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Superhero movies bring in a lot of money, with box offices often selling millions of tickets worldwide, but as of late these movies have been falling below the “super” standards they uphold.

From hero to zero

Nairie De Gregory, Section Editor April 2, 2024

Superheroes have been icons for centuries; they have been the focus of countless movies that have inspired and resonated with audiences from childhood to adulthood. These movies bring in a lot of money,...

As my favorite branch of the Marvel franchise, I was extremely excited for the release of Loki season two. This season brought back favorite characters of mine and continued to keep me enthralled with every episode.

Loki season two creates glorious chaos in the multiverse

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor November 14, 2023

On Oct. 5, fans all across the multiverse waited anxiously for the second season of “Loki” to release. After watching season one over ten times, saying I was ecstatic was an understatement; my expectations...

The tradition of dressing up in costumes for Halloween originated from Celtic beliefs that the souls of the dead roamed the earth on the night of Oct. 31.

How old is too old to trick or treat?

Nairie De Gregory, Section Editor November 7, 2023

“Trick or Treat!” is a phrase that is yelled many times on Oct. 31, when kids take to the streets of their neighborhoods dawned in costumes and on the hunt for candy. Halloween is a day lots of people...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding premiered on Sept. 8, earning $23.9 million worldwide in its second weekend

My big fat Greek review

Nairie De Gregory, Sports and News Editor September 26, 2023

On Sept. 8, a 2000s favorite franchise released their third and final movie. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” premiered earning $23.9 million worldwide in its second weekend. The movie follows the Portokalos...

The IMDb Domestic Box Office For Summer 2023 ranks “Barbie” as the number one movie of the summer, with “Sound of Freedom” as sixth, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” as seventh, and “Haunted Mansion” as seventeenth.

Summer movie roundup: were they hot?

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor September 6, 2023

Throughout a summer deemed the hottest on record, people needed a way to beat the heat. Many escaped to their local movie theaters to watch new releases. Many films topped the charts upon their release,...

The first episode of the Mandalorian season 3 was released on Mar. 1 and the last episode of the season was released on Apr. 19.

Moving through the galaxy with “The Mandalorian”

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter May 11, 2023

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a bounty hunter continued his adventures with a small child connected with the force. Created by Jon Favreau, ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3 was released on Mar....

American Psycho and The Catcher in the Rye are both works of fiction that, despite popularity, have been derided for the negative qualities of their protagonists.

In defense of morally ambiguous media

Annaliese Long, Section Editor April 28, 2023

There is no critique of a piece of literature, film or television that manages to irk me to my core quite as successfully as that along the lines of, “I would like it, but I didn’t like the character’s...

Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania was released on Feb.17, and the quickly dubbed the number one movie in the world. The movie was the third installment of the Antman films.

“Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania” stings the competition.

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter March 21, 2023

On Feb. 17 “Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania” was released in theaters worldwide. It was much anticipated and became the number one movie in the world on its opening weekend, bringing in $144 million....

A holiday celebrating love and romance, Valentine’s Day has become associated with imagery of hearts, the colors red and pink, angels and flowers.

Cupid vs. consumerism: the reality of Valentine’s Day

Annaliese Long, Section Editor February 14, 2023

For as long as humans have inhabited the earth, one fact has remained undeniably true: everybody loves love. It has served as the inspiration behind the majority of our civilization’s most beloved novels,...

College applications arent as easy as everyone else says they are. The amount of stress that they induce is unimaginable.

College applications: the bane of my existence

Marcela Maya Escalona, Section Editor January 31, 2023

If the idea of senior year is not already stressful enough, imagine having to start college applications right when you get back to school, while having no clue how to do them, and no idea of what’s...

Films in the same series are typically released within a few years of each other. However, the trend of waiting longer between film releases is becoming popular. This tends to leave the audience with a subpar second installment, using the anticipation as a quick cash grab instead of trying to produce a high quality film.

Long-awaited sequels threaten the quality of films

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2023

Sequels are a staple in the film industry. Building off the backs of the original work in hopes of expanding a cinematic universe. And while sequel installments are typically highly anticipated by the...

As this years holiday season comes to an end, many are left disappointed with their high expectations, anticipated lack of stress, and attempt to travel with family. The 2022 holiday airline backups were more pronounced than usual, leaving many travelers entirely frustrated, often stranded, and ready for the season to be done.

Holiday travel: worth the hassle?

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2023

Whether watching the iconic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or Lifetime’s “Snowed-Inn Christmas”, holiday movies centered around the idea of traveling are some of the most popular....

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