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Wattpad: Fanfiction Only or Legitimate Publisher?

Wattpad: Fanfiction Only or Legitimate Publisher?

One word: Wattpad. Two opinions: good or bad? A disscusion of the website Wattpad and how its use has gone beyond cringey fan-fiction.
Emilia Rodriguez, Staff Writer April 16, 2022
Not everyone has immediate access to legitimate publishers, but they do have this free publishing website at their fingertips, so many teens and young adults turn to Wattpad as a way to display their creativity to the world. However, if everyone is able to freely write whatever and however they want, can Wattpad be considered a legitimate way to publish?
DC vs. Marvel: Race to the Audience

DC vs. Marvel: Race to the Audience

Andrew Park '25 compares DC Comics to Marvel Studios—how do they differ, and how did they get to where they are today?
Andrew Park, Staff Writer April 14, 2022
Despite DC comics predating Marvel’s by two whole years, Marvel still managed to be more popular at the time following the creation of Captain America: a much more patriotic and optimistic superhero, defeating bad guys with only a shield. And while this century-old competition between these two still exists today, the different choices and styles used to convey a simple superhero narrative has set them on two separate paths of either success or failure.
Spider-Man: No Way Home & The Revival of Andrew Garfield

Spider-Man: No Way Home & The Revival of Andrew Garfield

A review of the new release Spider-Man: No Way Home & an analysis of Andrew Garfield and his place in the acting world
Ellie Fasoli and Nicole Hartman February 20, 2022
It seems Andrew Garfield, who made an appearance in the newest Spider-Man release, has made his way back home, coming full circle after being cast as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). But how has Garfield grown since then? And does No Way Home live up to the hype?
Kylie Swim: Sink or Swim?

Kylie Swim: Sink or Swim?

Is Kylie Jenner's new swimwear line, Kylie Swim, just another PR scandal used to gain fame?
Camille Jimenez , Staff Writer February 20, 2022
Poor fabric. No coverage. Jacked up prices. These are some of the most common sentiments regarding the swimwear from the relatively new brand Kylie Swim. Is this poor quality an honest mistake, or a stunt for more fame?
Spend An Evening with Silk Sonic

Spend An Evening with Silk Sonic

A review of An Evening With Silk Sonic, a new album featuring both Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak.
Kriti Vamshidhar, Staff Writer December 11, 2021
With their incredible vocal chemistry, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have created an album that one can only describe as silky smooth. The nostalgia that accompanies their homage to 70's and 80's R&B, along with the spectacular vocals, writing, and production, has solidified An Evening With Silk Sonic as one of the best albums of this year.
Tiger Sugar: My Experience at a Youtube-Recommended Boba Shop

Tiger Sugar: My Experience at a Youtube-Recommended Boba Shop

A review of Tiger Sugar, a popular Bay Area boba stop
Clara Schultz, Staff Writer December 10, 2021
Like many teens, I’ve been a bubble tea enthusiast for a while now—my go-to being Teaspoon, a favorite of many Mitty students given its nearby location. But it wasn’t until Australian YouTube channel TwoSetViolin released a video back in April with a boba tier list that I realized I was missing out on a whole world of authentic bubble tea.
Its Poppy Playtime!

It’s Poppy Playtime!

An examination of Poppy Playtime, a new puzzle-horror game known for its detail-oriented graphics.
Alessandra Chang, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Poppy Playtime is a first-person puzzle-horror game developed by MOB Games, released on October 12, 2021. The game has taken over social media platforms recently as mainstream youtubers like Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, and CoryxKenshin post their enticing playthroughs of the indie game. Players interact as an ex-employee of Playtime Co., an abandoned toy factory haunted by a mysterious mass disappearance. So far, only the first chapter has been released and is playable. Even so, Poppy Playtime manages to captivate viewers through stunning visual graphics and innovative storytelling. 
Among Us, Twilight, and Cursed Meme Culture

Among Us, Twilight, and Cursed Meme Culture

Among Us meme culture...Sus or not?
Natalie Greene, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
Among Us exploded in popularity in the summer of 2020 and continued to climb for an extremely long time, despite endless predictions that it was about to lose popularity. And while yes, near the beginning of 2021, Among Us as a game was no longer as hyped, it did not fade away into obscurity like many other fad games did. No, instead Among Us morphed into its final form: a cursed meme culture.
Drip or Drown: A Met Gala 2021 Fashion Review

Drip or Drown: A Met Gala 2021 Fashion Review

The 2021 Met Gala has viewers wondering who fit the theme & who didn’t get the memo
Camille Jiménez and Kaydence Liu October 16, 2021
This year’s Met Gala theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. It is a celebration of American designers and their inclusivity. The clothes worn should reflect upon and celebrate American fashion, though some people clearly missed the memo.
How Riverdale Drowns Common Sense

How “Riverdale” Drowns Common Sense

Cringeworthy scenes, unrealistic casting, and a poorly written script, Riverdale is everything you do not want in a show. Count us out!
Arabela Damarillo, Staff Writer October 16, 2021

There’s a one in fifty chance of getting into Harvard. There’s a one in 2.1 million chance of getting mauled by a bear—thankfully. The chances that CW sensation Riverdale will ever make sense are...

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