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Arts & Entertainment

Lyrics Tell More Than Beats

Mae Sergeant, Opinions Editor February 6, 2023

Music has a different effect on everyone who listens to it, but every song is made the same way. The writer feels something and finds some way to put it into words, the music behind it and the tone all...

The Visually Stunning Production: Avatar 2

The Visually Stunning Production: Avatar 2

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2023

On December 18, 2009, James Cameron released the top-grossing film in Box Office history, Avatar. The overwhelming success of Avatar allowed a sequel to be in production, with director Cameron stating,...

Just New Year’s, No Resolution

Just New Year’s, No Resolution

Gwen Gollihar, A&E Editor February 2, 2023

3…2…1…Happy New Year! Everyone starts the new year with some sort of resolution, something they want to stick to this year and change in their lives. It goes well for the first couple of months,...

Wednesday

Wednesday

Tiffany Tran, Opinion Editor February 2, 2023

Netflix has recently released the TV series, Wednesday. It’s a coming-of-age show directed by Tim Burton that follows the iconic daughter from the classic Addams Family franchise. The story starts...

Movie poster via Brainer Dispatch

Bullet Train: Pure Fun and Comedic

Christopher Sanchez February 2, 2023

Bullet Train is directed by David Leitch and Brad Pitt, written by Zak Olkewizc, and co-written by Kôtarô Isaka, the author of the Japanese novel Maria Beetle which Bullet Train is primarily based on....

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish; Dreamwork’s Surprising Masterpiece

Christopher Sanchez February 2, 2023

The long-awaited sequel, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, directed by Joel Crawford and Januel Mercardo, and written by Tommy Swerdlow and Tom Wheeler is finally here! The film has recently exploded in popularity...

When I’m Alone -girlpuppy: Review

When I’m Alone -girlpuppy: Review

Lucy Barney February 2, 2023

“When I’m alone” has an effortless and monotone sound that is filled with undisguised sentimentality and witty self-effacement. This indie album, written by the artist “girlpuppy” is about deep...

SZA Saves Our Ship

Nathaniel Suarez, Staff Reporter February 2, 2023

After five long-awaited years, SZA, real name Solána Imani Rowe, released a new album. Her 2017 album, "Ctrl” was a global success, with 2,145,000 albums sold. After releasing 16 singles over the span...

SPIDERR: BLADEE Review

SPIDERR: BLADEE Review

Lucy Barney, Polaris Editor November 18, 2022

With a rush of electrifying synth arrangements and jittery beats portraying consciousness, Bladee’s new album SPIDERR offers the sound of real emotion shrouded in ethereal textures.  Bladee is a...

A Magic Steeped in Poison & A Venom Dark and Sweet book covers from judyilin.com

Let’s Spill the Tea on Judy Lin’s Book of Tea Duology

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor November 18, 2022

Judy Lin is an author who was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada at a young age. As of now she has released only 2 books, A Magic Steeped in Poison and A Venom Dark and Sweet. Both books were published...

The Musical comedy Murders of 1940

The Musical comedy Murders of 1940

Tiffany Tran, Opinion Editor November 18, 2022

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, by John Bishop, was chosen for this year’s annual fall play. The drama features a murder mystery with many unique and eccentric characters. These characters are only...

Disney’s Hidden Representation: LGBTQ+

Kaylene Starks November 18, 2022

  Disney movies are very well-known and loved by younger and older audiences, filling people’s childhood with the fantasy worlds they create. In the past, Disney produced a lot of movies with...

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