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Captain Marvel smashes female stereotypes, burns through expectations with flying colors

Captain Marvel smashes female stereotypes, burns through expectations with flying colors

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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With expectations high in the wake of last year’s Black Panther, it is a welcome surprise that Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, released today, goes all the way to reach them.   Both Black Panther and Captain Marvel share a number of similarities—while Black Panther shattered stereotypes...

“Fighting with my Family,” Not an average wrestling movie

“Fighting with my Family,” Not an average wrestling movie

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


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Expecting another movie depicting the classic rise to stardom, I was pleasantly surprised with Fighting with my Family and main character 18-year-old wrestler Saraya Knight’s journey to becoming a part of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).      Fighting with my Family follows the Kni...

“Thank u, next” review: Grande brings mix of emotions with album

“Thank u, next” review: Grande brings mix of emotions with album

Umama Suriya, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


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Saying thank u, next to her previous album, Ariana Grande brought into this world a new work of musical art after only five months from her previous one.   “How we made [the album, is what makes me so happy],” Ariana Grande said while she was on the Zach Sang Show. “I made it with my best friends o...

Lavigne sinks below expectations on ‘Head Above Water’

Lavigne sinks below expectations on ‘Head Above Water’

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2019


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It is sometimes hard to believe Avril Lavigne has been in the music industry for 17 years, especially because much of her career has been built upon teenage angst and clinging to youth in a way that borders on obsessive. Love it or hate it, this has always been part of Lavigne’s image. Six years removed from her last album, however, Lavigne has separated from her second...

Arctic: A simple survivor film

Arctic: A simple survivor film

Ryan Dyke, Writer

February 14, 2019


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Most survival movies have massive amounts of funding and a protagonist who is an expert on survival. Arctic is much more realistic than that.   The story follows a man named Overgård, who is lost in the arctic. He needs to decide on whether to stay at his makeshift base, or go out and seek h...

Fusing video games with film

Fusing video games with film

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019


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From choosing what someone eats for breakfast to determining whether murder is committed, Netflix’s recent interactive film, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, deceives viewers into thinking they can control the story’s plot. But that is all it is, deception - a brilliant one. Bandersnatch tackles t...

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 29, 2018


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  In Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, after Hermione Granger’s love interest Ron Weasley deserts her, she stands her ground and continues supporting her best friend, Harry Potter.   In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which premiered on Nov. 16, after Queenie Golds...

Ora is reborn on ‘Phoenix’, but she does not quite soar

Ora is reborn on ‘Phoenix’, but she does not quite soar

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2018


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It has been six long years since Rita Ora released her debut album Ora. In that time, a contract dispute/legal battle and breakup with producer Calvin Harris left her unable to release hardly any music.   In May 2017, she officially returned with “Your Song”, a breezy track over a finger-snapped beat. It serves as the lead single f...

How The Grinch stole an enjoyable cinematic experience

How The Grinch stole an enjoyable cinematic experience

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


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In 2000, Rotten Tomatoes critics rated How the Grinch Stole Christmas a 5.7 out of 10. These are more or less the same numbers produced by other critics, with higher ratings from general audiences.   Despite these slightly-above-average ratings, the film won a total of 18 awards (one of the...

Beloved characters return to screen with Supernatural’s 14th season

Beloved characters return to screen with Supernatural’s 14th season

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

October 15, 2018


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  On Thursday, the 14th season of “Supernatural” premiered with the episode “Stranger in Strange Land”, and although it had interesting aspects, it did not drown me in a plethora of emotions like many other “Supernatural” episodes have.   Before the curtains of the previo...

BTS takes listeners on emotional journey with thrilling conclusion to Love Yourself series

BTS takes listeners on emotional journey with thrilling conclusion to Love Yourself series

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


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“Love myself, love yourself, peace.” These were the closing words said by RM, leader of Korean music group Bangtan Sonyeondan, or BTS, when the group accepted its Billboard Music Award (BBMA) for Top Social Artist.   Nobody realized it then, but these simple words were a hint about their upcom...

Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ sets standards for future romantic comedies

Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ sets standards for future romantic comedies

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


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In today’s world, Hollywood is expected to produce movies with a multitude of elements including humor, action, romance and everything else in between. Due to this, romantic comedies have died out, and if one is made, it usually ends up a flop.   However, Netflix manages to craft a movie th...