Netflix orders docuseries on Washington College

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By Aaaaamanda-manda-manda Show Senior Citizen For those of you who can’t get enough of Washington College during the school year, of feel nostalgic during summer or winter vacation, there’s good news coming your way. Netflix will be launching a new series this winter, called “This is WAC.” The idea was proposed to the media giant’s […]

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Laika Entertainment isn’t just going through the motions: What new innovations will the studio cook up with their fif th stop-motion film, “Missing Link”?

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Oregon-based Laika Entertainment sits firmly at the forefront of stop-motion animation, despite only being a 13-year-old company. For comparison’s sake, the stop-motion classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” came out in 1964. At the moment, Laika only has four feature films under its belt—soon to be five—but all four managed to […]

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The huge potential behind a Tiny Desk

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer As with every year, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding National Public Radio’s (NPR) annual Tiny Desk Contest. From March 12 to April 14, the station will be on the hunt for hidden, fresh musical talent. The show has an impressive rap sheet, with appearances from the likes of Chance […]

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Crime sells: Our fascination with acts of evil

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Over the years, the public’s fascination with crime documentaries listed on the streaming site, Netflix, has grown more and more, resulting in late night binges from “Amanda Knox” to “Making a Murderer.” This interest brings up a compelling question: Why are we so stuck on the grim and gruesome? […]

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“Sex Education” dishes out some much-needed wisdom: The Netflix British comedy isn’ t a f raid to be frank about touchy terrain and awkward adolescence

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer   When is talking about sex ever really comfortable? Social norms have trained us to be tight-lipped about anything having to do with sex and sexuality, particularly amongst younger people. Enter “Sex Education”: a Netflix original series created by Laurie Nunn that centers on a diverse group of teens in […]

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Controversy erupts over Ariana Grande headlining UK pride

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor For nearly three decades now, the pride parade in Manchester, England has annually attracted thousands of people to Canal Street. Headlining Manchester Pride in August is pop superstar Ariana Grande, who has been consistently topping the charts since her debut in 2013. Especially after her two most recent albums, she’s […]

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A long-overdue look into the life of J. R. R. Tolkien

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer When we take the plunge into the mind and lives of great writers and creative thinkers, we can’t help but be filled with wonder and awe. A look into the mind of renowned English writer J. R. R. Tolkien is certain to spark that same feeling. He is the author […]

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Upcoming “X-Men” film spoils major death in trailer

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By Vanessa Rupertus Elm Staff Writer Ever since the announcement of the newest installment of the “X-Men” series, “Dark Phoenix,” and the release of the first trailer in September 2018, rumors have surfaced concerning a potential major death in the film. In the second trailer released by 20th Century Fox on March 1, fans finally […]

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The Jonas Brothers are back and better than ever

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer There was a time when it was impossible not to hear the Jonas Brothers, of early-2000s Disney Channel fame, all over TV and radio. But then there were six years of silence from the band. At the end of February, however, the JoBros surprised their fans with an unanticipated reunion. […]

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A spring break soundtrack

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By Erin Caine Lifestyle Editor Though there are still plenty of exciting upcoming releases on the horizon, the year has already given us plenty of new music to obsess over. If you find yourself in need of a playlist that needs some sprucing up before spring break, here’s a list of the best recent albums: […]

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