for King and Country Delivers Songs with Substance

by Anna Haas ‘23 The music group for King and Country features brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, who are former Australian residents. They come from a family of nine who moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991. The first one in their family to get into the music business was Joel and Luke’s sister, Rebecca St. James, and the brothers spent … Read More

‘‘Godzilla vs. Kong’’ Is a Letdown

by Ryan Duvall ’21 The fourth installment of Warner Brothers “Monsterverse” is out. And unfortunately it is  disappointing. After three films, where many monsters were introduced, it appeared that only two were left standing, Godzilla and King Kong. In this film, the two heavyweights do face-off and while the action is great, the story-telling and acting are lackluster. Director Adam … Read More

Coming Back to America

by Rachel Klein ‘22 Thirty-three years ago a future cult classic, one-of-a-kind movie came out called “Coming to America.” The movie starred many well-known actors such as Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and many more. The plot centers around a young African prince named Akeem (Murphy). His father, the king (Jones), wants him to settle down and get … Read More

A Welcome Change

by Jack Miller ‘21 Since their formation in 2002, experimental rock band Xiu Xiu has made a name for themselves by confronting the darker facets of life through their harsh soundscapes and provocative subject matters. Frequently tackling issues such as depression, loss, and suicide, the band’s raw and often nihlistic style has, understandably, turned many away from their music. Their … Read More

All Conspiracies Are Real In “The Department of Truth”

by Dylan Friedman ‘21 We live in very strange times. The political landscape has become even more vitriolic, and misinformation has never been so widespread, reaching a boiling point at the storming of the Capitol. Fascism and the far right is unmistakingly on the rise, and it would be ludicrous to suggest otherwise given what happened oin January 6. Conspiratorial … Read More

Harry and Meghan’s Bombshell Interview Divides Generations

by Hailey Sepulvado ‘22 The United Kingdom’s political agenda is not a topic of conversation at the average American dinner table, but the royal family might be. From the grand weddings, tours around the world, and newest heirs being born, the social ins and outs and the glamour of “royalty” have always piqued American interest.  This, however, may be changing … Read More

Short Film Shines Light on Nonbinary Community in Hawaii

by Riley Sandoval ‘22 While most teens pay little attention to short films other than the few sprinkled among movie trailers, the genre is a great way to quickly tell a story, and even spread awareness, which is exactly what “Kapaemahu” achieved.  The eight-minute animated short film tells the origins of four stones on Waikiki beach in Hawaii. Over 700 … Read More

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Is One of Disney’s Best

by Jaxon Lust ‘23 Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, is a magical experience. With a mix of different Asian cultures and blending in some of its own ideas, the film is a dynamic experience that can be enjoyed by all ages. The film shows off an entertaining and thought-provoking experience, especially … Read More

‘WandaVision’ Delivers a Combination of Intrigue and Action

by Reade Fenner ’22 Following the shocking ending of “Avengers: Endgame,” which provided closure for an era of Marvel movies titled “Phase Four,” the franchise elected to release groups of limited series to supplement fans with content due to the delay of larger films such as “Black Widow.” Recently, Disney+ released “WandaVision,” a show focusing on the lives of Marvel’s … Read More