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Nadines Ranking of Marvel Shows (Disney +)

Nadine’s Ranking of Marvel Shows (Disney +)

Nadine Gharsalli, Writer November 11, 2022

Marvel is one of the most popular media and entertainment franchises in the world. Almost everyone has seen at least one Marvel film. With their huge expanding fanbase and expansive list of projects, there...

Kenzie’s Local Theatre Roundup: September and October

Kenzie’s Local Theatre Roundup: September and October

Kenzie Strickler, writer October 27, 2022

From horrors and thrillers to the 1904 World’s Fair; a lot is happening around Peoria theatre! I interviewed people in all aspects of the upcoming shows-actors, crew, and a director. I asked each of...

Nightcrawler: Review

Nightcrawler: Review

Aj King, writer October 27, 2022

Crime thrillers have been dominating the film industry in the 21st century, and this witty but unsettling work is part of the reason. It follows Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, a big-city stringer who is...

The Little Mermaid Controversy

The Little Mermaid Controversy

Noah King, Entertainment writer October 27, 2022

The release of the new Little Mermaid live-action movie has sparked many controversies, the main one being the race of the actress playing the character of Ariel, Halle Bailey. Many fans of hers believe...

Author Spotlights: Colleen Hoover

Author Spotlights: Colleen Hoover

Jaselin Petty, writer October 27, 2022

This month Colleen Hoover is in the spotlight! Colleen Hoover has written twenty-two novels and novellas. Colleen began writing when she was 31 as a hobby and her first book, she self-published all on...

Latinx and Hispanic Representation in Mainstream Media

Latinx and Hispanic Representation in Mainstream Media

Aby Rosano, Writer October 27, 2022

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I thought I would take the opportunity to discuss the representation of Latinx and Hispanic cultures in media, specifically in film and television. It’s true that...

Masculin Feminin: A Unique Portrait of French Youth in the 1960s

Masculin Feminin: A Unique Portrait of French Youth in the 1960s

Daniel Whisker, writer October 27, 2022

French youth in the 1960s was characterized by many things; death, love, food, contradiction, revolution, and lust to name a few. Godard, the great cinematic auteur of the French New Wave, tackled these...

The Batman: An Action-Packed Film You Wont Want to Miss in Theaters

The Batman: An Action-Packed Film You Won’t Want to Miss in Theaters

Darielle Santillus, Lily Liao, and Cameron Williams March 29, 2022

The Batman, released in theaters on March 4th, 2022, is an action-packed superhero film. The thrilling masterpiece, directed by Matt Reeves, successfully claimed the best opening weekend and the biggest...

The Oscars: 94th Academy Awards

The Oscars: 94th Academy Awards

Fatima Salinas and Cameron Williams March 29, 2022

It is almost time for the 94th academy awards to honor films and people behind those films to be recognized for their hard work in 2021. Lots of talented people made many good films this past year and...

Color Theory Behind Euphoria

Color Theory Behind Euphoria

Lindsay Wales and Cameron Williams February 20, 2022

Euphoria, a drama on HBO Max, depicts the coming-of-age process, of the main character Rue, a recovering drug addict, played by Zendaya. The show focuses on darker themes including- sex, drugs, relationships,...

How Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Showed the Importance of Diversity in Kids’  Movies

How Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Showed the Importance of Diversity in Kids’ Movies

Fatima Salinas and Cameron Williams February 20, 2022

As someone who loves watching movies, reading books, and consuming media left and right, I have always been a person who loves to see diversity in shows, books, and movies because I feel seen. You would...

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Spiderman: No Way Home a Smashing Hit in Theaters

Lily Liao, Darielle Santillus, and Cameron Williams February 14, 2022

Spiderman: No Way Home, Directed by Jon Watts, was one of the most highly anticipated movies to be released in 2021, hit theaters internationally on December 17th and was a smashing success to audiences...

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