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This year, Hallmark begun its famous countdown to Christmas on Oct. 21. This meant the network would begin showing round-the-clock holiday programming, including premieres for numerous original holiday films.

Hallmark movies: hit or miss

Makayla Martindale and Julia Hubbell November 20, 2022

During the holiday season, Hallmark movies become front and center. Some love the heartwarming tales, others recognize the cookie-cutter format each film follows. This leads to the ultimate question: are...

Hulu’s “Fresh”, starring Daisy Edgar Jones and Sebastian Stan, offers a devious plot in an interesting way. The Hulu original movie became available to watch on Mar. 4.

Hulu’s “Fresh” offers a fresh take on the rom-com and horror-thriller scene

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2022

“I’m gonna sell your meat.” These are not the typical words one might want to hear while watching a romantic-comedy movie. Yet these are uttered to the protagonist in “Fresh,” which premiered...

As part of his 2022 tour, Pitbull made a stop at the Amway Center causing many students to attend and experience the exhilaration that his shows are well known for. When I saw that Pitbull was going on tour, I immediately bought the tickets with my friends, Garcia said. I had the best time with them because, even though some of my friends didnt know all of the words to his less known songs, he made it so much fun the entire time. The atmosphere was electric.

Mr. Worldwide brought the party to Orlando

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2022

Life of the party, ultimate hype man, famous rapper—Pitbull brought the fun to the Amway Center with Iggy Azalea on Oct. 16. After a successful tour in 2021, the 2022 Can’t Stop Us Now Tour kicked...

A student listens to Karma off Taylor Swifts 10th studio album Midnights, released on Oct. 21, 2022. The album is already breaking records, with it becoming the most streamed album within its first 24 hours of release on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Taylor Swift’s Midnights: worth the late-night listen?

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

In the classic fairy tale Cinderella, the strike of the clock at midnight symbolizes a momentous event as Cinderella finds herself racing against the clock to escape the ball and back to her mundane reality....

Conan Gray recently played at the House of Blues in Disney Springs, Florida.

Conan comes to House of Blues

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

On Sept. 20, singer-songwriter Conan Gray performed at the House of Blues located in Disney Springs, Florida. Due to the school’s proximity to the location of the concert, many students were in the show’s...

Debuting on Aug. 18, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been met with harsh backlash. Though many elements such as comedic relief and cameos are executed well in the show, many fans are continuing to show distaste for the ongoing Disney+ series.

Marvel’s “She-Hulk” battles mixed reviews

Julia Hubbell, Editor-In-Chief September 19, 2022

  Making its Disney Plus debut on Aug. 18, Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was met with mixed reviews. Following the story of attorney Jennifer Walters, the show puts a refreshing...

Throughout the years that it aired, Glee not only won numerous awards, but it also helped launch the careers of many of its stars. Lea Michele, who was already a known Broadway actress at the time the show began, gained mainstream fame after appearing in a leading role in the show, as did several other starring cast members.

Glee: the modern masterpiece

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor September 19, 2022

The year is 2009, and the future of television is appearing more and more bleak to you. Despite the plethora of shows airing week to week, they all seem too standard for your taste. In every show you attempt...

Released on May 27 and Jul. 1, the fourth season of Stranger Things showed new characters, more 80s references, and representation for a diverse community.

“Stranger Things”: the summer show

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter September 14, 2022

There has been rising excitement in the Stranger Things fan community since the recent release of the series’ fourth season. The release of the season was split into two parts: the first half released...

Exploring a solo career separate from his work as guitarist in the band The Internet, Lacy debuted his first EP “Steve Lacy’s Demo” back in 2017, which was followed up by a studio album called “Apollo XXI” in 2019, and a compilation album titled “The Lo-Fis” in 2020. “Gemini Rights” is his second studio album.

Gemini Rights: has it earned its rights?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor September 14, 2022

In the ongoing saga that is Steve Lacy’s career, there has recently been a new installment. Preceded by singles Mercury, Bad Habit and Sunshine, Lacy’s album Gemini Rights was released on Fri., Jul....

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, published August 14th, 2018.

“Where the Crawdads Sing”: worth the watch

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter August 30, 2022

“Where the Crawdads Sing” is an American murder mystery/coming of age story written by author Delia Owens. The book is set in Barkley Cove, North Carolina in the 1960s and follows a young girl named...

Released on Apr. 1, 2022, Sonys Morbius is an unfortunate waste of good characters. Most of the movie was weirdly paced, and was overall not an enjoyable experience for viewers.

A universal disappointment: “Morbius”

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor April 15, 2022

Released on Apr. 1, Sony’s “Morbius'' is the perfect movie to be released on April Fool’s Day. This film is a disaster from start to finish, leaving me with many questions that I honestly did not...

The Iris K. Shim and Sandra Oh film, Umma highlighted generational trauma, as well as the relationships between mother and daughter.

Not becoming your “Umma”

Julia Moon, Editor in Chief March 31, 2022

Released on Mar.18, “Umma'' touched on elements of psychological and supernatural horror, using visual effects to make it difficult for viewers to know if the characters’ experiences were real or just...

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