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“The Challenge” pits the USA against UK rivals

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2019

This summer, American pop culture experienced a British invasion. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman” and Prince Archie dominated the cultural conversation. As “The Challenge” returns for season 34, the reality juggernaut aims to prove that the United States can still hold its own against the...

‘Gotham’ finale only complicates Batman’s story

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

The Fox television series “Gotham,” which tells the origin story of Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, aired its final episode on April 25. The series finale, entitled “The Beginning,” makes you realize that “Gotham” has been wasting your time for the last five years. This show will most likely...

Second season of ‘Sabrina’ brings highs, lows

Second season of ‘Sabrina’ brings highs, lows

Alyssa Garcia, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

The world was given the first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Oct. 26, and on April 5, we were honored a second season of the series! This new season had me going through a variety of emotions and questioning a lot of the plot. However, I was still able to find negatives and positives that tru...

‘The Perfectionists’: Not perfect, but enjoyable

‘The Perfectionists’: Not perfect, but enjoyable

Brian Connors, A&E Editor

April 4, 2019

When “Pretty Little Liars” premiered in the summer of 2010, the teen thriller immediately captivated audiences. Its perfect blend of mystery, romance and drama set in the small Pennsylvania town of Rosewood was enough to make it one of the most talked-about shows on social media. After seven seasons...

NBC’s new backyard bar comedy ‘Abby’s’ lacks luster

NBC’s new backyard bar comedy ‘Abby’s’ lacks luster

Brian Connors, A&E Editor

April 4, 2019

“Cheers,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Sullivan & Son” are all great comedies that have taken place in bars. “Abby’s,” a new comedy airing on NBC, hopes to join these ranks with funny jokes and lots of booze. “Abby’s” premiered on March 28. The show stars...

‘The Umbrella Academy’: Dysfunctional but fun

‘The Umbrella Academy’: Dysfunctional but fun

Joshua Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Netflix’s new show “The Umbrella Academy” is based off the comic book series of the same name, created by Gerard Way, famously known as the frontman for My Chemical Romance. The Netflix adaptation, developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater, is about a group of kids born around the same time...

Predictions for upcoming Academy Awards

Joshua Gonzales Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards are approaching, and there are many tricks to predict the winners. Sometimes the actor who wins the Oscar is the winner of the early award season trophies, and occasionally, a dark horse nominee pulls off a surprise win. Here are the predictions for the films of 2018.The Best...

Natasha Lyonne stars in thought-provoking ‘Russian Doll’

Natasha Lyonne stars in thought-provoking ‘Russian Doll’

Katherine Daly Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Netflix’s new series “Russian Doll” proves HBO has not cornered the market on bizarre television shows. The enjoyable series, set in a realistic 1980s New York, stars Natasha Lyonne – best known as Nicky in “Orange is the New Black” – and is produced by comedian Amy Poehler. The eight-p...

‘You’ switches to Netflix, gains major attention

Aliyah Rodriguez Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Netflix’s new psychological thriller “You” – which began streaming on Netflix on Dec. 26 – follows bookstore manager Joe Goldberg in his quest to be the perfect boyfriend for aspiring writer Guinevere Beck. Joe treads dangerous waters as he becomes a psychopathic stalker that manipulates B...

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