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“Reputation”: Taylor Swift Embraces Edgy Sounds

“Reputation”: Taylor Swift Embraces Edgy Sounds

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017

      On Nov. 10, 2017, Taylor Swift dropped “Reputation”, her first full album since “1989” in 2014. With rap, autotune and thumping bass throughout the album, Swift completely breaks away from her old music and constructs a new, edgier image from scratch. Out of the 15 tracks,...

Grace VanderWaal Releases First Full Length Album

Grace VanderWaal Releases First Full Length Album

Jordyn Guzman, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

With her lighthearted, peppy ukulele chords set to her intricate, emotional piano melodies, Grace VanderWaal’s first full length studio album “Just The Beginning” is an accomplished follow up to her 2016 EP, “Perfectly Imperfect”. Grace has established her spot in the industry expertly with h...

Battlefront II makes major improvements upon predecessor, gives players Star Wars experience across 3 eras

Battlefront II makes major improvements upon predecessor, gives players Star Wars experience across 3 eras

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 8, 2017

My room was dark; my blinds were closed; my Playstation 4 was warm. “Star Wars Battlefront II” had just arrived. As I inserted the disc for the long-anticipated game, memories danced through my mind of the old “Battlefront” Series, developed by Pandemic Studios in the early 2000s- a Star Wars...

Dua Lipa: Rising Pop Icon Debuts Self-Titled Album

Dua Lipa: Rising Pop Icon Debuts Self-Titled Album

Nandika Mansingka, Voice Editor

November 9, 2017

With her powerful voice and distinctive vocal control, Dua Lipa has staked a claim in the music industry’s creme de la creme through her recently released eponymous album. Soulful melodies intertwined with today’s pop scene makes for a dynamic and very much original style of music that cannot be c...

Only the Brave: a powerful and slow-burning human interest film

Only the Brave: a powerful and slow-burning human interest film

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2017

Based on Sean Flynn’s GQ article “No Exit,” Only the Brave debuted in theaters on Oct. 21, 2017. The film follows the escapades of the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, the only elite firefighting crew in the country directly connected to a municipal firefighting department rather than being r...

The LEGO Ninjago Movie, an excruciating experience with little to no redeeming qualities

The LEGO Ninjago Movie, an excruciating experience with little to no redeeming qualities

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie, released Sept. 22, 2017, is the third movie in The LEGO Movie franchise and follows a team of ninjas led by Lloyd (Dave Franco) as they fight off advances on the city of Ninjago by Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who just so happens to be Lloyd’s father. There is frankl...

2017 Oscar Predictions

2017 Oscar Predictions

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

DISCLAIMER: I have not seen every movie nominated for an award. As much as I wish I was able to watch movies as a living, I have homework, and that has prevented my movie viewing ability. Take my opinion with a grain of salt.   BEST PICTURE: Moonlight Moonlight is a brave film that covers an aspect t...

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie, released Feb. 10, is the sequel to 2014’s much beloved The Lego Movie and follows Batman (Will Arnett) as he struggles to accept his own loneliness while reluctantly raising an orphan, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), and fighting the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) next master plan...

Christmas Break 2016 Movie Viewing Guide

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016

As teachers and students take two weeks off to come together with family and friends to celebrate the religiously motivated holiday of Christmas, they should all be thankful for the break from the non-stop grind of the school year. However, after all the presents are open and all the food has been scarf...

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Moana, released Nov. 23, 2016, follows the titular Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of the Chieftain of her tribe, as she sets out to find the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her remove a curse placed on her home islands. Moana is an excellent addition to the ongoing Disney legacy. As usual...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:  A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor

December 8, 2016

Overall, the movie delivers the glimpse into the magical world outside of Hogwarts that fans have craved since the first Harry Potter movie, and it is a promising start to a new magical adventure. While it has its issues, new and old fans alike will enjoy this fresh take on J.K. Rowling’s beloved wizarding world.

Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

Doctor Strange, released Nov. 4, 2016, is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he searches for a way to heal severe nerve damage in his hands but ends up leaning the mystic arts from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). ...

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