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And The Oscar Goes to: LGBTQ+ Representation by Straight Actors

And The Oscar Goes to: LGBTQ+ Representation by Straight Actors

by Sharlene Kiefer, Reporter Oct 24, 2023

As representation increases, writers of TV and movies push for adding characters that the masses can relate to. People want characters who look like them and act like them, but producers must take the...

True Crime: When Podcasts Become Problematic

True Crime: When Podcasts Become Problematic

by Michelle Mendez, Reporter Mar 20, 2023

Throughout the years, people have been fascinated by conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries. Such interest brought many to start their own podcasts, YouTube channels or blogs dedicated to sharing their...

Actor Rebecca Smith playing Understanding, enters the scene to calm actors Harper Whittemore playing Everybody, Shruti Singh playing Love, and Sneha Kar playing Death.

‘Everybody’ Embodies Excellence

by Maryam Ahmed, Reporter Jan 20, 2023

The IB play, “Everybody,” was an absolute success, masterfully combining humor with heavy topics and shining a modern light on ideals as old as time. The play addresses the thought-provoking question...

Murders to Media: Hollywood’s Romanticization of Serial Killers

Murders to Media: Hollywood’s Romanticization of Serial Killers

by Kayla Vu, Co-Editor in Chief Nov 4, 2022

With its release on Sep. 21, “Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” became the most-watched Netflix series in its premiere week, beating “Squid Game” and “Bridgerton.” The show garnered...

Controversy Around Teen Dramas

Controversy Around Teen Dramas

by Michelle Mendez, Reporter Oct 28, 2022

Motion pictures, such as “13 Reasons Why,” “Freaks and Geeks,” “The Breakfast Club,” and many other visual forms of entertainment revolving around intractable teenagers have been quite popular...

Diverse TV Shows Promote Stereotypes

Diverse TV Shows Promote Stereotypes

by Maryam Ahmed, Reporter Oct 15, 2022

In a socially conscious age, popular culture made a genuine effort to have more diversity, both on and off screen. Modern coming-of-age shows like, “Never Have I Ever” and “Ms. Marvel’ are hailed...

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Decline in Hollywood’s Originality Caused by Fear of Failure

by Varsha Jhanak, Social Media Editor Oct 2, 2022

For many years, there has been an ongoing debate circling around the originality of movies. We always end up watching, no matter what the plot is. “Star Wars” is a truly incredible and beloved franchise...

FIFA’s Migrant Workers’ Monopolization in Qatar

FIFA’s Migrant Workers’ Monopolization in Qatar

by Rishi Mallela, Sports Editor Apr 28, 2022

Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup, built from the ground up a thriving soccer culture for fans to enjoy, starting from the acquisition of French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain. With the limited soccer...

Music Massacre: Song Lawsuits Destroying Creativity

by Kayla Vu, Reporter Apr 4, 2022

The concept of plagiarism has never been an unknown phenomenon to the music world, but ever since the “Blurred Lines” case of 2015 shook the industry, debates within the community raised questions...

Raesa Khawaja speaks on sexual misconduct at the protest on Feb. 18

Students Display Overwhelming Insensitivity at Protest

by Abigail Cardenas, Video Editor Mar 16, 2022

Students held a protest Feb. 18 pushing for administrators to reconsider their handling of sexual assault cases on campus. Administration approved for the protest to take place during second period...

PESH Social Media: Affect on Campus

by Sydnie Grayson, Reporter Mar 2, 2022

In recent months, the introduction of school-centered accounts on social media has influenced the campus heavily.  Unfortunately, these accounts draw a fine line between their positive and negative influences.  These...

Yuzuru Hanyu’s “Ice Prince” Legacy Can Never Be Replaced

by Samantha Heath, Copy Editor Feb 11, 2022

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater who participated in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, marking it the third consecutive Olympics he competed in. He previously won a gold medal in the 2014 and 2018...

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