Godzilla Throughout The Years

by Dylan Friedman ‘21 Ah, Godzilla. This great scaly beast is one of the most iconic monsters in fiction, and remains a well known staple of Japanese films. The number of films made about the overgrown lizard is nothing to scoff at. The franchise boasts a total of 36 films, making it the most prolific and longest-running franchise in history … Read More

Golden Globes Shine Bright to Start the New Year

by Devon Goldstein ‘21 The 78th annual Golden Globes were held this year differently than past year’s events. While the Covid-19 pandemic is an on-going issue, normal in person award ceremonies are not able to occur. Instead of the awards being held all together, this year’s Golden Globes were held at the same time in two different cities, New York … Read More

‘Nomadland’ Reinvents The Western

by Jack Miller ‘21 Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” which hit Hulu and select theaters on February 19, opens with a title card explaining that in 2011, after the retirement of a central sheetrock plant, the town of Empire, Nevada essentially closed down, leaving many of its former residents in search of new homes. Among them is Fern, played by Frances McDormand, … Read More

A New Generation of Menendez Supporters is Born

by Rachel Klein ‘22 Social media has the power to make anyone or anything go viral overnight. For some, this means an immediate launch to stardom, more income, or something to put on a resume. However, for two brothers, this could be a chance to receive a get out of jail free card.  On the night of August 20, 1989, … Read More

Respecting the Roots of Spirituality

by Hannah Lee 21’ From yoga studios to crystal shops, the concept of spirituality and mindfulness has become increasingly present in our society for quite some time now. However, with the growth of social media usage during the pandemic and more people looking for ways to ease their anxiety or do some soul searching, there’s been a surge in particular … Read More

A Cliché, But Worth It

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 Jennifer Niven is no stranger to young adult literature and coming-of-age novels. She wrote a fantastic romance in her 2015 publication of “All the Bright Places,” and her newest book “Breathless” is not one to miss. College-bound Claudine Llewelyn Henry’s life turns upside down when her stable home of three is disturbed with the separation of … Read More

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