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Super Bowl soars to record numbers

Connor Coppola, Arts Entertainment Editor March 7, 2024

Las Vegas – CBS Sports’ coverage of super bowl LVIII, which saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime, delivered the most-watched telecast in history. The network...

Throwback Corner: iCarly

Valentina Menta Jr., Staff Writer March 7, 2024

When we look back on our childhoods, there will always be a few extra special shows that we collectively look back on that remind us of the simpler times. Whether they were playing in the background when...

(Photo courtesy of Business Insider) 2023 marked a smash box office year for A list actors and directors.

The top box office films of 2023

Connor Coppola, Arts Entertainment Editor March 7, 2024

There was certainly some doubt during the pandemic year of 2020, along with the years that followed, that going to the movie theatre was out of style. However, the alure of the big screen still draws in...

Avatar: The Last Airbender is faithful to source material

Jordan Correa, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action series was recently released on Netflix and is one of the top shows Netflix has on its platform to date.   The original animated series gained widespread...

Madame Web releases with mixed impact

Jordan Correa, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

“Madame Web” hit theaters on Valentine's Day and the anticipated debut of Marvel’s character Cassandra Web. Cassandra Web played by the famous Dakota Johnson is a young woman who was an orphan since...

Billy Joel has returned! Looking back at his biggest hits

Connor Coppola, Arts Entertainment Editor February 22, 2024

The “Piano Man” has returned with a new single, his first since 2007. Billy Joel released “Turn the Lights Back On” on Feb. 1 to much anticipation from fans all around the world. Joel previously...

Photo from “Turn the Lights Back On” official music video. The music video made use of AI de-aging to show the various stages of Joel’s music career and life. 

Billy Joel returns from a 17-year hiatus with the debut of his new single “Turn the Lights Back On”.

Billy Joel makes a sentimental return to music at the 2024 Grammys

Adrian Vazquez, News Editor February 22, 2024

It seems like Billy Joel’s “Famous Last Words” in 1993 weren’t so final after all.  After a 17-year hiatus from songwriting, New York music icon Billy Joel released the piano ballad single...

Revisiting the Mafia classic, Goodfellas

Connor Coppola, Arts Entertainment Editor February 8, 2024

When discussing the greatest films ever made, Martin Scorsese's mob classic Goodfellas is almost always mentioned. The 1990 film is a fantastic work of cinema, as it follows the rise and fall of Henry...

Throwback Corner: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Connor Coppola, Arts Entertainment Editor February 8, 2024

Throughout our childhoods, there have been countless movies that have shaped us into the people we are today and will always exist to remind us of another time. One of the movies that I and so many others...

Saltburn

Connor Coppola, Arts Entertainment Editor February 8, 2024

If you’ve been on the internet in the past two months, you’ve likely heard of the newest hit psychological thriller, Saltburn. This movie, starring Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan, takes viewers to...

‘Meltdown; Three Mile Island’

Connor Coppola January 25, 2024

The Netflix Documentary “Meltdown; Three Mile Island”, released in 2022, revolves around the Nuclear Power Accident that took place on March 8th, 1979 in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The four part docu...

‘Echo’ showcases the heartfelt story of a deaf superhero

Connor Coppola January 25, 2024

“Echo” is a Disney+ series that was released with all five of its episodes on January 9th. The series follows the story of Maya Lopez as she reconnects with her Native American roots. Maya Lopez is...

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