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What “Joker” has to say on mental illness

Drishti Upadhyaya, Arts and Graphics Editor

December 12, 2019

Every murder starts with a trigger. The killer isn’t always the man who pulls it. Mental illness has become a buzz topic in Hollywood, with a surplus of films addressing the topic. In the past, the mentally ill were demonized in media, solely portrayed as one-dimensional monsters who act without...

Delia owens paints a beautiful marshland mystery in her fiction debut “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Delia owens paints a beautiful marshland mystery in her fiction debut “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Eva Shen, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 1, 2019

Venturing into fiction for the first time, acclaimed zoologist Delia Owens carves a bewitching tale of isolation and the ancient thread between humanity and wildlife. It’s dreamy and nightmarish and tangible all at once — up until the final scenes. Released August 2018, “Where the Crawdads ...

BBC’s most controversial show returns to the joy of horror movie fans

Drishti Upadhyaya and Tessa Galeazzi

November 25, 2019

Halloween night, 1992. BBC airs a horror mockumentary, “Ghostwatch,” to celebrate the day of terror. Screams and sobs fill the air. Moonlit tears streak children’s faces. They have seen horror. They have felt true fear. These children are traumatized by this film that will forever stain BBC’s...

“SNL” returns with its first Asian-American cast member

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

The popular late-night comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) premiered its 45th season, the first season in the show’s history to feature an Asian-American cast member, Bowen Yang, on Sept. 28. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Yang is a 29-year-old Chinese-American gay comedian who co-h...

blink-182 returns with “NINE”

blink-182 returns with “NINE”

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

blink-182’s “NINE” is a noteworthy album that offers a unique perspective on anxiety and depression.  Released on Sept. 20, it is the second album released without founding member Tom Delonge after his departure from the band in 2015, which made bassist Mark Hoppus the only remaining origin...

“Tall Girl” dissatisfies audiences with its unoriginal narrative

“Tall Girl” dissatisfies audiences with its unoriginal narrative

Aditi Lappathi and Aditi Praveen

November 9, 2019

Netflix released its latest Original movie “Tall Girl” on Sept. 13. A story about a 6-foot-1 high school junior named Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle) who is endlessly mocked for her ‘outlandish’ height.  This movie was endlessly ridiculed on Twitter, with most of the jokes based on one of the first...

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” changes the norm

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” changes the norm

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

November 7, 2019

YouTube star Lilly Singh recently joined a new clique: Late Night hosts. She joins the likes of Colbert, the Jimmys and Meyer; however  many have said that Late Night is not her place to be, claiming that she belongs on YouTube and YouTube only, citing her use of identity politics as the reason. Althoug...

NBC’s “The Good Place” blends intricacy into its final season

NBC’s “The Good Place” blends intricacy into its final season

Lauren Chen, Copy Editor

November 5, 2019

The two-part season premiere of NBC’s afterlife comedy “The Good Place” fulfilled its purpose of establishing this fourth and final season’s plots, but left viewers unsatisfied by packing too much information into the first episode. However, the second episode saved face by combining bitters...

Green Day’s “American Idiot” remains relevant in a turbulent time

Green Day’s “American Idiot” remains relevant in a turbulent time

Aria Khalique and Shruthi Narayanan

November 3, 2019

Green Day’s “American Idiot” album, released in Sept. 2004, made a memorable statement about the political situation amidst the Iraq War. 15 years later, the album’s relevance endures in its critiques about the government and American culture. Self-described as a “punk rock opera,” the concept album chr...

“The Politician” pushes the limits of the high school trope

“The Politician” pushes the limits of the high school trope

Mahika Arya, Copy Editor

November 1, 2019

Showcasing the behind-the-scenes ugliness of the life of a leader, Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician” eclipses its overused plotline with a careful eye for detail. Murphy is most well known for his Golden Globe winning TV show, “Glee.” With his background in showcasing “different,” it’s n...

These Halloween movies are worth ghosting your friends for

These Halloween movies are worth ghosting your friends for

Drishti Upadhyaya and Amrita Himmatraopet

October 31, 2019

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” There’s a being who watches as we dream. A critic who judges our every move. One who gifts the generous and stands indifferent to the cruel. And every Halloween night, this deity rises out of the pumpkin patch harboring the purest of heart, and gives p...

It all started with a dog — how Scooby Doo paved the way for paranormal television

It all started with a dog — how Scooby Doo paved the way for paranormal television

Drishti Upadhyaya, Arts and Graphics Editor

October 27, 2019

Let me set the scene: The year is 1969. Horror has yet to interest audiences. Poor special effects, over-the-top acting, and bad writing have tarnished the genre’s name. In the midst of the Vietnam War, society has found that the only truly terrifying thing was mankind. Ghosts and zombies just aren’...

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