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“Lyle Lyle, Crocodile” successfully revitalizes traditional children’s story

Sony Animation’s newest film, “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile,” based on the book by Bernard Waber, aims to refresh a classic children’s story and succeeds through its top-notch cast and stellar musicality. Award winning artist Shawn Mendes’ (Lyle) renditions of both original and covered songs will be stuck in your head for days. While it is slightly […]

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Overwatch 2 surpasses expectations and reignites the games popularity

The release of “Overwatch 2” has been long desired by the gaming community after its prequel, “Overwatch,” gained worldwide recognition from the point of its release in 2016. The game was the original first person shooter (FPS) to receive game of the year by The Game Awards, which it received in its first year of […]

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Despite its suspense and scares, “Smile” fails to captivate audience

Parker Finn’s “Smile” is not for the weak-stomached. From the intense opening shots, this film has you wanting to look away every scene. With suspense and jump scares around every corner, it seems that “Smile” would be a hit. Still, it doesn’t do enough to keep the audience invested throughout, causing it to be another […]

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Female nudity in Renaissance paintings: liberation or sexualization?

The Renaissance: a period of artistic rebirth in Europe that prompted extreme reformation of former artistic techniques. Female subjects in particular experienced this reformation, as they were often portrayed nude in paintings. This is a result of the absence of women from the art sphere during the Renaissance. Therefore, there was a lack of female […]

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Teachers unions should remain protected

In the last three years, remote learning has usually been synonymous with COVID-19 outbreaks. These past few months, however, students across Columbus were forced into remote learning as a result of teachers going on strike. The strike was organized by the Columbus Education Association (CEA), with goals of bargaining with the Columbus City Schools Board […]

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To what extent is the media app BeReal real?

Pro Eden Bradley Con Chelsea Wasserstrom “It’s time to BeReal!” This phrase seems to have taken over people’s lives since the social media platform BeReal took the world by storm.  BeReal sends out a message at a different time every day, giving users two minutes to take and share a picture with their friends. This […]

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Sapphic show cancellation hinders LGBTQ+ inclusivity in media

Recently, the diversity in the film industry, including within the LGBTQ+ community, has progressed. This increase in representation is visible even as side characters in major shows like “Stranger Things,” or movies like “Do Revenge.” However, the improved inclusivity and representation aren’t the same for all members within the community. Shows containing women-loving-women (WLW), or […]

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Newest ‘Pinocchio’ adaptation fails to modernize the classic

Disney’s newest live action film “Pinocchio” attempts, but fails, to add a refreshing spin on the original film. The film is packed with talented actors such as Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Cynthia Ervio. With the addition of the brilliant computer-generated imagery (CGI) and big name actors, the new adaptation has all of the parts […]

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“Carrie Soto is Back” reinforces Jenkins Reid’s talented storytelling

In recent years, Taylor Jenkins Reid has been at the top of numerous bestseller lists and on the radar of readers of all genres. Her newest release, “Carrie Soto is Back,” has proven that the future is still bright for her as a novelist. Carrie Soto, the protagonist, is a highly acclaimed female tennis player […]

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Should there only be one homecoming monarch?

Pro Emily Gunther Staff Reporter Con Eden Bradley Staff Reporter Electing a Homecoming court is a traditional part of the annual Homecoming activities held at many high schools across the country. It’s common for one Homecoming king and one Homecoming queen to be elected; however, in recent years the high school Student Council decided to […]