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“Little Women” Review

“Little Women” Review

Catherine Butler, copy editor

January 28, 2020

 * This review contains major spoilers — and I mean major — for both the book and the movie. Beware or be square.  Honestly, what’s the point in watching a movie if you didn’t read the book first? If you’re lazy, you might look at the dozens of chapters of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little W...

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Review

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Review

Maya Kim, features writer

January 20, 2020

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic? It’s the one with Zac Efron dancing with a basketball in a gym. The one with teens dancing on the lunch tables singing about the status quo. The one with the most iconic dance number in the history of Disney Channe...

“Cheap Queen” review

“Cheap Queen” review

Kate Schreiber, features writer

December 10, 2019

Mikaela Straus, known to the world as King Princess, perfectly blends an 80s-inspired keyboard and electric guitar with the emotions of a gut-wrenching break up on her debut album “Cheap Queen”.  While Straus continues to utilize her familiar rich, classic vocals reminiscent of fan-favorite hit “1950...

Fall play review: “Blood at the Root”

Fall play review: “Blood at the Root”

Mya Copeland, features writer

November 5, 2019

The orange spotlights illuminated a massive tree that reached up into the rafters. The stage which normally seemed huge was dwarfed by the giant scenery. The stage itself was stunning, and the show that took place on it was equally as impressive. “Blood at the Root” by Dominique Morisseau is based on the Jena Six, a group of six black Louisiana high school stu...

“Pumpkinheads” review

“Pumpkinheads” review

Catherine Butler, copy editor

November 1, 2019

Rating: 6/10 Author: Rainbow Rowell Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks Page Number: 211 Genre: graphic novel, romance Rainbow Rowell fans, you’re in for a treat as sticky-sweet as caramel: tasty at first, but bland once the sugar high wears off. Those who loved Rowell’s classics, like Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, might...

Restaurant review: Elmwood

Restaurant review: Elmwood

Elliott Notrica, entertainment writer

October 30, 2019

Elmwood Restaurant in Maplewood is an imperfect yet exciting new eatery with a strong foundation but room for improvement. The newly-opened establishment from Niche Food Group alumni and culinary-world heavyweights Adam Altnether and Chris Kelling has many components of an incredible dining experience, but doesn’t feel cohesive and polishe...

“This Is How It Always Is” review

“This Is How It Always Is” review

Catherine Butler and Sophie Chappell

October 29, 2019

When three-year-old Claude says he wants to be a girl when he grows up, parents Rosie and Penn don’t question it. He also wants to be a scientist, a train and an ice cream cone. At first, Claude simply wishes to wear princess dresses around the house and bikinis to the pool, but once school begins, R...

Frank Ocean releases “DHL”

Frank Ocean releases “DHL”

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 21, 2019

Frank Ocean released original single after two years, "DHL."

Love, lust and drugs

Love, lust and drugs

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 17, 2019

Lana Del Rey's "Norman _______ Rockwell" Is much different from her past albums, from everything to sound and cover.

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