Peacock Fails to Compete with Prominent Streaming Services

by Reade Fenner ‘22 While the coronavirus pandemic forces everyone to remain trapped and bored in their homes, streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have all come in handy to provide the world with some form of entertainment. Just when everyone thought the limit for streaming services had been reached with the arrival of Disney+, NBCUniversal, a Comcast-owned media … Read More

Youtube Star Jojo Siwa Embraces Her Sexuality

by Lucy Sokol ‘21 Joelle Joanie “Jojo” Siwa, social media star and former actress on the television show “Dance Moms,” recently publicized her coming-out through Instagram posts and Tik Tok videos. While not wanting to label her sexuality, 17 year-old Siwa receives both support and detestation from her followers after announcing that she is a member of the LGBTQ community.  … Read More

What’s Trending in February?

by Selene Ashewood 22’ Something criminally underreported in Superbowl sunday’s coverage is the halftime-show budget, or the disregard for said budget. The chosen performer, The Weeknd, made up for lost concerts with a grand-scale show using every inch of the field in a ten-minute medley. He wedged a generational divide between older and younger watchers, with many teens and twenty-year … Read More

‘Minari’ Ineligible for Best Motion Picture Due to Controversial Rule

by Naomi Bang ‘23 American companies, and set and filmed in the United States—yet Hollywood recognizes it as a foreign film. Due to a long-standing rule from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” is ineligible for major Golden Globe nominations. According to HFPA regulations, films that consist of at least 51 percent non-English dialogue are counted … Read More

Time To End “The Odyssey’s” Journey into the Classroom

by Lizzy Hermosilla 23’ Madeline Miller’s “Circe” is a page-turning novel that is a great example of a contemporary work that should take the place of worn-out “classics” that overwhelm high school curriculums across the country. Trudging through Grecian epics like “The Odyssey” is an absolute chore for many students, even the ones who enjoy reading. Not only is “The … Read More

Stars and Celebs Face Potential Backlash for Decisions during Pandemic

by Paige Werden ‘21 As social media continues to flourish in today’s society, rumors spread fast about celebrities and online influencers creating the phenomenon known as ‘cancel culture.’ Dominating all other social media platforms, Tik Tok and Twitter bring this occurrence to the next level.  With Covid-19 fueling many debates on freedom of speech and the severity of the coronavirus, … Read More

‘Stargirl’ Shines Brightly

by Dylan Friedman ‘21 When it comes to the movies, DC has had it rough over the years. “Green Lantern” was awful, “Suicide Squad” was a trainwreck, and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was insufferable. This is not to say that most Marvel movies don’t have their own problems. Most are mediocre to downright terrible, with only a handful … Read More

Cobra Kai Never Dies

by Jackson Hongtong ‘21 In a spinoff series nearly 30 years in the making, “Cobra Kai” follows the adult life of Johnny Lawerence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), two karate rivals from the 1980’s “Karate Kid” trilogy, while introducing a whole new generation of kids and karate. The series shows the aftermath of the all-valley tournament dating back … Read More

CNN Documentary Details Jimmy Carter’s Path from Peanuts to Presidency

by Selene Ashewood ’22 “Everybody could stand to act a little nicer.” That sentiment feels naive and even obsolete in today’s political climate. But CNN’s new release, “Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President,” displays the prevailing good nature of people even in an era bookended by wrath. The documentary shined a light on some of the honorable history of our … Read More

An Ode to Hip Hop’s Favorite Villain

by Hannah Lee ’21  It’s a tough question to tackle: what makes an artist great? Of course every musician impacts their listeners in one way or the other, but it’s the few which come along and redefine the sound and rules of their genre. A pioneering force in the underground rap world, an inspiration to endless artists, a dedicated husband … Read More