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What's Problematic About "Bridgerton"
Clara Fraser, Opinions Editor • April 26, 2021

Watching Bridgerton is fun. As our lovely Isabel Oliver wrote in an earlier article, it’s a “romantic, steamy and dramatic show that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.” And it does...

Often considered to be a hindrance to learning, doodling has now been shown to have many educational benefits.
A Collection of Doodles
Amelia Chapman, Staff writer • April 5, 2021

Imagine this: you’re sitting in your first-period class listening to a lecture that, well, doesn’t quite captivate your interest. You watch the clock tick at what seems to be an abnormally slow pace; perhaps you even begin to fantasize about lunch, which won’t come for another two periods. And finally, when your eyes begin to droop and it takes all the strength you can muster to keep them open,...

The newest version of the game
The Impressive World of Ori And The Will of The Wisps
Lucca Swain, Staff writer • February 21, 2021

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps is the 2019 sequel to the 2016 Ori And The Blind Forest, an action platforming game that blew all its competition out of the water upon its release. The game was visually stunning, controlled extremely smoothly, and was overall polished to an absurd degree, becoming one of the best platformers of the decade. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps does everything that the first...

Sleeveless gis are not a thing!
An Evaluation of Cobra Kai by a Third Degree Black Belt
Halie Leland, News Editor • February 18, 2021

Disclaimer: I understand that Cobra Kai was produced with the intent of entertainment. In this article, I judge the martial-arts aspects on accuracy and evaluate if I like the show based on my experience. This article is lighthearted in intent and meant as an inside look at how I view the show as a nearly ten-year practitioner. The Karate Kid was exaggerated, iconic karate at its best—and...

Bridgerton is another take on the 19th-century British upper class, but this time with a twist.
"Bridgerton:" Historical Fiction, Romance and Shonda Rhimes
Isabel Oliver, Features Editor • January 11, 2021

As an avid fan of both historical fiction and the Grey’s Anatomy universe, I was elated to learn that a Shonda Rhimes-produced period drama was streaming on Netflix. In Bridgerton, Shondaland once again creates a romantic, steamy and dramatic show that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Based on The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn, the series focuses on the British upper class in the...

CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) is an immersive virtual reality everyone should experience.
Aurora Lord, Staff writer • December 26, 2020

CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) is an immersive virtual reality experience created by film director Alejandro G. Iñárritu in collaboration with a few others. It allows the viewer to experience a fraction of what it is like to be a refugee/immigrant seeking to cross the border from Central America to the United States. The show is running until January 30th at the Stanley Marketplace...

The 2019 film "First Cow" is a tender, heartbreaking story about the American dream diluted to its core.
"First Cow" Review
Lucca Swain, Staff writer • December 26, 2020

The American dream is not a unique idea when it comes to fiction. It has been dissected, analyzed and viciously torn apart by artists generation after generation, and belief in its legitimacy seems to wane all the time. But while most tend to criticize the American dream for being a cliche that leads to nothing but disappointment, 2020’s First Cow, directed by Kelly Reichardt and starring John Magaro...

Are you looking for something to read this winter break? Once you pick up an Agatha Christie book, you won
The Best Agatha Christie Novels to Get Your Mystery Fix
Ella Webber, Staff writer • December 20, 2020
"A Life on Our Planet" may be the most influential movie out of David Attenborough
You Need to See This: "A Life on Our Planet"
Keegan Jack, Webmaster • December 18, 2020
The Best Netflix Comedy Specials
Gracie Lee, Staff writer • December 17, 2020
From threatrophones to radios to smartphones, radio dramas have taken a variety of formats.
The Rise of Fiction Podcasts
Hannah Cohen, Staff writer • December 16, 2020
Everyone loves a happy ending, but bad endings aren
A Bad Ending Isn't a Bad Thing
Lucca Swain, Staff writer • December 15, 2020
My Octopus Teacher tells of the unlikely friendship between Craig Foster and an octopus.
"My Octopus Teacher" Review
Amelia Chapman, Staff writer • December 9, 2020
Clockwise from top left: Prince via 1999, Harry Styles via Vogue Instagram, David Bowie via iHeartRadio, 
 Janelle Monáe via Wikipedia
Artists Blurring the Lines of Femininity and Masculinity
Miles Wright, Features Editor • December 2, 2020
"Emily in Paris" has taken Netflix by storm, but is the hit show all it
"Emily in Paris"?
Ruby Link, Staff writer • December 1, 2020
If you
"The Jesus Rolls" is the Best Worst Thing Ever
Keegan Jack, Webmaster & Social Media Director • November 24, 2020
Joffrey Baratheon, Nate Jacobs, Amy Dunne, Joe Goldberg, and Sherlock Holmes are some of the many characters problematically glorified in modern pop culture.
Pop Culture's Problematic Portrayal of Psychopathy
Luke Leiden, Webmaster and Social Media Director • November 24, 2020
Revisiting Sally Rooney’s Magic
Revisiting Sally Rooney’s Magic
Clara Fraser, Opinions Editor • November 19, 2020
Madeline Miller takes greek classics to a new level in her writing.
Madeline Miller’s Fresh Take on Greek Classics
Ella Webber, Staff writer • November 19, 2020
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