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A NEW WORLD: Mario gazes into the Mushroom Kingdom after he is transported into a new world through a portal underground. The Mushroom Kingdom, home of Peach and Toad, provides safety and comfort as Mario fights to defeat Bowser.

Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros Movie Review

Kalia Bell, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros has been a classic video game since it was released in 1985. Impacting generations of video games enthusiasts, it quickly developed into one of the most famous video games...

A POWERFUL CLOSE: As the movie comes to an end, Rihanna’s ballad “Lift Me Up” backs a display of T’Challa’s outline, to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Following an emotional ending to the film, it wraps up with a beautiful title sequence.

Wakanda Forever Review

Kalia Bell, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

On Feb. 14, 2018, Black Panther was released in theaters. Being the first big-budget superhero movie with an African American lead and cast, it gave representation that was missing in Marvel for years....

AN ENCORE TO REMEMBER: Korean girl group Twice performs an encore concert at the Banc of California stadium in Los Angeles as part of its fourth world tour to a crowd of adoring fans, dubbed “onces.”

Concertgoers face challenges amid enjoyment

Kalia Bell, Staff Writer October 11, 2022

Bright lights surround you, and the only audible sound is coming from overpowering speakers that drown out everything else. You sing along with your favorite artist right in front of your eyes. Even though...

Disney makes strides to include diversity

Disney makes strides to include diversity

Makenna Norman May 26, 2022

Disney has come a long way, recalling that for more than its first 50 years the company produced exclusively white protagonists and its storylines focused on straight romances, which mostly included a...

Olivia Rodrigo rises to fame

Olivia Rodrigo rises to fame

Makenna Norman April 25, 2022

Since the early 2000s, we have seen several Disney Channel stars rise to incredible fame. Most notably, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Dove Cameron all began their careers on Disney shows and, afterwards,...

Before you leave, come see GABRIEL

Before you leave, come see “GABRIEL”

Alyssa Joo April 8, 2022

On March 25, “GABRIEL” by keshi was released. With three music videos, “SOMEBODY,” “TOUCH” and “GET IT',” already released, keshi’s newest album has attracted attention with a total...

What to expect in Star Wars Obi–Wan Kenobi

What to expect in Star Wars’ Obi–Wan Kenobi

Shane Douglas April 1, 2022

Star Wars’ live–action TV show Obi–Wan Kenobi is set to release May 25, 2022 on Disney+. Ewan McGregor is reprising his role as Obi–Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen is playing Darth Vader.  The...

Michelle Zauner explodes into media scene

Michelle Zauner explodes into media scene

Andy Lynch April 1, 2022

Media is constantly evolving to consume unique and groundbreaking content, with many music artists exploring different genres of entertainment in order to establish an identity to the masses. Michelle...

RuPauls Drag Race makes impact

RuPaul’s Drag Race makes impact

Juliana Rendon March 17, 2022

With its first episode airing on Feb. 2, 2009 and continuing for over 10 years, RuPaul’s Drag Race has made its mark on the world of drag, creating a surplus of opportunities for many drag queens.  RuPaul’s...

Angelica Ross breaks barriers

Angelica Ross breaks barriers

Ella Marcum January 5, 2022

Angelica Ross has paved the way for transgender actors of color as the first to secure two series regular roles in American Horror Story and Pose. As a whole, she works to increase representation of transgender...

A Review of Disney’s Encanto

A Review of Disney’s Encanto

Juliana Rendon December 10, 2021

Disney’s Encanto is certainly one for the books. With its incredible soundtrack by Germaine Franco and story by Jared Bush, Jason Hand, Byron Howard, Nancy Kruse, Lin–Manuel Miranda and Charise Castro...

Beatles “Get Back” documentary  released on Disney+

Beatles “Get Back” documentary released on Disney+

Grace Hefner December 3, 2021

There is no one in the world who has not heard of The Beatles, deemed the best band to ever exist. However, they will never be able to see into the magical relationship between the four young members...

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