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Nicki Minaj Calls out Fashion Industry

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The music industry is a very male-dominated industry, but Black female artists like Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Doja Cat proved that it is not male-dominated anymore but...

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What Will We See or Not See in the New Elvis Biopic?

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Elvis (2022) is an upcoming biopic about Elvis Presley’s life, his rise to fame in the 1950s in the midst of many powerful Civil Rights Movements while navigating his complicated relationship with his...

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Zoe Kravitz Clarifies Comment Made in Batman Interview

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Zoe Kravitz plays Catwoman in the newest remake of DC movie Batman (1989), co-starring Robert Pattinson starring as the main role, Batman. If you haven’t heard or seen the various news headlines already...

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Romanticization of Toxic Relationships

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

Students from this younger generation commented on how Euphoria is romanticizing toxic relationships: “Euphoria is definitely romanticizing abuse and toxic relationships even when their intentions...

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The Fallout Doesn’t Understand How Teenagers Speak

Francesca Crumpton, Guest Writer March 4, 2022

HBO’s new film The Fallout follows three teenagers who navigate grief and mental health struggles after witnessing a tragic school shooting together, creating a bond between the characters that is explored...

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Does the New Scream Measure Up to the Original?

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

*Warning spoilers ahead if you have not seen the newest Scream, stop reading to watch it and then come back* Scream (2022) earned over $30 million dollars during its opening week grossing a whopping...

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Gen-Z Representation in the Writer’s Room

Francesca Crumpton, Guest Writer March 3, 2022

Scrolling through the Netflix home screen there are countless movies and shows involving teenage characters. Films like Tall Girl and He’s All That use Gen-Z humor as the main comedic source for the...

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The Best Movies of 2021

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer December 31, 2021

2021 has been an interesting year, to say the least, and with the pandemic looming over everyone, movies have always been a way to forget that for a little while. Along, with the new year coming in, these...

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R.L. Stine Fear Street Trilogy introduces New Adult Horror

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

*Warning some spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the Trilogy* If you are a fan of the Goosebumps book series and TV series by author R.L. Stine you will love the Fear Street Trilogy series...

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A Recap of the Nicki Minaj vs Joy Reid Feud

Myah Lake, Guest Writer September 30, 2021

This past week I’m sure several of us have seen all of our favorite celebrities dress up for the Met Gala following NYFW. But that leaves us to question where many of the celebrities that typically attend...

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Fierce Appreciation: Live Music’s Triumphant Return in New York City

Maria Collins, Guest Writer September 30, 2021

After a relaxing sunset car ride across the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, we arrived in East Williamsburg just as the sun completely disappeared, leaving only the street and the building lights of Brooklyn...

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The White Symbol Behind Captain America’s Shield

Najla Alexander, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

The new Marvel show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” that debuted on Disney+ discusses a lot of issues surrounding racism and race like where the symbol behind Captain America’s shield intersects...

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