The Monarch

A Friendly Roast of Taylor Swift’s Midnights

A Friendly Roast of Taylor Swift’s Midnights

Nicole Hartman and Ellie Fasoli December 6, 2022
Track 11: Karma Nicole: I have literally never quoted a song so much in my life. There are receipts. I literally put in an AP Lit assignment.  Ellie: I almost crashed my car listening to this song.
Her Loss: In a Nutshell

Her Loss: In a Nutshell

Davia Rode, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
Overall, this album presents various new opportunities for Drake’s music and the possible artists that may feature in the future—though it's going to be difficult to live up to the expectations set by 21 Savage.
What Makes the Classics... Classic?

What Makes the Classics… Classic?

Jacob Park, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
However, a romanticization of the past and an appreciation of musical complexity don't tell us much about the quality of modern music. In fact, songs such as Adele’s "Strangers By Nature" and Silk Sonic’s "Leave the Door Open" utilize beautiful chords and melodies in their music. It is also worth stating, simple does not mean bad, and complex does not mean good.
Bullet Train: Off the Rail Innovation In Movie-Making

Bullet Train: Off the Rail Innovation In Movie-Making

Alessandra Chang and Vanessa Chang October 18, 2022
Every single one of Bullet Train’s action-packed scenes draws you in, and time and time again, exceeds your expectations. Bullet Train successfully walks the tightrope between comedy and action by means of innovative cinematography and unique storytelling.
Lana Del Rey: A Change In Eras

Lana Del Rey: A Change In Eras

Abigail Nelson, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
She is far more Lizzy, far less Lana; not an entertainer anymore, just an artist. 
Marvel’s Marketing Fluke or a Franchise Ending Flaw?

Marvel’s Marketing Fluke or a Franchise Ending Flaw?

Andrew Park, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
I realized that other Marvel easter eggs and cameos simply didn’t carry the same weight as before. These “surprises” lacked authenticity and weren’t intricately woven into the storyline, rather being slapped on like a bright, tacky bumper sticker on a new Lambo.
Morally Gray Female Characters: The Importance of Flaws

Morally Gray Female Characters: The Importance of Flaws

Nicole Hartman, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
If we only see women as morally black or white, a woman that is a bit of both is scandalous and dehumanized.
Unpacking The Wordle Phenomenon

Unpacking The Wordle Phenomenon

Stephanie Ahn, Staff Writer April 16, 2022
It’s just very simple. And that’s exactly how Wardle intended it to be. It turns out the origins of Wordle were meant to be a gift for his partner, not a money-maker. Its simplicity appeals to so many—thus why the game has made its way into so many people’s daily routines
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