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Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

Black Panther sets a new standard for superhero genre

By Jake Herman, News Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

  With stellar acting, a thoughtful script and excellent visuals, “Black Panther” puts a unique spin on a superhero movie and is executed to near-perfection.   Directed and written by Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is one of the best installments of the Marvel Cine...

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story for all

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“‘Lady Bird’? Is that your given name? Why is it in quotes?” “I gave it to myself. It's given to me by me.” Lady Bird is a new coming-of-age film about the life of high school senior Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson. The movie focuses on family relationships – mainly the chaot...

“Coco” proves best Disney-Pixar film so far

By Sofia Williamson, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Given the plethora of amazing cartoonists, songwriters, and cast writers that Disney and Pixar have had together in the past, it’s hard to walk out of any of their movies without questioning if it was the best animated movie you’ve ever seen. Not only is “Coco” the best animated movie Disney-Pixar...

“Big Mouth” puts big emphasis on real life situations

“Big Mouth” puts big emphasis on real life situations

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Being a teenager and growing up is a difficult process. But the key is to laugh at life and all the awkward experiences it entails. “Big Mouth” is an animated comedy that came to Netflix Sept. 29. This hilarious cartoon series focuses on the hardships of puberty and being a teenager. Even with...

Star Wars continues be be success

Star Wars continues be be success

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

  Warning! Spoilers Ahead! The second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is packed with action, excitement and a fresh plot not seen before in a Star Wars movie. Episode VIII achieves greatness, despite several flaws.   Directed and written by Rian Johnson, the fi...

Netflix gradually increases monthly cost

Netflix gradually increases monthly cost

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With profits reaching 1.48 billion within the first quarter of this year, Netflix has clearly become the fastest and easiest way to watch an extensive variety of shows and movies. However, customers are going to have to adjust to some new changes. During the month of December, Netflix has announced an increa...

“Thor: Ragnorok” brings smashing sequel

“Thor: Ragnorok” brings smashing sequel

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

If you are looking for a movie that’s quite literally out of this world, “Thor: Ragnarok” is the movie for you. “Thor: Ragnarok”, the third instalment in the Thor Trilogy, follows Thor through his imprisonment on a different planet, where he’s pitted against fellow avneger and friend the...

“Star Wars” fans hope for out of this world production

“Star Wars” fans hope for out of this world production

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Unfortunately for “Star Wars” fans, it will take “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” a little bit longer than 12 parsecs to debut in theaters. While the newest addition to the “Star Wars” franchise is not coming to the big screen as fast as the Millennium Falcon, it will be here in another month. The...

Stranger Things S2 receives stellar reactions

Stranger Things S2 receives stellar reactions

By Vicky Gunawam, Photo Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Warning! Spoilers ahead! Addicting and thrill inducing perfectly describe the second season of Netflix’s original series Stranger Things. The first episode of the multiple Emmy winning award show was aired on July 15, 2016. Set in the fictional town Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980’s, season one...

Big Mouth tackles taboo topics comically

Big Mouth tackles taboo topics comically

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

  Take health class, a course that tackles many of the awkward need-to-knows of puberty and teenage life, add a ton of dirty humor, stick it into an animated show and get the final result known as “Big Mouth.”   Co-created by childhood friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, ...

Fourth Flash Season generally suceeds

Fourth Flash Season generally suceeds

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

“The Flash” came running back onto screens Oct. 13 with a wild season four premiere, but is still stumbling over some speed bumps as it tries to transition from a rocky season three.   Keeping in routine with previous seasons, “The Flash” opened four months after the season three fin...

“Fetch” will never happen, but the musical will

“Fetch” will never happen, but the musical will

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

If this wasn’t the most totally fetch news to surface the Earth since the film’s release almost 13 years ago, then Wednesdays would be famous for wearing whatever dang color everybody wants. But no; on Wednesdays, we wear pink. Comedian and writer Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls,” famous for its...

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