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“Girl Mans Up” breaks LGBTQ+ stereotypes

“Girl Mans Up” breaks LGBTQ+ stereotypes

Veronica Yaron
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

I have never wanted to thank my friends for abandoning me in Barnes & Noble more than when I stumbled upon “Girl Mans Up” by M-E Girard. For the first time in years, I picked up a young adult novel that I truly saw as different and not a pre-sold idea that has been rehashed a hundred times before. The...

La La Land captivates viewers

La La Land captivates viewers

Sarah Lynch
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

On a blustery Saturday, I trekked the streets of Manhattan to see “La La Land,” the movie musical I’d anticipated for months. In a sold out theater near Lincoln Center, the excitement was intoxicating. Even with all the stars seemingly aligned, I feared the film would fall short of my sky-high...

Hamilton Mixtape a smash hit

Hamilton Mixtape a smash hit

Riley Brennan
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

It seems that nobody can get enough of “Hamilton.” The breakout Broadway sensation first hit the stage off-Broadway in 2015 and has since captured the hearts of thousands of history buffs and theatre kids alike. Now, “Hamilton” fans are ecstatic to know that the Hamilton Mixtape, a set of...

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

Izzy Cavazzoni
December 22, 2016
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From a young age, my mother instilled in me that as a woman, I can do anything I set my mind to. She also pointed me to who would be my role model for the next four years and counting: Megyn Kelly, someone who personifies feminism, though she may never outwardly say it. As a woman who speaks her mind...

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Vaughn Battista
November 28, 2016
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Hacksaw Ridge, released on November 4th, 2016, is the latest film by the controversial director Mel Gibson. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss, the soldier who, during the storm on Okinawa in World War 2, was a conscientious objector, which meant that he enlisted into the army but did not fire ...

The River Tour: from the perspective of a “Jersey Girl”

The River Tour: from the perspective of a “Jersey Girl”

Caroline Collins
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Opinion, Reviews

“The Boss.” He was born in Long Branch and grew up in Freehold. His kids graduated from the Ranney School. He is a regular at the Work Out World in Tinton Falls. We love him because he’s just like us. Bruce Springsteen released his breakout record “Born To Run” in 1975. Since then, all but one of hi...

The new cast of “Hamilton” doesn’t miss a beat

The new cast of “Hamilton” doesn’t miss a beat

Izzy Cavazzoni
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Opinion, Reviews

With 11 Tony Awards, one Pulitzer Prize for Drama and one Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016, it’s hard not to have heard of “Hamilton,” a revolutionary hip-hop musical starring the “Ten-dollar Founding Father,” Alexander Hamilton. Written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, ...

“Cursed Child” script impresses

“Cursed Child” script impresses

Veronica Yaron
September 16, 2016
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Nine years after the last Harry Potter novel was released, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” hit bookstores on July 31 at midnight as the official eighth book in the series. As any other super-fan, I spent six hours at the midnight release party before grabbing my pre-ordered script and forwent ...

Don’t miss “Captain America: Civil War”

Ebenezer Shim
June 17, 2016
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Now, I may be still riding that movie high from sitting very close to the screen. But, it might just be that “Captain America: Civil War” completely exceeded every expectation I had for it, down to the very last post credits scene. In the constant struggle over how to make the next movie better...

Throne of Glass Review

Kylie Lamb
January 10, 2016
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Due to the recent release of its fourth installment, the series “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Mass has been everywhere lately, and so I thought, why not take a shot at it myself? And, wow. Definitely the best book choice I've made recently. This fantasy novel takes place in Adarlan, a region in...

Age of Ultron Review

June 17, 2015
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By EBENEZER SHIM - The coming of the long-awaited movie, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” brought thrilling, yet uneasy feelings to comic book enthusiasts and movie-lovers alike. After “Avengers Assembled,” I have been anticipating “Age of Ultron” since 2012 in hopes that it would be as awesome...

The good Gatsby

May 31, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Reviews

By DYLAN ABLAN Staff Writer A visual extravaganza is one of the many ways to describe “The Great Gatsby”. Director Baz Luhrmann went all-out to bring us one of his signature films. It's loud, vibrant and fun. However, when we look past the razzle dazzle, we find a film that chooses style over su...

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