Category: Arts

“The Batman” Is the Perfect Portrayal of the World’s Greatest Detective

Cole B., journalist

Continuing their mission to focus on director-driven projects, Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves (director) produced “The Batman”: a dark, thrilling detective-noir film that is unlike any iteration of the Caped Crusader that has ever reached the silver screen. Batman (Robert Pattinson) must scour through the criminal underworld, following clues left by the Riddler (Paul Dano), a criminal who murders Gotham City’s elites in an effort to expose corruption. Aided by Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) and the unpredictable Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz), Batman tries to unmask the truth before the Riddler unleashes terror and destruction on Gotham. 

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Book Review: Daisy Jones & the Six

Ella M., journalist

“‘You’ll be Daisy Jones & The Six.’ And no one was happy, but everyone was kind of equally dissatisfied.”

This quote easily sums up the story of an up-and-coming rock band and free-spirited young talent in the ’70s, as told in the novel Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. 

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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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December Comics

“Reflecting on 2020”
Addison Hazuda
Going into 2022, many people may be reflecting on these past years. What would you say if someone asked you about 2020 in sixty years? It was surely an unforgettable time, and no amount of decades can erase those memories, for better or for worse!

Credit: Addison Hazuda

“Color”
Annakiya Artemiw
The legend goes that thousands of years ago, there was once a thing called color. Supposedly the witches and wizards decided humans got too powerful and removed it all from the world. Now Athena the human has found a map that may locate how to restore color and magic back to humans. To be continued…

Credit: Annakiya Artemiw

James Gunn’s the Suicide Squad Is an Exciting Masterpiece, Full of Heart… and Hearts.

Cole B., journalist

In the summer of 2018, James Gunn, director of the popular Guardians of the Galaxy films, was fired from Disney/Marvel after the offensive social media posts of his past resurfaced on the internet after 10+ years. Shortly after this, Gunn apologized for his insensitive, immature comments, and was hastily hired by Warner Bros. Pictures to direct any film he wanted. He created The Suicide Squad–one of the greatest comic book movies in recent years.

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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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