Disney’s Latest Movie is A Dragon Designer’s Nightmare

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu A roaring success with critics, Raya and the Last Dragon looks promising overall. Positive critical reception, however, does not excuse the fact that Disney, ever greedy corporation that they are, is getting away with charging subscribers of their streaming an additional  just to watch it. Even if it did- even if I, personally, wasn’t morally against supporting this latest of … Continue reading Disney’s Latest Movie is A Dragon Designer’s Nightmare

Pray for the Wicked Album Review

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu Pray for the Wicked is the sixth studio album released by the American pop rock group Panic! at the Disco and has left an impression on listeners. The album was released on June 22nd, 2018 on Fueled by Ramen and quickly gained traction on social media. The lead singer of the group Brendon Urie has had many highs and lows, which … Continue reading Pray for the Wicked Album Review

Movie Review: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a movie that I always knew I wanted to watch but never got around to. I had seen posters for it a lot when I was growing up and had a huge infatuation for what it could solely be about. But at the time I never did because of the rating and I … Continue reading Movie Review: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Netflix Cancelling Netflix Originals

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu During the quarantine in 2020, many shows were released which helped to play a big part of our 2020. By making us laugh, cry, and keep some form of hope for us. With that being said, great shows were related around this time and ended with cliffhangers and huge fan following which many expected for a season 2. Like the … Continue reading Netflix Cancelling Netflix Originals

16 and Pregnant: Addressing or Glorifying Teen Pregnancy?

Samantha Travis Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Some people may not be familiar with the MTV reality series, 16 and Pregnant. The show first premiered in 2009, when teen pregnancy rates in the US were at an all-time high. The show follows teen girls from all over the country, documenting their journeys as pregnant teenagers and the struggles they face, such as adult responsibilities at a young … Continue reading 16 and Pregnant: Addressing or Glorifying Teen Pregnancy?

A Tale of Two Pandemics: Looking at Katherine Porters’ ‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider,’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sam Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu When it comes to relating to any piece of literature, I never thought I would relate to one about the 1918 influenza pandemic. It always seemed so long ago to me, a tragic event of the past, something that could never happen in the 21st century. But yet here we are today. When I read Katherine Anne Porter’s novel “Pale … Continue reading A Tale of Two Pandemics: Looking at Katherine Porters’ ‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider,’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Finding the Spark: Movie Review of Disney Pixar’s “Soul”

Sam Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Pixar movies have a great reputation of reaching people’s hearts. Their movies are made for children, yet also have humor adults can relate to, suddenly making movies people all ages can enjoy. So when they released their newest movie “Soul,” there was no doubt it was going to be the next big family movie. Soul is a touching and humorous … Continue reading Finding the Spark: Movie Review of Disney Pixar’s “Soul”

Pokémon: The First Movie, Is Even Deeper than You Thought

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu (Warning: Spoilers ahead for Pokémon: The First Movie) When I was a kid, I was utterly enchanted by the stunning visual design of Pokémon: the First Movie. Even with  the sometimes clunky 90s effects, the artistry of the  film- its dreamy pastel color palettes, fantastical settings,  and the graphic, fluid motion of the animation- captured my imagination. And although the … Continue reading Pokémon: The First Movie, Is Even Deeper than You Thought