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Avengers movies dominate the decade

Avengers movies dominate the decade

Cienna Pangan, Photo Manager

January 13, 2020

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S9NKGTJ Throughout the 2010s, hit movies such as “Inception”, “Joker” and “Avengers: Endgame” have topped the charts with innovative storylines and cutting-edge special effects.  According to IMDb, the highest rated movie released from 2010 to 2019 was...

REVIEW: Nostalgia and baby Yoda at the forefront of “The Mandalorian”

REVIEW: Nostalgia and baby Yoda at the forefront of “The Mandalorian”

Will Sharis, Photo Manager

January 13, 2020

Warning: Spoilers revealed below “The Mandalorian”, the TV show launching the streaming platform Disney +, returns to the origins of Star Wars in a way that both avid fans and casual consumers will enjoy. The series is set in the Star Wars universe after the Empire has been destroyed by Luke ...

Playing mind games: the psychology of film scores

Playing mind games: the psychology of film scores

Alyce Brown, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 6, 2020

Settling down to watch a film, audience members have no idea what emotions it will evoke.  However, the composers who created the film’s soundtrack carefully orchestrated how each scene would make them feel before they even took their seats. A film’s soundtrack, known as its score, is more influen...

‘Tis the season to watch movies

‘Tis the season to watch movies

Darsh Balani, Technical Site Manager

December 26, 2019

Christmas movies are a staple of the holiday season for many people around wintertime. Films such as “Diehard”, the “Home Alone” sequels and “Elf” are watched and rewatched many times over the holiday season and instill the holiday spirit in youth around America.  Because these holiday movies are so popular,...

REVIEW: Knives Out

REVIEW: Knives Out

Chris Cumberbatch, Photo Manager

December 23, 2019

The american murder mystery film “Knives out” seemingly appeared out of nowhere due to a lack of publicity and a small budget, but is currently taking the movie world by storm. Only three weeks after its release, the film had a stellar 97% on rotten tomatoes and critics raving about the film. ...

What it really means to be a princess: the evolution of Disney’s lessons to youth

What it really means to be a princess: the evolution of Disney’s lessons to youth

Maya Johnson, Feature Editor

December 22, 2019

Breaking records in the box office and defying societal stereotypes, Frozen 2 has been winning big and creating conversation since its release this November. With focus on the destruction of toxic masculinity, the struggles of coping with growing pains, and the beauties of platonic love, all with a li...

New on Netflix in 2020

New on Netflix in 2020

Sam Rothbardt, Social Media Manager

December 21, 2019

For the upcoming decade, Netflix is planning to update their shows and give viewers new films to binge. This also means that shows and movies will be making their way off the streaming service. Here are the changes that will be made on Netflix for the new year. Arguably the most significant omission from ...

A bittersweet end to an era: Generations of Star Wars fans anticipate culmination of the saga

A bittersweet end to an era: Generations of Star Wars fans anticipate culmination of the saga

Maria Vaaler, Student Life Editor

December 19, 2019

With the theatrical release of “The Rise of Skywalker” on Dec. 20, a beloved saga will come to an epic conclusion 42 years and 8 films in the making. Though multiple franchises in recent decades have enthralled audiences and made their mark on popular culture, none have captivated cross-generational...

The impact of drugs on rap

The impact of drugs on rap

Sanjiv Iyer, Multimedia Manager

December 18, 2019

The death of Juice WRLD marks yet another loss in the music community. While fans of the artist flocked toward the legacy he left behind, a bigger issue lies in his absence. After suffering from a seizure, news broke that Juice WRLD, aka Jarad Higgins, had swallowed a large amount of the prescript...

A video a day: Vlogmas presents a countdown to Christmas

A video a day: Vlogmas presents a countdown to Christmas

Ava Sorgenfrey, Sports Editor

December 17, 2019

Every year when December rolls around, avid youtube watchers are excited about the ever so anticipated series: vlogmas.  Vlogging is a term meaning “video blogging.” YouTubers who vlog generally have their viewers watch a video of things they do during the day. Vlogmas is the same but usuall...

REVIEW: Murder and faith at the forefront of Scorsese’s newest film, “The Irishman”

REVIEW: Murder and faith at the forefront of Scorsese’s newest film, “The Irishman”

Jackson Schou, Copy Editor

December 17, 2019

Based off of the true story and novel “I Heard You Paint Houses,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is a compelling narrative centered around family, sacrifice, and revenge, as Philly truck driver Frank Sheeran finds his way into organized crime.  Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) winds himself...

Golden Globe nominations: a failure of female representation in the entertainment industry

Golden Globe nominations: a failure of female representation in the entertainment industry

Morgan Miller, Copy Editor

December 15, 2019

On Monday, Dec. 9, the Golden Globe Awards recognized excellence among movies and television shows from the past year. Of these recognitions, many of these masterpiece films left out a crucial part of the industry: women.  In the past week, Megan Rapinoe has been named the Sports Illustrated's S...

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