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Why is Gen-Z Obsessed with True-Crime?

Criminal Minds (FilmDaily.co)
January 6, 2021

True Crime TV shows, documentaries, movies, and even books have always been popular, but in Generation Z, true crime is one of the most popular areas of interest to watch, read, and talk about. Even post...

The Cultural Impact of Twilight

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January 5, 2021

The global phenomenon of Twilight is a force to be reckoned with. The 2005 novel was praised for its portrayal of common teenage emotions but criticized for its character development and plot. When the...

The Perks of Shopping At Local Supermarkets During A Pandemic

The Perks of Shopping At Local Supermarkets During A Pandemic
December 25, 2020

There have been a lot of changes throughout this year in the social aspects of many people’s lives, including my own. Social distancing and avoiding large groups of people have become a newfound skill...

Debunking TikTok: Does Mario Kart Music Help You Finish Homework Quicker?

Debunking TikTok: Does Mario Kart Music Help You Finish Homework Quicker?
December 18, 2020

Finals are fast approaching for us students and that means all-nighters galore are on the horizon. What if there was a type of music that could optimize getting that essay finished? Well, a TikTok theory...

Will We Ever Find a Common Ground?

Will We Ever Find a Common Ground?
December 15, 2020

In an age where neighbors are taking down each other’s campaign signs, family members getting involved in Facebook brawls, and where people are relieved Covid has allowed them to avoid family events,...

The Coming-of-Age Dilemma in Yes, God, Yes

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December 9, 2020

I have a confession to make. I can’t help but have a soft spot for films that reflect my own life. It’s not a unique perspective and I think most viewers are thrilled when they see their fictional...

Grace and Frankie’s Lighthearted Optimism

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December 7, 2020

Right from the start, Grace and Frankie is a show that gets straight to the point. A wedding cake crumble in the opening credits as a cover of Stuck in the Middle with You plays. The pilot episode of the...

The Fate of Movies and TV Based in 2020

The Fate of Movies and TV Based in 2020
COVID-19 as a Genre
November 25, 2020

In 2021, the new Michael Bay film, Songbird, is expected to be released. The science-fiction thriller film based on the COVID-19 pandemic takes a dystopian tone and transports the audience to 2024, where...

How to Destress for Election Day

How to Destress for Election Day
November 2, 2020

During most election periods, most people have had an uncomfortable conversation at the dinner table, over the phone, or in a Facebook chat with their family members about politics – especially during...

New York is Only Dead if We Let Ourselves Believe It

New York is Only Dead if We Let Ourselves Believe It
October 22, 2020

‘‘Are you sure you want to move back down to the city?’’ my mom asked me back in June, while we were in the midst of planning how to pack up my childhood room. ‘‘Everything is going to...

New TikTok Challenge That Could Earn You a Trip to the Emergency Room

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The Benadryl Challenge is sweeping TikTok could this be even more dangerous than the previous Tide Pod Challenge?
October 13, 2020

Over the past years while you were in school you would hear of a new ‘challenge’ that you either saw on social media or saw in middle/high school. Everyone raving about how you should do it and even...

The Importance of Recognizing Indigenous People Day

The Importance of Recognizing Indigenous People Day
October 12, 2020

The holiday Indigenous People Day, formerly known as Columbus Day, is a way to recognize, celebrate, and honor the Native American peoples and their culture. Some states have progressively started...

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