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“American Circumcision” showing on Tuesday

Yvonne Pan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2019

Though Americans rarely give circumcision a second thought, some may be surprised to learn that it is actually far less common in many other regions of the world. The United States is the only country that routinely circumcises its infants for non-religious reasons.  In fact, outside the United St...

A night at the theater: the Sundance short film experience

Katelyn Park, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

There truly is nothing like going to the cinema. The excitement that builds from strolling down a corridor with hanging art, taking a spin on dreidel-like chairs, to sitting in front of the big screen and awaiting 100 minutes of seven different films is simply its own treat. Well, perhaps you do no...

Streaming services are the new cable: is that a good thing?

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Last week, Disney announced that Hillary Duff would return to the role of Lizzie McGuire in a new show for Disney Plus, the subscription video service the company launched to compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu.  ”Lizzie McGuire” is one of many shows that Disney has announced; there will ...

F is for Murder: Fall 2019 TV Previews

F is for Murder: Fall 2019 TV Previews

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

August 30, 2019

Fall is here — at least according to Starbucks — and with that, a new television season. Here are some of our favorite murder-mystery TV shows coming back or premiering this season. Beware of spoilers for the following shows.   “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC) “How to Get Awa...

Midsommar succeeds in unsettling audiences

Aura Rossy, Copy Editor

August 23, 2019

With horror enthusiasts on the edge of their seats in anticipation, director Ari Aster satiates fans of his popular feature film debut “Hereditary.” His new film, “Midsommar,” follows a group of students who venture to Sweden to experience a ritualistic midsummer festival that occurs every 90 y...

Game of Thrones continues feminist tone

Game of Thrones continues feminist tone

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

Heading into finals week, the change in the weather is much appreciated by all. Campus can also get excited about the only instance in which we don’t mind that winter is coming. “Game of Thrones” is back with its second episode of the final season, and this time, something else is coming with i...

Winter is here

Winter is here

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

When “Game of Thrones” first aired on April 17, 2011 it was groundbreaking in several capacities. The immense production, from its enormous cast size to its globe-spanning filming sites, instantly set “Game of Thrones” apart from the rest of television and the show became more than just another...

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Leading up to its release, there was much anticipation and scrutiny of “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero film in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The commotion was fueled by Brie Larson’s commentary up until the release of the film regarding male critics, which r...

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Jordan Peele’s macabre brilliance

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Following the release of his film “Get Out” in 2017, Jordan Peele quickly established himself as an effective and highly proficient filmmaker in the realm of combining social commentary, horror, thriller elements and some underlying comedic aspects still simmering from his “Key & Peele” ...

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