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Maineland: Film Insight into Boarding School

February 12, 2020

Imagine traveling across the world into an unknown culture during the most rapidly changing time of your life. More specifically, imagine going from mainland China to Maine. In the documentary Maineland,...

Summer Reading Reviews

Summer Reading Reviews
September 21, 2019

This year, faculty picked the following books as required summer reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for Second Form, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for Third Form, The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda...

A Review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

February 5, 2019

Before Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony Pictures Animation movies were far from award-show frontrunners in the animation industry. The studio’s most recent release, The Emoji Movie, received a...

Art or Stunt?

November 10, 2018

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge—Picasso.” Banksy posted this caption along with a video on his Instagram, admitting that he was involved in the destruction of his own painting this October...

A Review of Crazy Rich Asians

A Review of Crazy Rich Asians
October 19, 2018

Growing up as an Asian American, most of the faces I saw on screen were white. While I aspired to have their courage, wit, and charm, I rarely saw an Asian character that I could strive to be like. When...

A Review of BlacKkKlansman

A rendering of the movie poster.
September 13, 2018

BlacKkKlansman is the newest film by writer-director Spike Lee. It is produced by Get Out’s Jordan Peele. The film tells the true (but often exaggerated) story of the first black police officer in Colorado...

Wakanda Forever: A Review of Black Panther

May 30, 2018

Since its release on February 16, Black Panther has become a global and cultural phenomenon. Smashing ticket pre-sales and grossing approximately 1.3 billion dollars against a 200-million-dollar budget,...

The Last Jedi: A Fan Base Divided

The Last Jedi: A Fan Base Divided
January 19, 2018

The Force has awoken: this past winter break was graced with the arrival of the eighth installment of the Star Wars saga. The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, brought a surge of polarizing developments...

Belated Christmas Bops

January 19, 2018

Feeling the Christmas blues? Sounds like you need a sick playlist to jam along to. Here are some contemporary tunes to help you reminisce on the good ol’ holidays.   “Santa’s Coming For...

Summer Reading, Reviewed

Summer Reading, Reviewed
September 11, 2017

In the all-too-likely event that you skipped your summer reading, dear reader, I’ll relieve your suspense now: you did not miss any transformational experiences. That being said, you’ll find a pleasant...

DAMN.

DAMN.
May 11, 2017

It has been over two years since Kendrick Lamar released To Pimp A Butterfly. The album, eclectic, masterful, and wildly successful, ushered in a new era of experimental rap-jazz that, at first listen,...

Embrace your angst with the best of the 2000s

Embrace your angst with the best of the 2000s
January 27, 2017

Thought you’d seen the last of us? Don’t worry. DJs Beckybeckyhi and Rizzle Lizzle Smizzle heard your pleas and are back with another angsty playlist to get you through these chilly winter months....

“La La Land” breaks records, Senko’s heart

“La La Land” breaks records, Senko’s heart
January 27, 2017

“Cinemascope presents, in full color, a motion picture spectacular: an adventurous escapade of music, love, and dreams in a whimsical cityscape!” No, this is not a synopsis for a traditional movie-musical...

Cozy on up with “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Cozy on up with “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
December 15, 2016

Christmas is the best time of year for celebrating the joys of family, friendship, and childhood. If you’re looking to get in the sentimental Christmas mood, it’s time for you to (re)watch “A Charlie...

Clint Eastwood’s Sully: A Review

Clint Eastwood's Sully: A Review
October 20, 2016

Everyone has heard about it: the 2009 miracle on the Hudson. It was an uncanny feat of triumph, and 155 lives were saved. After an unheard of double-engine failure, a full-sized passenger plane landed...

Pumpkin spice playlist: Must-listens for Fall Term

Pumpkin spice playlist: Must-listens for Fall Term
October 7, 2016

Fall is here: the season of letting go and starting over. While it may seem that we have been at school forever, we remain in a time of transition, reflected both in nature and in the mind. The trees are...

Take a chance on Chance the Rapper

October 7, 2016

It has been around four months since Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper’s 3rd official mixtape, dropped exclusively on Apple Music. Announced a week before it was set to release, it attracted all sorts...

King of the Jungle

Promotional poster for “The Jungle Book.”
A Review of “The Jungle Book”
May 13, 2016

Disney’s new movie “The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau, is a cinematic spectacle. Baloo’s fur flows and shakes with shocking realism, the sound of Kaa’s scales squirming and sliding across...

When Life Gives You Beyoncé or Vice Versa

When Life Gives You Beyoncé or Vice Versa
Lemonade, Song by Song
May 13, 2016

The iconic new album from Beyoncé is an emotional journey. Primarily but not only about Beyoncé’s relationship with Jay-Z, “Lemonade” is about growth and healing. Pray You Catch Me The opening...

Zootopia: A Review

April 22, 2016

From the start, this year’s Disney blockbuster was bound to be a hit. From playful marketing to adorable character design, “Zootopia” drew people of all ages into cinemas the moment it hit the screen....

Bowie’s Swan Song, Song by Song

Bowie's Swan Song, Song by Song
February 9, 2016

David Bowie’s 26th and final studio album, “Blackstar,” was released just two days before his untimely passing. In that short period of time, the album was heralded as one of his best, reinvigorating...

Spooktober Cinema

Spooktober Cinema
A Halloween Movie Review
October 31, 2015

The kids don their white bed sheets. The pumpkins morph into Jack-o’-lanterns with the flick of a lighter. The candy bowl is on the porch, and the arbitrary “only take one” sign is ducktaped to the...

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