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Jim Hawkins sitting on the bowsprit of the RLS Legacy. Photo Source: Treasure Planet

After 19 Years, “Treasure Planet” is Still Great!

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor November 15, 2021

On Nov. 27, 2002, the movie “Treasure Planet” was released under the Walt Disney name. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, it was one of the more underrated animated Disney movies in comparison...

Horror movie aficionados Ice Nine Kills return with a sequel to their last album, “The Silver Scream.” “Welcome to Horrorwood” follows a fictional homicide case. Album art by Ice Nine Kills (artist unknown).

A Killer New Album: Ice Nine Kills “Welcome to Horrorwood”

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

“Sit back for the sequel of your dreams,” as Ice Nine Kills frontman, Spencer Charnas, puts it. Prepare for a bigger, bolder and bloodier musical project.   On Oct. 15, the Massachusetts-based...

The aftermath of Keaton’s most iconic stunt involving the frame of a house falling as he stays safe by standing in the path of an open window. Photo by: Charles Reisner.

Buster Keaton; “The Great Stone Face”

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor October 25, 2021

In honor of his one hundred twenty-sixth birthday, Buster Keaton deserves some recognition. In the world of movies and television, we have people who have made timeless impacts. We have directors like...

10 of the best Halloween movies to watch in October (a.k.a. the Spooky Season). Photo created by: Emmelyn Harrison.

10 of the Best Halloween Movies That Will Get You in the Spooky Season Spirit

Emmelyn Harrison, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Have you ever found yourself in the mood for a Halloween movie but do not know what to watch? This article contains 10 of the best Halloween movies that will get you in the spirit for the spooky season....

Ed Asner answered questions at the Banff World Media Festival. Photo by the Canadian Press.

Ed Asner Dies at 91

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor September 7, 2021

On Sunday, Aug. 29, Ed Asner, the voice of Carl Fredrickson from the 2009 film “Up”, died of natural causes in his home in Tarzana at the age of 91. His family via Twitter posted the news saying, “We...

The episode two loading screen. We see Alex being moved by an anonymous puppeteer as he edits the news. Source: Not For Broadcast

“Not For Broadcast” Game Review: The Calm Before the Storm

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

“Not for Broadcast” was first released in January of 2020, however, the third part or ‘episode’ of the game was released almost a year later with more to come. They update the episodes periodically...

Source: Tarsier Studios.
The cover photo with Mono and Six surrounded by various creatures and puzzles in the game. You can even see The Teacher in the background.

“Little Nightmares Two” Game Review

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

“Little Nightmares Two” came out on Feb. 10, 2021, almost four years after the first game, “Little Nightmares,” which was released in April of 2017. The second game had a lot to live up to after...

“Among Us” is a popular mobile game where four to ten players work together to try to figure out who the imposters are. Photo by: Innersloth.

How (NOT) to Play Among Us

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer January 18, 2021

The popular mobile game “Among Us” took off in the Spring of 2020 with more than 85 million downloads. “Among Us” can also be downloaded on “Steam” for a small price. “Among Us” is a game...

A screenshot of what Xen’s Lair looks like in the “Black Mesa” remake.
Source: Alec Denston

Why “Black Mesa” Remake Is Better Than “Half-Life”

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

“Half-Life” is a game (released in 1998 by Valve) made for Microsoft Windows as the first of eight other “Half-Life” games. In the first game, you play as MIT scientist Gordon Freeman. After an...

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2019

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle...

It is that time of year, when we are all spreading cheer. Fall drama time is here!

Must Watch New Dramas of Fall 2018

Ramya Raja, News Editor November 1, 2018

Television networks are beginning to premiere seasons of both new and old shows after a roughly four-month long hiatus. While there are far more than ten new shows coming to the small screen this October,...

Over 95% of Americans have watched Sesame Street. The show has aired on PBS weekly for 45 years and counting. Thanks to HBO, the show will live on.

HBO Keeps Beloved Children’s Series Alive

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer September 2, 2015

Home Box Office (HBO) recently announced its new partnership with Sesame Street. The iconic series has screened on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for the last 45 years, but due to funding issues taking...

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