61st Grammys: Celebrating another big year for music: With performances from the likes of Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, the Grammys delivered this year

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By Erin Caine and Amanda Gabriel Lifestyle Editor, Senior Writer This past Sunday was certainly a night to remember. The 61st installment of the Annual Grammy Awards was eclectic and electric, full of memorable performances from the world’s favorite artists. Hosting the ceremony was accomplished R&B vocalist Alicia Keys, who herself has won a formidable […]

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Netflix’s “Bird Box” runs into some new controversy: Recently, the Canadian government has voiced some criticisms about the 2018 film

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Netflix’s popular original, “Bird Box,” has accumulated one of the most polarized audiences to date, with the viewers either absolutely loving the movie or hating every aspect of it. Originating from a novel of the same name by Josh Malerman, “Bird Box” is set in a post-apocalyptic, near-future world, […]

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“Little” just might be the start of something big: 14-year-old Marsai Martin is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Though an upcoming comedy film called “Little” will be Marsai Martin’s first foray into the world of producing, the Hollywood career ahead of her promises to be huge. Starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae, “Little” is about a “ruthless tech mogul” (Hall) who gets magically turned into her younger self […]

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“Donkey Kong” stream raises 300k for trans youth: When a youth charity lost out on a big grant, a British gamer stepped in to save the day

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor When disaster befell a UK-based charity for transgender kids, an unlikely hero appeared. The charity, Mermaids, was granted £500,000 ($646,550) by Big Lottery Fund, with the plan to open 45 locations in the U.K. After TV writer Graham Linehan (notorious for his continued hate speech online) prompted a wave of […]

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A closer look at the event that set the internet on “fyre”

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              By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer After a whirlwind of eight lawsuits and $100 million sought in damages, the world of social media and “luxury festivals” has never been the same. Netflix recently released its documentary “Fyre,” which takes a deeper look at the chaos that unfolded during Fyre […]

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New “Fast & Furious” spinoff is shifting gears in a big way

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor There’s yet another “Fast & Furious” film on the horizon, but Vin Diesel won’t be behind the wheel in this one. With the massive success of the action-packed street racing franchise, few were surprised to learn that a few spinoff movies are in the works (one starring Dwayne “The Rock” […]

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Tips and tricks for memorization to give your brain a break

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          By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer As hard as our brains are constantly working, they could definitely use a boost every now and again. When it comes to studying for tests, effective memorization techniques are absolutely essential. So for those lacking a strong memory, here are a few tips to try […]

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The sixth season of “RWBY” ended flying high

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer The journey was long, but the end of the sixth season of the popular web-series “RWBY” (pronounced “ruby”), created by the late Monty Oum, came to a stirring conclusion. The 13th and final episode, titled “Our Way,” aired on RoosterTeeth.com on Jan. 26. Team RWBY was faced with many […]

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It’s time to “get down to business” (once again) : What’s causing all of this “Mulan” live-action controversy amongst longtime fans?

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer Disney fans are naturally enchanted by, and excited for, the continued releases of their favorite childhood classics with new, modern twists. One live-action Disney remake in particular, however, is sparking some controversy over a number of not-so-new issues. “Mulan,” one of the next remakes in the lineup, is scheduled to […]

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The top five most anticipated releases of 2019: Here’s a look at the upcoming music releases that are already on everyone’s radar

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer 2018 is already a month behind us, and it’s time to look to the future. The songwriting industry never rests, after all. Eager fans are already frothing at the mouth at potential new 2019 releases from their favorite artists. Here are five releases this year that you should keep […]

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