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Rick Singer, mastermind behind the college admissions bribery scheme, on the right; Matthew Modine, who portrays Rick Singer in

“Operation Varsity Blues” & The Deceit of College Admissions

Jinny Kim, Staff Editor May 12, 2021
So: you want to get into a “top 10” school. What do you do? Well, you sacrifice your free time for superfluous extracurricular activities to look "involved," grind it out with AP classes to raise your GPA, do hours of additional SAT prep on Saturday mornings, and spend months editing your college essays capturing your "lived life" as a teenager. You know, the usual. If you’re in the top 0.1%, however, you have a few other options that others don’t have access to that might render the aforementioned moot: the “side door,” if you will.
“On Your Left”: The Legacy of Captain America

“On Your Left”: The Legacy of Captain America

Guhan Karthik, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen, the magical spells of WandaVision left viewers with innumerable questions and speculations for the future of this beloved superhero film studio....

The Class of 2021: A Fitting Finale

The Class of 2021: A Fitting Finale

Anthony Zito, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

So often, we say that art imitates life. If this is true, Archbishop Mitty, specifically the Class of 2021, is approaching any self-respecting work of fiction’s finest hour: its finale. With this in...

A “Love Story” with Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

A “Love Story” with Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

Kriti Vamshidhar, Staff Writer May 12, 2021
Fearless (Taylor's Version) brings so much to the table: the addition of six songs from the “Vault,” an array of unreleased songs excluded from the original version of her 2008 album Fearless, the fact Swift gets to profit off of this album, and the nostalgia taking us back to our childhoods. There is no doubt in my mind that her newly re-recorded album is the perfect symbol of everything Swift has overcome thus far and all the success that is yet to come in her future.
Meet A&E's Senior Editors!

Meet A&E’s Senior Editors!

A&E Editors May 12, 2021
Our amazing senior editors — Helen, Lauren O., and Lauren T. — are graduating this year! To celebrate their hard work and contributions to A&E, we wanted to share some of their all-time favorites as well as some advice for new writers.
Jenny LeClue: Directionless Detective Work

Jenny LeClue: Directionless Detective Work

Arabela Damarillo and Naomi Carvalho May 12, 2021
We were first tipped off to this video game by its criminally good animation and killer trailer. Needless, to say, we entered this case with stars in our eyes. However, despite the optimistic start, this case quickly cracked us.
The Geography of Tyler, The Creator's Discography

The Geography of Tyler, The Creator’s Discography

Camille Jiménez, Staff Writer May 12, 2021
Tyler’s discography takes us through the various stages of his life as he develops into the mainstream artist he is today — all while enthralling listeners with high production-quality. So what albums and tracks made Tyler, the Creator evolve into the artist that fans know today? Let’s take a dive in!
Meme Marketing is Dream Marketing 

Meme Marketing is Dream Marketing 

Natalie Greene, Staff Writer May 12, 2021
How many times have you come across memes related to a show or movie you’ve never seen before? Have you ever consumed a piece of media just because of the number of jokes made about it? If so, you've experienced "meme marketing," a surprisingly powerful tactic to build up excitement and bring popularity to media mainly utilized by fans.
Comparing Two Korean Restaurants: Chungdam and Kobawoo

Comparing Two Korean Restaurants: Chungdam and Kobawoo

Yuli Choi and Stephanie Ahn May 12, 2021
Whether you decide to venture to LA to taste Kowaboo House’s bossam or take the short drive to Chungdam for their Suwon Galbi, you will not be disappointed. Chungdam and Kowaboo’s authentic Korean flavors are unforgettable and will definitely pull you and your family back for more. 
Shadow and Bone: Light of My Life

Shadow and Bone: Light of My Life

Jessica Hsu, Guest Writer May 12, 2021
The story of Shadow and Bone is perfect for anyone aimlessly searching through the fantasy genre. Set in a fantasy kingdom inspired by 19th-century Tsarist Russia called Ravka, a treacherous, impassable area filled with deadly monsters and shrouded in darkness called the Fold divides the country and dominates its citizens’ nightmares.
Nintendo Is Playing a Dangerous Game

Nintendo Is Playing a Dangerous Game

Shivaditya Gohil, Staff Writer May 12, 2021
Even people who have had no experience with video games know of Mario and the impact Nintendo has had in the entertainment industry. However, as of late, Nintendo has slowly been exploiting its fans with anti-consumer tactics. 
Insider Knowledge from a Sunright Employee

Insider Knowledge from a Sunright Employee

Lauren T. Vu, Staff Editor May 12, 2021
As someone whose entire personality revolves around Sunright, I feel that I am qualified to share what I believe are the best and worst drinks.
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