HBO’s Faithful Adaptation of “The Last of Us” is a Brilliant Must-See

(Image via gamepur.com) Photography Manager: Brendan Flaherty Email: bflaherty1@umassd.edu Television adaptations of video games are increasing in popularity, and HBO has recently added to the growing genre with its new series, The Last of Us. This faithful adaptation of the Playstation game is a brilliant must-see.   (SPOILERS AHEAD) Whether you’re a fan of the video game or just a fan of action-adventure shows, this show … Continue reading HBO’s Faithful Adaptation of “The Last of Us” is a Brilliant Must-See

Will “Avatar: The Way of Water” Live Up to its Box Office Breaking Predecessor?

Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink  Email: kwink@umassd.edu Thirteen years after Avatar first landed in theaters on December 18th, 2009, its sequel arrives, and audiences are more than ready to return to Pandora. James Cameron’s ground-breaking epic Avatar smashed box office records grossing $2.92 billion against a $237 million budget. And finally, Avatar: The Way of Water landed in theaters on Friday, December 16th, 2022. The writer-director … Continue reading Will “Avatar: The Way of Water” Live Up to its Box Office Breaking Predecessor?

Remembering the OG Green Ranger Jason David Frank

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu  On November 19th, 2022, beloved actor Jason David Frank died by suicide. His death was confirmed a day later, on the 20th.  Jason David Frank was most known for his role in the popular children’s series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-1995), where he played Tommy Oliver, first the green ranger and later the white ranger. He played the red … Continue reading Remembering the OG Green Ranger Jason David Frank

Netflix’s “Wednesday” Streaming Success and its Viral Dance

Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink  Email: kwink@umassd.edu Just two weeks after its debut on November 23th, the Netflix original “Wednesday” is one of the streaming service’s most popular series of all time. With a total of 1.02 billion hours viewed since it premiered, the series is already the No. 3 most-watched English-language TV title in Netflix history, sitting just behind “Stranger Things.” Netflix calculates this list … Continue reading Netflix’s “Wednesday” Streaming Success and its Viral Dance

Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover

(Image via http://www.businesstoday.com) Staff Writer: Rena Danho Email: rdanho@umassd.edu Twitter is a widely known social media app. It’s one of those platforms like Instagram and Facebook where it’s been around for so long that it’s gone through so many different stages throughout its life span.  But recently, Twitter has taken a major u-turn and may take a massive fall. For context, Twitter was founded in … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover

Dylan Mulvaney Responds to Caitlyn Jenner’s Hurtful Tweets

(Image via rollingstone.com)  Volunteer Writer: Sakara De Gil-Balija  Email: sdegilbalija@umassd.edu  Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender Tik Tok influencer, founded her fanbase in her “Days of Girlhood” series, where she talks about different struggles and triumphs that her transition has brought to her.  Her eight million fans, or ‘friends,’ as she calls them, follow as Mulvaney brings to light the ugly and more beautiful sides of transitioning, … Continue reading Dylan Mulvaney Responds to Caitlyn Jenner’s Hurtful Tweets

Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster Disaster

Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu Ticketmaster has received extreme backlash resulting from the botched sale of tickets for Taylor Swift’s newest stadium tour. The process of Swift’s tour ticket sales has prompted the Department of Justice’s antitrust division to investigate Ticketmaster and LiveNation for monopolizing the ticket sale industry.   On November 1st, Taylor Swift announced that she would be going on tour in 2023. … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster Disaster

LiveNation-Ticketmaster Monopoly Generates Tension Over the Live Entertainment Industry

(Image via ew.com) Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu As the Holiday season takes hold, many of us remember the years we sat together with family and older relatives, talking about “the good ol’ days.” Uncle Jimmy always rambling on about all the concerts he went to in the early 90s.  You’ve heard all his stories before, it’s practically an unofficial holiday tradition at this … Continue reading LiveNation-Ticketmaster Monopoly Generates Tension Over the Live Entertainment Industry

Is Cartoon Network in Danger After Studio Merger with Warner Bros?

(Image via http://www.deviantart.com) Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink  Email: kwink@umassd.edu  On October 11th, it was announced that Cartoon Network Studios would be merging with Warner Bros. Animation to form a single animation department.  While Cartoon Network was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2001, their animation studios have traditionally remained separate in the past. But with this new change, it seems that Cartoon Network is going to … Continue reading Is Cartoon Network in Danger After Studio Merger with Warner Bros?

When We Were Young Fest – It Wasn’t the Best

Staff Writer: Rena Danho Email: rdanho@umassd.edu Music festivals are always sought out in the music community. Fans wait year-round to hear who is playing at what festival in hopes they’ll be able to see their favorite artists of the same or similar genres. Over the past years, there was a heavily anticipated alternative music festival called Warped Tour (which tours rather than staying in one … Continue reading When We Were Young Fest – It Wasn’t the Best