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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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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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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Ella M., journalist
If you have listened to music on Spotify lately, you may have noticed old Taylor Swift songs are being re-released a second time. Of course, many fans are elated by these releases, but some listeners may be asking: Why is Taylor Swift rerecording her masters?
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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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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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Ella M., journalist
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Whether you got your driver’s license 20 years ago or last week, Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song “drivers license” will pull at your heartstrings.
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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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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!