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‘The Gravity of Us’ skillfully integrates romance and an intricate plot

‘The Gravity of Us’ skillfully integrates romance and an intricate plot

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Getting astronauts to Mars. Discovering the unknown. The joy of space exploration. For many people, this seems to be just a faraway dream of the future, but for Cal Lewis Jr, it’s a reality he never expected to be involved with himself. In the young adult (YA) book “The Gravity of Us...

Philz Coffee serves up sustainability but lacks holiday spirit

Philz Coffee serves up sustainability but lacks holiday spirit

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Light jazz music plays, and an ever-changing rhythm beats in the background.  But the sounds aren’t from a band concert; the music comes from a speaker in the corner, the beat from the fast-typing students and telecommuters. The sounds of milk steaming, pastry bags crinkling, and employees calling out drin...

‘Dangerous Alliance’ enthralls readers yet falls short of plausible

‘Dangerous Alliance’ enthralls readers yet falls short of plausible

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

A young girl in a historical setting who’s not like the girls around her. A love interest that she’ll turn away in favor of a childhood friend. And a constant reference to Jane Austen novels? Lady Victoria Aston has the characteristics of female YA protagonists, yet with her love of Jane Austen’s novels...

Layton Greene’s ‘Tell Ya Story’ strikes at the heart

Layton Greene’s ‘Tell Ya Story’ strikes at the heart

Maddy Ting, Scot Scoop Editor

December 8, 2019

Layton Greene’s debut album is a rollercoaster of emotions, but you won’t hear me complaining. Arguably, it’s the very real aspect of “Tell Ya Story” that brings each individual track together, uniting the album as a cohesive whole.  Although this is only her debut album, Greene has already starte...

‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ takes gaming in a new direction

‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ takes gaming in a new direction

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

WARNING: This following article contains minor spoilers for the game "Jedi: Fallen Order." "Jedi: Fallen Order" has just reinvented the video game genre for years to come. The game was one of the most highly-anticipated of the year, and people were right to be excited. The game starts out strong...

Poor food service ruins the Cinépolis movie theater experience

Poor food service ruins the Cinépolis movie theater experience

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The Hillsdale mall is currently adding new restaurants, an outside area, and a bowling alley. The Cinépolis movie theater, which was only recently integrated, sets itself apart from other theaters with its design and service. Before I attended the theater, I bought two tickets for "A Beautiful Day...

‘Knives Out’ is utterly ingenious

‘Knives Out’ is utterly ingenious

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

December 4, 2019

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of laying back in my chair and snacking on popcorn while I watched Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” in theaters.  I have much to say about this film, but first let me break down my history with the murder-mystery genre.  I remember being in seventh grade when my ...

‘Frozen 2’ successfully storms into theaters

‘Frozen 2’ successfully storms into theaters

Polina Engovatov, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

WARNING: minor spoilers for "Frozen 2." Remember when every time you heard the phrase “Let It Go,” you would want to cut your ears off? Well, the songs and music from "Frozen 2" will make you happy you didn’t! I personally find it very annoying when there’s an overload of songs in a...

‘¡Nailed It! México’ takes the cake for comedic baking fails

‘¡Nailed It! México’ takes the cake for comedic baking fails

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Pastry chefs anticipate the start of the bake-off, listening closely for the countdown.  But they’re not professionals. They’re just regular people who love to bake -- and they aren’t exactly good at it.  This spin-off of Netflix’s original “Nailed It!,” which premiered in early 20...

FKA Twigs’ ‘MAGDALENE’ is a meditative masterpiece

FKA Twigs’ ‘MAGDALENE’ is a meditative masterpiece

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

November 13, 2019

You’re never going to find an artist out there that’s quite like FKA Twigs.  I stumbled upon this realization midway through listening to the song “home with you” off of her new album “MAGDALENE,” which was released last Friday.  It’s an incredibly experimental track that takes all the cliches you find in modern-day music ...

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ says ‘hasta la vista, baby’ to quality

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ says ‘hasta la vista, baby’ to quality

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

WARNING: This review has minor spoilers for the 2019 film "Terminator: Dark Fate." "Terminator: Dark Fate" proved itself to be nothing more than a CGI-focused cash grab, dedicated to the possibility of another sequel. In the past 10 years, Paramount Pictures has released three "Terminator" movies,...

King Princess’ ‘Cheap Queen’ fails to live up to expectations

King Princess’ ‘Cheap Queen’ fails to live up to expectations

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

November 2, 2019

I must admit, I was excited about this album. And by excited, I mean very excited. I have been following King Princess’s career since her debut single, “1950,” was released back in February 2018. That March, Harry Styles had tweeted lyrics from the song, which spurred on her popularity with...

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