Inside the Troubled Life of Justin Bieber

By Ella Algar

Justin’s Rise To Fame

You may think you know everything there is about Justin Bieber because so much of his life is publicized on social media. This statement is false, there is definitely more to his story that not everybody knows. From the how his life started, to where it was going, to now!

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Spider-Man: No Way Home – Film Review

By Kasie Tran

Spider-Man: No Way Home has been a movie fans have been waiting for since the ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home, released in 2019. The new movie was released December 17, 2021, and it is Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office with revenue over $1.73B. It surpassed that of its predecessor, Spider-Man: Far from Home, which made $1.13B. Before going into more details about the movie, please note that a SPOILER WARNING is in effect. 

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Outer Banks – TV Show Review

By Ella Algar and Olivia Emmerson

*Spoilers*

Outer Banks debuted on April 15, 2020. Created by Josh Pate, Jonas Pate, and Shannon Burke, Outer Banks has already been nominated for several awards and has won three so far, namely the MTV Movie + TV Award: Best Kiss, People’s Choice Award: Favourite Drama TV Star, and People’s Choice Award: The Bingeworthy Show of 2020. It takes place in the Outer Banks of North Carolina however, it was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina.

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To Kill A Mockingbird: A Review and A Protest

By Sathya Siva

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

– To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960

I first read Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a couple of months ago. For those who aren’t familiar with the award-winning story, it was first published in 1960 and has since become one of the great classics of American literature. 

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Should We Trust the Grammys?

By Emma Manesis

The Grammys are widely known as music’s “biggest night”. A highly coveted event that brings together some of music’s biggest names for a massive red carpet, showcasing incredible looks and performances, all in one night. With the 64th annual Grammy nominations recently announced, it got me thinking about just how much interest we put into this organization. The Grammy Awards appear to always be an exciting time. We’ve been trained to believe in their value from decades of forceful advertising, to the point where we even care about the fashion worn at these Awards. Despite its appearance as an enjoyable night recognizing some of our favourite artists, how trustworthy and fair are the Grammys?
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is a great reason to leave your home and watch it!!

By Natasha Kangrga

Homecoming, Far From Home, and now No Way Home. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? This movie has captured $260 million over the weekend after its initial release, it set record breaking ticket sales, and ranks as the second largest North-American opening in box office history. But is it all that good? 

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Why Elon Musk Deserves to be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Tyler Wang

Elon Musk is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2021. Is this a bad thing? Many of the world’s critics think so. The Guardian opens its piece on Musk with the following: 

“Time magazine’s decision to make Tesla billionaire Elon Musk its person of the year for 2021 has been criticized because of his attitude to tax, opposition to unions and playing down the dangers of Covid.” – The Guardian “Naming Elon Musk person of the year is Time’s ‘worst choice ever’, say critics.”

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The Unrealistic Portrayal of Teenagers in Movies and Shows

Elizabeth Grimes

If you say that you haven’t found yourself mirroring the amazing glamorous lives of the people you see on screen, then you’re lying. We’ve all wanted to be smart like Rory Gilmore, rich like Blair Waldorf, or adventurous like the Pogues and live the same as so many other popular characters. From the millions of TV shows and movies available to watch, some really stand out and make a large impact on our generation. Teen-oriented series have grown to be incredibly popular over the last few decades. These media can have amazing plotlines, actors, and representation, but very few do a good job of illustrating realistic teenage lives. 

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For the Record: 5 Albums

By Andrew Stankaninets

There’s been a lot of buzz in certain circles about the new wave of pop-punk that’s seemingly all the rage – the snarling guitars, soaring melodies and instantly identifiable snotty SoCal accent. But this style didn’t pop up out of nowhere; the subgenre is basically as old as punk itself. Using the simplicity of both styles of music as a starting point, pop-punk mixes pop hooks and choruses with punk speed and combativeness to create something distinctly new. If you’ve been interested but don’t know where to start, I’ve decided to revisit and spotlight five albums that are great entries for curious listeners, from the very inception all the way to the present.

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Grammy Nominations and Predictions

By Michael Goussios

From ABBA to Olivia Rodrigo, this year’s Grammy nominees range from music veterans to industry newcomers. Such a wide selection of artists has sparked a lot of speculation as to who will take home these coveted awards. As far as the top four categories go (Best New Artist, Song, Record, and Album of the Year), there are many strong contenders. I will be going over the nominees and my predictions which artists will score big on music’s biggest night!

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