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The fashion industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions, according to the BBC. As you shop for the autumn season, here are five fashion brands to stay sustainable.

Top 5 sustainable fashion brands for autumn

Zoe Karibian, Reporter September 19, 2023

Whether you are eagerly anticipating the end of summer or just using the changing season as an excuse to indulge in some retail therapy, there's no denying the excitement that comes with fall fashion....

The High School Performing Arts department selected “Anything Goes” as the fall musical Sept. 4. The announcement this year was two weeks delayed as the Performing Arts teachers needed more time to secure the copyright.

Performing Arts teachers shine spotlight on process to prepare high school musical

Ailish Herrmann, Reporter September 18, 2023
After the commencement of the new school year, teachers of the High School Performing Arts department share what goes into the preparation of planning a high school musical. Read more here:
The “Barbie” movie opens with a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Greta Gerwig referenced several classic film moments over the course of the movie.

‘Barbie’ movie represents joyful step forward in feminist filmmaking

Yasmine Rivera, Reporter September 11, 2023

Since its release in theaters July 21, “Barbie” has made history as the highest-grossing film directed by a woman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition, the film currently holds the title...

The Netflix show Painkiller received 7.2 million total views following its Aug. 10 premiere, according to Netflix. The show secured the second spot in the streaming platform’s top 10 list in the United Kingdom.

Netflix’s ‘Painkiller’ executed adequately, yet remains insightful

Zoe Karibian, Reporter September 4, 2023

Netflix's new thought-provoking series "Painkiller” explores the harrowing origin and impact of the opioid crisis in the United States. Starring Matthew Broderick as the leading role of pharmaceutical...

Taylor Swift performs at her widely anticipated “Eras Tour” on March 2, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. The “Eras Tour” broke the record for the highest attended female act of all time.

Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” setlist encompasses fan favorites, classic songs

Audrey Cushman and Yasmine Rivera August 30, 2023

"It’s been a long time coming,” sings Taylor Swift as she opens her long awaited “Eras Tour.” Initially, Swift planned a world tour in 2020, titled LoverFest. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Skincare brand Drunk Elephant’s products provide customers with eco-friendly skincare. Founded in 2013, the brand has recently gained a following on social media.

Skincare company Drunk Elephant’s products live up to hype, provide eco-friendly experience

Uma Israni, Reporter June 16, 2023

Skincare and makeup The “Get Ready With Me” trend on TikTok that showcases users’ skincare and makeup products often feature the brand Drunk Elephant, and it has taken the internet by storm.  Drunk...

Snapchat is working to improve MyAI, an artificial intelligence bot first implemented into the platform in February. Snapchat AI was prone to misleading content and bias may be seen through conversations when it was first released. Snapchat included additional safety enhancements and limits to the bot.

Snapchat’s MyAI feature raises concerns regarding safety, privacy

Sophia Hsu, Reporter June 6, 2023

Powered by ChatGPT, Snapchat's newest feature allows users to communicate with "MyAI," described by the social media platform as an artificial intelligence robot that "is there to help and to connect you...

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is highly regarded in the fashion industry. However, his controversial comments caused some Met Gala viewers to wonder if he deserved to be honored with an entire theme dedicated to his work.

Met Gala theme dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld sparks controversy among students

Ava O'Donnell , Reporter June 6, 2023

In September 2022, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the 2023 Met Gala theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” The German fashion designer is known for his work at Chanel and Fendi, and he...

Ai Weiweis exhibition “Making Sense” is being held at the Design Museum April 7 to July 30. Weiwei addressed the concept of value in our changing society.

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Making Sense’ exhibition presents changing values through design

Leila Meilman, Reporter June 5, 2023

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition “Making Sense” is on display at the Design Museum April 7 to July 30, focused on revealing our changing values within humanity, art and activism.  Weiwei, a Chinese artist,...

Lana Del Rey’s newest album was released worldwide March 24. Her first album in two years, “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd,” signalled her return into the limelight of the music industry.

Lana Del Rey’s new album enchants, enthralls listeners

Ashlyn Tate, Reporter May 30, 2023

Lana Del Rey’s ninth studio album, “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” album speaks to hard-hitting themes and the confounding nature of humanity. Awash with hidden details and...

Netflix’s “Beef” grips viewers with its storyline, excellent acting and its raw portrayal of the struggles of its two Asian American leads, amassing nearly universal acclaim. Since its release, it has garnered rave reviews and premiered as one of Netflix’s most-viewed series, clocking in nearly 172 million total viewership hours as of April 30, according to Netflix.

Netflix’s “Beef” explores tragically realistic pursuit of modern-day happiness

Jaden Gardiola, Culture Editor: Online May 29, 2023

Listen (6 minutes):    It all starts with a middle finger. Or, rather, it all starts when lead Danny Cho almost backs into the side of Amy Lau’s white SUV, prompting her to flip her middle finger...

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