Inescapable entertainment: Though somewhat faulty, “Escape Room” remains incredibly thrilling and entertaining
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE The recent film “Escape Room” leaves no room for boredom, despite having its rough patches. The movie centers around a group of six carefully chosen individuals who have all accepted the challenge of making their way through the most difficult escape room in the world, created... Read more
Blindly thrilling: Bird Box takes the internet by storm
BY JULIA SAFRIN “Whatever you do, do not take your blindfold off,” is a warning Sandra Bullock repeats many times throughout the two-hour duration of Netflix’s most recently released thriller, “Bird Box.” The harrowing thriller follows a mother, Mallorie (Sandra Bullock), and her two young children, Boy (Julian Edwards)... Read more
Maybe God is a woman: Ariana Grande is the fourth woman ever to headline Coachella
BY EMMA HUERTA As each new year brings a variety of new music, many music festivals occur to cater to specific genres and trends popular among the masses. As soon as the lineups are out, fans often scramble to get tickets in order to see their all-time favorite artists... Read more
Entertainment in 2018: Incredible on infinite levels
BY JOSEPH STURGEON 2018 was an eventful year, to say the least. The year’s beginning saw the rise of new rappers JuiceWrld and Grammy-nominated Cardi B, and later saw the demise of others rappers like 6ix9ine and vocalist R. Kelly. Mid-year, rapper Kanye West became President Trump’s biggest supporter,... Read more
A regretful rewind: YouTube Rewind 2018 was a disaster
BY EMMA HUERTA On December 6, 2018, the popular video-publishing platform, YouTube, released its most anticipated video of the year: YouTube Rewind 2018. Full of overly cheesy throwbacks and awkward jokes, the video has received loads of backlash from its esteemed viewers. YouTube has been putting out such “rewind”... Read more
Five tips to efficiently study for midterms
BY GENNA NORDLING Midterm exams hold a lot of importance for students, as they are a determining factor of their first semester grades. Because of the impact that midterm exams can have on your transcript, it is important to properly prepare for them. However, many students do not know... Read more
Top 10 titles that should never, ever leave Netflix
BY KAREN SUROS When Friday night plans fall through the cracks and individuals find themselves stuck at home with yet another pint of ice cream, they can take solace in the many titles on Netflix. Shuffling through title after title, though, it can be practically impossible to decide what... Read more
“Latin History for Morons”: Pride is something which can not only be found in the history of the Hispanic community, but in its present
BY ANNABELLE ROSA The year is 2012 and a little girl walks into her living room early on a Sunday morning. What she fails to recognize is the fact that within her, she holds the history of three great peoples: the Italians, the Irish and the Puerto Rican. She’s... Read more
Everything is not what it seems in the Netflix Original “Baby”
BY KAREN SUROS “If you’re 16 and live in Rome’s most beautiful neighborhood, you’re lucky. Ours is the best possible world. Even though everything looks perfect, to survive, we need a secret life.” This is how Netflix’s new series “Baby” begins. Six episodes, less than an hour long each,... Read more
A brief inquiry into The 1975’s latest album: “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships”
BY ELENA VALDEZ Love oftentimes occurs behind a screen. Online dating is not as simple as sending messages and liking pictures. The 1975 captures the highs and lows of a modern romance, as well as an abundance of other matters one might be exposed to online, in their third... Read more