Re: Mind’ mysterious, psychological

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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“Re: Mind” is a psychological Japanese series on Netflix that follows a bunch of high school girls who find themselves in a usual predicament as they are restrained in a dining room, not knowing how they got there or why. The original series has 13 episodes ranging from 23 to 30 minutes, but it ...

‘Sex Education’ full of scandelous, humorous content

‘Sex Education’ full of scandelous, humorous content

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


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Health class in high school was something every teenage student dreaded. No one wanted to sit through “the talk” or watch videos on STIs. However, Netflix managed to reel in teenagers’ interest on this topic with the new original series “Sex Education.” Starring a British cast with ...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ full of art, character growth

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ full of art, character growth

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2019


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Everyone knows the origin story of Spider-Man, but do they also know the story of Spider-Man’s successor? “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a computer-animated film telling the story of Miles Morales, a teenager struggling to fit in at his new school and to fulfil the expectations of his pare...

‘Educated’ memoir reflective, modern fable

‘Educated’ memoir reflective, modern fable

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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“Educated” by Tara Westover is a memoir which tells the story of her life through carefully detailed snap shots of important moments. Written last year, this work has become a bestseller due to its ability to inspire and help us to reflect upon ourselves and our family. It is on the New York Tim...

Inspiration, contentment found within ‘The Dark Between Stars’

Inspiration, contentment found within ‘The Dark Between Stars’

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2019


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Life isn’t always full of sunshine or even just rain. It’s a little bit of both. Instagram poet Atticus tackles and illustrates the many ups and downs of life through his poetry, specifically in his second poetry collection titled “The Dark Between Stars.” In the collection, Atticus presen...

Characters ignite hope, humor in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’

Characters ignite hope, humor in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


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During an era where girls were not allowed to be educated or employed, Kim Yoon-Hee did the only thing she could think of to help out her family, which is to disguise herself as her sickly younger brother, Kim Yoon-Shik. “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” follows Kim Yoon-Hee at the most trivial time of her life. ...

‘Reawakened’ enjoyable, yet unrelatable

‘Reawakened’ enjoyable, yet unrelatable

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


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A ritualistic lifestyle is not very fun, so when New Yorker and high school senior Lily is troubled with the task of assisting a risen mummy in keeping a god from causing chaos, she takes on the adventure. “Reawakened” by Colleen Houck brings a world of Egyptian mythology that clashes with m...

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