Addison Rae Not All That in Remake

by Rachel Klein ’22 Twenty-two years ago marks the release of the hit movie She’s All That, starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. Since then, the rom-com has become a classic, right up there with 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s The Man. Like many good classics, Hollywood cannot resist the need to remake it. On … Read More

BTS’s Impact is More than Music

by Jena Le ’23 BTS is currently the most popular music group in the world with numerous records, including the most viewed music video on Youtube in 24 hours (108.2 million views), most streamed music act on Spotify, and three No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. This seven-member K-Pop group has made their mark with their catchy tunes, … Read More

Squid Game Latches On And Doesn’t Let Go

by Ella Scher ’23 As a mask-wearing man lounges back in a lavish room of which he is undoubtedly the owner, we see through a surveillance feed four hundred fifty-six people playing what seems to be a game of Red Light Green Light. Then someone moves on red, and the shooting begins.  It’s sickening how engrossing Squid Game, Netflix’s newest … Read More

Gliding to New Worlds in “Sable”

by Kyla Sanchez ’22 Even amidst a sea of escapism-based adventure video games that have been released since quarantine, Sable stands out from the rest. In Sable, you play as a masked youth named Sable who is undergoing a coming-of-age ceremony in a nomadic sci-fi desert land where she must search the land for a suitable rite-of-passage mask to forge … Read More

Harry Styles Never Goes Out of Style

by Emily Siansky ‘22 After more than a year’s worth of delays due to Covid-19, Harry Styles finally is back touring and performed on September 18 at the Capital One Arena. For fans who have been anticipating the shows for months and months, Styles delivered.  “Harry Styles sure knows how to put on a performance,” said senior Jenna Thompson. “The … Read More

TikTok Has Inspired Teens To Read More

by Madison Tringone ’22 The phenomenon of BookTok and BookTube has skyrocketed across the Internet since the start of the pandemic. After teenagers sat at home for approximately 17 months, many picked up the hobby of reading. Social media has influenced viewers, helping them with book selections. BookTube has been around since the beginning of YouTube in 2005 and with … Read More

“Montero” Further Solidifies Stardom of Lil Nas X

by Selene Ashewood ’22 Genre-bending star Lil Nas X, after a year of teasing and snipping up songs, released Montero, the album bearing his real name. When all three of Montero’s singles greatly impressed fans and critics, with one gold certification and one platinum, anticipation for the complete body of work skyrocketed. On September 17, the other 12 songs of … Read More

“Grey’s Anatomy” Has Overstayed Its Welcome

by Hailey Sepulvado ’22 For 17 years and as many seasons, Grey’s Anatomy has been a fan-favorite. While some viewers have been watching since the show first began, a number of teens have found the show through streaming services and binge-watched the many seasons. No matter how one first discovered  the show, its audience can agree that Grey’s Anatomy takes … Read More

Battle over Aaliyah’s Legacy Raises Questions About Streaming Music

by Timaya Pulliam ’23 20 years after R&B singer Aaliyah’s passing and 25 years after the album One In A Million debuted, the singer’s album is finally available for streaming. This is a long time coming, especially as disagreements continue between Aaliyah’s estate and her uncle, Barry Hankerson. Hankerson owns the majority of the talent’s catalog as well as Blackground … Read More

“All American” Ignores Backlash for Depicting Black Lives Matter Movement

by Tatiana Rodriguez ’23 All American, which was released on Netflix in August, has had a large viewer population since the first season. The show focuses on high school football while also adding in real-life scenarios for African Americans who make up a majority of the characters.  During the first two seasons, All American mainly centeredon high school football, real-life … Read More