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“Becoming” Review: A glimpse into Michelle Obama’s life

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' premiered on Netflix on May 6, 2020, presenting connections with her bestseller memoir.

Maria Krug ’22, Web Opinions Editor

May 17, 2020

We all know her as the former first lady of the United States, but this documentary will allow you to view her as more than just that. “Becoming,” a documentary about Michelle Obama, showcases her life in a more up close and personal viewpoint.  It begins with a journey alongside Michelle Obama durin...

NAV’s third studio album proves mediocre

NAV released his third studio album, featuring 18 songs and a multitude of appearances from other artists.

Siri Kanter '20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist NAV released his third studio album, “Good Intentions,” on May 8. Overall, “Good Intentions” delivered to the extent I had expected it to. It was not the most innovative, amazing album I have heard, but it most definitely was not a failure. “Good Intentions” features 18 tracks and ...

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Finale Review: The War Ends

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Adam Greenlee ’20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

When I was in first grade, I got my tonsils removed. I was only 7 years old, and while I was somewhat nervous about the surgery, I was absolutely thrilled about the prospects of staying home from school for a week. For anyone who has had their tonsils removed, you know that for that week that you are ...

The Strokes new album makes great comeback

The Strokes released “The New Abnormal” on April 10.

Prasaus Yeager ’22

April 27, 2020

When it comes to music, almost everyone can recall a band or artist that they have listened to since they were little kids. It’s the kind of music that someone can easily connect a special memory to. I know that my fondest memories include those of being five years old, in my mom’s old Chevy truck,...

‘All American’ allows great binge during self-isolation

“All American” entices Netflix viewers as it provides another great teen-drama to watch for an easy and fulfilling television binge.

Carly Kaplowitz ’21

April 21, 2020

While stuck at home amidst the quarantine from the Coronavirus pandemic, many are struggling to keep themselves occupied, and trying not to cave into binging yet another series on Netflix. But how many times can you clean your room? It is about time you just cave, and head over to Netflix to watch another...

‘On My Block’ season 3 lacks emotional depth fans expect

The season failed to live up to fans’ expectations, primarily due to the lack of clarity and depth of the plot.

Molly Gold ’21

April 21, 2020

After over a month into “social distancing,” it’s safe to assume that many of us have spent a good amount of time binging some of our favorite shows. When I saw that Netflix released season three of “On My Block,” the show went straight to the top of my watchlist. “On My Block” quickly...

‘All the Bright Places’ creates a compelling journey for teens

‘All the Bright Places,’ based off of Jennifer Niven’s young adult novel, was released on Feb. 28 on Netflix and takes viewers on a compelling journey.

Lyah Muktavaram ’22

April 21, 2020

Suicide, death, heartbreak are all themes that I usually avoid when watching a movie. However, I found myself quickly addicted to Netflix’s “All the Bright Places.” Based on the young adult fiction novel by Jennifer Niven, “All the Bright Places” takes a powerful approach to mature themes,...

‘Love is Blind’ proves great addition to reality dating shows

“Love is Blind” released in early Feb on Netflix as part of a three-week event. Episodes would be released periodically until the finale on Feb 27.

Carly Kaplowitz ’21

March 14, 2020

Television is filled with numerous reality dating shows, ranging from classics like “The Bachelor” to summer hits like “Love Island.” But another phenomenon was recently added to Netflix in February: “Love is Blind.” While I was hesitant to start this show because I was already invested in...

‘1917’ captivates audiences, claims multiple Oscars

1917 hit theaters over a month ago and has taken the film industry by storm. In a race against time, two men must halt a British attack that is bound to lose thousands of soldiers.

Ethan Frank ’20

February 28, 2020

Ten Academy Award nominations. Over $200 million at the box office. Golden Globe wins in the two most important categories. Director Sam Mendes’ “1917” has taken the film industry by storm, and his masterpiece, “1917,” won three Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards on Feb. 9 in the categories...

“Parasite” overcomes the barriers of a foreign film

“Parasite” overcomes the barriers of a foreign film

Aidan Rogers ’22

February 28, 2020

I understand that after spending $25 on tickets, popcorn and candy, many audiences might not be enthusiastic about attending a movie that will require them to read subtitles for two hours. But watching Best Picture Oscar winner “Parasite,” directed by Korean film maker Bong Joon-ho, is more than...

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