Category: ARTS & LEISURE

Taylor Swift’s song “Me!” disappoints fans

Taylor Swift’s song “Me!” disappoints fans

After nearly a year and a half since the release of her previous album “Reputation” released on Nov. 10, Taylor Swift has released the song “Me!” featuring Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie on Friday, April 26, 2019. The music video broke the YouTube record for most views received by a solo and female artist in the first 24 hours […]

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“Avengers: Endgame” (Walt Disney Studios)

“Avengers: Endgame” brings fans to tears

On April 26, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s third phase came to an end. “Avengers: Endgame,” a continuation of the Avengers saga, was highly anticipated by many fans. The year between “Avengers: Infinity War” and this latest release was full of theories and possible plot spoilers. According to CNN, the film made an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office […]

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Representation in Hollywood affects how we view ourselves

Representation in Hollywood movies is far more than cast statistics, it impacts the viewers as movies and television shows have a dramatic effect on how consumers view many aspects of their lives. Ideas and expectations come from experiences, and people virtually experience media constantly. “Stories affect how we live our lives, how we see other people, how we think about […]

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Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones. Photo Courtesy of HBO.

The legacy of Game of Thrones lives on in its final season

On April 14, HBO released the highly anticipated first episode of the final season of the “Game of Thrones” series, drawing excited fans to their screens at 9 p.m eastern standard time. The amount of viewers sky rocketed to 17.4 million across all platforms to witness the beginning of the end of the beloved show. GOT began as a series […]

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Image still from the remake of, "Pet Sematary." (Paramount/TNS)

Pet Sematary is not Stephen King’s best work of 2019.

Stephen King’s newest reboot for his horror book “Pet Semetary” was released on April 5. The 2019 version of Pet Semetary is the book’s third film adaptation and while it was not bad, pet horror movies should definitely be left in the 1980s because of the odd horror factors. The story follows a family’s new move into a small town […]

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Logan Webber, who plays the lead role of Holden _______ in the play, "The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nightime flies across the stage. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Douglas Drama gets nominated for 21 Cappie awards

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama program has been nominated for 21 awards from the Critics and Awards Program for High School Students for the play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.” This includes awards in categories such as best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best featured actor, best featured actress, lighting, sound, choreography and […]

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Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Star-crossed lovers are meant to break every viewer’s heart; terminal romance films are some of the best at depicting this concept. The real question is are these movies representing terminal illnesses correctly or are they misinforming viewers? Teenage patients spend most of their time either in a hospital, getting treatments or in their homes, resting. Patients are constantly under watch. […]

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Figuring out dresses, makeup and hair for prom can be overwhelming. (The Mash/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Prom dresses and expenses for girls can be overpriced and excessive

*This story was co-written by Jordyn Laudanno and Mallory Muller MSD Seniors are preparing for prom on May 11. Trying on dozens of dresses, finding exact color matches for their shoes and preparing jewelry to accessorize with for the special day can turn out to cost more than it’s worth.   The theme has not yet been announced, but most […]

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Promotional material for Jordan Peele's "US".

Jordan Peele’s “US” is a must see for horror fans

“US,” released on March 22, is the second film from comedian and director Jordan Peele, who received massive praise for his first film, “Get Out” which showed a new take on the horror genre through an African-American perspective. The film follows Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o) on a family vacation with her husband Gabe (Winston Duke), daughter Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) […]

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Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

School shootings are a frequently depicted topic on television, often dramatizing the terror and hardships students and faculty face during a real shooting. While these episodes seem more plentiful now than ever, due to the increased rates of actual school shootings, violence on campus has been ingrained in popular culture for decades. Since the shooting at Columbine High School on […]

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