Category: ARTS & LEISURE

Review: Poetry book “Milk and Honey” illustrates the struggles of womanhood

Review: Poetry book “Milk and Honey” illustrates the struggles of womanhood

“Milk and Honey,” written by Rupi Kaur, has become an instant hit among teenage and adult women. Kaur’s book consists of poems about the struggles of womanhood and her own personal experiences of love and heartbreak. Each page is characterized by a poem with a complementary illustration. Kaur is a Canadian poet, writer and illustrator of Indian descent. The 25 […]

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“Stranger Things” comes out with a second season

“Stranger Things” comes out with a second season

The hit Netflix original series “Stranger Things,” created by the Duffer Brothers, is back with Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) returning from the mysterious upside down and reuniting with his friends Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb Mclaughlin) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) in its second season. Because of its immense popularity with the first season, the premiere episode of season 2 drew […]

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Lil Miquela: real or fake?

Lil Miquela: real or fake?

The “Lil Miquela” controversy has quickly garnered speculation by Instagram users since the page’s creation in 2016, as people dispute whether this icon is a man, a woman or even real. On her Instagram account @lilmiquela, she posts everyday images such as selfies, photos with friends and inspirational quotes. However, her eerie appearance has attracted the attention of a wide […]

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“Women of Steel” compete for Miss Universe crown

“Women of Steel” compete for Miss Universe crown

The 66th annual Miss Universe Pageant took place in Las Vegas on Nov. 26, with almost 100 women from around the globe coming together to compete for the much-coveted crown. With the venue being the AXIS theater, located at Planet Hollywood casino-resort, the event was featured on Fox News from 7 to 10 p.m.. Steve Harvey, the host of Family […]

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Review: Red Queen

Review: Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard’s debut novel, “Red Queen,” features an intense, dramatic plot in which the protagonist battle a divided society and the betrayal it incites. In this book there’s two types of people: “silvers” and “reds.” “Silvers” are the elite with supernatural powers, while “reds” are poor with miserable lives. Mare Barrow is a 17 year old red, who is a thief […]

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Florida Teen Reads encourages students to explore new books

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Florida Teen Reads (FTR) is a list of 15 books constructed annually by a committee of media specialists. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Media Specialist Diana Haneski participates in the committee that selects these books. “FTR is a statewide reading promotion or incentive to read for […]

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Politics and pop culture collide with turbulent political scene

Politics and pop culture collide with turbulent political scene

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* American popular culture often reflects the political situation in the country at the time. In the 1960s, there was a staggering amount of musical soundscapes to the Vietnam War from famous artists, including Bob Marley. In the 1940s, the gospel, “We Shall Overcome,” was modernized to […]

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Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone X grab the attention of consumers

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* On Sept.12, Apple announced the next generation of iPhones at their annual Keynote event, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. These two phones have been the talk of the smartphone community for months, with speculations about the iPhone X, specifically its design, taking center stage. Now […]

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Old shows are revived and revamped in modern television

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* In today’s age of nostalgia, television illustrates the fluidity of time, as many new programs revive trends from several decades ago and reflect the continued adoration for many of these retro shows. Numerous aspects of ‘90s and ‘80s popular culture have made a reappearance in today’s […]

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Many modern artists implement the popular technique of music sampling in their songs

Many modern artists implement the popular technique of music sampling in their songs

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* Music sampling, the act of borrowing portions of other, typically older songs to be implemented into a new song, has become popularized throughout the modern age of music. Though continuously evolving, sampling can be identified in songs anywhere from rap to alternative. The history of sampling […]

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