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Halsey's “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power'' came out Aug. 27, 2021 on all media platforms.

Halsey’s newest album is their most vulnerable yet

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

Halsey’s “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power'' is a “concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth” with an emphasis that there does not have to be a bodily dichotomy between...

“Worth” follows the lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, played by Michael Keaton, as he tries to compensate the victim’s of 9/11 families. The trending Netflix original movie shows the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 from a new perspective.

“Worth:” The aftermath of 9/11 told 20 years later

Tegan Ruhl, Staff writer September 11, 2021

“How much is life worth?” This is the ringing question in Netflix’s new movie “Worth.” “Worth” is the trending Netflix original based on the true story of lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. Feinberg...

“Cruella”: Classic Villain, New Perspective

“Cruella”: Classic Villain, New Perspective

Sydney Lawson and Tegan Ruhl September 3, 2021

“If she doesn’t scare you… no evil thing will.” The old song still rings true in Disney’s new take of the classic villain Cruella De Vil. “Cruella” is the origin story of an orphan...

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt play Frank and Lily Houghton in 'Jungle Cruise.' Disney.

Disney Ride ‘Jungle Cruise’ Brought to the Big Screen

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer September 2, 2021

If your tolerance for corniness is high, then you might enjoy Disney’s new movie, “Jungle Cruise.” The film is reminiscent of the cheesy adventure movies I adored in my youth.  “Jungle Cruise”...

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

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

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

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

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....

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