A musical masterpiece: Review of Shawn Mendes’s latest album “Wonder”
BY KAYLA GATES Shawn Mendes has come a long way from his roots as a social media sensation, now releasing his fourth studio album as an international pop star. His latest work, “Wonder,” displays just how talented the singer-songwriter truly is, and how much he has grown as an... Read more
The series to start your holiday spirits: A review of Netflix’s new show “Dash & Lily”
BY SOFIA MENDEZ In this final stretch of 2020, a Christmas-themed series like “Dash & Lily” on Netflix is definitely a must-watch romantic comedy that will make you fall in love– even if you claim to hate love– in time for the winter holidays. There comes an age when... Read more
Eatery for all kinds of tastes: A review of Effe Cafe
BY NINA RAMIREZ In September, Cooper City gained a brand new cafe, Effe Cafe, that’s sure to satisfy all kinds of people with different cravings. Those who are lucky enough to give it a try will find the location inside a Marathon gas station on Stirling Road, making it... Read more
Listening to “Positions” for you: Ariana Grande’s new album “Positions” is just what you’d expect
BY KAREN SUROS Ariana Grande has come a long way since she first appeared on TV screens as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show “Victorious.” She has established a name for herself as an A-list celebrity and Grammy award-winning artist, leading any and all of her projects to be... Read more
Teenagers or ticking time bombs?: Netflix original show “Grand Army” narrates the adolescent experience
BY KAREN SUROS Going to high school is tough. Pressure culminates in the last four years of government-mandated education and teenagers struggle to find themselves amidst confusing hormones, classes and societal pressures. It’s enough to render a perfectly mentally-stable individual totally insane. However, going to high school and finding... Read more
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
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