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Dark comedy “Jojo Rabbit” uses offensive subjects to teach important lessons

Mark Anbinder, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

In the perturbant and controversy-filled world we live in, it could be difficult to maintain, let alone establish what is and is not considered appropriate humor. Director Taika Waititi’s newest film, “Jojo Rabbit” can only...

Em & M’s Book Nook: Pet By Akwaeke Emezi

Emily Luethy and Mikayla Kim

December 13, 2019

Em “Pet” almost reads as a verse novel, with its lyrical writing style. Cuing you in with bizarre character names, the story weaves its way through internal and external conflict alike.  One of my favorite things covered in the book was its...

Holiday Spirit and Cheer Come to Life through the Fantastical Story-telling Presented by BG’s music department

Emily Luethy, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

The winter holidays are around the corner, and that means the Fine Arts department is preparing for their winter festival. All three music department programs are coming together on Dec. 13th and 14th to perform their annual wi...

Feature flicks of the month: ‘One Punch Man’

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

It is without a doubt one of the best shows of our era. “One Punch Man” has a rotten tomatoes of 100 percent. One punch man is packed with action while also parodying the many aspects of the genre of anime.  The shows ...

Drew Recommends: The Bicycle Thieves

Drew Levitt, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Directed by Vittorio De Sica, “The Bicycle Thieves” is a 1948 Italian film that deals with the struggles of a poor father, who was the victim of a bike robbery, losing his only form of transportation that allowed him to keep...

Drew Recommends: Federico Fellini’s “8½”

Drew Levitt, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

“8½” (Otto e Mezzo) is a 1963 Italian classic directed by the famous Federico Fellini, who had previously gave birth to the term “paparazzi” in his other Italian classic, “La Dolce Vita”. “8½” is considered to be t...

Ad Astra presents space exploration, cinematically mesmerizing and tonally beautiful

Drew Levitt, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

“Ad Astra” is a science fiction drama by director James Grey, who has previously made four feature films. The film’s cast includes big names such as Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland, all of whom do an amazing job t...

“Mario Kart Tour” races onto Apple and Android devices

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

October 25, 2019

  Recently, the new Mario Kart Tour game was released on all iOS and Android devices on Sept. 25th. For many gamers, this has been a huge phenomenon since Mario Kart originally was only available on  Nintendo devices and Wii. ...

Science fiction’s relevance continues to broaden in a modernizing world

Sriman Narayanan, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2019

Science fiction has long been a staple of literature and film, becoming a genre that has grown into one with a massive fan base. Perhaps the market for sci-fi writing is oversaturated, with the endless volumes of paperbacks t...

Feature show of the month: That 70’s Show, a nostalgic blast from the far out past

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

“That '70s Show” is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from Aug. 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006. The series focuses on the lives of a group of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wis.,...

Downton Abbey wraps up series on big screen

Mikayla Kim, Features Editor

October 24, 2019

Popular British TV show, “Downton Abbey”, made the box office after a successful run of 52 episodes over six series. The time period drama is set in the early 20th century following the Crawley family, owners of an estate in ...

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