Counting down the 10 best songs of 2018

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer With only one month left to go now, it’s the perfect time to look back on the year and acknowledge the songs that helped define 2018. Here’s a list of the top 10 most popular and influential songs of the year: 10. “Happier,” Marshmello (feat. Bastille). A song created […]

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Rihanna and Donald Glover reveal details of new music film

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor When it comes to merging music and film, few could have asked for a better dream team than Rihanna and Donald Glover. The trailer for the upcoming musical film project “Guava Island,” with Glover (also known by his stage name, Childish Gambino) and Rihanna as co-stars, premiered at the PHAROS […]

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Remembering the man who shaped our childhoods: Over 20 years ago, Stephen Hillenburg created one of the most enduring shows of our time

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By Brian Brecker Senior Writer Recently, we’ve had to say our farewells to the creative mind behind one of the most beloved cartoons of all time. On Nov. 26, Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the long-running Nickelodeon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” passed away due to complications with ALS, which he had been diagnosed with a year […]

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“Detective Pikachu” trailers met with mixed reactions: Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to the titular Japanese icon in the first Pokémon live-action film

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By Brian Brecker Senior Writer From some raised eyebrows to genuine excitement, the trailers for the upcoming 2019 film “Detective Pikachu” have garnered varied responses from fans and audiences. To many fans’ surprise, Ryan Reynolds, best known for his role as the fourth wall-breaking anti-hero Deadpool, is voicing Pikachu. Based off of the video game […]

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Long-lost gem from the Queen of Soul reappears: Aretha Franklin documentary concert film to be released 46 years after its recording

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor If there’s one voice the world won’t ever forget, it’s Aretha Franklin’s. Back in August, millions were heartbroken to hear the news of Franklin’s passing. Her memorial service was attended by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and the “Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight. Franklin’s work of six decades […]

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Is there a problem with Hollywood heroes? Recent study finds that movie superheroes are more violent than villainous counterparts

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor In films ostensibly about the “good guys” defeating the “bad guys,” a recent study finds that the difference between the two might be blurrier than we think. Early in November, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new research at the 2018 National Conference & Exhibition. The study found that violent […]

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Fans of acclaimed series welcomed back to Brooklyn: Police sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” resumes for its sixth season after cancellation

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Are you one of the many fans who felt devastated after Fox suddenly cancelled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”? If you are, then you’re in luck. NBC has announced it has picked up the series and will be airing the sixth season next year on Jan. 10. Created by Dan Goor and […]

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Where are the women in animation?

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor From Walt Disney to Chuck Jones to Hayao Miyazaki, the “big names” that have persisted in the animation industry seem almost uniformly male. So are women just not interested in animation? Well, no. According to the advocacy group Women in Animation (WIA), 60 percent of animation students in the US […]

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The return of Rockstar’s Wild West

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer After a long wait, “Red Dead Redemption II” hit the stores on Oct. 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, quickly becoming the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time after “Grand Theft Auto V.” Developed by Rockstar Games, “Red Dead Redemption II” is an action-adventure game that lets […]

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The MPAA celebrates its 50th anniversary

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor For 50 years now, the film industry has been utterly awash in movies stamped with an “R” rating. Ever since the creation of the Motion Picture Association of America in 1968, films have been conveniently categorized according to their content—especially the kind of content that might raise the hackles of […]

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