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Arma 3 Game Review

Alexander Carbon

June 8, 2019

You’ve probably never heard the word ‘MilSim’, an abbreviation for ‘military simulation’. Milsims are a genre in this modern era of video games, and have been around since the early 2000’s, with the series “Arma” bein...

Book Review: ‘Friend Request’

May 19, 2019

Laura Marshall’s Friend Request is a chilling narrative of what happens when secrets remain buried for too long. The novel is bold, blurry, and a page-turner. Marshall’s novel explores a world in which one must leave behi...

Book Review: ‘The Hate U Give’

The BookWorm

May 19, 2019

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is stark, emotional, and captivating. The novel follows the 16-year-old Starr and her life as a black teenage girl. The novel’s blunt, raw narrative follows Starr as she is torn between following the ac...

Book Review: ‘I am Thunder’

The BookWorm

May 19, 2019

I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan is fresh, new, and unique. The novel follows fifteen- year-old Muzna Saleem’s journey through the increasingly Islamophobic world around her, all while while navigating her role in her community. The...

PUBG: Dead or Alive?

Alexander Carbon

May 19, 2019

It has been quite a while since I had heard PUBG mentioned anywhere so I decided to try the game out again. Is PUBG still as good of a game as it was in 2017, and how has age treated the game, fanbase, and skill level of the players?...

Avengers: Endgame- An Epic Wrap up of the Avengers Movies?

Alexander Carbon, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Avengers:Endgame, the long awaited finale to the colossal Avengers Franchise is finally here. Directed by Marvel veterans Anthony and Joe Russo and featuring most characters in the marvel universe, Avengers:Endgame has quickly become the s...

“La bellezza della verità”: Lisetta Carmi exhibition

Sophia Bare, Reporter

February 11, 2019

From October 20th to the 3rd of March, the Museo di Roma in Trastevere will be displaying the works of Lisetta Carmi, an internationally celebrated and renowned Italian photographer. The exhibition is titled “La belleza della verità...

Bumblebee: a Favorite yet a Least Favorite

Alexander Carbon

January 14, 2019

The long-awaited sixth Transformers installment, directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee acts as a prequel to the original transformers, and with the plot to match. The film opens like most Transfor...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Not Quite a Champion

Lucie Dumont, Reporter, Editor

December 4, 2018

“I like formulas”, says a greedy record producer in Bohemian Rhapsody. Clearly, he’s not alone, as the new Freddie Mercury musical seems to rely on Hollywood’s tired biopic formula. One would expect a film about a roc...

A Star is Born: What Happens Behind the Scenes in the Music Industry

Camille Wefers Bettink, Reporter

November 20, 2018

The remake of the legendary movie starring the acclaimed singer Lady Gaga and actor/neo-director Bradley Cooper portrays the theme of alcoholism and the behind the scenes of the modern “star-making” process. Through the lives of t...

Bodyguard: Netflix Does it Again

Lucie Dumont, Reporter, Editor

November 15, 2018

Netflix and BBC join forces in Bodyguard, a compelling mini-series about politics, war, and terrorism in modern-day London. The show stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella) as David Budd, a former soldier who n...

He’s Not Done: Eminem’s “Kamikaze”

Bojan Zeric

September 18, 2018

Almost three weeks after rapper Eminem released his surprise thirteen-track album Kamikaze, the tenth of his career, the time has come to review it. Following the harsh reactions critics (and fans) gave his last album “Revi...

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