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Disney+ sparks controversy

Disney+ sparks controversy

Anna Benishek

November 19, 2019

According to cinema teacher Andrew Carlson, he already ordered Disney+ and hasn’t cancelled other streaming apps. Currently, he’s paying for four services.  “I have already pre-ordered it and I'm waiting for it to start Nov. 12,” Carlson said. “I did purchase it and have not cancelled ...

A successful sequel to ‘Black-ish’

A successful sequel to ‘Black-ish’

Tamar Gewirtz

October 11, 2019

In a spinoff of hit television show “Black-ish,” the new TV series “Mixed-ish” tells the story of Rainbow “Bow” Johnson (Arica Himmel) growing up in a mixed-race family. It tells her story in a way that is both satirical and touching to viewers.  The show begins with Bow telling her childre...

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 31, 2018

In Lil Wayne's newest album “Tha Carter V”, Wayne once again hits the world with amazing beats and lyrics offering memorable features that include, but are not limited to, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and XXXTentacion. Releasing "Tha Carter V" went through numerous potholes on the path of its release....

Mental Health exhibit educates in a new way

Mental Health exhibit educates in a new way

Tamar Gewirtz

October 15, 2018

Affecting over 450 million people worldwide (Minnesota Science Museum), mental illness is an ongoing struggle experienced by many. Few, however, have been successful in their attempts to discover fun and effective ways to educate others about this topic.   The Minnesota Science Museum, attended by...

Novel brings new antihero to life

Novel brings new antihero to life

Samantha Klepfer

October 13, 2018

The newest installment in the DC Icons Series, “Catwoman: Soulstealer” is a riveting story of Catwoman’s takeover of Gotham City written by Sarah J. Maas. Batman is out of town, leaving Batwing to attempt to take over from his mentor. Selena Kyle, also known as Catwoman, enters Gotham City with a hid...

Rappers in Park dream big

Rappers in Park dream big

Emma Yarger

April 18, 2018

[one-third-first] Bekele focuses on inspiring listeners Sophomore Nebyu Bekele said he wakes up every morning thinking about winning a Grammy someday. “(Rapping) is my passion. I mean (winning a grammy) is unrealistic right now, but that is my dream,” Bekele said. “I think music is something I’m goin...

‘Staying at Tamara’s’ espouses highest form of positivism

‘Staying at Tamara’s’ espouses highest form of positivism

Eli Curran-Moore

April 4, 2018

Already topping the charts at number one in the UK, British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s new album “Staying at Tamara’s” is inspired by Ezra’s world voyages, titled from his recent stay at an Airbnb in Barcelona owned by said Tamara. It's no surprise then the 11 track album is described by the a...

‘Black Panther’ delivers satisfactory entertainment

‘Black Panther’ delivers satisfactory entertainment

February 26, 2018

“Black Panther,” Marvel's newest superhero installment, provides a captivating story along with compelling characters and themes. The film follows the Marvel comic superhero Black Panther, aka King T’Challa, as he returns to his home country and kingdom of Wakanda to combat the sins of his ances...

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Sophie Olmen, Katie Hardie, and Hayley Westwood

February 16, 2018

Upon discovering the West End Dairy Queen was leaving in place for Roti Modern Mediterranean, junior Anika Hanson said she was interested in learning more about the new restaurant. “I’m upset that the DQ (Dairy Queen) is closing because I went there for ice cream a lot, but I’m excited to try the...

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown

Katie Hardie

February 8, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown: Find out the details of this year's games.

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Isaac Wert

August 25, 2017

Following the departure of their stand-out member, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third studio album further justifies the group’s mediocre reputation. “7/27,” Fifth Harmony’s second album, achieved moderate success. Its multi-platinum lead single, “Work From Home,” rocked ...

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

Isaac Wert

June 11, 2017

On her debut album, alt. R&B singer-songwriter SZA weaves thoughtful lyrics and mesmerizing beats to create an opus of self-reflection. Solána Rowe, under the stage name "SZA," released her debut album “Ctrl” following two successful EPs (extended plays). Rowe, known for her raspy voice, co-wro...

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