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

Rediscovering Emo: Music to Make You Righteously Angry

by Ella Scher ‘23 Sometimes it’s hard to focus on the things that make you happy. In these tumultuous times, more and more people are getting in touch with their inner selves, discovering more about themselves than they ever wanted to know, and consequently, going back to a time when they were happiest, a decade ago. And what better way … Read More

Having an Existential Crisis? Watch ‘Soul’

by Peyton Blumenfeld ‘22 Why do we exist? What is our purpose? What is the meaning of life? are all existential ideas embedded throughout Pixar’s newest animated comedy “Soul.” Before diving deep into the review, time for a brief crash-course on what existentialism is exactly. In short, it’s a philosophical theory that people are free to choose their own path, … Read More

Mandalorian S2 Brings Star Wars Back To Its Roots

by Graham Skinker ‘21 Following a wildly successful first season, Disney’s hit Star Wars spinoff show, “The Mandalorian,” came into season two with tremendous expectations . . . and damn did they deliver! The best thing about “The Mandalorian” is that it brings Star Wars back to its roots. It doesn’t try to bring the galaxy to the brink of … Read More

“Stop Your Toxic Masculinity Baby; It’s the Sign of the Times.”

by Martholdy Pierre-Canel ‘21 Conservative Candance Owens recently started an internet war between her and Harry Styles’ fans after posting a hateful tweet commenting on Styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue. It’s about time we stop acting like a male wearing feminine clothing is something we’ve never seen before. To those opposed to something as simple and … Read More