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Admission’s Christopher Blackman becomes a published poet

Christopher Blackman, Dana Hall’s Admission and Financial Aid Database Manager, recently published a book of poems, Three-Day Weekend, after winning the Gunpowder Press’s Dryden-Vreeland Book Prize.  The judge, Nan Cohen, who selected Blackman as the winner of the book prize, said that “Christopher Blackman is alert to the ironies that […]

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Me Talk Pretty One Day: Sardonic, reflective, and utterly hilarious

American humorist David Sedaris is known for his blend of autobiographical essays and wit.  Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a particularly well-known work from Sedaris, with each chapter diving into his eccentric life through hilarious yet thoughtful retellings of his successes, failures, and everything in between. […]

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Killers of the Flower Moon engagingly reveals little-known history

The epic western Killers of the Flower Moon, released in theaters in October 2023, is an impactful movie because the movie doesn’t adhere to the Western genre’s long-standing tradition of romanticizing the exploitation of indigenous people, land, and resources. In this story, it’s the “cowboys” who are the villains.  The […]

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A Swiftie’s Review of The Tortured Poets Department 

Taylor Swift’s 11th album debuted on April 19, 2024 at midnight EST. Leading up to the countdown on Swift’s Instagram page hitting zero, speculation soared among fans. Some, like myself, anticipated a surprise drop of “Reputation (Taylor’s Version),” a long-awaited release. Others speculated about a double album for “The Tortured […]

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Challengers Aced All of My Expectations

Released on April 26th, Challengers, a two hour dramatic masterpiece about tennis, love, and much more, holds its viewers captive, and leaves them raving. As a tennis player, this movie captivated me from the first time I saw the previews in January, and it surpassed all of my expectations beautifully.   […]

Arts / Lifestyle

An ode to retro entertainment: 28th season of The Bachelor 

From early January to late March this year, a new episode of The Bachelor streamed every Monday at 8pm on ABC, luring in viewers from across the country. This week-to-week television style has brought people together, whether online or at in-person watch parties. The drama between the contestants on the […]

Arts / Opinion

Quiet on Set: The truth behind Nickelodeon’s popular shows 

Quiet on Set – Dark Side of Kids TV is a five-part docuseries on Max (formerly HBO Max) detailing the behind-the-scenes of children’s television programs from the 1990s and the 2000s. This series discusses producer Dan Schneider’s rise to power and the hostile and frequently inappropriate environment that he created. […]

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The new adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” stunningly brings a childhood favorite to life

On December 20, 2023, the first episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians (based on the award-winning book series by Rick Riordan) was released on Disney+. Being a fan since third grade, I was excited for each Tuesday for the following two months along with the 13.3 million viewers at […]

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has mixed reviews

The new Hunger Games movie A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes drew in viewers from all around the world. On November 17, 2023, the movie’s first day in the theater, it made $19.1 million, according to CNBC. Three days later, the box office had earned over $100 million. The new […]

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“Anyone But You” is worth the watch

An enemies to lovers romcom called “Anyone But You”, released in December 2023 and streaming on Prime Video and Apple TV, is worth the watch for a fun Friday night movie.  For the past years, people like to complain about the rarity of good rom coms.  This was until “Anyone […]