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10 Valentines Gift Ideas

10 Valentines Gift Ideas

Nina Zhu February 5, 2024

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to show our appreciation for our loved ones, whether it’s a friend or a special someone. Here’s a list of fun and unique gift ideas to make...

Godzilla Minus One!

Godzilla Minus One!

Ethan Leskinen February 1, 2024

 The long-running and iconic Godzilla movie series has included many interpretations of the monster throughout the decades of its releases. From cautionary drama to cheesy sci-fi, these films have represented...

Book Rec: Eleanor and Park

Book Rec: Eleanor and Park

Khushi Tiwari February 1, 2024

***Spoilers ahead!!*** Eleanor and Park is an appealing love story based on two teenagers falling in love, most unexpectedly, and with the most unexpected person possible. Cliche? My fellow book readers...

Getting to Know the Cast of The Addams Family

Max Knight, Opinion's Editor February 1, 2024

The spring musical is just around the corner! After construction reduced the size of the musical for the single set, musical medley All Night Strut last year, VPM Drama is back in full force with multiple...

From Complete Comedies to Atomic Bombs: Top Ten Movies of 2023

From Complete Comedies to Atomic Bombs: Top Ten Movies of 2023

Max Knight, Opinion's Editor January 1, 2024

Despite the film and TV industries being rocked by the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, 2023 turned out to be an incredible year for movies. While it was difficult to choose between the plethora of incredible...

Into the Future: 10 Movies to Look Out for in 2024

Into the Future: 10 Movies to Look Out for in 2024

Max Knight, Opinion's Editor January 1, 2024

2023 was an incredible year for movies, and 2024 looks to follow in its footsteps, with numerous blockbusters, comedies, and long-awaited franchise films just on the horizon. Having just completed my top...

Interview with Our Very Own TPF!

Interview with Our Very Own TPF!

Vince Kim, Sports Editor January 1, 2024

Could you give a quick introduction about yourself? My name is Teresa Parris Ford, two last names, no dash. My friends call me Teri. My first year here at Memorial Mr. Frontier started calling me TPF...

Sophia Coppolas Priscilla

Sophia Coppola’s Priscilla

Monika Jeraj December 1, 2023

Decorated filmmaker Sophia Coppola has struck once again, this time with ‘Priscilla’ - a biopic examining the complexities within Priscilla and Elvis Presley’s marriage. The film is largely based...

A Complete WGA and SAG-AFTRA Strike Recap, and What It Means For The Future of the Industry

A Complete WGA and SAG-AFTRA Strike Recap, and What It Means For The Future of the Industry

Max Knight December 1, 2023

On November 9th, 2023, the longest actor’s strike in recorded history finally came to an end. The strike began on July 14, in solidarity with the striking Writer’s Guild of America. The combined length...

Back And Better Than Ever: The Diary of Alicia Keys 20

Back And Better Than Ever: The Diary of Alicia Keys 20

Monika Jeraj December 1, 2023

The Diary of Alicia Keys 20 is set to be released on December 1, 2023, the 20th anniversary of the release of The Diary of Alicia Keys, Keys’ second studio album which came out on December 2, 2003. This...

Book Releases of the Past and Future

Book Releases of the Past and Future

Amalia Weix November 1, 2023

It’s November, which means only one thing is on my mind: spaceships. More specifically, this spaceship, from the Skyward series: Now, I’m always thinking at least a little bit about this...

The Hunger Games Saga: Ranked

The Hunger Games Saga: Ranked

Alexandra Saffman November 1, 2023

To celebrate the upcoming release of the new Hunger Games movie, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, I've decided to rank the original Hunger Games movies from best to worst, taking into account their...

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