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“The Addams Family” is a delightful distraction

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2020

I decided to forgo watching the presidential debate and spent my night watching the 1964 live-action television show “The Addams Family.” The theme song sums this macabre-but-friendly family up well: “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky/ They’re altogether ooky, the Addams...

“The Boys”: jarring and delightful

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Opal Savoy, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2020

Recently, superheroes have become a staple in the media world, with remakes, sequels, and crossovers dominating the movie and television landscape. While occasionally entertaining, many are simply rehashed plots and used up arcs from comics or earlier movies. Few of them manage to bring any sort of substance...

“The Promised Neverland” delivers on its promise

Lindsay Andersen

April 13, 2020

 Shōnen anime: more often than not, this genre is filled with overdone tropes, flashy fight scenes, and easy-to-locate inspiration from the top manga and anime in the industry. However, the 2019 anime season brought to us a much-needed change of pace within the shōnen scene: “The Promised Neverla...

“Cells at Work:” educational and entertaining

Tijana Ganun

April 10, 2020

If you had asked me a week ago what the function of blood or the immune system was, you would have gotten a blank stare. Now after watching the anime “Cells at Work,” I could tell you with ease, and I’ll probably still remember, even if you ask me five years from now. “Cells at Work” has a...

“Sex Education” better the second time around

Magnificent Schmidl, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

If you have been privy to the public school system’s sex education courses in the last decade or so, you know that they need to step up their game. The limited information they are allowed to cover leave many students behind and uninformed, leading to more risky sex practices later on. This is a...

“The Circle” is worth the watch

“The Circle” is worth the watch

Solil Devyn Borthwick, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

At first, “The Circle” is easy to judge too harshly. The show is Netflix’s US import of a British reality show bearing the same name. In it, players compete for a cash prize by vying to be the most popular player of the game – without face to face interaction. Every conversation and competition...

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