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“The Hate U Give” is a must see to understand white privilege

By Aliki Dimitoglou and Ari Dimitoglou

June 22, 2020

NAACP Image Award-Winning drama for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, “The Hate U Give,” starring Amandla Stenberg, offers its audience a more realistic perspective as to how white privilege is prevalent in the United States, and how staying silent only worsens the results of oppression.  ...

Netflix’s “Outer Banks” almost hits the jackpot

Netflix Original

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

June 1, 2020

The Outer Banks. Paradise on Earth. Love, guns and war between two social classes. And $400 million worth of undiscovered gold.  Set in North Carolina, Netflix’s “Outer Banks” follows John B (Chase Stokes) and his crew: JJ (Rudy Pankow), the abused teen always down for an adventure; Pope (...

Netflix rom-com excites viewers with a sequel: P.S. you will love it

Based on the New York Times Best-Seller,

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

April 26, 2020

The hit romance that appeared on Netflix in 2018, “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” stole the hearts of its audience and seemed to have had the most perfect and satisfying ending. The movie wrapped up with Lara Jean, played by Lana Condor, finally revealing her love for Peter Kavinsky, played by N...

“Birds of Prey” flocks to the top

By Liam Klein, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Superhero,” probably a six-foot-tall cut white guy, and not Margot Robbie. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) or its new names as of Feb. 10 Harley Quinn is the newest installment in a Warner Brothers DC extended universe....

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

Jane Austen's beloved rom-com

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 11, 2020

There is no single term that can quite define Emma from Jane Austen’s beloved rom-com “Emma” but wide-eyed, analytical, single-person-turned-lover, neat-freak and lover-of-all-things-beautiful are fitting descriptors. From the get-go, Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) shows that she is a woman of order,...

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's highly-anticipated documentary

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 3, 2020

You don’t control what people think of your story, but you do control what you believe about yourself and how you tell your story to the world.  Having spent half of her life in the spotlight, Taylor Swift knows what it’s like to watch her reputation get shattered over and over again, but sh...

A Star Wars movie that’s not quite out of this galaxy

Astounding special effects and beautiful cinematography set this sci-fi franchise's newest film into an universe that is both colorful and terrifying. The end of the modern Star Wars trilogy,

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

February 4, 2020

On Dec.18, audiences worldwide were taken back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with the release of “Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker.” In less than a month, the long-anticipated film has made Disney a grand total of $936,302,411, with weeks still to go in theaters. The movie, and...

“Two Sentence Horror Stories” spooks watchers

By Charley Hutton, Advertisement and Subscription Manager

February 4, 2020

What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences? This prompt sparked a Reddit thread in 2013, accumulating over 15,000 comments. Inspired by the thread, Vera Miao created the new-to-Netflix series, “Two-Sentence Horror Stories.” Similar to the popular Netflix show “Black...

Netflix show addresses real problems from social media

Penn Badgely plans Joe Goldberg, a huge stalker, on the Netflix hit series

By Sapna David, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

Released less than a month ago, Netflix show “You,” has already gained over thousands of viewers that have spent countless hours binge-watching this addicting and twisted show. Although the show has captured the attention of many teenagers across the country, it points out a dark truth of social medi...

Disney Plus outperforms their streaming competitors

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

February 2, 2020

The era of commercial breaks is officially over. With the emergence of streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, viewers can hop on their couch and watch their favorite shows without ads. However, a new service is on the rise and aims to destroy the competition: Disney Plus.  Created by Disney, t...

“21 Bridges” sends powerful message to audience

21 Bridges is a powerful, must-see film this holiday season, starring Chadwick Boseman.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 19, 2020

Two men plan to steal 30 pounds of cocaine, but instead, they find 300 pounds, where 30 pounds of cocaine is supposed to be. Someone screwed up. Four cops knock on the door, but there’s no response—two stay at the front, two go to the back. Bullets fire and chaos ensues: eight officers are dead, and ...

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” honors beloved TV show host Fred Rogers

On Nov. 22 2019, the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood was released into theatres all over the United States. Based on the friendship between journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys) and  Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), this drama highlights the importance of kindness and acceptance during hard times.

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Editor

December 27, 2019

Starring Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” introduces the true meaning behind the TV show “Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood” and the importance of kindness in everyday life.  Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and directed by Marielle Heller, this inspiring drama is based on the friendship...

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