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Frozen 2

Medha Upadhyay

December 11, 2019

It’s official: Disney has managed to recreate the magic. Anna and Elsa are back with the whole gang, and Frozen fever is back in full force.   The royal sisters don’t feel quite the same as they did six years ago; though it’s subtle, they have both grown as people. This time around...

Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies

December 11, 2019

Let It Snow

Sloka Suresh

December 11, 2019

A recent addition to Netflix's Christmas-themed rom-coms, “Let It Snow” stands apart from the bland and predictable holiday releases expected during this time of year. Complete with the quintessential mistletoe romance and winter wonderland setting, the movie’s unique plotline is the perfect mix of ...

Knight Before Christmas

Lillian Fu

December 11, 2019

This winter, Netflix added another holiday original to its supply with “The Knight Before Christmas.” Starring Vanessa Hudgens, a romantic comedy icon, this movie promises everything a rom-com lover wants: a feel-good, cozy ninety minutes of pure romantic bliss. The story follows Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse)...

Last Christmas

Claire Chiu

December 11, 2019

Even with a sea of rom-coms to choose from, the movie “Last Christmas” stands out. On Nov. 8, “Last Christmas” starring Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke premiered. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s inspiration comes from the lyrics of “Last Christmas” by Wham!, which is also the theme song of...

Album review: Jesus Is King

Album review: Jesus Is King

Ron Aich

November 5, 2019

After withholding the release of his album multiple times, Kanye West finally released the gospel-inspired EP “Jesus is King” on October 25. Before its release, the album, previously known to fans as “Yandhi” went through a significant metamorphosis. Initially, Yandhi was meant to be the spir...

Spend some Free Time listening to Ruel

Teresa Arisawa

October 14, 2019

I discovered Ruel while listening to a playlist that recommended me his song, “Younger”. I really enjoyed the lyrics and melody, and after hearing the song, I wanted to check out more of his music.  At only 16 years old, Ruel has already released multiple singles and two extended plays (EPs...

A completely unqualified and unnecessarily harsh review of the 2019 Met Gala

Divya Nelakonda

May 31, 2019

Known as the “Superbowl of Fashion,” the Met Gala — an invitation-only fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (Met) costume institute and launch party for its Spring exhibition — had an exclusive list of celebrities, designers, models, brand representatives and industry insiders floc...

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Hatim Saifee

May 31, 2019

Dealing with the underperformance of her 2015 album “Jackie,” parting ways with her record label Epic Records and her fiancé Future, coupling with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and giving birth to their daughter Sienna, Ciara’s personal and professional life has taken many turns in the past fo...

Life-changing book recommendations from your library experts

Life-changing book recommendations from your library experts

Alisha Naidu

May 31, 2019

On any given day, crowds of students use the necessary resources that the library provides, however, what many do not see is the team of librarians hard at work to keep the library running smoothly. Whether they are working at the circulation desk, in the library’s back office, between shelves or in c...

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Medha Upadhyay

May 24, 2019

I don’t think I can overstate how much Marvel movies changed my life. And I don’t just mean how much they made me love, laugh and (recently) cry. I mean how much these movies molded me into who I am and how much these characters taught me about being a better person. When I was younger, I somet...

“Jane the Virgin”: the season finale

“Jane the Virgin”: the season finale

Jessica Li

May 3, 2019

When my sister first told me of a TV show with the premise of the titular character getting accidentally artificially inseminated, I couldn’t exactly wrap my head around “Jane the Virgin’s” status as a critically acclaimed show. Nonetheless, I watched and was immediately drawn beyond its ridiculous pre...

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