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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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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RDJ – The ‘D’ Is For Dolittle

By Jasmine Miljure

On January 17th, 2020, the movie Dolittle came out in theatres. This film was Robert Downey Jr’s first non-Iron Man role in five years. Continue reading “RDJ – The ‘D’ Is For Dolittle”

Supernatural Season 15; Ten Seasons Too Many

By Lia Marchione

In light of Supernatural’s soon-to-be-ending two month hiatus from season 15, it seems ample time to talk about the episodes that have been released. 11 out of the 20 painfully beautiful (emphasis on the painful) episodes have been handed out to the greedy fingers of fans, and each and every single one of them have been dutifully ripped apart by the millions of people who still watch the show.  Continue reading “Supernatural Season 15; Ten Seasons Too Many”

It Was Okay; A Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker Review

By Lia Marchione

WARNING: SPOILERS

As one of the first people in the country to see this movie, I’d like to say that I’m one of the most qualified people to talk about it. In actuality, this is not true at all, because I am extraordinarily biased against it. Continue reading “It Was Okay; A Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker Review”

Skam and its International Appeal

I can distinctly remember the day I started watching Skam because it was the day after the American presidential election. I guess I was in some sort of shock so I distracted myself from those feelings by starting a new TV show, as I usually do. Little did I know that would be the day I’d become crazily obsessed with a Norwegian teen drama. I … Continue reading Skam and its International Appeal

Emily’s Concert Tips

I love concerts.  To me, there’s nothing better than seeing your favourite band come out on stage and being in the audience, dancing, singing and jamming out.  I’m no professional concert-goer, really, but I think I’ve been to enough to share my personal advice and experience.  Here are my personal tips for going to concerts that I’ve picked up over the years.  Enjoy! Wear closed-toed … Continue reading Emily’s Concert Tips