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Witness the dark side of the fishing industry in this new documentary.

“Seaspiracy” lays bare the catastrophic costs of fishing to our planet

Priyanka Jain, Staff Columnist April 23, 2021

Yesterday was Earth Day, a day I feel I don’t give as much attention to as I should. The only memories I have of the significant day are the field trips I took in my elementary school where my teachers...

The giant lizard and giant monkey face off in the most ambitious crossover event of the century.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is the big action distraction we needed

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 9, 2021

The beautiful thing about movies is that it’s such a diverse medium. You can really tell a story about anything through the series of images spliced together that make up films. Sometimes, you want to...

Netflix anime shows and movies with strong female leads

Priyanka Jain, Staff Columnist March 12, 2021

March is Women’s History Month. This is a time to celebrate the resolve and accomplishments of women. It’s the women of yesterday who have opened the doors to the opportunities that we enjoy today,...

“Nomadland” reflects the America beneath the surface

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor March 5, 2021

America is a beautiful country. From coast to coast, there are millions of wonderful places to visit, beautiful sights to behold and kind people to meet. Yet behind it all, there’s a strange despair...

Daniel Kaluuya has garnered critical acclaim in his performance as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party.

“Judas and the Black Messiah” reframes the legacy of the Black Panthers

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 19, 2021

Much of Black history has been hidden or distorted in America; the story of the Black Panther Party is a prime example. Black radicals have never been accepted as the standard-bearers of the civil rights...

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The Diamond of Netflix: “Bridgerton” and its Regency-era love story

Kate Caforio, Contributing Reporter February 5, 2021

In a craze reminiscent of the release of “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Outer Banks,” the Regency-era Netflix show “Bridgerton” has captured the hearts of romantics and history fanatics alike....

Mackenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart star as a lesbian couple in this groundbreaking Christmas rom-com.

“Happiest Season”: Holiday rom-com meets queer existentialism

Lydia Mandell, Staff Reporter December 4, 2020

This review contains spoilers. Christmas is typically regarded as the happiest time of the year; however, this year that may be hard to imagine as we approach the worst weeks of the pandemic. That being...

A view of what government should be, or a liberal dreamscape? Regardless, “The West Wing” still has a place today.

Coping with “The West Wing” never felt so good

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor November 6, 2020

This has been a crazy week. As of this writing, there is still no definitive winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, with vote counting still occurring and the current president illegitimately claiming...

Movies to stream this Halloween

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor October 30, 2020

Halloween is finally here, and along with that comes Halloween movies. There’s nothing better than curling up under a blanket on a breezy October night with some warm apple cider and a scary movie. Right...

Netflix’s recent documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” highlights many of the problematic aspects of social media.

“The Social Dilemma” is a hokey but critical look at our digital lives

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor October 23, 2020

I don’t know about you all, but my screen time has ballooned since the pandemic started, with all my classes transitioning to online and my social life becoming a series of Zoom, Skype and Discord calls....

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