Reivew: The Lego Movie 2

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 86% After the critical and commercial success that was the original Lego Movie, many fans were nervous about how the second entry in the series would hold up. Surprisingly, the film turned out to be just as clever and funny as the original, while bringing to the table many new themes and ideas that […]

Read more

Opinion: Bring Back Respect

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Only in 2019 would a funeral be confused with a meet-and-greet. And, only in 2019, would there be written instructions that urge fans to stay away. Ethan and Grayson Dolan — known on YouTube as the Dolan Twins — have nearly 9 million subscribers to their channel. Recently, their father Sean Dolan passed away from […]

Read more

Opinion: Change is Coming

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer I’m really excited to be a senior. Not just because I get to blame everything I don’t finish on senioritis (which is pretty much what I do now anyway), but because things are starting to change at Mason, all in time for when I’m about to walk across the stage, diploma in hand. Next year, […]

Read more

Opinion: Science humanizes us

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Opportunity is a word that means a lot: It’s what pushes human ingenuity, it’s what makes us take risks, it’s why we have such a desire to create, but also, it’s a little robot on Mars. One that ran for fifteen years straight when it was only meant to last 90 days. One that contributed […]

Read more

Opinion: We Deserve Five Stars

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer The presidency is pretty funny right now. And actually do I mean laugh-out-loud funny. Ha-ha funny. Now I’m not referencing the wall or anything. It’s not about the subsequent government shutdown. This won’t bash the now all-too-normal Twitter rants of the most powerful man in the United States. This is about the food. For those […]

Read more

Staff Editorial: Viral does not mean viable

Two weeks ago, Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann laughed in the face of a helpless Native American man simply trying to sing his indigenous prayer. Or at least that’s what the video showed. Sandmann was captured on video, Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat on head, standing in front of 64-year-old Nathan Phillips, seemingly blocking him from walking by. He […]

Read more

Album review: Neon Future III

Ryan D’Souza | Visual Design Editor Steve Aoki’s “Neon Future II” is a cross-genre experience featuring the likes of K-pop supergroup “BTS”, eco legends “blink-182”, and TV personality “Bill Nye.” Similar to the other two “Neon Future” installations, Neon Future III Plays more like a playlist curated by Aoki than an actual album. Jumping from mumble rap to folk, you’re […]

Read more

Review: ‘bumblebee’ more than meets the eye

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 83% For any fan of the classic Transformers series, Bumblebee is an absolute joy to watch, and a heartwarmingly personal tale of a young girl and her giant robot for anyone else. Similar to the 1999 film, The Iron Giant, Bumblebee brings many elements to the table that fans and audiences alike won’t expect […]

Read more

Review: a not so killer queen

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 73% ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a high energy biopic that wants to explore every single aspect of Queen without truly sinking its teeth into anything substantial. The film glazes over events with little sense for pacing and provides an ambitious glimpse into the life of the famed Freddie Mercury, but rarely sticks to any one […]

Read more

Review: ‘aquaman’ entertaining but lacking depth

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 67% Despite the negative reputation the DC Cinematic Universe has built for itself over the years, James Wan’s Aquaman proves itself to be a fun (yet flawed) globe-trotting adventure. The film utilizes its whopping $200 million budget incredibly well, consistently displaying awe-inspiring landscapes and underwater havens throughout its runtime. However, despite its spectacle, the […]

Read more

Group projects are toxic

Luke Hutchinson | Editor-in-Chief My time as a student has taught me a lot.  I’m not just talking about random facts about the American Revolution or how to use the Pythagorean Theorem, I’m talking about how to filter out things that don’t matter: homework that isn’t graded, tardies, mean Instagram comments, etc. You see, the educational system tends to exaggerate […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 5 34