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‘Umbrella Academy’ rains binge-worthiness on Netflix addicts

March 29, 2019 3:31pm | Jamal Anderson, 19'

In recent years, Netflix has been obsessed with teenage cliche dramas, like the very-popular 13 Reasons and To All The Boys I Loved Before. That “teenage” market can be a bit well, oversaturated. And if it’s not corny teenage drama, Netflix’s obsession with cocaine and […]

The Best Self-Study Tool: Foreign Music

March 27, 2019 4:33pm | Gisela Jimenez, 19'

Learning a different language could lead to many challenges, including learning culture, tradition, slangs, and/or meanings in sayings. While talking to a native speaker could help, there’s a more fun way to teach yourself: listening to foreign music. Not only can foreign music teach the […]

BTS V ‘Scenery’ gives fans the ‘chills’

March 5, 2019 7:38pm | Gissel Jimenez, '19

Taehyung, a member of the record-smashing Korean pop group BTS, is bringing ALL THE FEELS with his latest single, “Scenery.”  Fans had to wait quite some time to have access to this sweet melody, though. On December 30th, Jimin, a member of BTS, dropped a […]

Mexican restaurant puts others to shame

March 5, 2019 5:45pm | Ana Reynosa, '20

While it may just seem like any other Mexican restaurant, Uncle Julio’s restaurant will certainly surprise customers with their rich flavors and aesthetic. According to Piper Jaffray survey, Chipotle Mexican Grill tied to Olive Garden is the fourth most favored restaurants by teenagers in 2017. […]

The top 5 best cars for new road hitters

March 4, 2019 8:57pm | Jamal Anderson, '19

Teenagers have always been quite particular about their first cars. Although studies from The Atlantic show that only 25 percent of 16-year-olds had a driver’s license in 2014, getting behind the wheel and even owning a car is a big part of getting older. From transporting […]

New Dragonball film leaves fans wanting more

March 1, 2019 6:13pm | Justice John, '19

Calling all anime fans! This one’s for you. Dragon Ball Super: Broly, released on November 14, 2018,  is a fun, exciting must-watch for Dragon Ball Z and anime fans alike. While some references may go over their heads, even newcomers will enjoy the incredible fight […]

2019 movies bring action and horror to screen

February 21, 2019 5:41pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

The year 2019 is looking to be one of the biggest years for movies since the Big Bang. 2019 is the year of “The Franchise”, as it’s loaded with movies that bust every block and fill every seat in the theatre. Now, despite most of […]

Earl Sweatshirt defines art in new album

January 31, 2019 9:01pm | Tyler Carlson, '20

In November, Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, also known as Earl Sweatshirt, released his third studio album entitled “Some Rap Songs,” a critically acclaimed experimental hip-hop album that dealt with very personal issues of Kgositsile. “SRS” (Some Rap Songs) was a new artistic take for Kgositsile. The […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse: The most marvelous movie of the year

December 25, 2018 9:40pm | Neziah Osayi '20

“Spider-man: Into the Spider Verse” is not only the best Spider-Man movie since “Spiderman 2”, or even  one of the best movies of the year, it also proves that Hollywood movies can be creative,innovative, smart, and make bank at the box office without sacrificing quality […]

Beauty Industry opens doors to more male influencers

December 3, 2018 3:29am | Taylor Clark ‘19

Estee Lauder, NARS, Chanel, and Kylie Cosmetics. So many brands, and who do they cater to? If you think it’s just the ladies then think again. Darroyl Jackson Jr., known as King Koture on Youtube, is a male makeup artist who uses many of those […]