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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. 
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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