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Spending an evening at a West End theater is impossible given COVID-19 restrictions, yet streaming platforms have made enjoying these musicals possible from the comfort of home. From dance numbers to show tunes, Lead Culture Editor Grace Hamilton shares the best movie musicals to mimic the classic theater experience at home. (Photos used with permission from Netflix and Disney Plus.)

Top 5 movie musicals to enjoy at home

Grace Hamilton, Lead Culture Editor May 7, 2021

The performing arts industry has undoubtedly suffered the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending an evening at a West End theater seems a distant memory, yet streaming platforms have made enjoying...

Located on Carnaby Street, the pop-up Museum of Youth Culture aims to create a documentation of the experience of growing up in the U.K. While attractions like the Tower of London may be more iconically British, hidden locations such as the Museum of Youth Culture reveal London in its truest form.

Top 5 free locations to visit in London

Anna Reznick, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben may bring people to London, but it’s the secret spots and discoveries that make the city special. Places that do not boast bustling crowds or recognizable...

Eleanor Ilyas (’24) applies lotion as a part of her daily hydrating skincare routine. Different skincare products cater to unique skin types, and the most effective results depend on finding the right match.

Effective products enhance skincare routine

Eden Leavey and Clara Martinez May 4, 2021

Over a 15 month period of lockdown-induced boredom, desperate individuals have cycled through countless new hobbies to keep busy, thus starting a global surge of interest in skincare. While perfecting...

Whether it be love stories entailing simple picnics in the park or writing poetic love letters, indulging in a rom-com from time to time is the perfect way to destress and have fun. Culture Editor: Online Grace Hamilton shares the best rom-coms of all time.

Top 5 romantic comedies of all time

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online April 30, 2021

Whether it be love stories entailing simple picnics in the park or ones about writing poetic love letters, indulging in a rom-com from time to time is a way to destress and have fun that never fails. These...

It’s the marriage of two classics in every American household: pizza and quesadillas. Originating in Italy, pizza has grown to become one of the most popular dishes worldwide, while quesadillas, stemming from Mexico, have also captured the taste buds of many.

Feast or Flop: Pizza quesadilla

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

With nearly 9.5 million views in just one month, the internet has yet to fail the food world with its introduction of the pizza quesadilla via TikTok.  To be completely honest, I don’t even know...

London’s ever-growing coffee culture offers countless artisan roasters, independent shops and chains. Whether you need an early morning caffeine boost or simply an afternoon latte, these are the best cafes to get your coffee fix.

Top 5 London coffee shops

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online April 23, 2021

Coffee, whether it be vanilla lattes, cold brew or espresso, is a remarkably popular beverage. London’s ever-growing coffee culture offers countless artisan roasters, independent shops and chains. Whether...

Podcasts are a convenient and engaging method of igniting curiosity, expanding knowledge and learning about new perspectives. Culture Editor: Online Grace Hamilton shares the best podcasts for every genre.

Top 5 podcasts for every genre

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online April 16, 2021

News - The Daily  Nothing beats “The Daily.” This podcast from the New York Times is, without a doubt, my go-to podcast every morning. Hosted by Michael Barbaro, “The Daily” covers the top...

Real Dictators unmasks modern history’s most notorious dictators

‘Real Dictators’ unmasks modern history’s most notorious dictators

Antoine Warnery, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

“Real Dictators” examines the lives of some of modern history’s most notorious  dictators: North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Haiti’s Papa Doc and Japan’s General Tojo....

Pages 82-83 of ‘Sapiens A Graphic History’ by Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen (co-writer) and Daniel Casanave (illustrator).  Using comical dialogue and illustrations, Doctor Fiction explains to Zoe, Hariri’s niece, the theory of the ‘collective myth’ as the foundation of society.

‘Sapiens A Graphic History’ illustrates how civilization thrives thanks to collective myths

Antoine Warnery, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

“Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari retraces the history of humanity, and what made humans the world's dominant species. For those apprehensive of a 512 page history book retracing...

This easy recipe for soy sauce noodles tests the capabilities of instant food. Invented in the 1950s, instant ramen has grown to be a staple late-night student meal.

Feast or Flop: Soy sauce ramen

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Original Recipe: To say that I was raised on instant ramen would be an understatement. Being the self-proclaimed cup noodle connaisseur that I am, I had never been more excited to come across a recipe...

Procrastination comes in many forms, and every student has their favorite method. Although procrastinating is often seen as a bad habit, prolonging work and having moments of low motivation are inevitable, and these are the best ways to take a much-needed break from work.

Top 5 ways to procrastinate

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online April 1, 2021

Procrastination  — everyone has been guilty of it at one point or another. Whether it be putting off a history paper assigned a month ago or refusing to study for a rapidly approaching science exam,...

 “Grand Army realistically portrays the lives of five different high school students. It has done an excellent job of shining a light on topics that are relevant to teenagers living in this day and age.

‘Grand Army’ reflects modern issues

Zainab Shafqat Adil, Culture Editor: Print March 30, 2021

I wasn’t expecting much when I first clicked on one of Netflix’s newest teen dramas “Grand Army.” However, after finishing the series, I can whole-heartedly say that it is a refreshing, realistic...

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