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MUSIC REVIEW: Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape will suffice as a precursor to his anticipated summer album

Drake's Dark Lane Demo Tapes, which dropped last Friday, has its moments, but also comes up short at points.

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

May 5, 2020

Phew! We finally have new music from a rap legend. It was rumored on social media that a Drake mixtape was set to drop upon midnight on Friday. Rumors were confirmed hours before midnight from Drake himself. Quarantined fans can finally relax and listen to his latest release Dark Lane Demo Tapes. From prev...

Need music for your social distancing? Look back to the Valentine’s Day releases of A Boogie’s Artist 2.0 and others

A Boogie's Artist 2.0, which dropped on Valentine's Day, is worth a revisit.

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2020

On Valentine's Day of 2020, the music culture was blessed with an unbelievable amount of releases. From A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 to a single collaboration from Migos, Young Thug, and Travis Scott, fans were treated to a weekend filled with listening to new projects and singles. A Boogi...

MUSIC REVIEW: Lil Uzi Vert drops two versions of Eternal Atake, and both are amazing

Lil Uzi Vert's latest album, Eternal Atake, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

March 16, 2020

Eternal Atake has finally arrived! Lil Uzi Vert’s long awaited studio album is available to fans on all platforms and has received fantastic judgement from many so far. Fans have been waiting for around two years for the project, and after record label drama and other shenanigans, the wait is...

The best hip hop albums of 2019 highlight a stellar year

Young Thug's So Much Fun may have been the best hip hop album of 2019.

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2020

The hip hop community was flooded with tons of music during this past year. From established superstars, such as Young Thug, to rising stars, such as DaBaby, great projects have been released throughout the year. Today, we will be reflecting on the great year of music we have had by looking at the t...

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Despite shortcomings, The Rise of Skywalker should satisfy most Star Wars franchise fans

Marie Preuss, Editor-In-Chief

December 28, 2019

Over forty years after the first Star Wars movie brought beloved heroes Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo to life in 1977, the curtain has finally been drawn on the long-lived legacy. The latest installment of the space saga, titled Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. A...

Certified Hitmaker sets Lil Mosey up as just that

Lil Mosey's latest album Certified Hitmaker is aptly named.

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

December 3, 2019

2019 XXL Freshman Lil Mosey released his second studio album Certified Hitmaker on Friday, November 8. The Seattle native rapper brings fans great joy with the album that is nothing less than expected. Prior to the official release of the project, three of the songs on the album were released: “...

Joaquin Phoenix driven Joker the best of a diverse and entertaining crop of October films

Joaquin Phoenix delivers an Academy Award worthy performance in Joker.

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The spooky season known as October was filled with scary movies and also some comedies, and if you missed any of them, there is still time to catch them in your local theater or at least be ready to catch them when they hit the cable and subscription pay services or come out on DVD.  The box-office...

Lil Tecca’s debut mixtape, We Love you Tecca, worth the wait

Lil Tecca is making big noise with his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2019

Lil Tecca, 17-year-old rising superstar in hip-hop, released his debut mixtape We Love You Tecca on Aug. 30, and there have been various opinions on the quality of the project. Today, the question is going to be answered: Was Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca worth the wait, and does it prove that the...

Netflix’s Chambers Offers An Intriguing Story Line and a Realistic View of the Varied Native American Culture

Sivan Alyra Reid (foreground) plays Sasha Yazzi, a Native American teenager who begins experiencing strange events after  a heart transplant. Lilliya Scarlett Reid (background) plays the heart donor, Rebecca LeFevre.

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Featuring television’s first ever Native American leads in a show, Leah Rachel’s Chambers takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride as Sasha and her allies try to find out more about the disturbing origins of her new heart. Creator Leah Rachel describes the series as a “psychological horror story th...

FILM REVIEW: While Entertaining for Teens and Adults, Dark Themes of New Dumbo Film Too Much for Youngsters

Tim Burton's Dumbo's dark themes make it a more somber viewing than the Disney original.

Arielle Perry, Features Editor

April 9, 2019

For as long as I could remember, my only memories of the 1941 Disney classic Dumbo were an image of a small, big-eyed baby elephant with adorably large ears. When I saw director Tim Burton’s modern take on the timeless movie, my whole perspective on the animated classic changed, and I realized why my child...

REVIEW: Offset’s Father of 4 the Best of Recent Hip Hop Album Releases

Offset delves into the importance of family and the related mistakes he has made on his Father of 4 album.

Matthew Nebenzahl, Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2019

On Feb. 22, three mainstream hip hop artists released new albums: Offset from the rap group Migos released his debut solo album with Father of 4; Gunna released Drip or Drown 2; and Lil Pump released Harverd Dropout. All projects made the day memorable for all hip hop fans. Offset’s Father of 4 holds the mo...

REVIEW: Kravis Production of Les Mis Frustratingly Enjoyable

REVIEW: Kravis Production of Les Mis Frustratingly Enjoyable

Isabelle Eisenberg, Social Media Editor

February 13, 2019

One of Broadway’s longest running productions ever, Les Miserables, was revived on the stage of the Kravis Center of Palm Beach. This iconic production was performed from February 12th through the 17th and audiences were packed with theatergoers both young and old. Personally, I have had the hono...

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