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13 Reasons Why
art by Carrie Ou

“Thirteen Reasons Why” … Or Why Not: A Point/Counterpoint

“Thirteen Reasons Why” … Or Why Not: A Point/Counterpoint

Based on Jay Asher’s novel published in 2007, Netflix’s “Thirteen Reasons Why,” aired on March 31, 2017, emphasizes how serious teenage bullying and suicide can be. Viewers follow Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette), a junior attending Liberty High School, as he listens to the 13 cassette tapes Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) left before she took her

Review of Season 4 of Sherlock
art by Carrie Ou

The Composition of a Genius

To be truly intellectually superior, must one sacrifice sentiment? For three seasons of Sherlock, I thought so. Sherlock (BBC) is a modern take on the classic story by Sir Conan Doyle, one of the many to be produced in recent times. However, this show seems to simply grasp the attention of viewers more than its

Miranda Sings
Art by Carrie Ou

Miranda’s YouTube Jokes Should Stay on YouTube

She’s loud. She’s hilarious. She wears red lipstick so thick it makes her look like a clown. She talks funny, and she claims to know how to sing. Her name is Miranda Sings. Colleen Ballinger, who plays Miranda, a character that is supposed to portray a parody of a bad YouTuber, started her channel on

Why Larry Wilmore Is Underappreciated

“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” was cancelled last month, leading many of its viewers to draw connections between the show’s cancellation and its outspoken politics on race. The final episode aired on August 18, marking the end of Larry Wilmore’s year-and-a-half run as a host on late night television. His show, which aired at

Stranger Things
by Emily Wu

“Stranger Things:” A Sci-Fi Thriller Wrapped in ‘80s Nostalgia

Netflix’s new original series, “Stranger Things,” is a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and ‘80s heaven. The show follows a government conspiracy and the disappearance of Will Byers in 1983. The series stars Winona Ryder (known for her role in “Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice”), and David Harbour. It was created and directed by the Duffer brothers,

The Controversy Surrounding LGBTQ+ Character Deaths

Lexa, a recurring character on The CW’s popular TV drama, “The 100,” was killed on March 3 of this year. It is not at all unusual for characters to be killed off of popular television series, and Lexa is certainly not the first “The 100” character to die, but her death sparked a much different

Gilmore Guys

The Guys of the “Gilmore Girls” Fan Base

Art imitates life, as the saying goes, but life is often filled with the mundane: caffeine-driven school days, family dinners, and witty remarks left unsaid. However, art can also portray a fictional world that is filled with the mundane aspects of life, but still manages to be magical. Such is the case with the television