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Apple Event Coverage – Sept. 16, 2020

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Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2020

On Sept. 16, Apple CEO Tim Cook virtually hosted a highly-anticipated annual Apple event titled “Time Flies.” The event was held to unveil upcoming releases of new mobile hardware and software updates to their current line of devices. Within the virtual event, Cook highlighted six major releases:...

VMAs Rewind Playlist

Shaylen Stancil, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2020

The annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are an anticipated event for artists to put together show-stopping performances for their newly released music. This playlist is a throwback to the 2000s, with some of the best VMA performances from this decade. 2000 - “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem In this performance...

Disability in Entertainment

Disability in Entertainment

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2020

In the entertainment industry, characters, along with supporting plotlines having to do with disabilities, have been few and far between. While shows such as “Switched at Birth,” “Glee,” “Breaking Bad,” “Atypical,” “Red Band Society,” and “The Good Doctor” all have characters...

Christopher Nolan paints a time traveler’s fever dream in “Tenet.”

Christopher Nolan paints a time traveler’s fever dream in “Tenet.”

Earl Alexander Givan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

As a director, Christopher Nolan has such high merit that he is able to create films that would usually be geared towards niche audiences and bring them to the masses. Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” Trilogy is an important part of what allowed comic book movies to succeed in the mainstream, and “Inception”...

20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” series continues to run out of steam with “New Mutants”

20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” series continues to run out of steam with “New Mutants”

Earl Alexander Givan, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

“New Mutants,” the most recent film to release within 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” series, has had a troublesome path to its release. The film was originally announced in 2015 but did not begin filming until 2017. Although finished in time for the original April 2018 release date, the film...

Singer Selena Gomez Has Many Opportunities Coming Her Way

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Shaylen Stancil, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2020

Throughout the global pandemic, singer and actress Selena Gomez has continued to stay busy throughout several months of quarantine. Her newest projects are not related to singing or acting, allowing her to branch out into new territory and expand her brand. On Sept. 3, Selena released her own mak...

Humor During COVID: What’s So Funny About A Pandemic?

Humor During COVID: What’s So Funny About A Pandemic?

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2020

COVID-19 has upended people’s lives, especially Gen Z’s. We’re supposedly the generation that lives on the Internet, which means we should know a thing or two about how to navigate the web through means of social, political, and cultural discourse. News regarding social media users and the uptick...

Bella Thorne “OnlyFans” Controversy

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Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2020

Former child actress, Bella Thorne, recently revealed on her Instagram that she created a page on the content subscription-based service, OnlyFans, much to the surprise of her followers. In under a week, Thorne’s OnlyFans page generated over $2 million in revenue. The news upset other content c...

Recap of the 2020 MTV VMAs: The Inventive Production Value of the Music Industry’s New Normal

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Tiara Starks and Sean McGuire

September 4, 2020

Using unique technology, pre-filmed footage, and green screens, the MTV Video Music Awards streamed on Aug. 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and live-event restrictions. This year, there was not a physical audience at the VMAs. However, this allowed the award show to film in multiple cities and countries a...

The Fall of the Movie Theater Industry: How large movie theater franchises are trying to bounce back

The Fall of the Movie Theater Industry: How large movie theater franchises are trying to bounce back

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2020

Since the start of COVID-19, life has changed for movie theatergoers. With different states regulating how indoor experiences happen, large movie theater chains had to quickly adapt to the impact of the worsening spread of the virus both nationally and internationally. One of the largest theater chains...

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2020

Because of COVID-19, Broadway theaters have been tentatively shut down through January 2021 amid New York’s Phase 2 reopening plan, which prompted other theatres to go “dark “ all across the country. These shutdowns have had a negative impact on an entire artistic field. Theaters have had to...

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

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Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2020

Fans from around the world are currently grieving over the death of actor, Chadwick Boseman, 43. The “Black Panther” star died in his home after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer, his team wrote on the star's Instagram page: "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of...

Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

On April 30, video game publisher, Ubisoft, officially unveiled the newest addition to their long-running “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, appropriately called “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.” “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, along with more than a dozen...

HBO Max Streaming

HBO Max Streaming

Jada Clarke, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

In the new world of digital streaming, WarnerMedia will release its new streaming service, HBO Max, on May 27. After an earlier announcement about the subscription service, some of the content is postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. HBO Max leans on the expensive side, at $14.99/month. ...

Outer Banks Sets Out be Netflix’s Newest Hit

Outer Banks Sets Out be Netflix’s Newest Hit

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

With everyone stuck inside for what seems like an endless amount of time, many people turn to streaming services to fill their time, and Netflix’s newest show “Outer Banks” aims to quench some of that thirst. The show was released onto the platform on Apr. 15, 2020. At first glance, the show...

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