Category: Entertainment

Mickey Mouse and Darth Vader: Best Friends for Ten Years

Credit: https://www.ign.com/articles/star-wars-movies-tv-shows-chronological-order 

Jenna M., journalist

Ten years ago, on October 30th 2012, the Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. While some Star Wars fans cheered and others were hesitant, all eyes were on Disney. Within the last ten years, Disney’s impact on that galaxy far, far away has been tremendous with new movies, television shows, and additions to Disney Parks across the world. 

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A Documentary: Intrigue at its Finest

Emma P., journalist

Have you ever wondered about how the famous painting of the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris?  Have you ever wanted to know more about your favorite chef? How he – or she – got started in the industry or how to recreate one of the iconic recipes? Maybe you like sports and you want to know more about Deflategate. If you respond yes to any of these questions, we’re going to get along swimmingly since the answers to these questions, and so many more, can be found in documentaries, one of my favorite movie/TV genres.

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Microsoft’s Gamified Meta-Vision

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

Microsoft recently announced their 2022-2023 acquisition deal of the mogul video game company Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion. This will be Microsoft’s biggest acquisition yet, making it the third-largest company by revenue in the video game industry. In addition, this deal could majorly reverse the odds in the gaming console war between Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation. However, this acquisition holds an even greater purpose – the metaverse purpose.

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Sally Rooney’s new book will not be published in Hebrew

Ella M., journalist

Sally Rooney has recently come under fire for boycotting an Israeli publishing house. This boycott resulted in her new title, “Beautiful World, Where Are You,not getting Hebrew publication. The Irish author is well known for her books “Normal People,” which was developed into a hit Hulu series, and “Conversations with Friends.”

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Review: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

By Emma D., Arts Department Co-Editor

Photo courtesy of NBC.

If your life were a musical, it might look something like Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The NBC dramedy created by showrunner Austin Winsberg (The Sound of Music Live!) recently finished its second season and has a dedicated fan base who are hoping it will be renewed for a third one.

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Netflix’s “Moxie” Gives Young Women a Sense of Empowerment

Paige P., journalist

On March 3, Netflix started off Women’s History Month with a bang! Moxie, Amy Poehler’s female empowerment themed movie was released. In the setting of a typical American high school, the main character, Vivian (Hadley Robinson) begins to notice and pay closer attention to the issues of sexism that occur on a daily basis all around her. Inspired by her mom’s and passion for feminism and observing the new girl in school, Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Peña) standing up for herself, Vivian distributes copies of an anonymous pamphlet entitled “Moxie.” The pamphlet calls out unacceptable behaviors and actions towards young women in her school in an attempt to make female voices heard and it received a lot of traction. As a result, a group of students also called Moxie forms to protest injustices in their school, big and small, and work to empower not only each other, but everyone in their school (especially young women) who feel as though they are not being heard.

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A Lack Positive LGBTQ+ Representation in Modern Television

Kathryn Loschert, journalist

Television has become one of the most common American pastimes. Whether this means watching an episode of your favorite TV show or finding a new show to watch over the weekend, most people would agree that television is a strong part of their lives.  Despite the variety of shows available, the casts tend to be similar.  They lack diversity, especially characters who are members of the LGBTQ+ community.  It is important for us to increase television representation to educate audiences and give representation to minority groups.

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During a Difficult Year, Taylor Swift Releases Two Excellent Albums: folklore and evermore

Ella Mordarski, Journalist

30 Dec. 2020

During a Difficult Year, Taylor Swift Releases Two Excellent Albums: folklore and evermore

By Ella Mordarski

In late July 2020, after a year of hardships, Taylor Swift released a surprise 8th studio album titled folklore. The album was a huge success and is nominated for numerous awards at the upcoming 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, set to air on Sunday, March 14th, 2021. These include Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. If Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys, she will become the fourth three-time winner in the category in Grammy history and the first-ever female three-time winner of Album of the Year. Swift certainly had a brighter 2020 compared to most people, including other performers. So, the question is: how could Swift end such a successful year with a bang? By releasing another album, of course!