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While the severity of the college admissions scandal came to light in 2019, 33 parents were accused of bribing “The Key” owner Rick Singer more than $25 million to reserve spots for their children in highly selective universities. Singer has yet to be indicted since the trial.

‘Varsity Blues’ effectively depicts admissions scandal

Anastasia Thumser ’22 , Web New Editor April 5, 2021

Before Netflix removed the eminent series “Gossip Girl” in the wake of 2021, I spent a good portion of quarantine binge-watching beautifully dressed, elite teenagers stressing over SATs and college...

Demi Lovato discusses specifics of her 2018 overdose in her newly released documentary

Demi Lovato bravely opens up about 2018 overdose in new documentary

Hannah Conn ’23, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

Demi Lovato’s second documentary, “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” Episodes 1 and 2 were released on Tuesday, March 23 to Youtube Originals. The main focus: her 2018 overdose.  With four...

Billie Eilish performs at the music festival Pukkelpop in 2019.

Billie Eilish Strikes a Cord With Teenage Feelings

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Assistant Business Manager March 2, 2021

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”, released Feb. 26 on Apple TV+, reveals the young artist's highs and lows as she navigates the music industry. The two hour and 20 minute documentary...

The New York Times Presents released an episode on Feb. 5, 2020 called “Framing Britney Spears” on Hulu, about the behind the scenes of her life and the legality battle in her 12 years conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears.

‘Framing Britney Spears’ dives into Spears’ personal life leaving the audience intrigued

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Pop star Britney Spears sparked concern in her fans over the past years because of her ongoing conservatorship with her father. Her father, Jamie Spears, has been in control of her finances and important...

Justin Bieber, drawn by Molly Gold ’21, wearing his own clothing line, Drew House.

Justin Bieber inspires fans with his new documentary

Lucy Zuckerman ’22, Assistant Business Manager November 7, 2020

“Justin Bieber: Next Chapter,” released Oct. 30 to the streaming platform Youtube, reveals what pop star Justin Bieber has been doing and feeling these past few months. The 25 minute and 30 second...

“This is Paris” provides insight to the tragedies of social media as well as the horrors of fame.

That’s hot: ‘This is Paris’ reveals excruciating truth about influencer culture

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

Some call her the queen of social media, while others call her the beginning of influencer culture. Either way, Paris Hilton is undeniably an American icon, but very few people have respect for her (and...

As “The Social Dilemma” explains, social media apps such as these are run by human-made algorithms programmed to interpret user data and create a specific feed for each consumer.

Riveting documentary, “The Social Dilemma” challenges perceptions of social media

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor September 26, 2020

As teenagers, we are often reminded of the trite adage that technology is taking over our lives. Complaints of academic stress, frustration over extracurriculars or even a measly headache will trigger...

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

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

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...

With two episodes each Sunday for the next five weeks, sports fans have something to look forward to in the short-term.

‘The Last Dance’ provides reprieve for sports fans worldwide

Ethan Frank ’20 April 27, 2020

On the day LeBron James and the Cavaliers celebrated the first championship in Cleveland in over 50 years, Michael Jordan finally agreed to make a documentary using footage very little people had seen....

Staples students praise new Netflix documentaries

Staples students praise new Netflix documentaries

Ivy Prince ‘17, Web A&E Editor November 6, 2016

Netflix recently uploaded an abundance of new television shows and movies for their viewers to enjoy. One section that they really focused on was ‘Documentaries.’ Netflix’s variety of new documentaries...

(From left: Fred Armisen, Seth Myers, Bill Hader)

Documentaries with a Twist

October 14, 2016

“Documentary Now!” is a comedy series that spoofs celebrated documentary films. Created by “Saturday Night Live” alumni Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and director Rhys Thomas, the show...

Chelsea Handler strides on to Netflix

Chelsea Handler strides on to Netflix

William Dumke, Staff Writer May 6, 2016

After creating a successful talk show, starring in a series of stand up comedy shows and writing several books, Chelsea Handler has come to Netflix in a four part documentary exploring current events around...

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