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Taylor Sheesh recreates Eras Tour at a mall just outside the
Philippines capitol. “Microphone” by p_a_h is licensed under CC BY
2.0.

Celebrity impersonators take the stage by storm

Isabella San Filippo and Rebecca Mclean November 22, 2023

“Taylor! Taylor! Taylor!” a crowd cheers. Except that’s not Taylor Swift–that’s Taylor Sheesh. Celebrity impersonators gain fame by recreating what’s already been done. By dressing up and...

Cinderella’s castle, which was pictured in the recently remade Disney classic, attracts fans from around the world. “Cinderella’s Castle - Walt Disney World” by @cdharrison is licensed
under CC BY 2.0.

Fans in dispute over Disney classics duplicates

Madison Demaree November 22, 2023

Nostalgia, comfort, delight—these words may come to mind when a Disney princess movie is mentioned. With the live action recreations of these classics, fanatics are gifted the thrill of experiencing...

Fans of “Christian Girl Autumn” celebrate the season by donning knit sweaters and chunky scarves. “Autumn Sun” by creator is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Caitlin Covington: More than just pumpkin spice

Molly McCarthy November 22, 2023

In recent years, social media has played a pivotal role in shaping fashion trends, lifestyle aesthetics and even seasonal habits. Chief among these trends is “Christian Girl Autumn,” a seasonal meme...

“It’s a piece that I made to get more comfortable with and explore painting”
- Sanka Tholka Mudalige of Neptune

THE ARTIST’S BLOCK: Manipulated

November 22, 2023

By Sanka Mudalidge Media Used:Acrylic paint Time to Complete:10 hours Interesting Fact:“I made this piece during RISD Pre-College over the summer.”

Students discuss the effects of fashion trends coming and going with the blink of an eye. 
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The steep price of fast- moving fashion cycles

Diya Mandal and Isabel Santamaria November 22, 2023

Recently, it seems that everyone is a trend forecaster. This year, Tiktok fashion oracles predict shoulder-padded leather jackets will be the staple of fall, and patchwork jeans with a statement belt will...

Director Greta Gerwig discusses Barbie alongside
actress Issa Rae in a recent interview. “Barbie Movie
Reception1 (cropped)” by UKinUSA is licensed under CC
BY-SA 2.0.

Barbie’s expedition from boxes to big screens

Nolan O'Keefe September 21, 2023

The journey to Barbie Land was complete with a pleasant bike ride through flowers and magical backdrops, taking up about 30 seconds of Greta Gerwig’s box office hit. The actual journey, however, was...

Film writers protest for better wages in the streets of New
York City. ”Wall Street writers strike.” by kona99 is licensed
under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Film writers flip the script in the entertainment world

Madison Demaree September 21, 2023

With new seasons of highly anticipated television shows comes unrivaled excitement; this joy, however, may be temporarily stripped from viewers due to the recent initiation of the 2023 Writers Guild of...

“I was scrolling through a bunch of reference pictures and just really loved how fun and detailed the one I chose was.
This was one of my first ever oil pastel pieces but I love the way it turned out and I had so much fun making it!”

- Junior Bridget Ruane of Middletown

THE ARTIST’S BLOCK

August 20, 2023

Untitled Artist: Bridget Ruane Media Used: Oil Pastel Time to Complete: 2 Hours Interesting Fact:“The reference picture was randomly selected on Pinterest.”  

New film announced for popular video game, Five Nights at Freddys.
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Upcoming “Five Night’s at Freddy’s” film excites fans

Alice Ye and Angela Ruiz June 16, 2023

Over eight years ago, video game series, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” was released by Scott Cawthon, intended to be a quick cash grab. A movie inspired by the game is now expected to be released on...

The science behind blockbusters, such as Jaws releasing during the Summer.
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Film season heats up

Isabel Santamaria June 16, 2023

Summertime. It’s a time to head to AMC theaters while Nicole Kidman presents the latest blockbusters on the big screen and spend an entire paycheck on buttered popcorn. While summer is memorable for...

The media invests in the royal lifestyle after new shows like Bridgerton peak interest.
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Crown craze sweeps media

Alice Ye and Angela Ruiz June 16, 2023

Americans are shifting towards monarchies yet again; only this time, it’s for the drama. When Netflix released the show “Bridgerton” in 2020, the public went into a frenzy. After the first month...

Taylor Swift announces album, Speak Now, will be her third rerecorded album.
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Swift’s new release to make sparks fly

Molly McCarthy June 16, 2023

Taylor Swift, the renowned singer-songwriter, has made headlines once again with her announcement of the release of her third re-recorded album, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” Swift has embarked...

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