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Eurovision 2023s winner for Sweden, Loreen, stands triumphantly in costume whilst holding the Eurovision trophy over her head. | Image credit: The Associated Press/NBC

Eurovision 2023: A Scandinavian scandal

By Nadia Talanker and Judith Carrizales May 17, 2023

This Saturday, Loreen, a 39-year-old singer and songwriter from Sweden, took home the iconic glass microphone trophy - an award commemorating her win at the 2023 Eurovision Song Competition.  Eurovision...

The vivid and nostalgic cover for The Super Mario Bros. Movie 
(Photo courtesy of Nintendo).

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Review: Mario comes to life in the new movie

By Karla Berrueto and Bao Nguyen April 24, 2023

Warning: this article contains spoilers for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” “It’s a me, Mario!” When “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” trailer was released, it deserved its hype and millions...

The album cover of “FACE,” depicting four ripples emerging from the center. As ripples disrupt reflection in water, it symbolizes how Jimin’s image and identity has also been misconstrued over the course of his fame.

‘FACE’ Review: Jimin’s reflection with his identity

By Nina Nguyen, Feature Editor April 24, 2023

Lights off. Headphones on. Eyes closed.  That’s the ritual I perform every single time a new album releases, especially when it comes to the seven-member South Korean group, BTS. Except this time,...

Cover of the new Netflix movie Chupa. Chupa retells the story of the legend El Chupacabra and turns it into a familiy-friendly version.

‘Chupa’ Review: Retelling one of the most popular stories in Latino culture

By Judith Carrizales and Nicole Rodil Suarez April 24, 2023

I was visiting a friend's house for some occasion, and it was late — witch hour late. I wanted to go out into the yard that was connected to some of the woods at the back cause I was bored. I remember...

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale Review: Tyler, The Creators new era

‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale’ Review: Tyler, The Creator’s new era

By Nhu-Tran Vo, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

On March 31, Tyler the Creator dropped his deluxe album “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale,” including seven new songs. All of Tyler’s albums tell a story where he plays a character (his alter...

The Night Agent poster - courtesy of Netflix

‘The Night Agent’: Netflix’s new political thriller

By Chiamaka Uwalaka and Naadiya Walji April 24, 2023

Warning: This article contains spoilers for 'The Night Agent.' After a long and difficult day at Carnegie, you would want nothing more than to just go home and binge watch a new Netflix political thriller;...

Five of many flavors from Girl Scouts: Caramel deLites, Thin Mints, Adventurfuls, Peanut Butter Patties and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.

Review: The return of Girl Scout Cookies

By Catherine Hu and Ella Pham March 10, 2023

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year again, where Thin Mints and Lemonades inevitably reign supreme, pockets are emptied into the girl-next-door’s hands and indulging is masked by the veil of...

A photo of actress Ariana DeBose performing at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

Ariana DeBose’s BAFTAs Rap Review: Contrary to media uproar, it was not the worst awards show moment ever

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Feb. 19 marked the broadcast of the 76th British Academy Film Awards, more popularly referred to as the BAFTAs. The coveted award is often said to hold the same weight as an American Oscar. Although notable...

Houstons Burger Bodega

Burger Bodega Review: a taste of H-Town in a New York-style smash burger

By Katheryn Consuegra and Neela Ravi March 10, 2023

To the inattentive eye, Burger Bodega appears to emulate New York City bodegas, millennial-styled corner stores selling anything from lottery tickets to a hot cup of joe. The walls are lined either with...

“Cocaine Bear” Review: Drug-fueled lesson in parenting

By Ava Manchac, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

Think about two words that get your blood pumping, anything in the world. Did you come to “cocaine” and “bear?” If so, you’re right on the money. "Cocaine Bear" is an exhilarating true ride from...

Amelia Dimoldenberg winking and pointing at the camera in Chicken Shop Date.

“Chicken Shop Date” Review: Love and chicken (featuring your favorite celebrities)

By Katheryn Consuegra, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 18, 2023

First dates serve a critical role in establishing how a potential relationship will develop. They usually involve a face-to-face encounter where each person gets a chance to know the other better and decide...

The album cover of Yachtys new album, Lets Start Here.

“Let’s Start Here” Review: Lil Yachty traverses the world of psychedelic rock in his new album

By Audrey Piczak, Opinions Editor February 17, 2023

Lil Yachty, also known as “Lil Boat”, and every middle schooler’s favorite rapper, shocked both his fans and non-listeners alike on January 27th when he released his new album, “Let’s Start Here”,...

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