Sex Education Season 2, Most Relatable Netflix Series

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

January 30, 2020

If it wasn’t already rewarding enough that Asa Butterfield be cast as the lead, Sex Education perfectly captures the hardships and triumphs of being a teenager, and season two only gets juicier. Butterfield, notorious for...

Eminem’s ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ Kills

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2020

'Music To Be Murdered By' Review “This is music to be murdered by,” echoes Alfred Hitchcock, the king of horror, over haunting instrumentals leading into an introduction of a man bent on defending himself against people...

Party’s Over: New Mexican Restaurant Disappoints

Lauren Johnson, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

If you love Mexican food and happen to live in Edwardsville, you are probably aware that the beloved Catrina’s on 157 closed its doors in November. Not to worry, Edwardsville is not actually down a Mexican hub. Coincidentally,...

Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’ Falls Short of Introspection

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Selena Gomez recently released her third album titled “Rare.” While the album is not substandard for pop music, it is also not particularly alluring. In the pop genre, where most everything sounds the same, thoughtfulness...

‘Atypical’ Gives Insight to Life on Spectrum

Sydney Hershberger, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

As a person on the autism spectrum, taking a look at “Atypical”, a show that has been endlessly praised for having excellent realistic representation for autistic people, was difficult to do with an unbiased eye. I didn't...

‘Parasite’ Takes Dark Spin on Story of Different Worlds

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

The South Korean film “Parasite” was released in 2019. The six time Oscar nominated movie undoubtedly deserves all the acclaim it has received. The film is set in present day South Korea and is centered around two families...

‘Just Mercy’ Appropriately Appalls Audiences

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

Although the theater was packed, I was dismayed that even one seat was left unfilled. ‘Just Mercy’ is that important.  It tells the upsettingly true story of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson’s (Michael B. Jordan)...

Spotify Wraps Up 2019’s Favorite Artists

Lauren Johnson, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

If you’re a Spotify listener, you’ve probably already heard your Spotify Wrapped, the ins and outs of your listening history and music discoveries of 2019. From overnight sensations to record-breaking singles, here are some...

‘Coach Carter’ Defies Sports Movie Stereotypes

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2020

Sometimes, losing is winning. I expected ‘Coach Carter’ to apply this principle like every other sports movie does—they all seem to vary the underdog-becomes-top-dog trope. As a rule, I try to spare myself this mediocrity by avoiding...

“Everyday Life”: Album That Soothes the Soul

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

December 5, 2019

If you’re looking for an alternative/indie album that makes you want to party, ball your eyes out, dial up an old friend and go to church all at the same time, then look no further than Coldplay’s Everyday Life. The album op...

Holiday Season Gets Another Heartfelt, Cheesy Christmas Movie

Sydney Hershberger, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The Holidays: A time known for snow, cheer, cookies, gifts, trees and Santa. This time of year is also known for its abundance of Christmas movies. I usually try to stay away from holiday movies for the simple reason that they...

‘Love, Death and Robots’ Smashes Expectations

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

More so than ever, there has been a recent flood of Netflix Original content onto the streaming platform and with it many animated series have cropped up. But only one genuinely unique anthology, which can only be described as...

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