A New Kind of Girl Gang in DC’s BIRDS OF PREY 

By BROOKE AUBIN  Staff Writer  baubin1@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures    When the DC Extended Universe released Suicide Squad in 2016, audiences were pumped to see a comic book movie about the bad guys. With the market saturated with the likes of Marvel’s Avengers and DC’s beloved heroes Batman and Superman, Suicide Squad offered a refreshing change. Sadly, however, the movie was panned by critics and audiences alike.  On … Continue reading A New Kind of Girl Gang in DC’s BIRDS OF PREY 

Valentine’s Day: Day of Love or Consumerist Ploy? 

By BROOKE AUBIN  Staff Writer  baubin1@umassd.edu    When we think of Valentine’s Day, there are a few staple things that come to mind. Extravagant bouquets, giant teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, and romantic candlelit dinners are just a few things that our society has deemed to contain the essence of the holiday. What do all of these things have in common? To quote ABBA: “money, … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Day of Love or Consumerist Ploy? 

Wins, Losses, and History Made at the 2020 Oscars 

By BROOKE AUBIN  Staff Writer    Photo Credit: Variety     As the stars flooded the Dolby Theater on the eve of the 2020 Oscars ceremony, the rain flooded the famous red carpet, starting the evening off with a mad scramble to protect the celebrities’ expensive outfits. As a Los Angeles Times reporter put it, you could hear the “squish-squish of shoes” as people walked by. But, … Continue reading Wins, Losses, and History Made at the 2020 Oscars