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The School for Good and Evil: Happily Never After 

The School for Good and Evil: Happily Never After 

Callie Watson, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
With its neverending exposition and simplistic narrative, this movie teeters on the fence between mind-numbingly boring and laugh-out-loud stupid.
The Journey of a Band: A Review of The Car

The Journey of a Band: A Review of The Car

Abigail Nelson and Melina Fass December 6, 2022
Mysterious and moody, this album lets listeners get under the hood of the band. Listeners can press the brakes on their busy lives and become fully immersed in the message the band shares with those who pay attention.
The Steve Lacy Effect: A TikTok Phenomenon

The Steve Lacy Effect: A TikTok Phenomenon

Alessandra Chang and Vanessa Chang December 6, 2022
Steve Lacy is just one specific example of a much broader phenomenon that seems to have plagued the music industry: TikTok.
Traumazine: Unrapping Stereotypes

Traumazine: Unrapping Stereotypes

Shiloh Halliburton-Rudy, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
Almost anyone who is Black can relate to what Megan raps about: this idea that Black people do not suffer from negative mental states, and that when we do, we are expected to figure it out ourselves.
Exodus: A Home Away From Home

Exodus: A Home Away From Home

Ria Sudhir, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
You might be wondering what Exodus really means. The best way to explain it is the convergence of liturgical and rock music. The result? A talent-packed liturgical-rock band of some of Mitty’s best musicians and vocalists.
Red Carpet Rewind: The Best Dressed at the 2022 Emmys

Red Carpet Rewind: The Best Dressed at the 2022 Emmy’s

Kaydence Liu, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
Even though some might not bring in the most daring looks of the year, there's no doubt that elegance is king at the Emmys, and Primetime’s 74th was no exception. 
Black Castings: Disneys Past Vs. Its Future

Black Castings: Disney’s Past Vs. Its Future

Stephanie Ahn, Staff Editor October 18, 2022
Although Disney may never be able to erase its racist past, we can only hope that their recent streak of inclusivity in these new movies will continue in the future.
Recent Reads: A&E Writers Recommendations

Recent Reads: A&E Writers’ Recommendations

Emma Brown, Bianca Sutioso, and Faith Borrello October 18, 2022
Where The Crawdads Sing compares the 2018 murder-mystery book and its film just released in 2022. This Place Is Still Beautiful reads for Asian representation in a small town and the nuances of micro-aggressions.
Explore the World of Genshin Impact’s Sumeru

Explore the World of Genshin Impact’s Sumeru

Aryn Rizal and Caitlin Nguyen October 18, 2022
Recently, the game has added a whole new nation to its collection. Sumeru, based on a combination of India and Middle Eastern countries, has brought new quests, playable characters, fun NPCs, a variety of different foods, and colorful music.
To All The Asians Misrepresented Before

To All The Asians Misrepresented Before

Kyrene Pineda, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
There is a distinction to be made between having a fully Asian character versus a Wasian one, and although being Wasian is entirely valid, it is not the only Asian representation that should air.
NYFW: Faith through the Eyes of High Fashion

NYFW: Faith through the Eyes of High Fashion

Camille Jiménez, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
Whether gothic or ethereal, tight or structured, loose or flowy, the popular and stylistic contrast between modern fashion and religion seems to be the focal point of this year’s NYFW.
Drake vs. Beyoncé: What Makes a Good Dance Album?

Drake vs. Beyoncé: What Makes a Good Dance Album?

Kevin Stovich, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
During the summer of 2022, one released an album that was an evolution of their music, while the other released a lazy attempt at a dance album.
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