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Mulan: be true to yourself

Mulan (2020). a remake of the 1998 animated film, premiered on Disney+ on Sept. 4. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland enjoyed the film because of its feminist message, despite some criticism towards its historical accuracy. Graphic by Sally Parampottil
Yasemin Ragland, Staff writer November 6, 2020

Warning: Spoilers for Mulan (2020). While Mulan (2020) had some differences compared to the 1998 Disney animation (for example in this version, she has a younger sister; in the original poem, she has...

McKenna’s ‘Zeros’ tours the galaxy

Declan McKenna released his sophomore album, Zeros, on Sept. 4. The Sidekick co-sports editor Anjali Krishna discusses the album’s riveting plotline and how it helps craft McKenna’s unique sound.
Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor October 27, 2020

In a world in which Declan McKenna had no interest in singing, Zeros would still exist; not as an album but as the script for the best sort of a Netflix drama.  A ragtag team of misfits searching for...

Black Panther: Who will take the crown?

Since Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer in August, The Sidekick's Yasemin Ragland says Disney needs to find a way to rewrite the script for Black Panther 2 (set to release in 2022) while giving King T’Challa’s character arc closure.
Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer October 17, 2020

Since actor Chadwick Boseman recently died of colon cancer in August (which greatly affected his family/friends, fans, co-stars and many others alike), Ryan Coogler, the director for Black Panther (2018),...

Swift passes down stories of human condition on ‘folklore’

Former Sidekick editor-in-chief Anthony Cesario describes Taylor Swift's folklore as a
Anthony Cesario, guest writer July 30, 2020

I went to sleep on July 22 following another uneventful day of social distancing and isolation; nothing to complain about, but nothing to be excited about, either. Then I logged onto Instagram the next...

Enola Holmes film heading directly to Netflix

Another film is going directly to streaming services rather than to the big screen. Enola Holmes will be release to Netlfix late than year and skip the movie theaters.
Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

Recently, it was announced that the film adaptation of the book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Enola Holmes is skipping theaters due to COVID-19. It will be dropped on Netflix later this year. Enola...

Just Mercy exposes prison system bias, evokes raw emotion

Law movie Just Mercy, based on the bestselling book, came out this January. The plot follows defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) as he tackles a case centering around Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx), who was wrongly convicted of murder.
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

Warning: the following includes spoilers. Read at your own discretion. In 1988, an Alabama man named Walter McMillian was wrongly convicted of the murder of a white 18 year old, Ronda Morrison, and consequently...

Trolls World Tour: It’s OK to be different

Trolls World Tour went straight to digital release due to COVID-19 earlier this month. Staff writer Yasemin Ragland gives the Trolls sequel high remarks.
Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

Warning!: Don’t read unless you’ve seen Trolls World Tour. On April 18, my family had our weekly Friday family movie night and watched DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour,  the sequel to...

The Kite Runner, The Blackboard Jungle: Diverse books demonstrating equally important lessons

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini follows the story of Amir and his relationship with his best friend Hassan through pre-war Afghanistan. Staff writer Laasya Achanta discusses how she relates to the plot of this novel.
Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

As I sat in my house unable to spend time with friends, I found myself looking at the critically acclaimed The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and a book I’ve never heard of - The Blackboard Jungle by...

Nintendo nurtures world with New Horizons

The Sidekick staff photographer Lilly Gorman plays Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ANCH) almost daily. Gorman thinks ACNH is the best Animal Crossing game yet with loads to do for hours on end.
Lilly Gorman, Staff Photographer April 10, 2020

Imagine a perfect world. One with few consequences. One where you work on landscaping. One where you do your own thing to make your town the best it can be and the way you want it.  This is a small...

Disney Pixar’s Onward showcases brotherly love

COVID-19 limited the time Onward was in theaters. However, viewers can now catch the latest Pixar film on Disney+.
Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer April 9, 2020

Disney Pixar’s Onward (rated PG) starting streaming on Disney+ on April 3. Onward was only in theaters for two weeks, beginning on March 6, but didn’t have a good opening weekend because of COVID-19. ...

Lauv’s ~how i’m feeling~ relates to generation’s feelings of “modern loneliness”

Lauv released his first studio album, ~how i’m feeling~ on March 6. Although it features many powerful lyrics and catchy tunes, its repetitive themes and long length hold Lauv back from reaching his full potential, according to The Sidekick executive news/enterprise editor Pramika Kadari.
Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor April 2, 2020

“Modern Loneliness”, the closing song on Lauv’s debut album  ~how i’m feeling~  could instead be a name for the entire album, if he wanted to be a little more specific.  Although not every...

Magic of cinema from comforts of home

COVID-19 has forced several movie production companies to adjust their release timelines. Disney's Mulan's March 27 scheduled release in the United States has been delayed because of coronavirus.
Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer April 2, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic, we have not been able to go to the movies or other crowded public places. Disney - Pixar’s Onward was in theaters for about two weeks, having been released on March...

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