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REVIEW: “Love Simon” 20th Century Fox’s hit film explores homosexuality in new, refreshing ways

“Love, Simon” is romantic comedy-drama film adaptation of the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. Nick Robinson plays Simon Spier, a self-described “                  average teen” with a loving family, good friends, and a breezy school life— save for ...

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REVIEW: Adaptation of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ changes setting to enhance storytelling

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a science fantasy adventure film, directed by Ava DuVernay and based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Four years after the disappearance of her astrophysicist father, thirteen-year-old Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid) meets three astral travelers, Mrs. Whatsit (played by Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. ...

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REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Seven Seconds’ holds strong premise, yet held back by weak writing

“Seven Seconds” is a Netflix original created by Veena Sud, creator of AMC’s “The Killing.” Loosely based on a real story, this crime drama follows the accidental death of a black teenager, Brenton Butler. When a white off-duty officer, Peter Jablonski (played by Beau Knapp), crashes into Brenton and his ...

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Students debate one another about importance of voting

With the election season approaching this November, the biannual AP Debate forum garnered student interest this year with an election-related topic for debate; whether “it should be the duty of citizens to vote in democratic elections” or not. The event was held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6 p.m. to ...

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