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The Degradation of Social Media

The Degradation of Social Media

Lynn Zhang '23, Writer May 5, 2021

When you think of social media, what do you think of? Do you think of Twitter refusing to ban Trump, people weaponizing Facebook against religious minorities, or Reddit forums intended as safe havens for...

Kid Cudi’s Gender Bending Performance

Kid Cudi’s Gender Bending Performance

Taya Demianova '23, News and Features Editor April 22, 2021

On April 10th, rapper, singer, and songwriter, Kid Cudi, a.k.a Scott Ramon Segura, made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. He paid tribute to Kurt Cobain, but it wasn’t the way people expected....

Satanic Panic: The Controversy About Lil Nas X's 'MONTERO'

Satanic Panic: The Controversy About Lil Nas X’s ‘MONTERO’

Stella Hudson '23, Writer April 9, 2021

The recent media hype over rapper, singer and songwriter, Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X, has sparked a wild controversy that has taken the world by its horns (literally). The 21-year-old...

Judas and the Black Messiah Movie Review

Judas and the Black Messiah Movie Review

Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Arts and Leisure Editor March 12, 2021

The movie Judas and the Black Messiah shines a spotlight on FBI informant William O’Neal, who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panthers in 1968 and betrays its leader, Fred Hampton, to the FBI, leading...

#FreeBritney

#FreeBritney

Stella Hudson '23, Writer March 12, 2021

The widely-famous child star Britney Spears has been in the spotlight since she was 10 years old. She is known as the “Princess of Pop” and pioneered teen pop in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Her...

Mandalorian star Gina Carano fired

Mandalorian star Gina Carano fired

Isabelle Hammond '23, Writer March 10, 2021

It will be devastating for many Mandalorian fans to hear that the actress Gina Carano will not be returning to the Star Wars universe after making a controversial post on Instagram. This was the latest...

Top 10 Music: Winter Edition

Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Arts and Leisure Editor March 5, 2021

With the springtime right around the corner, let’s look at the top 10 songs/albums that were released during December 2020 - February 2021. The listener’s discretion is advised as the songs may contain...

VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash

VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash

Ella Markman '22, Writer February 17, 2021

Pop-culture has taken over the media world in the last decade, with social media being the new way to rise to fame. As podcasts have grown in popularity, more influencers have started to use the medium...

1942 Rosebowl game

Covid and Football

Reeya Patel '22, Writer January 22, 2021

As the fall season approached and COVID-19 remained a threat throughout the United States, many football fans wondered if they were going to be able to enjoy another season of their favorite sport. But...

Ratatouille the TikTok Musical

Ratatouille the TikTok Musical

Addie Siembieda '24, Writer January 14, 2021

What started as just another viral TikTok evolved into a Playbill-endorsed theatrical show that raised over 1.9 million dollars for the hard-hit theatre industry. Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, based...

Indie, Alt, and Everything in Between

Indie, Alt, and Everything in Between

Stella Hudson '23, Writer January 14, 2021

Athleisure and casual wear has become the new normal for most of us that are working or studying at home, and although the spectrum of fashion is constantly evolving, the COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly...

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN.

Mandolorian Season 2

Liliana Varley '26 December 17, 2020

Late last year, another Star Wars spin off Story, the Mandolorian, was introduced to the public through the streaming app Disney+. Fans were beyond excited to see a new Mandalorian character, Din Djarin,...

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