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Netflix drops “Stranger Things” season three trailer

Netflix drops “Stranger Things” season three trailer

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

March 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase, TV

Viewers have been waiting for “Stranger Things” season three for too long. While the super bowl spot was fun, it didn’t give people enough information to analyze. However, with the arrival of season three’s official trailer, it’s the complete opposite. There’s so much to analyze. We star...

Spring Break Binge-ables

Spring Break Binge-ables

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

March 8, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase, TV

With Netflix’s copious amounts of binge-able shows and original, there’s no reason why anyone should be bored over spring break. But sometimes the amount of content can be overwhelming, so I’ve compiled a list below of the shows you should watch on Netflix if you haven’t already -- and if you...

Spring Break Festivals That You Won’t Want to Miss

Spring Break Festivals That You Won’t Want to Miss

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Showcase

Spring break is all about having carefree fun with family and friends. Here are some fun and exciting spring break music festivals to consider.    Ultra Music Festival Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in Miami, Florida, United State...

The Ultimate Spring Break Playlist

The Ultimate Spring Break Playlist

Haydn Burton, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under A&E, Culture, Music, Showcase

Mac DeMarco - Brother   Although DeMarco is often subjected to scrutiny and is considered to be problematic, there is no denying that his music is sure to put anyone in the Spring/Summer mood.   Bane’s World - Gorgeous If you enjoy a sound that is reminiscent to 80’s pop and mellow jazz the...

Oscars 2019: No host? No problem!

Oscars 2019: No host? No problem!

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

February 28, 2019


Filed under A&E, Award Shows, Showcase

I know I’m a little late to the party, but boy what a night! Where do I even begin? First off, not having a host this year didn’t seem to bother anyone. Sure the press for the Academy was great, but it ultimately didn’t affect the run of the show. I’ll admit, I was skeptical of not havin...

Romance is in…the movies?

Romance is in…the movies?

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

February 14, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

While there are some people who spend Valentine’s Day with the ones they love the most, a good portion of us are left alone sitting on the couch binging some new show or movie on Netflix. The “Rom-Com” is the perfect way to spend this February 14th if you’ve got nothing better to do. With its ...

Oscars 2019: Who will win?

Oscars 2019: Who will win?

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

January 29, 2019


Filed under A&E, Award Shows, Showcase

The nominees for the biggest -- and debatably, the most important -- awards show have finally been released. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the 2019 Oscar Nominations a little late compared to their regular schedule. With only four weeks to decide who will win, there’s no tell...

Oh the Thinks you can Think, if You Come See Suess

Oh the Thinks you can Think, if You Come See Suess

Kassie Araque, Reporter

January 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, Culture, Fine arts, News & Features, Showcase

Braswell High School has been working on their Spring musical, Seussical the Musical, for three months now as closing night edges closer. With a company of 113, 34 in the cast, 39 people in the crew, and 40 orchestra members, everyone was excited to put on a show for the community to enjoy. “We p...

BAFTAs and Critics Choice’s and SAGs, oh my!

BAFTAs and Critics Choice’s and SAGs, oh my!

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

January 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, Award Shows, Showcase

With awards season already here, it’s important to keep up with all the nominations that feel as if they are coming out non-stop. So I’ve compiled three different lists of nominations -- the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Aw...

Golden Globes shake up Oscars race

Golden Globes shake up Oscars race

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

January 8, 2019


Filed under A&E, Award Shows, Showcase

The Golden Globes. One of the most important awards shows leading up to The Oscars. The choices of The Hollywood Foreign Press greatly affect the voters of the Academy Awards. Meaning if the HFPA decides that a film should win, it will most likely get an Oscar Nomination. However, there was a bit of...

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

Dani Wilson, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Culture, Movies, Opinion, Personal, Showcase

“Honestly... it’s nice talking about her like it’s normal. Like it’s not some tragedy.” I tapped the spacebar on my keyboard to pause the Netflix show, noticing the few stray tears escaping down my cheek. I took a deep breath and wiped one away. I wasn’t crying because I was upset. I...

Marvel drops ‘Avengers 4’ trailer, title

Marvel drops ‘Avengers 4’ trailer, title

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

December 7, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

Oh. My. God. Marvel just released the Avengers 4 trailer and people are losing their minds. While the trailer doesn’t give fans much to work with, there is still enough to make people get excited. We start by seeing Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) abandoned and running out of supplies on a spacesh...

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