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BRIGHT LIGHTS: The neon red sign of the Fillmore glows while a night of community forged in music comes together under its roof.

‘Still smiling and laughing’: The Front Bottoms concert instills a sense of togetherness (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor November 15, 2021

  Amongst the chaos and craziness in the world, one of the few, if not the only thing that has the ability to bring us together, is music. In a society still undergoing a global pandemic, music...

REYLO: This novel is the author’s debut novel and is based off of Hazelwood’s Star Wars fanfiction. Hazelwood creates a perfect experiment of what happens when you combine science and romance.

Scientific methods of romance: ‘The Love Hypothesis’ (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

If you like banter, women in STEM/academia, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC representation, relatable characters, and amazing friendships, then The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is for you. The main character,...

CAPTAIN CARTER: Peggy Carter takes place of Captain America during episode one of What If...?. Captain Carter became an inspirational figure during her superhero debut.

‘What If…?’: Marvel perplexes fans with enthralling new show (Review)

Emma McShea, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

What if Peggy Carter was given the super-serum instead of Steve Rogers? What if T’Challa became Starlord instead of Peter Quill? Marvel’s What If…?, directed by Bryan Andrews with head writer...

SLAUGHTER STANCE: The Marvel Comics super villain Carnage makes his live action debut. The fan favorite archenemy to Venom and Spiderman has had dozens of comic and cartoon appearances, but now gets to unleash Carnage on the big screen.

‘Let There Be’ more time: ‘Venom 2’ poisons itself with rushed storytelling (Review)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief October 18, 2021

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the sequel to 2018’s Venom, hit theaters on October 1 with opening weekend earnings of $90.1 million at the box office, officially getting moviegoers back to the big...

SKYSCRAPERS: The simplistic, yet engaging cover of the book features constellations; a show of proof as to how small we really are amongst the grand scheme of things.

Little Cosmonaut: ‘We Are The Ants’ (Review)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor March 11, 2021

When I go book-shopping, I always look for eye-catching covers. It’s a natural instinct, anything bright, colorful, or remotely interesting is bound to get our attention; and that’s part of the...

A Monster comes walking to help a boy speak his truth. Letting go is not the same as giving up. Actor Felicity Jones in A Monster Calls (2016)

‘A Monster Calls’: Letting go doesn’t mean giving up (Review)

Natalie Davis March 8, 2021

  How does a story start? How does it end? Most would say that any story starts with a hero and ends with a happy ending, but in the real world it’s not all that simple. Most of the time...

READY TO RACE: This season of The Amazing Race includes teams of Olympic gold medalists, pro-volleyball players, former NFL stars, and more! The race began with 11 strong teams and has been narrowed down to the top three. 

Bottom Row: left/right: Brother and sister Eswar and Aparna, Olympic athletes Kellie and LaVonne Middle Row: Left/right: dating couple Leo and Alana, best friends Cody and Nathan, sisters Kaylynn and Haley, Married couple Hung and Chee Top Row: left/right: Former NFL stars DeAngelo and Gary, dating couple Will and James, sisters Michelle and Victoria, Brothers  Maddison and Riley, father and son Jerry and Frank

‘The Amazing Race’ rundown: Did this season’s alliance interfere with the name of the game? (Review)

Hannah Stoner, Sports Editor December 18, 2020

Travel is one of the many industries that hasn’t been the same since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now that less of us are able to travel, we wish we could even more. It is exciting to learn from...

ONE BIG PLATE: The album cover for Bad Contestant shows Maltese looking very bored as he sits between a fighting older couple.

Blast from the past: Matt Maltese’s 2018 “Bad Contestant” resonates with 2020

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor December 17, 2020

Sometimes an album can take on new meaning years later, especially when one of those years is 2020. 22-year-old South London artist Matt Maltese released ‘Bad Contestant,’ his long-awaited debut...

REAL LIFE BATTLES The Netflix original series Grand Army High School explores controversial topics that affect everyday teens.  But does the graphic nature desensitize viewers to the real situations?

‘Grand Army High School’: Normalizing trauma or raising awareness? (Review)

Natalie Davis November 30, 2020

It took Netflix’s original new series, Grand Army High School, less than ten seconds to get viewers hooked just by their opening theme, with its intriguing phrases like "I’m marching into battle"...

ACCEPTANCE OF DEAFNESS: Amazon Studios recent release, Sound of Metal explores the story of a drummer that discovers he is going deaf.

Emotional beats: a ‘Sound of Metal’ review

Carter Martin, Guest Writer November 23, 2020

I don’t think I can remember a time where I didn’t hear it. The ringing. The noise nobody but me could seem to hear. I couldn’t stand it. I had no idea what it was at first, but it was loud,...

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