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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever--a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever–a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Eva Eckel November 23, 2022

Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was one of the most anticipated movies of this year, starring Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda,...

Fran Lebowitz probably thought my friend was stupid…A Review of An Evening with Fran Lebowitz at the Overture Center.

Fran Lebowitz probably thought my friend was stupid…A Review of “An Evening with Fran Lebowitz” at the Overture Center.

Alexandra Saffman November 22, 2022

Fran Lebowitz. Writer, Comedian, Occasional Actor, Public Speaker…Thinker. A woman who has been praised for her wit and sardonic social commentary. I saw Fran at the Overture Center–the hub of activity...

A Review of Dont Worry Darling: Too Good to Be Good

A Review of Don’t Worry Darling: Too Good to Be Good

Ben Arnoldussen November 16, 2022

Olivia Wilde’s latest film, which she co-stars, as well as directs, was set for big anticipation, and after releasing in theatres on September 23rd, the 2022 film was both amazing and a plane crash to...

The DDAF Macbeth Play was a Success!

The DDAF Macbeth Play was a Success!

Ben Arnoldussen November 15, 2022

After two amazing shows this past weekend, Memorial's Fall play was a success! With almost a full house each night, each performance was filled with laughter, thrills and tragedy. Many viewers said "You...

Founder and CEO Ben Arnoldussen wearing his custom rings and necklaces.

Interview with Teen CEO and Founder of Calvagna Jewelry: Ben Arnoldussen

Sophia Jiang November 13, 2022

Meet Ben Arnoldussen the founder, CEO, and creative jewelry designer of Calvagna Jewelry, a brand that emphasizes quality material and customization that makes every customer feel unique. Not only can...

Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album (+3 AM Tracks)

Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album (+3 AM Tracks)

Sophia Jiang November 13, 2022

I've been a Taylor Swift fan for years and enjoy listening to all of the songs from her many albums, so you can imagine my excitement when her 10th album, Midnights, dropped. Here are my rankings of...

Michaela Coel: Wakanda Forever LGBTQ

Michaela Coel: Wakanda Forever LGBTQ

Ben Arnoldussen November 6, 2022

One of the most anticipated and long-awaited films of 2022; the four-year follow-up to its 1.3 billion dollar box office hit Black Panther, the movie Wakanda Forever is set to be the next big movie for...

October Horoscopes

October Horoscopes

Elliott Weix October 31, 2022

Aries. Be engaged in your community. Appreciate your friends and celebrate family. Taurus. Take up a new cause. No, that's too many causes. Put some causes back. Gemini. Get someone to match costumes...

Beneath Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero’s Lyrics is a Deeper Message About Mental Health

Beneath Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero’s Lyrics is a Deeper Message About Mental Health

Sophia Jiang October 28, 2022

On October 21 at 7 A.M. CT, Taylor Swift dropped her first music video for the Midnights Album: Anti-Hero. Unlike the other songs on the album that revolve around revenge and romance, Anti-Hero represents...

Non-Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Songs

Non-Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Songs

Sophia Jiang October 27, 2022

We all know that devout Swifties are falling head over heels for Taylor Swift’s Midnights album. But what are the first impressions of a non-Swiftie? My friend, a non-Swiftie who doesn’t regularly...

Midnights Taylor Swift 2022

Best Quotes from Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album

Sophia Jiang October 27, 2022

All her fans met her at midnight. With 3 songs trending on Youtube, 357 million on-demand official streams, and earning 1.3 millions US dollars in just 4 days, Taylor Swift's Midnights has taken the world...

How is Dia de Los Muertos celebrated?

Jian Wang October 16, 2022

Although many may recognize the name “Dia de Los Muertos”, it is unlikely that many who recognize it are able to describe what it celebrates. Contrary to what many believe, the Day of the Dead is not...

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