The Grammys Awarded as a Pandemic Success

by Timaya Pulliam ‘23 The Grammys: a night of fashion, amazing performances, well-deserved awards, and Beyoncé. Overall, the Recording Academy did an amazing job to make the show feel like we’re not stuck on yet another Zoom call. Instead, it remained a night of glitz and glamour. The coronavirus pandemic was obviously a huge part of this year’s ceremony, but … Read More

‘Canceled’ Special Report: ‘The Bachelor’ Needs Serious Reform

by Tori Newby ‘22 The popular reality dating show “The Bachelor” is an outrageous concept; viewers witness one man date thirty women until he narrows it down to one proposal. However, even more surprising is the recent scandal involving contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, winner of Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor.” A photo emerged of Kirkconnell at an antebellum-themed fraternity party … Read More

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