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The Anthropocene according to John Green

The Anthropocene according to John Green

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

In May 2021, popular young adult novelist John Green released his first work of non-fiction “The Anthropocene Reviewed.” This book is a collection of essays written about facets of the “human-centered...

Master of his craft: Masayoshi Takanaka

Master of his craft: Masayoshi Takanaka

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

As the man once said, “You’re gonna wanna stop whatever you’re doing and listen to Masayoshi Takanaka.” I am embarrassed to say that I hadn’t heard of this music legend until very recently....

Taylor Swift is as good as ever

Taylor Swift is as good as ever

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

On Nov. 12, 2021, cultural icon and pop/country musician Taylor Swift re-released her 2012 album, “Red,” with a whopping 14 bonus tracks that weren’t released on the original album. Red was Taylor...

House of Gucci

A Gucci Movie

Alli McLaughlin, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

The new Ridley Scott film based on named for the fashion empire Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, gives just enough intrigue and drama to make me want to watch the movie again. Scott has directed...

Dune promotional poster

Dune disappoints but not fully

Kai Jamil, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

If you’re a sci-fi nerd, then I’m sure you’re already aware of the long-awaited film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved and iconic 1965 novel “Dune,” starring Timothee Chalamet as the 15-year-old...

Unburn Me poster

Unburn Me: Dibden’s latest

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

On Nov. 4, I caught the opening night of “Unburn Me,” presented by NVU-Johnson’s new theater company “Polaris” and directed by Laura Roald. Though I was a theater kid in high school, I am a little...

Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital delivers

Kyle Gagnon, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

This isn’t what I would consider to be a timely review of what I currently consider to be perhaps the best indie rock album I have ever heard. Fans of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dinosaur Jr. and even...

The Nutty Goat

Going nuts for goat nuts

Opal Savoy, Editor in Chief November 18, 2021

How far would you go for a chance to have the best burger you’ve ever had in your life? If your answer isn’t Jeffersonville, Vermont, then you’re deceiving yourself and you’re definitely missing...

Squid Game: Korean drama  grips American audiences

Squid Game: Korean drama grips American audiences

Arlo Aldrich, Contributor October 28, 2021

If you’ve been following pop culture, you’ll know “Squid Game” is now the most streamed television series on Netflix. Beyond bringing in millions of dollars for the platform, “Squid Game” is...

Reporter Alli McLaughlin with the band This Wild Life

This Wild Life

Alli McLaughlin, Staff Reporter October 28, 2021

The self-declared “Hot Topic Mumford & Sons” band, This Wild Life, just released their fourth full-length album on Oct. 15 titled “Ever Blossom.” The album includes 10 songs, ranging from upbeat...

My desperate search and love for “Grass”

My desperate search and love for “Grass”

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

For my last semester of Reel Bad, I want to focus mainly on movies that mean something to me. To kick off, I figure I may as well start with “Grass,” a movie about two girls smoking a backpack full...

“In Secret,” secretly amazing

“In Secret,” secretly amazing

Samantha Brodzinski, Contributor May 3, 2021

Everyone can enjoy a sweet romance story every once in a while, even those who think they are rather cheesy. However, what happens when the sweet story turns sickening in the blink of an eye? I recently...

The dude abides

The dude abides

Rebecca Flieder, Copy Editor May 3, 2021

Sometimes when you’re down and out, it’s just nice to watch a nice family movie about pissing on rugs, German kidnappers, and a case of mistaken identity. Of course, you won’t find a new family-friendly...

Del Toro has a bit of Gothic fun

Samantha Brodzinski, Contributor April 12, 2021

Everyone loves a good ghost story, especially one that takes place in a beautifully enticing and spooky location. The idea of dancing in a mansion where snow is falling through the roof to light yet striking...

Get your Viking on: “Valheim”

Get your Viking on: “Valheim”

Opal Savoy, Web Editor March 18, 2021

Now, I’m quite sure I’m not the only nerd out there that noticed the trend in popular media that has gripped the gaming, TV and literary scenes for quite some. I am, of course, speaking of the myriad...

A herr-razing tale!

A herr-razing tale!

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor March 3, 2021

A lot happened in the ‘60s. Among the rubble from that trip of a decade, we find a film named “They Saved Hitler’s Brain,” the kind of title which prompts only one reaction--”I wonder what this...

“Spider-Man: Miles Morales”:  a modern, community-minded hero

“Spider-Man: Miles Morales”: a modern, community-minded hero

Jimmy Mello, Contributor March 3, 2021

“A hero is just a guy who doesn’t give up.” I’ve loved Spider-Man for as long as I can remember, both the amazing powers and the incredible responsibility brought with them. Truly, he is one of...

Investigating the CIA: “Wind of Change”

Investigating the CIA: “Wind of Change”

Emmett Avery, Staff Reporter November 28, 2020

From the ghostly whistling intro, the song “Wind of Change” by the Scorpions is weirdly riveting. It was released in 1990, and as Patrick Radden Keefe says in his recent podcast, also called “Wind...



Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor November 28, 2020

When I finally got around to watching 2013’s bluntly titled “Sharknado,” I was expecting two things—sharks and tornadoes. What I was not expecting was family drama, uncomfortable romance and dialogue...

The Idiot Gamer: Death Coming

The Idiot Gamer: “Death Coming”

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief November 28, 2020

I won’t lie; I love a good puzzle game. So when I saw that “Death Coming” by NExT Interactive was only $7 on the Epic Games store, I couldn’t resist. “Death Coming” isn’t just your run of...

The idiot gamer: Skyrim

The idiot gamer: Skyrim

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief November 13, 2020

I am and have always been an idiot when it comes to gaming. Sure, I’m nerdy, but the games I’m usually drawn to make “proper” gamers turn up their noses: “Minecraft” and “Animal Crossing”...

Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong) and
Abbie Hofman (Sacha Baron Cohen)

Drama in “Chicago 7”

Emmett Avery, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

The war in Vietnam was not going well in 1968, and although some 16,000 police and national guard were deployed to the streets of Chicago, the Democratic National Convention in that city did not go well...

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in the 1979 classic Alien.

1979’s “Alien” still holds up as a sci-fi/horror blend

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor November 13, 2020

Despite it being on my mind as a film I wanted and needed to see, I dawdled for a long time before watching 1979’s “Alien” since I was worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. However,...

Oh, the horror!

Oh, the horror!

Marcus Allen, Contributor November 13, 2020

In all of its forms, whether it be novel, video game or film, horror makes you question your own reality and peek under your bed in the dead of night. For many people like me, horror is the best genre...

9 and 5 exploring some old ruins

9: animated ragdoll horror

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor October 26, 2020

One of my favorite underrated gems of animation is a post-apocalyptic horror movie starring a collection of ragdolls whose goal is to save all life on Earth. Based on a 2005 short film by Director Shane...


So scary, but SOMA-ch fun

Opal Savoy, Web Editor October 26, 2020

I’ve always been a masochist at heart, especially when it comes to consuming horror themed media. In the spirit of the Halloween season, I decided to submit myself to something scary to entertain myself. I...

No Compromise

When the NRA isn’t conservative enough

Emmett Avery, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

Imagine a world where the National Rifle Association is weak on guns, where the right to bear arms is divine law transcribed through the United States Constitution, and no compromise is tolerable. Well,...

From left to right: Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Paulson, Jon Jon Briones

A Ratched Review

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

“American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy released his newest glam and gore series on Sept. 18. The Netflix series, “Ratched,” follows the origin story of Nurse Ratched from the book “One Flew...

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