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PINTEREST. According to Sprout Social, “Pinterest started 2020 with around 320 million monthly active users. And now their user base has increased to 459 million monthly active users. This means Pinterest now has more monthly active users than both Twitter and Snapchat combined.” With its relaxing no-expectations atmosphere, personalized interface, and user-friendly features, Pinterest is a social media platform like no other—and it is on the rise. Click the link in our bio to learn more about what makes the app so appealing.
Photo courtesy of Ria Parikh.

Why I Love Pinterest

The app making moves in the world of social media
Ria Parikh, Opinion Editor and Deputy Photo Chief April 15, 2021

REVIEW: ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE. With the  Covid-19 virus taking a hit towards movie production in Hollywood, there has been a lack of big blockbuster films that we have been so accustomed to. Released on HBO Max “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” gives Snyder’s vision of what 2017’s “Justice League”  should have been. But is Snyder’s version truly superior, or just a four hour mess?

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Review

Jack Wolfe, Business Manager April 1, 2021

I was never initially invested in the #SnyderCut twitter movement. After the underwhelming initial release of “Justice League” in 2017, I figured I would wait another two to three years for Warner...

NEW MUSIC. Are your playlists getting a bit stale or do you need some new albums to listen to? Here are three great albums released this year that might do the trick.

2021’s Top Hits (So Far)

Reviewing some of the most exciting albums released in the last two months
Jack Brownlee, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

     Every Friday, the customary release date for music, countless singles and albums are released to the public, and it can be impossible to keep up. However, since the majority of music is released...

ENVISIONING AN END. Spoilers ahead. Coming from someone who is a huge fan of Marvel movies. I had high expectations for WandaVision. Did the show reach my expectations? Yes, kind of. Let me explain. Before I explain my thoughts behind WandaVision and spoil some important parts of the show, I highly recommend watching WandaVision. I would give it an 8.5/10, as my complaints about the show really only revolve around the many theories I heard and unrealistic expectations of the show.

Envisioning an End

A review of the conclusion of the "Wandavision" Series
Michael Sanchez, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

    Coming from someone who is a huge fan of Marvel movies. I had high expectations for WandaVision. Did the show reach my expectations? Yes, kind of.     Let me explain.      Before...

Five episodes of

“Wandavision” Review

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor February 12, 2021

     On Jan. 15, 2021, the first two episodes of "Wandavision" premiered on DisneyPlus. Every Friday since then, fans look forward to watching the newest episode. Currently, there are five episodes...

POIGNANT PREQUEL. Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas’ third novel and prequel to The Hate U Give, was released this past January and Angie Thomas’ fans are pleased to see the backstory of Maverick Carter executed so well.

Cassidy Tyler, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

      In February of 2017, Angie Thomas released her debut novel, The Hate U Give. Almost immediately, the book became an internet sensation as its inspiring, witty writing brought attention to poignant...

PASS THE REMOTE. When it comes to finding your next favorite movie, you never know until you try. Even movie posters and synopses can not determine whether you will end the movie with your eyes glued to the screen or closed shut after boredom rocked you to sleep.

Looking for a new movie to watch?

You've come to the right place.
Allie Fehr, staff writer January 15, 2021

 On streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu, the collection of available films grows, shifts, and recycles. The large selection can make it difficult to start a movie without spending an hour...

EVERMORE. Taylor Swift recently dropped a new album which acts as a sister album to Folklore, which she released earlier this year.

Evermore Review

Maya Bierhoff, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

  As of December 11, Taylor Swift has announced a new album called Evermore and released it overnight. This news might not strike many people as important, but as a Taylor Swift fan, her albums are the...

The Queen’s Gambit: a common chess opening involving the white player sacrificing a Queen-side pawn to secure control of the center of the board; an attacking move. Or, in the case of this review, a well-edited, intense Netflix miniseries with impressive acting and overarching themes that’s worth watching.

The Queen’s Gambit Review

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor December 11, 2020

   The Queen’s Gambit: a common chess opening when the first player to make a move sacrifices a Queen-side pawn to secure control of the center of the board; an attacking move. Or, in the case of this...

On March 8th, dancers from Cincy Dance Studio were packed backstage at a dance competition surrounded by hundreds of people from all over the country. Music was blasting, people were cheering as they had the time of their lives. Little did they know their beloved dance studio was five days away from shutting down for months due to the Coronavirus. Lauren Andrews, owner of the studio, said, “I do think our industry will be impacted for the foreseeable future. And it’s up to us to ensure our dancers that they still have a safe environment for them to attend.”

The Show Must Go On

Dancing through a pandemic
Ella Schulte, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Ever since I was 3-years-old, dance has been my world. There are a million reasons that led me to love it. The music, the glam, the exercise- the list goes on and on. But above all, one thing has always...

LIVE FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM. During the COVID-19 pandemic, live events have come to a halt, putting concerts, Broadway shows, and other productions on hold. Luckily, many artists and performers have found ways to hold performances virtually, such as former One Direction member Niall Horan, who held a live-streamed concert on Nov. 7 from Royal Albert Hall in London. Despite my skepticism of the idea of paying to watch a performance from my living room, I tuned into the live stream anyways, and I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it. From the stunning venue to Horan’s fantastic vocals, it was definitely a concert I will remember.

Concerts from your couch

My first experience with a virtual concert
Katie Mott, A&E Editor November 9, 2020

   The first big-name concert I attended was for Taylor Swift’s tour of her “1989” album. As a sixth-grader at the time, every detail of the live music experience stood out to me: the energy radiating...

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