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“The Circle”: A review

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

When I first heard about Netflix’s new game show called “The Circle,” my initial thought was that it was going to be another Netflix series that I’d see people tweet about, then never get around to watching myself. Once I heard that it was a reality competition show, I expected that it’d ju...

Taylor Swift takes on the music industry

Taylor Swift takes on the music industry

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

December 4, 2019

Taylor Swift has recently been followed by a great controversy. Swift has lost the rights to her old songs, which she recorded while still under contract with the music label Big Machine—a contract she signed at the age of 15. Swift has recently switched labels, joining Universal Music Group. Swift...

Baker’s 89th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers concert

Baker's 89th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers concert

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The 89th annual Candlelight Vespers performance will take place on December 8 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Rice Auditorium. This event serves as the introduction to the holiday season and sees the Baker University music and theater department come together to put on the event. Admission to this event is f...

Frozen 2: Elsa and Anna venture “Into the Unknown”

Frozen 2: Elsa and Anna venture

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

The magical sisters Elsa and Anna returned to theaters in "Frozen 2" on Nov. 22. As a follow up to the 2013 film that has grossed over $1.2 billion globally, "Frozen 2" has a lot to live up to. The story follows Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) and Sve...

Netflix and Nickelodeon announce 200 million dollar deal

Netflix and Nickelodeon announce 200 million dollar deal

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 23, 2019

Following the release of “Disney +” Netflix has announced a multi-year deal with Nickelodeon. This deal pertains to Nickelodeon and Netflix to produce and create new shows and movies based on old or original content. The New York Times reports that the partnership with Netflix is worth more than...

Grammy Awards announces nominations

Grammy Awards announces nominations

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 21, 2019

On Wednesday Nov. 20, the 2020 Grammy Nominations were announced to the public. The 62 Grammy Awards is scheduled to air on Jan. 26, 2020. It will be hosted by Alicia Keys for the second year in a row. This Grammy telecast will be the first under the leadership of the first female president of the...

Cancel culture exposes celebrities online

Cancel culture exposes celebrities online

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2019

Cancel culture is a term that many are familiar with. It is a type of boycott where a celebrity has a questionable opinion or problematic behavior that is called out by those on social media. Twitter constantly finds its trending page full of various hashtags calling for the cancellation of various...

Mungano hosts open mic night

Mungano hosts open mic night

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Mungano hosted an Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in McKibbin Recital Hall. The event is a place for students to showcase any talent they possess that they would like to perform. This allows for students to express themselves through their talent, regardless of what it is. “The purpose...

Disney releases new streaming service, “Disney+”

Disney releases new streaming service,

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 12, Disney released its much-anticipated streaming service; Disney+. Not only will Disney+ include popular originals such as "Beauty and the Beast," "Pinocchio," and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," but it will also include more recent live-action films and new Disney original movies and shows. Since Disney own...

“Death Stranding”: A beautiful mess

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 13, 2019

“Death Stranding” is a video game developed by Hideo Kojima and the first game released by the newly formed Kojima Productions. “Death Stranding” came to be after Kojima’s long-anticipated project “Silent Hills” was canceled by Konami Studios. “Death Stranding” seems to have evolved...

“American Horror Story”: A nine year scare

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 10, 2019

“American Horror Story” is an anthology horror television series on the FX network. The show is created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, with each season serving as its own contained story with the same cast members as new characters. An anthology series is any type of episodic media with each...