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Social media personality Andrew Tate rose to international fame after videos of his advice to young men on the treatment of women circulated social media, eventually amassing nearly fivemillion followers. Tate was arrested Dec. 30 in Romania on rape and sex trafficking charges. The idolization of Tate in the media has prompted discussion worldwide about combating dangerous rhetoric surrounding sexual assault and violence, according to The New York Times.

Andrew Tate’s arrest prompts conversations around influence, masculinity

Yasmine Rivera, Reporter March 17, 2023

Rowan Hamilton (’26) said she has seen Tate’s influence on the men in her community and his ideals are distorting perceptions of masculinity as a result.  “A lot of teenage boys or men believe...

The 65th annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles Feb. 6, gathering music artists worldwide. Before the ceremony kicked off, some of the music industrys biggest stars hit the red carpet in their boldest looks.

Top 5 Grammy looks

Zoe Karibian and Isabella Gibson March 6, 2023

Since 1959, music stars from around the globe have come together in hopes of winning an award for their talents while showing off the latest looks from top designers. The Grammy’s dress code isn’t...

“Ginny and Georgia” is known for its drama and mystery-packed storyline. The second season premiered Jan. 5 on Netflix, leaving viewers with the secrets of characters and the chaos unfolding.

‘Ginny and Georgia’ storyline takes a dark turn

Ailish Herrmann, Reporter March 3, 2023

The second season of “Ginny and Georgia” premiered Jan. 5 on Netflix, nearly two years after the release of the first season in 2021. The new season reached the number one spot on the English TV list...

The global nature of fashion has created a diverse industry with culture flooding from every corner of the globe. Curator Elisabeth Murray explains how the Victoria and Albert Museum’s current exhibition, Africa Fashion, showcases one part of the fashion world.

V&A Africa Fashion exhibition showcases African designers

Anna Reznick, Media Team February 7, 2023

Elisabeth Murray’s interest in fashion began with a fascination with clothing on display in museums, so it’s no surprise that her career has led her to a job in the fashion and textiles department...

Mexican food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. In London, a multicultural city, Reporter Galilea Birch offers the best Mexican food in the city.

London offers range of Mexican restaurants

Galilea Birch, Reporter January 24, 2023

London is home to a diverse selection of cuisine, with a variety of Mexican restaurants. Each one is distinct in its flavors and levels of authenticity. Some might prefer a more genuine dining experience,...

To many, Taylor Swift is a beloved music star and tickets for her upcoming tour are in high demand. However, discontent regarding how Ticketmaster handled ticket sales emerged soon after.

Ticketmaster spurs uproar among Taylor Swift fans

Ailish Herrmann and Ashlyn Tate January 16, 2023

In the five years since Taylor Swift’s last tour, “Reputation,” the artist has released four new albums as well as re-recorded two more. “Lover,” “Folklore,” “Evermore” and, most recently,...

With such a diverse array of options, finding a good quality, delicious and authentic Chinese restaurant can often be difficult. Reporters Rowan Hamilton and Ruby Rogers share the best Chinese restaurants across the city.

Top 4 Chinese restaurants in London

Rowan Hamilton and Ruby Rogers January 10, 2023

Whether it be long northern noodles, Shanghai dumplings, Beijing duck or dim sum, London is famous for its diverse Chinese food. The Chinese food community is rich in variety, with each region having a...

Eggs, a popular and nutritious food, have been eaten in a common manner for centuries, whether beaten, fried, boiled or more. Will this new recipe out-perform the traditional breakfast meal?

Cracking the hack: Miniature fried egg trend dominates social media

Madeleine Galuga, Reporter January 9, 2023

When scrolling through my social media feed, I usually come across many interesting, yet seemingly ridiculous food hacks. One particular hack that caught my attention was freezing eggs before cutting them...

“The Stranger Things Experience” treats fans of the hit Netflix series to an interactive walkthrough revolving around the show’s plot. Located just north of Central London in Brent Cross, the walkthrough also includes a portion called “The Mixtape,” which entertains audiences with food, drinks, merchandise and ’80s references galore.

Review: Flawed, but fun “Stranger Things Experience” pleases fans of the show

Jaden Gardiola, Reporter December 16, 2022

I wonder if the Duffer Brothers ever imagined their ’80s retro, classic horror brainchild to become the most viewed Netflix show ever when they first pitched “Stranger Things.” Yet, here we are,...

Reporters Audrey Cushman, Sanna Ekroth and Sophia Hsu review hot chocolates across the Saint Johns Wood high street. Each reporter rates each bowl based on various categories: originality, price and taste.

The Standard reporters review hot chocolate

Jagger Price and Yasmine Rivera contributed to videography and editing. Music used with permission from Vee Motsi.

Spotify has rolled out a new “Get Ready With Music” feature that creates a custom playlist matching both your outfit and the overall vibe of the day. The feature is entertaining to use, however, is not practical enough to become part of my daily routine.

‘Get Ready With Music’ Spotify feature provides personal entertainment

Zoe Karibian, Reporter December 5, 2022

When it comes to music streaming services, Spotify has long been the king of the hill. According to CNN, Spotify is the most popular streaming platform, with 350 million users and 150 million subscribers....

“Better than the Movies” by Lynn Painter follows protagonist Liz Bauxbaum in her final year of high school, whenthe return of her childhood sweetheart leaves her to navigate the balance between who she wants to be and who she thinks she has to be. Painter takes the reader through an emotional and uplifting journey with likable characters and an intriguing plot.

‘Better than the Movies’ exhilarates the internal hopeless romantic

Vittoria Di Meo, Media Team November 30, 2022

Calling all romance book lovers: I have the utmost confidence that this book will soon become one of your favorites. “Better than the Movies” by Lynn Painter is not just a typical romance novel. It...

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