Review: Superman and Lois

By Kasie Tran

Superman and Lois is a new 2021-2022 tv series. Despite being from Krypton, Superman is certainly no stranger to this world! There are over 50 movies and tv shows that portray this classic and timeless superhero. So, what makes the new tv series Superman and Lois different from all the other movies and tv shows that have already told their story?

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Why WandaVision Works

By Ben King

If you’ve been on the Internet these past few weeks, chances are that you’ve heard of Marvel Studios’ new series, titled WandaVision. WandaVision rings in the start of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there could not have been a better project to kick off this new era for Marvel Studios. The series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff (also known as Scarlet Witch, in the comics) and the Vision, two superpowered beings who are living their ideal life in suburbia – but everything is certainly not as it seems. (SPOILERS AHEAD) 

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Book Review: The Appeal by John Grisham

By Ana Downes

“The Appeal” is a fascinating and suspenseful story with the theme of corporate corruption, greed and the disappointing reality of our justice system. I consider John Grisham to be one of the best authors of our time. He has written over 36 novels over the span of over 30 years. He specializes in legal thrillers. At least ten of his novels have been turned into very successful blockbuster film adaptations starring A-list actors such as Matt Damon, Mathew McConaughey and Tom Cruise! Continue reading Book Review: The Appeal by John Grisham

Danganronpa: Hope Versus Despair and How These Themes Translate into Real Life

By Katya Manukyan

Hope and despair: two starkly different ideologies, both of which can describe the human experience in a variety of ways. Respectively, they represent the concepts of good and evil on a theoretical moral compass that society has deemed agreeable. Danganronpa, a multimedia franchise created by Kazutaka Kodaka and developed by Spike Chunsoft Inc., utilizes these ideas as its prevalent themes, serving as the basis for the plotline of this story. The series seeks to identify what hope and despair look like in an exaggerated manner, achieving this through the depiction of the extremes of either side of this spectrum.

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Book Review: Prodigal Son by Gregg Hurwitz

By Ana Downes

Gregg Hurwitz has done it again! “Prodigal Son” is the newest installment in what has been my personal all-time favourite series since the end of 2016/start of 2017. This novel certainly lived up to my (rather high) expectations! Hurwitz is my favourite author. I have read almost all of his novels and I am a huge fan of his writing style. It is clear that he puts a tremendous amount of research into every book, and this comes through with the accuracy and detail in each one.

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Rom-com Recommendations

By Safia Osoble

What is a rom-com? Rom-com is a genre of light-hearted stories which blend romance and comedy.

Personally, I enjoy watching rom-coms. In fact, it is one of my all-time favorite genres. I feel that this time of year is best for watching them, so here are some of my top picks, in no specific order (I love all of these!) *

* all synopses were found by Google Search

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Minecraft and a New Era of Storytelling

By Lia Marchione

2020 was a year full of changes for a lot of people. Not only with everything that went on that year, like Covid-19 and our ongoing restrictions, but with many people’s interests as well. A lot of people turned to the Internet for entertainment, and a significant number of those people returned to watching the types of videos they used to watch when they were younger.

This, along with many more factors, contributed to the new and continually growing notoriety of the 2011 game Minecraft.

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Expand Your Vocabulary: Words and Expressions of 2020

By Natasha Kangrga

“What day is it? Is my mask giving me acne? Why do I keep scrolling through these awful events even though it makes me feel bad?” may be questions you’ve asked yourself over the wonderful year of 2020. At the time, they were just questions, but are you aware that these experiences are now actual definitions for words?

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Album Review: Taylor Swift – Evermore

By Ben King

Taylor Swift has done it again; a mere 5 months after her acclaimed LP Folklore dropped unexpectedly, she released her second great album of 2020 with Evermore – announced mere hours before dropping. It certainly seems like Swift has grown to care for this release strategy as both records were announced less than 24 hours before their release. In the era of constant consumption, where artists are expected to deliver music videos, live shows, photoshoots, and interviews all within one album cycle, Swift has reached a point in her career where she’d rather let the music speak for itself. Described by Swift herself as a “sister” record to its predecessor, the 17 track album proves that Folklore was not a fluke record and that she has slipped comfortably into this new genre as one slips into their most beloved cardigan. 

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