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REVIEW: ‘Tiger King’ is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced boredom

REVIEW: ‘Tiger King’ is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced boredom

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

I’ll be the first to admit that documentaries aren’t the first thing I jump to when I have the chance to sit down and watch tv, but Netflix’s “The Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” is such a mind-boggling whirlwind of a miniseries that it may have changed my opinion on the genre as a whole. Le...

REVIEW: ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ offers horrifying look at real-world issue

REVIEW: ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ offers horrifying look at real-world issue

Dayana Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2020

“Horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil,” are some of the words that Judge George G. Lomeli used to describe the crime against Gabriel Fernandez.  “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” is a six-part true crime documentary series on Netflix that follows and brought to light the death of 8-yea...

La serie de Netflix, Gentefied, enfrenta presuntos problemas de estereotipos y diversidad entre sus personajes

La serie de Netflix, Gentefied, enfrenta presuntos problemas de estereotipos y diversidad entre sus personajes

Bryan Matthew Lopez, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Un nuevo estreno de Netflix, intenta de capturar la experiencia Latina a través de individuos de la comunidad que constantemente sufren gentrificación entre sus barrios.  Gentefied– una mezcla de la palabra ‘gente’ en Español y ‘gentrified’ en Inglés– se estrenó el 21 de febrero...

What’s fresh on Netflix

What’s fresh on Netflix

Ella Lee and Keira Wingate

March 1, 2020

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Lincoln Rhyme was the best forensic criminologist in New York — until his ego got the best of him while chasing an infamous serial killer,  the ‘Bone Collector,’ and was left paralyzed. Years later, the Bone Collector is back and Rhyme — with young de...

REVIEW: ‘Love is Blind’ revamps dating show formula, ‘brilliantly bonkers’

REVIEW: ‘Love is Blind’ revamps dating show formula, ‘brilliantly bonkers’

Lacey Latch, Print Managing Editor

March 1, 2020

As a hopeless romantic who seems to be perpetually single, I know my way around reality dating shows – they offer the perfect balance of reinforcing that love is in fact real and that I am still not desperate enough to sign up for one of these competitions. Whether it be watching women compete for F...

Celebrity documentaries on Netflix you should watch

Celebrity documentaries on Netflix you should watch

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 16, 2020

1.  “Gaga: Five Foot Two” introduces you to the women behind the glitz and glamour you see on stage.                     2. “Amy” shows archival footage of the late singer and personal testimonials give you a b...

New Netflix documentary series gives voice to death row inmates

New Netflix documentary series gives voice to death row inmates

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

“I Am A Killer” follows the stories of convicted inmates who are currently serving their sentences on death row.  The series is among many that cover the crime genre, but it manages to give itself an edge by giving a first-person point-of-view to the killers themselves. Even though there are similar...

‘Miss Americana’ attempts to restore Taylor Swift’s reputation

‘Miss Americana’ attempts to restore Taylor Swift’s reputation

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

February 16, 2020

Taylor Swift and I have a complicated relationship. Ever since I was nine years old, Swift and her music have been a large fixture in my life. I still have nearly every word of her 2009 album “Fearless” memorized and I listen to her music almost daily. In a way, we grew up together and she is ar...

‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ shows importance of love beyond romantic love

‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ shows importance of love beyond romantic love

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 10, 2020

The long-awaited sequel to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” carefully balances relationship, friendship and family love in a way that is so well done, you too will be left smiling and clapping in the theater. Of course, the adorable couple Lar...

Obsession with ‘You’ lead character echoes viewers’ toxic behavior

Obsession with ‘You’ lead character echoes viewers’ toxic behavior

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

February 3, 2020

Some shows spend seasons trying to develop a realistically terrifying antagonist that viewers simultaneously love and hate while others never really hit the mark – but then there’s “You.” The Netflix original follows Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) as he navigates the complexities of the dating...

Documentaries ring in new year as latest trend

Documentaries ring in new year as latest trend

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

With Netflix dropping two now-trending documentary series, “Killer Mind: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” and “Cheer,” documentaries seem to be getting more of the hype nowadays. Documentaries serve as non-fiction, informational programs that tackle topics that many people may not fully understand....

REVIEW: ‘Killer Inside: The mind of Aaron Hernandez’ wrongfully uses homosexuality as an angle to entice viewers, explain a vicious crime

REVIEW: ‘Killer Inside: The mind of Aaron Hernandez’ wrongfully uses homosexuality as an angle to entice viewers, explain a vicious crime

Jessica Grekowicz, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

It is not surprising to learn that Netflix has released yet another true crime series. True crime has been wildly popular across all platforms since the release of “Making of a Murderer” in 2015. Entering the mindset of a killer is compelling to many, but the genre is starting to get repetitive....

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