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“Ratched:” An insult to the iconic villain

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2020

“Ratched” is a drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Evan Romansky for Netflix. The series serves as a prequel to the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest,” telling the origin story of the notorious villain of Mildred Ratched. The series stars Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon...

Five documentaries to stimulate your mind during COVID-19

Five documentaries to stimulate your mind during COVID-19

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Self-isolation has left many of us with a lot of time on our hands and there’s only so many times you can binge-watch “Friends” or “The Office” before you start looking for something new. Or, if you’re like me, you struggle to commit to a multi-season series because you get distracted half...

Movie industry adapts during virus

Movie industry adapts during virus

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries across the globe to undergo preventative measures to halt further spread of the coronavirus and social distancing has been one of the most drastic. From staying six feet apart from each other, limited gatherings and now the recent ban on nonessential outings, bu...

“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...

“Living Undocumented”: Opening the door to immigration discussion

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

"Living Undocumented" is Netflix’s newest documentary that focuses on the plight of undocumented immigrants living in America. The documentary not only features Hispanic immigrants, but also Israeli, Thai and African. One of the stories centered around a couple who were detained by ICE in a Kansas City...

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...

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...

The problem with “Tall Girl”

The problem with

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2019

“Tall Girl” is a Netflix original movie following a girl in high school with insecurities about her height. The film stars Ava Michelle of “Dance Moms” fame in the lead role and is directed by Nzingha Stewart. “Tall Girl” serves as Michelle’s first large acting role, where she stars ...

Marie Kondo: Sparking joy one heart at a time

Marie Kondo: Sparking joy one heart at a time

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

For many people, the word joy is the last thing that comes to mind when cleaning. For Japanese organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo, joy is the foundation of her philosophy for sorting messes. The Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo demonstrates just how much cleaning can transform liv...

Backpage.com hiding behind freedom of speech

Backpage.com is still up and running today. The photo is of its

Story by Lexi Loya, Editor

August 2, 2017

Free speech is one of the essential rights we have as Americans, and lately, individuals have been justifying questionable acts in the name of free speech. Take Backpage.com, for example. It has been in hot water and has several lawsuits filed against it for allowing prostitution ads to be placed on its...