Opinion

The U.S. should leave the Electoral College in the past

The Electoral College is the system the United States has used to elect its president since it was established in 1788. However, as time has gone on, the United States has outgrown this archaic system, as it is not democratic and does not accurately represent the population’s interests. When a candidate can win the popular […]

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Kanye documentary showcases unique backstory of the rapper’s success

“Jeen-Yuhs” is a three-part documentary on Netflix revealing behind-the-scenes moments of rapper Kanye West’s early life and career while capturing his growth as an artist. “Jeen-Yuhs” offers both fans of West and those who know nothing about him interesting insights into his life and successes. The documentary sets up an easy-to-follow chronological story, covering West’s […]

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‘The Batman’ provides thrilling plot, intricate character development

The film draws the audience into a thrilling and mysterious plotline from the first scene, featuring the main villain, the Riddler (Paul Dano), going after his first victim. The movie begins with this clear view through a scope lens into the home of a presumably corrupt politician. The setting feels sinister due to the room’s […]

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Should television shows portray substance abuse?

Pro Molly O’dell Staff Reporter Modern television is constantly addressing controversial topics, one of the most prominently seen in today’s media being substance abuse.  Often, viewers are able to relate to media portrayals of what substance abuse does to families. Shows that portray substance abuse are essential to modern television because they mirror reality and […]

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Spotify should strive to remain neutral in political controversies

In today’s highly politicized climate, many brands, sites and companies have struggled to remain neutral in the political sphere. A middle ground seems impossible to find, as companies are criticized for remaining silent on pressing topics but are also berated for speaking out too strongly. While music platforms may not seem problematic in nature, Spotify […]

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New Netflix thriller suspenseful but falls short of expected satire

Netflix’s new series “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window,” released Jan. 28, tells the story of a recent widow and divorcee Anna Whitaker (Kristin Bell) who witnesses a murder across the street. However, her neighbors and the police do not believe that she has actually seen this,and […]

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‘The Fallout’ provides moving take on tragedies, trauma recovery

Megan Park’s directorial debut “The Fallout,” released Jan. 27, is a moving exploration of student Vada (Jenna Ortega) as she grapples with the aftermath of a horrific school shooting at her high school. The movie begins with a typical school day. Vada fidgets in class, daydreams and goes on her phone, mostly ignoring what her […]

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‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ offers engaging plotline despite poor graphics

“Pokémon Legends: Arceus” is an open-world game that provides its players with exciting adventure, despite occasionally falling short in its animations and visuals. The game begins with a character falling through space-time, drifting as the player gets closer to a hole beneath them. As one enters the hole, they emerge in the vast lands of […]

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Art classes important to academics, well-being

In the scholastic world, there often appears to be a hierarchy within the subjects. While courses such as English and math seem to float to the top, others such as art education tend to fall toward the bottom in apparent importance to students’ academic development. However, art classes are more than just electives or a […]

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New ‘Spider-Man’ offers outstanding effects, characterization

Following much anticipation for the continuation of the SpiderMan series, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was released Dec. 17, and it did not disappoint. From Marvel connoisseurs to new fans, the commotion around the movie has been greater than that of any of the recent “Spider-Man” films. Aside from an unsatisfying ending, the attention is well […]