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The musical SIX reinvents the women behind Henry VIIIs six failed marriages, painting them in new, brightly-colored lights.

SIX: The Musical: Feminist Think Piece or Surface-Level Fun?

Srilakshiya Sudhakar, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

I was somewhat familiar with the story of the infamous King Henry VIII prior to hearing about “SIX: The Musical,” whether it was from a passing mention of the Protestant Reformation in history class...

Bottoms (2023) is a rambunctious high school comedy starring Rachel Sennott (left) and Ayo Edebiri (right) as the ringleaders of an all-female fight club.

“Bottoms” comes out on top

Kate Gordon, Life Editor September 8, 2023

From even the first few minutes of “Bottoms,” Emma Seligman’s raunchy high school comedy, it’s clear that we are in a universe slightly different than our own. In Seligman’s world, a parody of...

On their way to the real world, Ken and Barbie (left to right) sing along to Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls in the iconic pink Corvette.

Pinked to perfection: ‘Barbie’ showcases fierce, funny feminism

Téa Tamburo, News Editor August 25, 2023

Since her creation by Ruth Handler in 1959, Barbie has been celebrated as a quintessential toy for young girls and simultaneously rebuked as an object that enforces unrealistic beauty expectations and...

Chris Pratts Mario (left) and Charlie Days Luigi (right) leave their plumbing careers behind for adventure in the Mushroom Kingdom in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie”: A film about love and Italians

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor April 28, 2023

This article contains spoilers for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”  5 Super Stars (Pun intended).    I’m pretty sure every single one of us has had some kind of experience with the...

Several of this seasons key cast members, including Zack Goytowski, Micah Lussier, Kwame Appiah and Irina Solomonova (left to right), stir up drama and heart-warming moments alike in the Netflex series latest installment.

“Love is Blind” season 4 is serving up drama with a side of romance

Shivangi Nanda, Copy Editor April 14, 2023

In a world where first impressions and physical appearances reign supreme, ”Love is Blind” asked the question: What if love was truly blind? In search of answers, producers took a group of singles...

Cocaine Bear is a masterpiece of wit and gore that leaves audience members at the edge of their seat as the titular bear tears through unsuspecting victims.

“Cocaine Bear”: The one killer you should never run from

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor March 3, 2023

This review contains spoilers for “Cocaine Bear” Five stars. That’s it. Just from the title alone, you get everything you need to know about this horror-comedy. “Cocaine Bear” is exactly...

The teens of Outer Banks struggle to escape from a deserted island at the start of season three. Pictured from left to right are Cleo (Carlacia Grant), Pope (Jonathan Daviss), J.J. (Rudy Pankow), Kiara (Madison Bailey), John B. (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline).

“Outer Banks” is back

Alivia Cook, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

This article contains spoilers for “Outer Banks”   Quarantine was a hard time for many, made slightly easier by the release of new and addicting shows. One unique series that became an instant...

Abbott Elementary has resurged the popularity of network sitcoms, which have been struggling with viewership for the past several years.

“Abbott Elementary” is bringing the sitcom back

Kate Gordon, Copy Editor March 3, 2023

After an influx of network sitcoms in the early 2000s to mid-2010s, including hits such as “The Office,” “Modern Family” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” the genre has all but died out in recent years....

AI doll M3GAN, short for Model 3 Generative Android, sings, dances and literally slays her way through this so-bad-its-good slasher flick.

M3GAN: The campy killer AI bot and her ‘best friend’

Joey Gonzalez, Life Editor February 10, 2023

I’m pretty sure we’ve all seen the extensive marketing campaign for the film “M3GAN,'' from TikToks of her dancing to her several look-alikes unleashed on the New York City subway. Before the film...

The strength of titular characters relationship is tested as secrets unfold in season two of Ginny and Georgia.

New season of a teen drama to watch: “Ginny and Georgia”

Alivia Cook, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

In just five weeks, this year has been full of new releases and seasons already. Netflix has been under fire lately for the removal of several classic shows previously in their library, amongst many other...

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