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“The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”

When art crosses the line

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online March 13, 2020

When I first saw an image of “Brick Gun” by artist David Turner on BBC News, I was drawn to the article because of the captivating art rather than the harsh headline. Upon first glance, I thought...

What to do in London

What to do in London

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online March 8, 2020

An exhibition you can’t miss: The Clash: London Calling Despite being active for just a decade, British band The Clash has gone down as one of the most famous rock bands in history. The Museum...

Alicia Keys has grown from a starry eyed 15-year-old to a powerful, transformative musician.

A sonnet to Alicia Keys

Allegra Albanese, Opinions Editor: Print March 5, 2020

Alicia Keys is “history on the turntables.” She is “Nina Simone in the Park;” she is “Harlem in the dark;” she is “the wind when the record spins;” she is the “erratic energy that gets...

Jennifer Finney Boylan’s ‘She’s Not There’ provides powerful look into the gender transformation process

Kira Crutcher, Staff Writer March 1, 2020

Imagine being born and never fitting the gender label you were given. Plagued with gendered stereotypes, you have to put on an act to be who people want you to be. Diving deep into issues of transsexuality,...

The Friends cast have announced that there will be a televised reunion of the original cast members, set to take place on HBO Max in May 2020. The specifics are yet to be confirmed, but many of the cast members have announced it on social media.

Friends cast to have televized reunion in May

Emily Forgash, Culture Editor: Print February 27, 2020

Fifteen years after the final episode of Friends, a much-awaited one-off reunion show with all six original cast members – Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox...

People look to buy vintage clothes at the most recent Vintage Kilo Sale Jan. 17-18. The vintage clothes are sold based on weight, causing the clothes to be super cheap. The next sale will take place on March 1.

Vintage Kilo Sale provides great opportunity to buy cheap vintage clothes

Jasmin Taylor, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

Flowing out of the DJ decks were smooth, melodic sounds of contemporary R&B. Immediately after the warehouse doors opened, people representing many walks of life, dressed in the latest trends, throwback...

The Golden Globe Awards were presented earlier this year and hosted by Ricky Gervais, and were one of the first film awards of 2020.

Controversial film awards highlight flaws of Hollywood

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online February 7, 2020

Film awards have always been a grand way to mark the beginning of the year and celebrate achievements in the entertainment industry, by recognizing favorite and influential actors, directors, writers and...

TikTok, the Chinese-owned video sharing app, has seen rapid growth in the past year. Users from all over the world can record funny skits or videos accompanied with music.

TikTok offers entertainment, yet lacks meaningful purpose

Gabriel Romualdo, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

Over the past year or so, TikTok has had extremely rapid growth, particularly among teens and children. The Chinese-owned video-sharing social media platform now has more active daily users than Snapchat,...

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‘Mary Quant’ exhibition celebrates designer behind Britain’s boldest trends

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online January 6, 2020

Mary Quant was one of the originators of the famous 1960s mod look. Therefore it was no surprise that stepping into the exhibition named after her transported me into that very time.  Quant is a fashion...

Director Kimberley Sykes explores themes of love, freedom, and joy in a modern take of the Shakespeare play

What Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ looks like in the 21st century

Angel Lu, Staff Writer December 12, 2019

Working alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company, Director Kimberley Sykes explores themes of love, freedom, and joy in the Forest of Arden in juxtaposition to the restraining corruption of city life in...

The new app version Mario Kart has taken the High School by storm. Many students place the game which replicates the classic Wii game of Super Mario Kart.

Mario kart app captivates students

Sajah Ali, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

The Mario Kart Tour app by Nintendo dropped Sept. 25, enabling all gamers to use the traditional game on their phones. Super Mario Kart was launched in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and...

Members of the Chamber Choir prepare to sing at The Ned Hotel. Left to right: Cate Parkinson ('21), Claire Heskett ('22), Darby Craig ('21), Eli Anderson ('22).

Chamber Choir gives holiday performance

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online December 2, 2019

The Chamber Choir performed at The St John’s Wood Woman’s Club Annual Holiday Luncheon Dec. 2. The event was previously held in The Dorchester, but was hosted this year by The Ned Hotel.  The selection...

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