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EXPANSION OF EMOJIS

EXPANSION OF EMOJIS

Ria Parikh, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Candy Upcycling

Candy Upcycling

Katie Mott, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

After about two weeks of nibbling on everything from candy hearts to chocolate roses, most find that it is about time to finish their beloved Valentine’s Day candy, or pitch it—unless they intend on slowly finishing heart-shaped boxes of chocolate until May.     For those of us who are not racing to fi...

Old memories, New music― Map of the Soul: 7

Old memories, New music― Map of the Soul: 7

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

March 9, 2020

It is that time again when each BTS fan, or ARMY, has a job to do. Some may connect dots from lyrics and metaphors, creating theories. Some may practice their dances relentlessly, getting ready to upload tutorials. Most of them, however, would be streaming their music and videos non-stop, to break r...

4 fun and easy nail designs

4 fun and easy nail designs

Claire Berlier, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

We all know getting your nails done at the salon is super expensive. One way to combat this issue is to paint them yourself. Here are some easy nail designs that are almost impossible to mess up.   First, choose a base color and paint all of your nails. Then, pick a nail design of your choice...

The Invisible Man: Movie Review

The Invisible Man: Movie Review

Jack Wolfe, PR Manager

March 7, 2020

   Horror films can at times feel like a redundant genre of constant jumpscares and loud instrumentals to ‘scare’ viewers, when in reality they were more surprised then they were scared.    However; The Invisible Man (classic H.G wells tale) focuses on one fear that everyone has: the fear of the unknown....

Everyday Holidays

Everyday Holidays

Josh Moore, Accountant

February 28, 2020

  Tater tots, scavenger hunts, and jelly beans. Now, most would agree that these are rather three simplistic topics whose purpose does not go beyond the surface level of entertainment and enjoyability for those who choose to indulge in them.     Now take the meaning of national holiday, an event or a re...

Netflix Sequel Lacks Luster

Netflix Sequel Lacks Luster

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Design Editor

February 27, 2020

   On Feb. 12, the greatly anticipated sequel to the hit movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before dropped on Netflix. The addition, titled To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, paled in comparison to its predecessor.     The second movie introduces a love triangle. Lara Jean Covey begins ...

“Miss Americana”: a review

“Miss Americana”: a review

Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

February 22, 2020

   Honest. Revealing. Raw. These words have all been used to describe “Miss Americana,” the new documentary about pop star Taylor Swift. Directed by Lana Wilson, the film premiered on Jan. 23 at the Sundance Film Festival before its release on Netflix on Jan. 31.       To many, ...

Paint Your Heart Out. Or Your Water Bottle.

Paint Your Heart Out. Or Your Water Bottle.

Serene Tarabishi, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

   Painting.      Once seen as a difficult branch of art for the truly masterful and creative, this art has now reached a new Renaissance peak. With viral videos on TikTok, time-lapse posts on Instagram, and countless videos and tutorials, painting is being seen as a more casual and acce...

Gaming delays

Gaming delays

Ty Simmons, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

   In the great words of Shigeru Miyamoto, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad”. Marvel's Avengers was supposed to come out on May 15, but Square Enix delayed it by several months. This delay was attributed to ensuring that developer Crystal Dynamics would delive...

Concert season peeks around the corner

Concert season peeks around the corner

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Design Editor

February 12, 2020

   February marks an important month for me; it is the month that I am entering the battlefield of buying tickets to see the K-pop supergroup BTS. Buying tickets is a strategic and stressful game. Playing it well will, however, just might fulfill your dream of being close to your swoon-worthy musi...

‘A Marriage Story’: love story though divorce

‘A Marriage Story’: love story though divorce

Jack Wolfe, PR Manager

February 10, 2020

   Life is not a movie; films portray love through scenes of grandiose gestures and dramatic exits. Through a rain poured sidewalk as symphonies play thundering instrumentals. A Marriage Story, comedically sounds like any other romantic comedy from the early 2000s about a young couple who falls in lov...

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