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Movie Review: ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

August 27, 2019

The latest “Fast and Furious” film follows Luke Hobbs (Dwyane Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). As the two men continue to hunt down bad guys, a mysterious enemy grows. The two men are tasked to work together, with the intent of finding a dangerous weapon. As they attempt to accomplish ...

Movie Review: ‘Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

August 19, 2019

“Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark” follows a group of teenagers. In the small town of Mill Valley, the legend of Sarah Bellows looms large. According to legend, Bellows was a devilish female, whose antics led to the death of many children. On Halloween night, a band of youths enter the Bellows household,...

EDITORIAL: What will it take to end gun violence?

EDITORIAL: What will it take to end gun violence?

August 6, 2019

What will it take? There were two mass shootings in less than 24 hours this past weekend, and one of them is in the top 10 deadliest in United States history. Gun violence is a scary reality of our country, and we desperately need it to end.  There have been so many (too many) mass shootings thi...

Movie Review: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

August 6, 2019

Writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film follows a collection of characters, connected to Hollywood. There is Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, two friends who have worked on many television programs together. Dalton (DiCaprio) is an actor, widely known for his iconic turn in a western television...

RED’S READS: ‘My Dear Hamilton’

RED’S READS: ‘My Dear Hamilton’

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

August 6, 2019

Most of the books I read are historical fiction novels, and most of them are based on ancient history. That’s just what I’ve always liked. A few years ago, I discovered a few authors who write the type of historical fiction I read regularly. One of those authors was Stephanie Dray. She wrote my all-time...

Movie Review: ‘Crawl’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

July 24, 2019

“Crawl” follows a father and daughter. As a Category 5 hurricane approaches the Florida community, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) worries for her father’s (Barry Pepper) safety. She calls him many times. No answer. She texts him again and again. No reply. Eventually, Haley braves the weather conditions...

EDITORIAL: Lessons learned from Apollo 11 moon landing

EDITORIAL: Lessons learned from Apollo 11 moon landing

July 23, 2019

Fifty years ago, Americans gathered at their television sets and witnessed history as man walked on the moon for the very first time. For those few, precious moments while glued to their screens, American citizens did not feel divided; instead, they were united and shared in a pride that is uniquely...

COLUMN: Disney has creativity problem, not casting problem

COLUMN: Disney has creativity problem, not casting problem

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

July 23, 2019

Ariel is about to look different than we remember. Disney recently cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the new live action remake of the classic princess tale, “The Little Mermaid.” When I first heard of Disney’s decision, it made me think about representation. I didn’t necessarily grow up with...

RED’S READS: ‘Interview with the Vampire’

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

July 23, 2019

Turning into bats? Skin that sparkles in the sunlight? Transylvania? While “Interview with the Vampire” by Anne Rice doesn’t have any of these things, it’s still an amazing vampire novel. But in order to read it, you have to get rid of all your preconceived notions, ideas and stereotypes about...

Midsommar Review

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

July 11, 2019

“Midsommar” follows a young American couple (Dani and Christian), on the verge of breakup. After a horrific event prolongs their relationship, the couple travels to Sweden with their friends. Basically, these Americans want to experience the lifestyle of a Swedish cult, the Harga. Once there, the gro...

EDITORIAL: Women in sports break glass ceilings, redefine athletics

EDITORIAL: Women in sports break glass ceilings, redefine athletics

July 9, 2019

Tea was sipped. Games were played. Women made history.  The US women’s soccer team collected its fourth World Cup win on Sunday, adding to its four previously won Olympic gold medals.  On the same day, the US women’s volleyball team came back from a 0-2 deficit to beat Brazil in the FIVB ...

COLUMN: Taylor Swift slander mirrors sexism in society

COLUMN: Taylor Swift slander mirrors sexism in society

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

July 9, 2019

Taylor Swift. Her name may be controversial, but it’s certainly well recognized. Have you ever stopped to wonder, though, why she is deemed so “problematic?” Before we get started, I’ll admit that I am what they call a “Swiftie.” I own all of Swift’s CDs, have spent many days of my life...