Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

“The Fall of the House of Usher”: A Haunting Exploration of Greed, Power, and Poe

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The opioid crisis, a dark chapter in American history, has spawned numerous works of art aiming to shed light on the devastation caused by Purdue Pharma’s unethical marketing of OxyContin. In Netflix’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Mike …

Anyone But You: Is It the Rom-Com of the Century?

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“Anyone But You” is your typical romantic comedy, offering a refreshing take on love, highlighting the intricacy of relationships and the blurred lines between pretending and genuine affection. The story kept me engaged with unexpected twists, and the character’s journey …

“The Color Purple (2023): A Bold New Take”

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The 2023 version of “The Color Purple,” directed by Blitz Bazawule, has caused controversy. The movie claims to be “A bold new take on the beloved classic,” leaving many to question whether it is possible to create something as timeless …

“Priscilla:” The Truth About the Presleys’ Relationship

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The latest biographical drama film, “Priscilla,” takes the audience by surprise by illustrating the challenges of the Presleys’ relationship through Priscilla Presley’s eyes. This movie gained a lot of attention on social media which urged me to find out what …

Stan Culture: Toxic Fandoms, Celebrity Drama, and the Urgent Need to Log Off and Touch Some Grass

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Stan culture, born from the digital age, has taken the world by storm. The term “stan,” a combination of “fan” and “stalker,” emerged  in 2000 with Eminem’s song “Stan,” portraying a man’s descent into obsession after his idol ignores his …

Harmonizing Homework: High Schoolers Spill the Beats on Productivity

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Some swear by caffeine, others by meditation, but there’s a group of students who have found their solace in the rhythmic beats and melodic tunes of their favorite songs that is the secret to their supercharged productivity. While some might …

Swifties: The Eras Tour of Friendship Bracelets, Costume Changes, and Secret Songs

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Superstar Taylor Swift has had a thrilling year, from performing three-hour shows in the U.S. to announcing highly-anticipated international dates for “Eras Tour.” After five long years, fans globally have been buzzing with excitement as they prepare to experience the …

Taylor Swift: Person of the Year or Overrated Artist?

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 Taylor Swift is constantly trending and her Swifties are one of the most loyal fan bases in the world. She’s gained lots of attention from her recent Eras tour. So what’s all the hype about? 

“There’s a song for everything. …

The Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer

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The summer of 2023 is filled with some fantastic movies coming out. The long-awaited sequel to “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is coming out and getting all the hype. A live-action Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie as well as two new …

Snapchat AI Bot: Friend or Foe?

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Snapchat, a social media platform, has recently introduced its AI Bot feature, which has generated curiosity and discussions among users. To gain insight into how high school seniors perceive this new addition, I interviewed a few students and asked them …