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From Novel to Netflix Series: 13 Reasons Why

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

13 Reasons Why, written by Jay Asher, was originally published in 2007 and now 10 years later it is one of the most raved about Netflix Original Series with 3.5 million social media impressions within the first week of its release. This show encapsulates the essence of high school pressures, the eff...

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Oscar Flores, Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

Highly regarded as one of the central hubs for showcasing upcoming independent films, the Tribeca Film Festival began April 19 and ended on April 30.  The event provided attendees with a wide spectrum of films along with panels featuring known performers and directors such as Alejandro Inarritu and ...

#WhatsTrending: Harry Styles

Allie Gurrola, Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Entertainment

  After Zayn Malik left One Direction, the remaining 4 boys were able to create one last album before they went their separate ways in January 2016. Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, both went under the radar, while Niall Horan went on to create music. Harry Styles, in particular, has caught the e...

Drake: More Life

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

On March 18, Drake released a playlist that was eighty one minutes long and consisted of twenty two songs. The artist usually has a set motive behind his albums, but More Life is anything but methodical.   This playlist, in Drake’s words, was created “to give you a collection of songs th...

Russia Places 18+ Age Restriction on Power Rangers

Oscar Flores, Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Power Rangers debuted in theaters on March 24 and while it received a PG-13 rating here in the U.S., Russian distributor of the film (WDSSPR) announced that Saban’s Power Rangers would have an 18+ age limit due to the film’s inclusion of a gay character.     This rating comes from legislator Vitaly ...

The Wild South by Southwest

Oscar Flores, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Another month has passed and with it, another SXSW for the books.  SXSW 2017 lasted from March 10-19 with film screenings, music concerts, playable games, and a variety Q&A panels throughout the week.  Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is dedicated to merging and celebrating diff...

The Importance of Moonlight’s Best Picture Win

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorial, Entertainment, Movies

The lights dim; the audience stills. The atmosphere changes in an instant and there is a paradigm shift in the celebrities glittering under the stars. All that can be heard is the crinkle of an envelope as the hearts of film enthusiasts across the world work double time. And the Oscar goes to.... La La...

Moonlight Wins Best Picture Amid Confusion

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies

This year’s Academy Awards held on Feb. 26 is a ceremony where outstanding films are honored and appreciated by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This year, films like Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Arrival, Moonlight, La La Land, and Hell or High Water were nominated for multiple aw...

YouTube Expanding to Television

Oscar Flores, Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

  On Feb. 28, Google revealed the newest addition to its expanding service: YouTube TV, a digital streaming service that is offered at $35 a month and will offer 40 channels at launch. This service is expected to release in the upcoming months in major cities although no plans have been revealed to ...

The Wicked John Wick

James Torrico, Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

In the suburbs of New Jersey lives a man that has been deemed “The Boogeyman,” not only  because of his appearance or scare factor, but because of the incredible skill that he has as an assassin. That man is John Wick.  John Wick 2 picks up where the first movie left off, avenging the murder of hi...

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