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“World of Wonders” wins Barnes and Noble’s “Book of the Year”

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2021

Each year, booksellers from around the country vote on a novel that is truly profound, beautiful and meaningful. The book is not the most popular, nor the most influential, it is simply the best-written...

A lot of people enjoy the Karate theme of the show and movie. Some of the artwork made in lieu of the show is just outstanding.

“The Karate Kid” franchise is back with Netflix’s “Cobra Kai”

By Elijah Savett, Sports Editor March 22, 2021

It’s been over 30 years since Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence had their epic karate match in the classic 80’s film, “The Karate Kid,” but thankfully it wasn't the last. After a large demand...

The new movie, Moxie on Netflix was released on March 3rd. This movie is all about girl power and the consciousness of the feminist mind.

“Moxie”: a new Netflix watch about speaking up for what you believe in

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Coined in 1930, the word “moxie” meant nerve, spunk, courage, and determination. However starting in the beginning of March it has taken on whole new connotations. Feminism. Revolution. Rebel. Today,...

Taylor Swift celebrates victory with release of “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor March 15, 2021

It doesn’t always occur to a casual listener all of the behind the scene work that an artist puts into producing and creating a song, let alone an album. It also doesn’t occur to most that even after...

Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne) and Rennie Davis (Alex Sharp) were representives of Students for a Democractic Society, who two of the defendants in the trial. The movie creates a few separate stories regarding them and only their experiences, which add to the overall enjoyment of the film.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is a captivating watch to become more informed about historic events

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

Everyone has that one thing that they are extremely passionate about and if given the chance, they would tell as many people as they could about it. Imagine getting that chance to share your thoughts with...

Inside one of his many Super Bowl Halftime Show backdrops, The Weeknd stands side by side a few of his extras for the performance. The extras were dressed to look like clones of The Weeknd for the February 7th performance.

The Weeknd’s halftime show leaves Super Bowl viewers torn

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2021

“Blinding Lights.” Not only is this the name of the song that The Weeknd closed out his performance with, but they are also two words that could describe almost any Super Bowl halftime show. Except...

Marvel’s “WandaVision” follows telekinetic Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and her synthezoid husband Vision (Paul Bettany) as they settle into seemingly ordinary suburban life in Westview, New Jersey. Packed with humor and suspense, the sitcom-style show is enjoyable for both Marvel lovers and those unfamiliar with previous films.

Marvel Cinematic Universe spices up reality with “WandaVision”

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor March 5, 2021

Sitcoms are back -- and so are superheroes. Marvel’s “WandaVision” pairs both aspects beautifully in nine mind-warping episodes filled with laughter and plot twists around every corner.  As the...

A graphic displaying the 2021 Golden Globe nominees for best actresses. Out of the 20 slots, the only two women of color nominated are Viola Davis and Andra Day.

The Golden Globe nominations lack diversity and disappoint communities everywhere

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor February 25, 2021

And once again, the winner is… white, neurotypical and straight. With the release of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards nominations, entertainment fans were left frustrated by the overwhelmingly white nominees...

Books like The Midnight Library by Matt Haig can be read on Kindle or paperback. The unique plot will surely make time pass quickly.

The best books to read during quarantine boredom

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 24, 2021

Bored in quarantine? Sit back and enjoy being transported into another world. Here is a list of four books from a variety of genres perfect for some quarantine binging.  “The Midnight Library”-...

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“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” stays true to romantic-comedy cliches

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor February 24, 2021

The “To All the Boys” franchise comes to a bittersweet conclusion in the third installment  “To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” a heartfelt movie that hinges on being excessively sentimental...

HBO Max offers a wide variety of new movies, and often cycles through them every two to three weeks. Fortunately for subscribers, there are multiple award winning movies offered at any time.

New streaming services offer viewers ways to watch their favorite programs

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2021

When COVID-19 forced people across the nation to stay indoors, many industries lost customers and more importantly, revenue. However, the media industry, more specifically network television, received...

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Diversity in ABC’s “The Bachelor” has increased but still has a long way to go

By Rachel Mattison, Assistant Advertising & Subscriptions Manager February 22, 2021

43 leads, 41 seasons, 18 years, two formats and one franchise that millions love. The Bachelor franchise, composed of the shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” has amassed millions of fans...

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