• Arts & Entertainment,  Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    OP-ED: Streaming services, the future of television

    I am terrible at binge-watching because there’s too much to watch on television, but I still love to have options; the new streaming services rolling out over the next few years will only add to my inability to choose what to watch. With the dawn of a new era coming through streaming television and movies, the creation of new and more diverse television shows is exciting to me. I am most excited for Disney+, Disney’s new service mostly dedicated to creating new MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) content. Among the host of new shows, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, the one I am most excited for is…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Welcome to Guava Island!

    Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, released a celebration of Caribbean culture, black life and music in the form of his top secret movie, Guava Island, on April 12. He released the movie in time with his Coachella performance on Amazon’s Prime Video for everyone not at Coachella to enjoy and it was indeed a pleasure to watch. The film was produced in secret over the course of a month in Havana, Cuba, and its production was only discovered because of a picture Rihanna took with a fan. Upon the film’s discovery, Gambino released a trailer with an unknown release date, now known to be Coachella weekend. The movie…

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    OP-ED: The futility of the Grammys

    Every year I watch the Grammy Awards, and every year, I manage to be disappointed. At least I’m not on my own: Grammy’s viewership has steadily been on decline since 2018, with this year having a whopping 19.9 million viewers. Sadly, I was one of them. Award shows may not be my cup of tea anymore, but the Grammys has always been on the bottom of my list of must-watch award shows. I would rather watch a host-less Oscars (and soon will) than watch the Grammys. Despite my negative attitude, I was pleasantly surprised on Feb. 10. So many women were nominated and received awards this year: H.E.R, Ariana Grande,…

  • This Week's Paper

    QC roundtable discussion on the history of immigration and black history

    We’re all immigrants here, as the saying goes. An oft-forgotten fact of history, however, tends to disagree with that saying as not everyone who came to America did so by choice. Some were brought as chattel, while others were indigenous peoples decimated by the so-called “immigrant.”   The Immigration Through The Lens of Black History event on Nov. 28th included lunch (courtesy of President Matos) and discussion concerning the ways immigration is complicated by black history. Guests were provided a timeline of immigration laws, along with a timeline of black history in the United States, and used these timelines to understand how American policies affected not only immigrants, but black…

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    Disney Strikes Magic with First African-American Female Directed-film: A Wrinkle in Time

    “A Wrinkle in Time,” is the first film directed by a black woman with a 100 million dollar budget. That black woman’s name is Ava Duvernay, and she created an excellent film about the power of believing in one’s self. “A Wrinkle in Time,” based off the novel of the same name, is a film that captures the beauty of existing; that everyone is capable of believing and making the world a better place, but it is ultimately up to you to make that choice. Meg, played by Storm Reid, is a precocious middle schooler struggling to find her place in the world after her father’s disappearance, and her struggle…