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The Melting Pot: Review

The Melting Pot: Review

Gabby Khodadad and Henry Loeb

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Looking for a tasty dinner for homecoming? Well, have no fear. We have found the place for you: The Melting Pot in Montgomery. The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant. It is a perfect place to go with a date or even a group of friends. The atmosphere is very calm and soothing, as it is a little quiet and ...

‘Nappily Ever After’ impresses, empowers

‘Nappily Ever After’ impresses, empowers

Jessica, Lu

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A new Netflix original film dropped on Sept. 21, 2018, and I definitely enjoyed it. The movie follows the life of Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan), a woman who will settle for nothing less than perfection. Her obsession with being “perfect” is easily seen in her work, love life, and most noticeably h...

Senator clarifies vote after hearing stories of sexual assault

Senator clarifies vote after hearing stories of sexual assault

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor in Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Fri., Sept. 28, a man took another step towards the highest court in the land. The judiciary committee, in charge of overseeing and approving justices for the Supreme Court, approved Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh 11 to 10. He now moves to be confirmed by the full Senate. After voting to approve, Sen...

Pose: how to look photogenic

Pose: how to look photogenic

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Fukunaga’s “Maniac” is too much plot: Review

Fukunaga’s “Maniac” is too much plot: Review

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The new Netflix mini-series, “Maniac” feels like a myriad of interesting ideas strung together that do not always make sense. In my opinion, this is both a criticism and something I can appreciate. Let me explain. “Maniac,” released on streaming service Netflix last week, brings together acto...

The duty to understand both sides of the Native American story

The duty to understand both sides of the Native American story

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Feature Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On a chilly day in Sept., a student sitting in English class might choose to write down their homework in their planner. While stressing over what might seem like a million assignments, the student may or may not notice the label on Sep. 28, which reads “Native Americans Day.” This day recognizes...

Homecoming season: stand out with unique styles

Homecoming season: stand out with unique styles

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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“Marvel’s Spider-Man” Swings Above the Competition: Review

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” Swings Above the Competition: Review

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Nine years ago, video game developer Rocksteady delivered a new kind of superhero game.  “Batman: Arkham Asylum” was universally praised for immersing the player in the world of the popular DC superhero. The aim of that game was to make the player feel like they were Batman in every way possibl...

Valedictorian speeches sparks controversy

Valedictorian speeches sparks controversy

Isabella Magato, Cartoonist

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Over the years, the valedictorian speech has been considered an academic honor. Recently, there has been controversy about preparing and delivering the lecture. Some schools are holding auditions for this honor or getting rid of the title altogether, rather than handing the opportunity to just one stu...

Shopping for Fall

Shopping for Fall

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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‘A Quiet Place’ vs. ‘The Nun’: How to Make a Successful Horror Film

‘A Quiet Place’ vs. ‘The Nun’: How to Make a Successful Horror Film

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

2017 was a great year to be a horror movie fan, and this is coming from someone who does not care for horror movies that much (They are too scary, okay?). Last year saw some critically and commercially successful horror outings including Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning “Get Out” and the feature...

Cincinnati tries to recover

Cincinnati tries to recover

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Thursday, Sept. 6, Cincinnati became a scene of violence. A man carried a bag with 250 rounds of ammunition and a Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun. No motive can be found yet. For about five minutes Omar Enrique Santa Perez terrorized Cincinnati’s landmark Fountain Square. Three people were kill...

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