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Netflix film follows new detective

Netflix film follows new detective
October 15, 2020

Enola Holmes is a film adaptation of Nancy Springer’s "Enola Holmes" book series, and a major hit on Netflix, which has managed to bring yet another enjoyable, high quality film to audiences at home....

Previewing the 2020 NBA entry draft

Previewing the 2020 NBA entry draft
October 15, 2020

After a long wait, the pre-draft hype has reached full force. This season of sports has been perhaps the most turbulent in any league’s history — yet the NBA found a surprisingly successful way to...

Social media poses harms and benefits

Social media poses harms and benefits
October 15, 2020

This week, a couple of my friends deleted several social media apps, for a number of reasons. But the catalyst was a fairly recent documentary on Netflix, The Social Dilemma. I watched the film on...

The President’s rhetoric spreads misinformation

The President's rhetoric spreads misinformation
October 8, 2020

I must admit, seeing the president of the United States contract coronavirus was a reality-shattering moment. I say this not because I admire the man or hold any sentiment towards him, but because...

Netflix releases star-studded drama flick

Netflix releases star-studded drama flick
October 1, 2020

The Devil All the Time is a psychological thriller adaptation of the 2011 novel written by Donald Ray Pollock. The movie features a star-studded cast of Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård,...

Celebrity personas draw criticism

Celebrity personas draw criticism
October 1, 2020

I didn’t dislike the Ellen Degeneres Show before the premier daytime talk show host in America was dragged through the mud. DeGeneres cycled through the west-coast celebrities and even added in some...

9/11 emphasizes value of empathy

9/11 emphasizes value of empathy
September 24, 2020

This year I watched a series of morning shows and programs that had aired on Sept. 11, 2001 and had captured that horrific morning. The purpose of my viewing was to feel the shock and awe of the event...

Wildfires require quick global action

Monrovia, CA, September 15, 2020 - Castle Snider, 8, looks on as flames engulf the hillsides behind his backyard as the Bobcat Fire burns near homes on Oakglade Dr. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times/TNS)
September 17, 2020

The Earth is in danger. This headline has circulated so many times in this century that the sentence has lost its meaning. Although history has shown constant patterns of natural fires, the inevitable...

Horror tropes evolve alongside genre

Horror tropes evolve alongside genre
September 10, 2020

If you don’t like horror movies, your aversion can likely be traced to the abundance of jump-scares in the blockbuster films that you have seen. Although these tropes will probably never disappear...

Revisiting Avatar in quarantine

Revisiting Avatar in quarantine
September 3, 2020

Everyone can look into their past and remember the different years of their life, but they can only remember them to an extent. It is only through some familiar thing that a person can fully re-enter that...

New, exclusive PS4 game is a blast to play

New, exclusive PS4 game is a blast to play
August 27, 2020

In the rapidly expanding genre of open world action and adventure games, Ghost of Tsushima finds its mark in the unique setting of feudal Japan and in the well-crafted story and game mechanics. This is...

Social media fails as platform for change

President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier this month that would bar TikTok's parent company, China-based ByteDance, from doing business with American businesses starting on September 20. (Dreamstime/TNS)
August 27, 2020

From the dawn of time until the creation of Tik Tok, social influencers have dominated society in one form or another. It’s an undisputed fact that people have always and will always uplift individuals...

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