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Avengers: Infinity War Review

May 4, 2018 2:06pm | Jared Dubber

rrIn the conclusion of a universe 10 years in the making, Avengers: Infinity War tells the story of Thanos, and his fight against the avengers in trying to get all the infinity stones, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, […]

Jazz Improvisation, The Key to Understanding the Creative Mind

May 4, 2018 11:55am | Jared Dubber

When most of us think of jazz, we think of boring, old music; or that music that plays in the elevator or on the 107.3 (the wave) station on the radio. While these musics fall under the umbrella genre of jazz, the lack the core […]

J. Cole Is the First Artist to Debut 3 Songs in Top 10 of ‘Billboard’ Hot 100 at Once

May 3, 2018 4:22pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

It’s been a great week for Hip-Hop artist, J. Cole. He is currently on the top of the Billboard 200 with his full length album, “KOD“, which opens at No. 1 with the biggest week of 2018. This week, J. Cole has all 12 songs […]

NSYNC Reunites at Ceremony

May 3, 2018 4:19pm | Victoria Wise

The most anticipated boy band reunion has finally come true. On April 30th, NSYNC members Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick reunited for the first time in 20 months since the five men all gathered for Chasez’s 40th birthday party. The gang reunited at the […]

Post Malone’s New Album

May 1, 2018 1:38pm | Elizabeth Scott

The well-known American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer came out with a new album, Beerbongs and Bentleys. Post Malone’s new album has 18 tracks and features multiple artists including 21 Savage, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, G-Easy, YG and Swae Lee. Spotify congratulated the […]

2018 Daytime Emmy Awards

May 1, 2018 11:51am | Semra Dervisevic

This past Sunday, April 29, 2018, in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California at 5pm (pacific time zone) the Daytime Emmy Awards were presented. It was hosted by Mario Lopez (from “Extra”), and Sheryl Underwood (“The Talk”). The awards ceremony were not broadcasted on TV, […]

Avengers: Infinity War

April 26, 2018 6:09pm | Victoria Wise

The time is near; the movie the world is anticipating will be released in only a few hours. On Thursday, April 26 (which was originally supposed to be April 27), Avengers: Infinity War will be shown in theaters all across America. It was only a […]

Avicii’s Tragic Death

April 25, 2018 2:11pm | Semra Dervisevic

Tim Bergling, better known as his stage name “Avicii”, was a Swedish-born musician, DJ, remixer and record producer who has tragically passed away at the age of 28. He passed away on April 20, 2018 in Oman (a popular vacation getaway country in the Middle […]

Lost in Space lives on

April 23, 2018 4:59pm | Keegan Sabin

Once again Netflix has done it. They have brought a show once thought to be dead back to life. Lost in Space is a show that is a re-imagining of a 1965 series of the same name. It is the adventure of space pioneering family. […]

Beyoncé Makes History At Coachella 2018

April 20, 2018 4:32pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Beyoncé is back again and better than ever. The 36-year-old, ‘Queen of Music,’ was set to headline at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday night. She performed a two-hour performance and nailed every single minute of it. The choreography, the vocals, the […]

J Cole’s New Album

April 20, 2018 1:04pm | Mackenzie Merriner

On April 16th J Cole announced he is coming out with a new album called K.O.D. on Friday, April 20th 2018. J Cole is a record producer and an American hip-hop artist. His full name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole. He has been making music and […]

Quiet Place (2018) Review

April 18, 2018 5:57pm | Jared Dubber

John Krasinski’s career has been plagued by his most famous role—Jim, from the office. The show has been over for years now (but it’s not like we aren’t rewatching it), and trying to shed his connotation of a dorky, lovable salesmen at Dunder Mifflin paper […]

Highlights of Coachella 2018

April 18, 2018 4:34pm | Victoria Wise

The 19th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California started off on Friday, April 13, and continued till Sunday, April 15. The festival hosted many celebrity musicians and some not so well-known performers as well. Visitors from all over spent the weekend […]

Carrie Underwood’s Return

April 16, 2018 3:03pm | Chloe Soneson

Carrie Underwood had fallen in November leaving her with a broken wrist and a facial injury. She gave her first public performance since the accident at the AMC Awards. She posted on her website in January explaining her in jury. She had fallen on her […]

Beyonce Headlines Coachella

April 16, 2018 3:01pm | Semra Dervisevic

On April 15, 2018 Beyoncé was back at it again with another show stopping, history making performance. But this time, it was at Coachella–people now referring to it as “Beychella”. Beyoncé is the first ever black women to headline Coachella. Coachella is an Arts and Music Festival […]

ACM Awards Thought About Moving From Las Vegas After Shooting, Decided to Stay

April 11, 2018 11:50am | ACM Awards Moving?

The ACM Awards have been on for 53 years. 15 of those years the awards have been held in Las Vegas. The week before the awards has been named “The Week Vegas Goes Country”. During this week there are several country concerts. The ACM Awards […]

Art Museum’s “Reflective” Upcoming Exhibition

April 11, 2018 11:49am | Victoria Wise

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s next exhibit is one with which we can reflect on. You guessed it, the next exhibit features mirrors! Starting July 7, and ending at September 30, the Museum will exhibit the works of Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese contemporary artist who works […]

A Quiet Place

April 10, 2018 12:08pm | Elizabeth Scott

One of the most talked about movies right now has already received $50.2 million dollars and has been in theaters since April 6th. A Quiet Place is about a family who lives in silence in the woods near an abandoned town while trying to hide […]

10 Years of Gaga

April 10, 2018 12:07pm | Semra Dervisevic

It has been 10 years since 6-time Grammy winner debuted her billboard charting and career launching single, “Just Dance”. Her first mark on pop culture and mainstream music launched April 8, 2008. The song was the lead single from her first album “The Fame”–which has […]

Love, Simon (2018)

March 29, 2018 4:28pm | Molly McGinty

Love, Simon is directed by Greg Berlanti and stars Nick Robinson as Simon Spier, a 17-year-old teen who lives a completely normal life, aside from his secret — he’s gay. When he learns about another teen from his school’s online forum who shares the same […]

Donald Glover’s ‘Deadpool’ Animated Show Cancelled

March 29, 2018 1:31pm | Jared Dubber

In the midst of the new Deadpool 2 movie releasing in just a few weeks, many were looking forward to Donald Glover’s animated version of the murk with a mouth, which was set to come out on FX. Over the weekend, it was announced by […]

Opinion: Ready Player One is upsetting

March 29, 2018 12:46pm | Keegan Sabin

When three important details are wrong at the start of a movie based on a best-selling book of the same name the audience is in for a real “treat”. Read Player One was by no means a bad, but it does not deserve the same […]

Pacific Rim Uprising

March 29, 2018 12:04pm | Victoria Wise

On March 23, 2018, Warner Bros. released the second film of the Pacific Rim franchise, Pacific Rim Uprising. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight and produced by Guillermo del Toro  and fellow cast member John Boyega, we are led through the aftermath of what was left behind […]

Snapchat Loses Over $800 Million After Rihanna Responds to Offensive Ad

March 28, 2018 11:48am | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

We all know are favorite photo-sharing app, Snapchat, hasn’t been doing so good lately. But yesterday, the app made a really big mistake. Famous R&B/Pop singer, Rihanna, tore into app for allowing an offensive ad to appear on its platform. The Barbadian singer took to […]

Cardi B’s Debut Album

March 27, 2018 12:41pm | Semra Dervisevic

Mark your calendar for April 6! Hit new rapper Cardi B is releasing her debut album called “Invasion of Privacy”. She announced the news on all her social media platforms, March 26th writing, “My album ‘INVASION OF PRIVACY’ will be out APRIL 6! Thanks for […]

Watching all the Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

March 23, 2018 1:11pm | Jared Dubber

Avengers: Infinity War comes out the 27 of April, causing many fans to be excited about all their favorite Marvel superheroes coming together at last in one big battle to save not just earth, but the entire universe itself. While this movie has an extended back […]

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Tops Off $1.1 Billion Worldwide

March 15, 2018 2:02pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Only less than a month out in theaters and it is now Walt Disney Studios’ 16th title and Marvel Cinematic Universes’ 5th ever movie to pass $1 Billion in the box office. Black Panther is ranked No. 9 of all domestically and become the No. […]

Black Panther Review

March 11, 2018 6:33pm | Jared Dubber

Recently I wrote an article about the racial impact of the new super hero movie Black Panther, saying, “With a story focused around a black superhero protecting his home in Africa…a cast filled to the brim with talented black actor…(and) an expected $250 million opening […]

The 2018 Oscars Results

March 8, 2018 3:03pm | Jared Dubber

The 90th annual Oscars were held last Sunday, March 4, celebrating the great in film-making over the past year. While there were winners and losers of the night, all films nominated got themselves into the history books for just being there—here are the results of […]

Unwriting Hollywood Stereotypes: Black Panther

February 17, 2018 12:43am | Jared Dubber

Throughout the history of Hollywood, film hasn’t always been the most accepting medium. From the earlier times of racist depictions of different races played by white people, to modern-day, where people say a film focused on black culture or actors can’t be box office hits. […]


February 4, 2018 3:34pm | Halina Dreger

The 60th Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, January 28, showcasing an array of talent from across the music industry. Performers included Kesha, Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Elton John, U2, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Logic, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Childish Gambino, SZA, Kendrick […]

Casey Affleck Withdraws From Oscars

January 26, 2018 7:07pm | Jared Dubber

Casey Affleck has pulled out of the Oscars, and will not present the award for best actress Sunday night. This recent withdrawal happened in mists of sexual assault accusations. It is a tradition for the best actor of the previous year to present the award […]

The Man of the Woods

January 26, 2018 5:24pm | Victoria Wise

Justin Timberlake has recently brought “sexy back” with his newest album Man of the Woods. We were first introduced to his album with the release of his first single “Filthy.” Just recently the NSYNC lead singer released the second song of the album “Supplies.” In […]

Person of the week

January 26, 2018 2:23pm | Caitlin Gang

The person of the week is Keegan Sabin. Keegan is a senior at Lakewood High  School. He has run track for one year. He has done theater for 4 years and is apart of the PLTW through west shore. Keegan is a hard-working student who has really […]

“I, Tonya” Movie Review

January 26, 2018 1:20pm | Caitlin Cimino

The hilarious R-rated movie “I,Tonya,” takes place in the 1990s, centered around the life and figure skating career of Tonya Harding. Tonya Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. The movie reveals that she surprised the judges not […]

90th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

January 24, 2018 2:04pm | Halina Dreger

As the Academy Awards prepare for their 90th year of presentations, they have announced the nominations for all of the 2018 Oscars. Leading the nominations is “The Shape of Water,” with 13 nods, according to ABC. The nine films nominated for Best Picture consist of […]

The West’s New Baby

January 24, 2018 2:03pm | Semra Dervisevic

Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West (already parents to North and Saint West) welcome new daughter: Chicago. Chicago was born on January 15, 2018 via surrogate (who has not been named). Kim has been very vocal and outspoken in interviews and on the […]

“A Wrinkle in Time” Movie

January 19, 2018 3:01pm | Lalia Williams

When I was younger, I always enjoyed reading classic books. One of these books was “A Wrinkle in Time”. It is just as unique and unexplainably creepy as it is exciting and emotion-evoking. Just recently, I was surprised to learn that its first publication date […]

Greatest Showman Review

January 12, 2018 2:29pm | Jared Dubber

I am a sucker for musicals. I just am. I’m not sure what draws me towards theater and musicals, even I can see how there are ridiculous, but something just draws me towards them. So when I heard there was an original movie musical, the […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

December 15, 2017 2:56pm | Jared Dubber

Last Tuesday the movie theater I work at was doing a pre-screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at midnight—so clearly I had to go see it. Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, […]

Lady Bird (2017)

December 9, 2017 1:57am | Molly McGinty

“Lady Bird” showing now in limited theaters is a beautifully directed coming-of-age story by Greta Gerwig; that follows the turbulent bond between a teen and her mother. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and […]

Movies Coming out During the Holiday Season

December 8, 2017 3:00pm | Jared Dubber

The holiday season is about, and with many relatives coming to celebrate, many people are looking for something to do. While you could go sledding, build a snowman, or have a snowball fight, many are looking for something a little warmer, turning to the movie […]

Justice League (2017)

December 1, 2017 5:11pm | Victoria Wise

On November 17, 2017, Warner Brothers released the latest film adaptation of the DC Comic, Justice League. Directed by Zack Snyder, and bringing in the recurring cast of the DC Extended Universe: Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), and Henry Cavill (Superman), while also welcoming new […]

Kim Kardashian West And Kanye West Surrogate Baby

December 1, 2017 12:57am | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Congratulations to Kim and Kanye West! They have announced that they are having a third child. But this time, it’s different. In June, news surfaced that Kim and Kanye have hired a surrogate to carry their third child and help expand their family. Kim Kardashian […]

Reflecting on Stranger Things 2

November 30, 2017 1:56pm | Lalia Williams

I previously wrote an article on the new season of Stranger Things about a month ago, before it came out. Now, the season has been out for a while, and people from all over the world have all enjoyed the 9 episodes we waited for […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale

November 29, 2017 12:43pm | Semra Dervisevic

The highly rated reality TV show: Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) recently had its season finale. Coming in 1st place and winning the Mirror-ball trophy was couple Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold; in 2nd was violinist Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas; 3rd place was awarded […]


November 17, 2017 3:33pm | Chloe Soneson

The story is centered around Elphaba, the misunderstood, smart, and fairy girl of emerald-green skin who grows up  to become famous Wicked Witch of the West. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before […]

Thor: Ragnarok Review

November 12, 2017 9:54pm | Jared Dubber

Thor: Ragnarok is the newest film inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. It is directed by Taika Waititi. I’m not going to lie, Thor is […]

Happy Death Day Review

October 30, 2017 12:30pm | Jared Dubber

As Halloween rolls around, many people are looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit. And while trick-or-treating works well for the younger kids, many high schoolers come to a blank when thinking about ways to celebrate on Halloween night. Many find themselves […]

Stranger Things Season 2

October 27, 2017 1:53pm | Lalia Williams

The wait is finally almost over: Stranger Things Season 2 is arriving on Netflix October 27, which is this Friday. I for one, can remember back in February when the first trailer arrived, and I remember thinking I didn’t think I could wait till Halloween. […]