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The Lion's Tale

One Love successfully brings emphasis to the life of Bob Marley along with Jamaica’s political landscape.

“One Love” is a moving representation of Jamacian culture

Eliana Abrams, Reporter February 26, 2024

Whether listening to Bob Marley at the beach on a hot summer day or in the dead of winter, his positive persona always radiates. Bob Marley’s timeless message of peace and love continues to shine brightly...

USHER realeases his ninth studio album prior to his performance at the Apple Music SuperBowl Halftime show.

USHER’s Latest Album is Formulaic Fun

Jonah Mellen, Guest Writer February 21, 2024

USHER gave the halftime performance for the last Super Bowl. With over 100 million people watching the Super Bowl halftime show, the music needs to appeal to many. The sounds on USHER’s latest album,...

USHER preforms a mashup of his own music with other features during halftime of the 2024 Super Bowl.

USHER’s preformance at the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show disappoints

Vivi Ducker, Features Editor February 14, 2024

The Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show is arguably the most anticipated live performance of the year. With 12.6 million viewers for this year's show, the R&B artist USHER was expected to blow the...

Some of the best and worst moments from the 66th annual Grammy awards

Recap of the 66th Annual Grammy Awards

Lily Rulnick, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

As the clock strikes 8 pm on Feb. 5, singer Dua Lipa hits screens nationwide and debuts her new song, “Training Season,” followed by her hit song “Houdini.” The opening performance is filled with...

Fashion Friday: Pre-Prom 2024

Vivi Ducker, Features Editor February 2, 2024

Shalom Gallery is a meaningful tribute to the Jewish community

Shalom Gallery is a meaningful tribute to the Jewish community

Leora Blumenthal, Guest Writer January 29, 2024

While walking by the exterior of Loring Cornish’s gallery in Fells Point, Baltimore, pedestrians stop to admire the 8-foot tall statues and mesmerizing mosaics. Little do those who walk by it know that...

Chalice of the Gods disappoints fans with underdeveloped plot and slow pace.

“Percy Jackson and Chalice of the Gods” is not worth the read

Aliza Braier, Guest Writer January 23, 2024

“Percy Jackson and Chalice of the Gods,” Rick Riordan’s newest addition to the popular Percy Jackson series, does not live up to the expectations I had for it based on the previous books. I would...

New to Disney+, this show does not meet the standards of the Percy Jackson book and movie series.

New “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” fails to impress

Aviv Stein, Guest Writer January 23, 2024

Disney+’s new show “Percy Jackson and the Olympians'' did not live up to its high expectations. After they announced its development in 2020, fans were eager for Disney to make something better than...

INSANO is the ninth studio album Kid Cudi has released, and it might even be better than the albums that precede it. Photo from Republic Records.

Kid Cudi does not disappoint with “INSANO”

Shia Messler, Guest Writer January 18, 2024

Popular rapper Kid Cudi returned to the music scene for the first time since 2022 with his ninth studio album “INSANO,” and it did not disappoint. The album offers listeners a taste of many different...

The cover of the series showcases one of the animals the show spotlights. Photo from Netflix.

“Life on Our Planet” is not only entertaining, but also educational

Claire Elbaum, Guest Writer January 18, 2024

The new Netflix series “Life on Our Planet,” released Oct. 25 and narrated by Morgan Freeman, is a binge-worthy documentary. The show covers how life has evolved on Earth and how it persists through...

The logo for the 2024 Mean Girls may look the same as the original logo, but it has the addition of a music note to indicate that the movie is a musical.  Photo from Paramount Pictures.

The 2024 revival of “Mean Girls” doesn’t hold a candle to the original

Lyla Silberg, Guest Writer January 17, 2024

Even though it wasn’t Wednesday, pink took over theaters this past weekend as a favorite cultural icon was reimagined. The latest “Mean Girls'' opened on Jan. 12, and with it came a lot of excitement....

The animation of the series makes it especially enjoyable to watch. Photo from

“Invincible” Continues To Pack a Punch

Jonah Mellen, Guest Writer January 10, 2024

The trope of a teenage superhero navigating both childhood and crime is well-trodden ground at this point. Whether it’s Spider-Man protecting the streets of New York or Robin fearlessly fighting crime...

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