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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 morning and practically fell off my bed, because Taylor Swift had announced the surprise release of her eig...

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 Holmes is the forth movie this year to skip theaters after DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls Worl...

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 sentenced to death. The only evidence against him was testimony from a prisoner and a young m...

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 2016’s Trolls. Trolls World Tour was originally going to come out in theaters on April 10, but due to the COVID-19 o...

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 Evan Hunter. The Kite Runner follows the story of a boy named Amir and his relationship with his best fr...

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 glimpse at what Animal Crossing: New Horizons can give you.  Animal Crossing: New Horizons...

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. The film follows a fantasy story world where mythical creatures live in the modern day. In t...

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 song fits under this umbrella, the majority deal with themes of this generation’s loneliness and/or yearning...

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 6. And it can be bought digitally in the United States for $19.99 before going on Disney Plus starting o...

Gray masterfully crafts personal tale in debut album

Singer and songwriter Conan Gray’s debut album, Kid Krow, released on March 20. On this album, Gray sheds light on his personal life and unique story.

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

April 1, 2020

As the lyrics rush into my ears, I close my eyes, letting the words take me over. And suddenly, tears are spilling down my cheek, salty and sad like the words singer-songwriter Conan Gray croons into my earbuds.  It is hardly a surprise I found myself crying over Kid Krow, Gray’s debut studio ...

‘CALM’ brings maturity to nine year old band

Pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer released its fourth album, CALM, on Friday. Upon releasing three albums prior with different styles, social media manager Anika Arutla talks about its growth through the years.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

March 31, 2020

I was first introduced to 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) when I was 11. At the time, it was reduced to the punk version of One Direction.  Nine years later, with its fourth album release CALM on Friday, it has established its own identity in the world of pop and rock.  Its self titled debut album is the definition ...

‘Future Nostalgia’ is seamless combination of old and new

Dua Lipa released her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, on Friday. A combination of both new and old sounds, it was preceded by lead single “Don’t Start Now”, her highest charting song in the U.S. to date.

Anthony Cesario, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2020

With the release of Future Nostalgia on Friday, Dua Lipa has done a full 180 on the term “sophomore slump” and created one of the best pop albums of the last decade. Far surpassing the quality of her 2017 self-titled debut album, Future Nostalgia lives up perfectly to its title by recalling the glory of pre-20...