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2018 Oscar nominations: who will win, who should win?

2018 Oscar nominations: who will win, who should win?

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2018


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Creative Commons This year, there are pressures on The Oscars---the #MeToo movement demands men not be excused for ignoring consent, and #OscarsSoWhite continues as race relations are at the forefront of conversation. We’ll see if diversity and female empowerment are honored with the top awards...

Novel full of fun, fluff, friendship

Novel full of fun, fluff, friendship

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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The Guardian Simon Spier is a 16-year-old and not-so-openly gay teenager who prefers to save the drama for Creekwood school musical. He hasn’t told anyone about being gay, except for an anonymous person from his school he’s been emailing and slowly falling in love with. But when his emails are a...

A ‘heart-wrenching’ love story for all

A ‘heart-wrenching’ love story for all

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons In a world stuck in the midst of a love drought, it’s very rare to find anything capable of reigniting the forgotten fires of passion and desire. With waves upon waves of hatred and negativity, we as people have forgotten the very things that make us human. Through the beauti...

‘Among the missing’ packed with motivation, emotion

‘Among the missing’ packed with motivation, emotion

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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amazon Anthologies of short stories are great ways to delve into an author’s writing style and creativity, as well as to explore their themes within different examples of their writing and to make connections between the various pieces. Dan Chaon’s "Among the Missing" is a great example of an an...

‘Lady Bird’ depicts realistic, hilarious teen experience

‘Lady Bird’ depicts realistic, hilarious teen experience

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons It’s rare to see a movie about the teenage experience that’s smart, yet not pretentious. Hilarious, but not cliche. Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” does it, and does it spectacularly. There’s a point in pretty much everyone’s life where everything’s awkward---adolescents n...

‘Open House’ lacks creativity

‘Open House’ lacks creativity

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons Netflix is home to many great movies and series. It’s the perfect place to go watch a great, creepy thriller film with a group of friends or even for a date. "The Open House" is not one of those films. "The Open House" is a 2018 horror film following a financially unable mo...

New album brings joy

New album brings joy

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 30, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons I first stumbled across Vance Joy with his “Your Mess is Mine” single. It’s accurate to say it was love at first listen. Joy will fully release his highly awaited album “Nation of Two” Feb. 23. The album consists of 13 carefully constructed songs. Not all are available ...

Broadway, take notes

Broadway, take notes

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Joel Kramer Musicals have been an important source of entertainment in America for many decades. With phenomenal soundtracks, passionate performances, and important themes addressed in memorable and moving ways, it’s no surprise that there is a street in NYC dedicated to countless musicals and g...

‘Shape of Water’ deserves praise

‘Shape of Water’ deserves praise

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Photo by Kerry Hayes They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Nothing could be truer in the case of Guillermo del Toro’s latest film “The Shape of Water.” I went into this film knowing that it had already received critical acclaim. The film has received many accolades including a Golden Gl...

Netflix provides honest take on love, violence

Netflix provides honest take on love, violence

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

January 16, 2018


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imbd “The End of the “F**cking World” is bleak in concept, but beautiful in execution. James (Alex Lawther), 17 at the beginning of the series, is pretty certain he’s a psychopath. He’s had a troubled childhood and yearns to move from killing animals to killing real people. Enter Alyssa. Alyss...

New anime ‘stunning but lacks development’

New anime ‘stunning but lacks development’

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


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wikipedia commons “Devilman Crybaby” is a new Japanese anime series based on Go Nagai’s manga “Devilman” that is currently streaming on Netflix and receiving all kinds of hype. The story follows a sensitive high school student named Akira Fudo who is one day informed by his mysterious fr...

Eighth addition to Star War stuck in the middle

Eighth addition to Star War stuck in the middle

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons Eighth Addition to Star Wars Stuck in the Middle Theaters were filled with Star Wars fans this December as the second addition to the new trilogy was released. "The Last Jedi" was the eighth installment of the franchise overall and fans were eager to see if it would live up to the po...

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