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American rock band Greta Van Fleet released its latest album, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate”, on April 16, its first music release since winning a Grammy in 2018. The Sidekick staff writer Olivia Short writes about how the album presents a revival of 1970s rock with a modern twist.

‘The Battle At Garden’s Gate’: an ethereal journey into rock

Olivia Short, Staff Photographer October 7, 2021

Light from flickering candles slowly illuminates the room. Soft notes from a piano are followed by a voice that rings through the silence, a beacon that calls out to any who listen. A siren that bewitches...

Singer-songwriter Clairo, Claire Cottrill, released her sophomore album, Sling, on July 16. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Anjali Krishna discusses the album’s wildly different style from Clairo’s first album, Immunity.

Clairo takes her time on ‘Sling’

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2021

Atop a mountain in New York, far away from the crammed city bedrooms implicated in Clairo’s typical bedroom pop, is Glen Tonche Studios. It is secluded, quiet, serene and inconspicuously beautiful among...

Gorman’s guide: Eating through various cuisines in DFW

Gorman’s guide: Eating through various cuisines in DFW

Lilly Gorman, Visual Media Editor May 14, 2021

I hate the term foodie, but I unfortunately fall under it. For the past 18 years of my life, Dallas has brought me the joy of eating well. After traveling out of the state, country and continent, the...

Gorman’s guide: Burgers for non-burger-lovers

Gorman’s guide: Burgers for non-burger-lovers

Lilly Gorman, Visual Media Editor May 14, 2021

I was always the kid who ordered grilled cheese, chicken nuggets or pizza. It was never, and never will be, the burger.  Living in Texas my entire life meant I had to love burgers; everyone does. The...

Eurovision is a European song contest in which multiple countries submit one entry each to compete against each other. The Sidekick editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil reviews this year’s entries and gives some pointers for interested Americans who recently learned of the contest’s existence.

Variety of genres offer strong contenders for Eurovision 2021

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

Are you an American intrigued by the contest which “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” is based off of? Well, get ready for all the fun of Eurovision without any of the Will Ferrell,...

Marvel franchise’s TV series “WandaVision” aired its season finale on March 5 on Disney+. The Sidekick social media manager Blanche Harris thinks the show is Marvel’s greatest feat to date and tested the versatility of the studio’s style. Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil and Nandini Muresh

What is WandaVision, if not Marvel persevering?

Blanche Harris and Nandini Muresh March 12, 2021

Editor’s note: The following review contains mild spoilers for previous Marvel movies, including Avengers: Endgame (2019). “We are an unusual couple you know.” “I don’t think that was ever...

In the Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Darius Bowman and five  other teens go from complete strangers to a team in order to survive the 2015 Isla Nublar incident. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland thinks that it’s good to see Jurassic World from a different point of view.

“Camp Cretaceous” season one has unexpected ending

Yasemin Ragland, Writer February 23, 2021

  By Yasemin Ragland Warning: Spoilers for “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” Netflix, Universal Studios and DreamWorks Animation released the first season of the CGI-animated series Jurassic...

In Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” a middle-school band teacher named Joe finds himself in The Great before-a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, to show her what’s great about living. Featuring Tina Fey as the voice of 22, and Jamie Foxx as the voice of Joe Gardner, “Soul” will debut exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available) on December 25, 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Soul first of its kind on the animated screen

Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

My family recently watched Disney Pixar’s Soul, which was released straight to Disney+ on Dec. 25. Soul was an amazing film, I was very excited to see it when the first official trailer was shown before...

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

Mulan: be true to yourself

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...

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.

McKenna’s ‘Zeros’ tours the galaxy

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor October 27, 2020

In a world in which Declan McKenna had no interest in songwriting, 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...

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