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‘Grown-ish’ giving voice to new generation

‘Grown-ish’ giving voice to new generation

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

The occasions of a television spinoff being as successful as the parent program is very rare. Example of spinoffs that have failed majorly includes “Joey,” “Sam & Cat,” and “Big Brothers: UK.” Yet, one program has managed to become more successful than its predecessor. “Grown-i...

Retelling of classic ‘Little Mermaid’ tale drowns any possible success

Retelling of classic ‘Little Mermaid’ tale drowns any possible success

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

This is not a review of the well-known Disney movie “The Little Mermaid,” but a retelling of the classic tale. This version of “The Little Mermaid” came out on Netflix in 2018 but failed to make a splash in the media. I watched the movie so you didn’t have to. There weren’t any great expectations going...

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Kitchen Confidential’ offers insight into life, food industry

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Kitchen Confidential’ offers insight into life, food industry

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” focuses on the hidden world of the food industry while also illustrating a life full of risks and failures. Written in 2000, “Kitchen Confidential” shows readers the crazy, exciting pace of working in a restaurant, while also foreshadowing some major issues...

Kick-ass female lead, action in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Kick-ass female lead, action in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

“Alita: Battle Angel,” set in year 2563 after a great war called “The Fall” wreaked havoc on Earth, is an adaptation of a manga series, bringing action and science-fiction together into a kick-ass movie. The movie starts off with a man, Dr. Ido, searching through a junkyard, and it’s clea...

‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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...

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