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A Night at the 2018 Grammys

Angkitha Anguraj, Staff Writer

February 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Once again, the Grammys has managed to stun its audience with dazzling visuals and powerful performances. On Sunday, January 28, the opening show featured Kendrick Lamar performing “XXX” with an unexpected interlude of U2’s “American Soul.” The rapping, accompanied by the dynamic choreography, ea...

Movie Review: “The Post,” Set in 1971, Could Very Well Be About 2018

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

February 10, 2018


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Washington D.C., as depicted by Hollywood, tends to be an endlessly ruthless maze of dim hallways and fluorescent-lit corridors characterized by the blurry distinction between political gain and actual human decency. Steven Spielberg’s new Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated movie, The Post, is no exceptio...

Darkest Hour: A Harrowing Tale of Winston Churchill’s Ascendency

Ari Stassinopoulos, Staff Writer and Layout

January 26, 2018


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Joe Wright’s Golden Globe-winning tale of Winston Churchill’s rise to power as the British Prime Minister during World War Two, Darkest Hour, is two hours and five minutes of suspense and drama that will shock all but the most informed viewer. It follows the chain of events that led to Winston Churc...

The Greatest Show

Audrey Kang, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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A Musical? A Biopic? An All-around feel good film? The Greatest Showman fits them all. Delivering an inspiring tale loosely based off of the life of P.T. Barnum, a renowned showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey circuses, The Greatest Showman features all of your favorite actors from Zac Efro...

Lady Bird: A Poignant, Coming-of-Age (and now, Award-Winning!) Movie that Parallels the Realities of Life

Danielle Tran, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

So, many of us can agree that most movies follow a rather standard plot structure. An average, unsuspecting civilian living the everyday life discovers an enchanting new utopia that is threatened by a dark force, ultimately rising to the unlikely challenge of vanquishing it. Or else, regarding movies t...

Murder on the Orient Express: A Movie to Die For

Audrey Kang, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018


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Looking for an old-timey murder mystery? Murder on the Orient Express does not disappoint. Based off of the best-selling book by Agatha Christie, released in Europe in 1934 and in America under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach, the movie presents a nostalgic yet thrilling storyline that transport...

Stranger: A Hidden Gem with a Fascinating Perspective of Reality

Ashley Kim, Editor-in-Chief

December 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Reviews, Showcase, TV

The Korean drama Stranger, written by first-time screenwriter Lee Soo-yeon, captivates its audience with its complex plot driven by multidimensional perspectives and outstanding performances by its actors. In this drama, a prosecutor and a policewoman make an unorthodox duo as they search for the truth beh...

The Justice League: What Happened to Character Development?

Spandana Janapati, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017


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SPOILER ALERT (kind of) Science fiction, fantasy, and action. A combination of genres that concoct the best kind of movies with just the right amount of teamwork, fight scenes, and an overwhelming amount of emotions that will leave you feeling lost and confused days after. When you think of these th...

Karin Slaughter’s The Good Daughter – A Thrilling Emotional Ride

Kaushikee Nayudu, Associate Managing Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“Nothing ever truly faded. Time only dulled the edges.”   The Good Daughter narrates the heart-wrenching story of Samantha and Charlotte Quinn of Pikeville. The two sisters lives were irrevocably torn apart by a ruthless attack on their family home that left their mother dead and one...

Wonder: A Movie That Lives Up to Its Name

Wonder: A Movie That Lives Up to Its Name

Mandy Tran, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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RJ Palacio’s Wonder, has been touching fans around the world since its publication in February of 2012. It became an instant #1 New York Bestseller and won a variety of national awards. In fact, Just eighteen months after its release, the novel sold over a million copies.   Mandy Tran   I...