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‘Duolingo’ app provides easy, interactive way to learn many languages

‘Duolingo’ app provides easy, interactive way to learn many languages

source: Duolingo Facebook by Maya Girimaji, managing editor Learning a new language is hard. Learning a new language on your own is even harder. The constant homework, projects, grades and interactions that you’d find in a school setting...

 

The Emoji Movie delivers heavy-handed advertising, little else

The Emoji Movie delivers heavy-handed advertising, little else

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor “Hi, I have a ticket for The Emoji Movie at 7:30,” I say to the cashier, handing her my phone. There is no tone in my voice, no expression on my face. “Enjoy your movie!”...

 

‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ weaves web of entertainment, one of Marvel’s best

‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ weaves web of entertainment, one of Marvel’s best

source: Sony Entertainment  by Maya Girimaji, managing editor I’ve been a fan of Tom Holland’s since I saw him in the drama-disaster film The Impossible. And I’ve been a fan of Marvel for as long as I can remember. So when I found...

 

‘House of Cards’ fifth season provides twist on modern politics

‘House of Cards’ fifth season provides twist on modern politics

via AVClub by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor Warning: this review contains some spoilers for the fifth season of House of Cards.  At the end of House of Cards fourth season, the Underwoods have nearly consolidated...

 

A Moveable Feast: Blueberry Doughnut Obsession

A Moveable Feast: Blueberry Doughnut Obsession

  by Katerina Kountakis, section editor My blueberry doughnut obsession began when I walked in one morning into my AP English class last year. There, sitting on the counter was a box of doughnuts and inside was a few blueberry doughnuts...

 

‘Up for Adoption’ is quality wholesome comedy

‘Up for Adoption’ is quality wholesome comedy

 by Jennifer Zhan, senior editor It seems like everything Quinta Brunson touches is comedy gold. The Buzzfeed star, writer, and producer’s latest project is no exception. ‘Up for Adoption,’ is her mockumentary TV series...

 

Eccentric K-drama ‘Reply 1988’ deserves undivided attention for pop culture, humor

Eccentric K-drama ‘Reply 1988’ deserves undivided attention for pop culture, humor

  by Yanichka Ariunbold, section editor Allow me to describe the four characters every stereotypical K-Drama has:   THE SO-CALLED GIRL NEXT DOOR: Han-Groo from “Marriage Not Dating” 1) There’s the female lead/main...

 

The cajon: A unique and fun way to jam

The cajon: A unique and fun way to jam

Meinl Percussion by Emily Caldwell, staff reporter A few weeks ago, my friend brought her ukulele to our study session. Once I managed to get over the annoyance I felt towards both her and her baby guitar, I was intrigued by how quickly she...

 

‘The OA’ transcends boundaries of time and space, winter break boredom

‘The OA’ transcends boundaries of time and space, winter break boredom

from imdb by Haley Mitchell, managing editor Months of dust-bowl-like on my Netflix feed were remedied when I saw an ad for this show on Instagram. The premise is nothing short of clickbait—Prairie Johnson (Britt Marling), blind since an early...

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one in a million

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one in a million

by Drew Howerton, section editor This review contains very minor spoilers for Rogue One. Read at your own risk.  Sitting on my living room floor at age six, there was nothing more awe-inspiring than the opening of the original Star...