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Gracie Abrams

Gracie Abrams

William Weinstein '23, Writer October 6, 2021

Artist Profile: Gracie Abrams Earlier this year, while I was watching an Olivia Rodrigo interview, she shouted out an artist named Gracie Abrams, and said that her song “Minor” inspired the hit...

Pride and Premeditation: Jane Austen solves Murders

Pride and Premeditation: Jane Austen solves Murders

The latest in the Jane Austen Spin-off genre
Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer May 19, 2021

Jane Austen’s influence as an author is extraordinary. Not only have her writings inspired movies, but they have also inspired related books by modern authors such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,...

Judas and the Black Messiah Movie Review

Judas and the Black Messiah Movie Review

The film forges a trail to spotlight Fred Hampton's interracial class consciousness and socialism
Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Editor-In-Chief 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...

The Thin Man

The Thin Man

A classic movie series you won't want to miss
Haley Pedersen '25, Writer March 10, 2021

The Thin Man is a fantastic must-see black and white mystery, comedy, and crime film. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke and based on a novel written by Dashiell Hammett, it was made into a six part film series...

VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash

VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash

Podcast Review For The Pop-Culturalists
Ella Markman '22, 6th & 7th Grade Section Editor 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...

I Will Always Write Back

I Will Always Write Back

A Book Review
Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer February 2, 2021

There are few books that will touch the hearts of anyone who picks them up, but I believe that I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch is one of those rare books....

Sounds of Fall (Top 10 Music)

Sounds of Fall (Top 10 Music)

Elias Arredondo '23, Writer November 23, 2020

From different genres of music, this fall season has truly produced great albums and singles. 2020 has been an especially good year for artist collaborations, including songs like "Head and Heart" by British...

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Cuties: Movie Review

Incredibly evocative, but subject to much controversy
Sofia Taylor '21, Editor School and Local November 17, 2020

Directed by French filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré, Cuties was released on Netflix internationally in September 2020. The film is incredibly evocative, following a young Senegalese-French girl who finds...

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Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm Review

Not as gloriously funny as the first one, but more political
Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Editor-In-Chief November 3, 2020

Fourteen years ago, Borat visited America to “make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan.” This meant singing his version of the National Anthem in a southern rodeo, chasing his producer Azamat Bagatov...

Mulan Movie Review

Mulan Movie Review

An amazing classic, a disappointment as a live-action remake
Lynn Zhang '23, Writer October 23, 2020

Disney’s remake of Mulan was a huge disappointment. First of all, it was a new type of release - early access on Disney Plus for an additional $29.99 on top of the $6.99 per month disney plus subscription,...

The Martian: An out-of-this-world Thriller

The Martian: An out-of-this-world Thriller

Darin Eberhardt '25, writer October 16, 2020

The Martian is the first novel ever published from the pen of Andy Weir, and you could say he hit it out of the park… or out of this world. Terrible jokes aside, it’s fair to say that Weir has, in...

Pretty Basic: Podcast #2 for young women

Pretty Basic: Podcast #2 for young women

The Side of Influencers You Don't See On Social Media
Ella Markman '22, 6th & 7th Grade Section Editor October 7, 2020

Alright Ladies, sometimes we just need to put our phones down and listen to a good podcast. Yes, there are more podcasts than just the boring NPR and BBC kind. Pretty Basic is a podcast run by best friends,...

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