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

What’s Trending in January?

by Selene Ashewood 22’ Within the politically eventful 31 days of this month, a colorful and high-heeled hero of television reveals itself, flying in on New Year’s Day. RuPaul’s “Drag Race” is in season 13 with episodes every Friday at 9 p.m. pm. Controversially, the reality show chose to kick off the year’s first episode with an unnecessary twist. Instead … Read More

Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Failing with Controversy

by Brenna Henderson ‘21 CD Projekt, a Polish video game developer and publisher, announced they were creating Cyberpunk 2077 eight years ago. Expectations for its release were high due to teasers, showing impressive gameplay, and the company’s success with The Witcher 3. Cyberpunk 2077 even won eleven awards from 2018-2020 before its launch, including Most Anticipated Game and Best PC … Read More

Taylor Swift’s New Film Provides Viewers a Glimpse at her Mysterious Persona

by Reade Fenner ’22 Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has experienced an impressive career with her emergence to fame at the age of 14, ten Grammys under her belt, and her ability to seamlessly switch between musical genres. However, despite spending most of her life in the spotlight, Swift is very private about her personal life. After struggling with public feuds earlier … Read More

“Sound of Metal” Shatters Senses

by Jack Miller ‘21 Darius Marder directs an endlessly captivating Riz Ahmed in “Sound of Metal,” a riveting new drama about Ruben, a metal drummer and recovering addict whose ears suddenly lose functioning. The film chronicles Ruben’s heartbreaking path towards acceptance of a world without the very thing that gave his life meaning; sound. The film opens on a shot … Read More