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The “rare”-st album out there

The “rare”-st album out there

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

January 19, 2020

Selena Gomez’s third album, “Rare,” released on Jan. 10, touched on sensitive topics in Gomez’s personal life and all the challenges she has battled through. The album spreads a message about the importance of self-love and moving on to bigger and better things. Gomez has struggled with a kidney transplant...

“Cats:” successful reboot or total nightmare?

“Cats:” successful reboot or total nightmare?

Kate Haas, Managing Editor

December 28, 2019

I love cats — both the animal and the musical created by Andrew Lloyd Webber in the 1980s based on T.S. Eliot’s poem collection “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” My family and I have always loved its out-of-the-box uniqueness, from the poems to the music and the story. While countless ...

The gang is back and better than ever

The gang is back and better than ever

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

December 22, 2019

The gang is back again to save the world of Jumanji. “Jumanji: The Next Level” hit theaters Dec. 13. The movie combines genres of fantasy, action, and quite a bit of comedy. The movie earned $60.1 million domestically in its opening weekend, winning the box office in its opening weekend. In t...

Styles’ “Fine Line” is vulnerable and valuable

Styles’ “Fine Line” is vulnerable and valuable

Hailey Dirks, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Harry Styles released his second solo album, “Fine Line,” on Dec. 13. I was never a big fan of One Direction when most of my peers were obsessed with them -- I was more of a 5 Seconds of Summer girl. However, when One Direction split and Styles started his solo career with his self-titled debut albu...

Knives Out review

Knives Out review

Mia Nguyen, Reporter

December 6, 2019

If you are a fan of classic murder mysteries like Agatha Christie novels with classic archetypes and cheesy plots, then “Knives Out” is perfect for you. The movie was released on Nov. 27 and has suspense, comedy and a star-studded cast to provide a thrilling and purely entertaining murder mystery. ...

Frozen 2 lives up to hype

Frozen 2 lives up to hype

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

December 1, 2019

 After six long years, Disney finally released a sequel to “Frozen.” “Frozen 2” was released on Nov. 23, earning $228 million globally. It exceeded the box offices’ expectations by breaking the current record of $127 million in the United States. The movie starts with a story about the ench...

Conan Gray to perform at Toyota Pavilion Nov. 27

Conan Gray to perform at Toyota Pavilion Nov. 27

Mia Nguyen, Reporter

November 27, 2019

Indie pop singer Conan Gray embarked on his Comfort Crowd tour on Oct. 29. The tour started in St. Louis and will end in Los Angeles. Gray will perform twice in his home state of Texas in Houston and at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving on Nov. 27. Alternative pop singers Umi and Benee will perform as h...

The angels are back

The angels are back

Ashna Haiderali, Reporter

November 21, 2019

After 20 years of waiting, on Nov. 15 “Charlie’s Angels”  came out better-than-ever in true 2019 fashion. Director Elizabeth Banks, who also plays a big role in the movie, reveals secrets that were never mentioned in previous films. I have been waiting for this film to come out ever since the...

“The King” takes the crown on Netflix

“The King” takes the crown on Netflix

Mia Nguyen, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Timothee Chalamet dons a crown and chainmail in David Michôd’s “The King.” This adaptation of various Shakesphere plays focuses on a young Prince Hal rather than most renditions that focus on his adulthood. The movie was first released in select theaters in the UK, and was then released to the...

The Current War shocks U.S. viewers

The Current War shocks U.S. viewers

Hailey Dirks, Reporter

November 2, 2019

After two years of uncertainty, “The Current War: Director’s Cut” was rescued by 101 Studios and released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 following Weinstein Co.’s collapse in the aftermath of sexual misconduct allegations against its co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was able to...

Was season three a mistake?

Was season three a mistake?

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Netflix came back with another unexpected season of Greenhouse Academy on Oct. 25. At the end of season two, Hayley started to like two people, and in the end, she had to decide who she wanted to be with. The last episode left viewers on a huge cliffhanger where Hayley opens the door up to the guy sh...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Katlynn Fox, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Angelina Jolie has made her long-awaited reappearance as the infamous dark fairy in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil after the release of the first movie, Maleficent, in 2014. The movie was released on Oct. 18 and similar to real life, it fast forwards five years in time to focus on the current conflict b...