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“Scythe” Book Review

Alexia Partouche, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

  In a future where death is no longer inevitable, what would life be like? That’s the question that Neil Shusterman tries to answer in his latest book, Scythe. In a utopia where the all-encompassing artificial intelligence known as the Thunderhead rules, healing is accelerated and nearly inexhau...

“Little Women” Has a Big Impact

Amy Bodine, Copy Editor

January 27, 2020

Newest Rendition of a Classic Novel Joins Others With six adaptations overtime, spanning from as early as 1917, fans of Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women held high expectations for its newest rendition in 2019. Featuring the well-known faces of Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan and Timothe...

“The Umbrella Academy” Review

Netflix

Alexia Partouche, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2019

A Dysfunctional Family Drama With A Powerful Twist There are few genres The “Umbrella Academy” doesn’t fit into. Revolving around a group of siblings, who, seventeen years before the show takes place, were superheroes, and who haven’t seen each other since they disbanded, it can best be descr...

Spartan Thoughts on “Beauty and the Beast”

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Naba Sheikh, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

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“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Review

Source: Sony Pictures Animation

Naba Sheikh, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019

A Movie Worth Watching As lightning flashes through the sky, the audience seems to hold its breath. A wave of anticipation fills the theater, everyone waiting to see what would happen next. It was at that moment, I remember thinking: ah, this movie really outdid itself. Miles Morales, the main character of...

Blind Trust: Bird Box Movie Review

Blind Trust: Bird Box Movie Review

January 18, 2019

Netflix brings Academy Award and Golden Globes winner Sandra Bullock as the lead role for the movie “Bird Box.” Sandra Bullock, in mix with other strong characters makes a typical story emotional and compelling. The story opens on Bullock's character, Malorie, as she gives firm guidelines to two k...

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