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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Netflix’s The American Meme Examines the Effects of Fame

Netflix’s The American Meme Examines the Effects of Fame

Jennifer Geller, Staff Writer

December 31, 2018

In an age where it seems nearly everyone has a chance at obtaining their fifteen minutes of fame, being a celebrity seems fun, exciting, and profitable. However, the documentary, The American Meme, recently produced by Netflix shares a much different side of stardom. Ten different celebrities recount their ...

REVIEW: South Park’s 22nd Season Rebounds from a Lackluster Season 21

REVIEW: South Park’s 22nd Season Rebounds from a Lackluster Season 21

Jack Berenzweig, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2018

South Park has proven time and time again to be a respectable platform for creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to speak their minds through satire and humor.  The “Osama Bin Laden Has Poopy Pants” episode was necessary in rebuilding the nation after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in both providing a...

REVIEW: Lil Yachty’s Latest Album Nuthin’ 2 Prove Is Nothing to Get Excited About

REVIEW: Lil Yachty’s Latest Album Nuthin’ 2 Prove Is Nothing to Get Excited About

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

With relatively little hype, Rapper Lil Yachty released his third studio album album, Nuthin’ 2 Prove, on Oct. 19, a follow-up to his previous two releases Teenage Emotions and Lil Boat 2. Whereas, QUAVO HUNCHO, Quavo’s first solo album, and Juice WRLD and Future’s duet album Wrld on Drugs, both rele...

Kanye, Drake, Travis Scott Summer Releases Greeted With Mixed Reactions

Kanye, Drake, Travis Scott Summer Releases Greeted With Mixed Reactions

Matthew Nebenzahl, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Many students have had all summer to listen to newly released music albums from trending artists like Drake and Travis Scott and others released in the summer of 2018. One popular album that came out this summer was a Kanye West effort that was released on the last day of the 2017-2018 school year ...

Film Version of Ready Player One Features Significant Differences from the Book on Which It Is Based

Film Version of Ready Player One Features Significant Differences from the Book on Which It Is Based

Giana Toussaint, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

Ready Player One, the recently released Steven Spielberg directed film, is based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Anytime a film based on a popular book is released, fans of the book are eager to view the film and see how true to the novel the film is. The same is true of Ready Player One. Both the film and the ...

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One More Than Just an Entertaining Sc-Fi Flick

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One More Than Just an Entertaining Sc-Fi Flick

Ashley Perry, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

A rollercoaster ride. That is the best way to describe Steven Spielberg’s new action-packed sci-fi film, Ready Player One. The movie takes viewers to an alternate reality in which anything is possible, including unlimited technology, weapons, magic, and superheroes. Moviegoers will notice various ...

The Shape of Water Is Among 2017’s Best Films

The Shape of Water Is Among 2017’s Best Films

Cole Smith, Social Media Editor

January 4, 2018

Is there a social requirement that should define love? The Shape of Water is the story of Elisa, a mute and isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s most classified secret ...

Latest Star Wars Installment Underwhelms

Latest Star Wars Installment Underwhelms

Cole Smith, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2017

The Star Wars film franchise is beloved around the world and is considered by many to be the greatest collective cinematic achievement Hollywood has ever spawned. The true return of the galaxy far, far away came in December of 2015 in Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the beginning of a new trilogy....

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