Confronting education inequality: “Nice White Parents” podcast review
BY ELENA ASHBURN In May of 1957, the Supreme Court found state-sanctioned segregation of schools to be unconstitutional. Yet, in 2020, the United States is still facing a highly segregated public school system. But why, after over 60 years, is there still segregation in schools?  This is the question... Read more
The perfect amount of spooky and silly: A review of Netflix’s movie “Hubie Halloween”
BY SOFIA MENDEZ With Halloween right around the corner on October 31, the time of year affectionately known as “spooky season” has made its way into pop culture. The streaming service Netflix has provided a variety of movies and series that fall into the horror, crime and mystery categories... Read more
Tear-jerking and emotional: A review of the Netflix documentary “American Murder: The Family Next Door”
BY NINA RAMIREZ On September 30, 2020, the streaming platform Netflix gifted its audience a devastating, yet entrancing documentary: “American Murder: The Family Next Door.” The documentary is based on the true story of the disappearance and savage murders of Shannan Watts, a pregnant mother, and her two daughters,... Read more
Celebrating during COVID: A guide on how to celebrate the upcoming holidays safely
BY SOFIA MENDEZ As 2020 comes to an end, the holiday months start to approach. However, the country must prepare to likely spend the rest of the year living with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s October, November and December celebrations will look somewhat different. September has... Read more
A new grunge side of bedroom pop: Review of beabadoobee’s “Fake it Flowers”
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ 20-year-old musician Bea Kristi, known by stage name beabadoobee, released her debut studio album “Fake It Flowers” on October 16. A 12-track record that polishes on her earlier ‘dreamy and soft’ work, “Fake it Flowers” is more dynamic and in-your-face than her previous mellow releases. There... Read more
A rude awakening: Review of Netflix’s documentary “The Social Dilemma”
BY ALYSSA KHAN It’s no secret that society nowadays is consumed by the temptations of social media. From kids to adults, social media has without a doubt become one of the largest influences on humanity. The main issue with social media is that its very users are unaware of... Read more
A game ‘Among’ many that took ‘Us’ by storm: New game “Among Us” goes viral
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ “Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!” “Among Us” is the newest trendy social deduction game that has taken over smartphones everywhere. Although it was originally released on June 15, 2018, it has taken off in light of the increased digitization of... Read more
“Enola Holmes” review: A modern twist on a literary classic
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown stars as Enola Holmes, the sister of the famed investigator Sherlock Holmes, in Netflix’s film adaptation of Nancy Springer’s “Enola Holmes Mysteries’” series.  The film was released on the streaming platform on September 23, inciting excitement from an awaiting audience... Read more
‘Renegade’ away?: The rundown of the latest TikTok ban threats
BY KAMDYN ROHER When the mobile app TikTok was first released in 2016, originally as Musical.ly, no one expected the app to become as popular as it is now. In 2020, it is one of the most popular apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, with... Read more
The best of the best: The Lariat staff’s all-time entertainment favorites
BY KAMDYN ROHER It’s no question that some things are better than others; everyone has their favorite book or movie that they consider the best of the best. Our staff is no different, as our team is filled with a menagerie of people with different tastes. Here are The... Read more