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Ava Max new release: is it ‘heaven’ or ‘hell?’

Ava Max is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter best known for her single, “Sweet But Psycho.” Following her hit song that was released in August of 2018 and has topped the charts since, she started recording her debut album “Heaven & Hell” which the 26-year-old released on Sept. 18.

‘Ratched,’ a surprisingly colorful new series on Netflix

As someone who’s familiar with the various works of Ryan Murphy, I was hesitant at first to watch the Netflix show “Ratched,” which debuted on Sept. 18. After seeing several teasers floating around on Instagram, I thought this show was going to be a ripoff of “American Horror Story: Asylum,” complete with Nazi doctors and psychotic nuns. But after watching the entire show over one weekend, my assumptions were proven wrong. 

Want to commit to racial justice? Stop partying. Here’s why.

At this point it should be common sense that partying during a raging virus is a big no-no, but it seems that some people still haven’t received the memo. 

Neon Trees have a triumphant return with ‘I Can Feel You Forgetting Me’

The Neon Trees released their fourth studio album “I Can Feel You Forgetting Me” on July 24 of this year. After a six-year hiatus between albums, the band makes a triumphant comeback about self-love and perseverance.

What We’re Watching On Netflix: ‘New Girl’

The feel-good comedy and binge-worthy show “New Girl” has been regarded as a fan-favorite throughout the 2010s. During its seven-season run starting in 2011 and concluding in 2018, the show aired on FOX weekly to showcase the talents of Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Hannah Simone, and Lamorne Morris.

What We’re Watching On Netflix: ‘Arrested Development’

Airing on FOX in 2003, “Arrested Development” stands out from the typical set of dysfunctional family sitcoms by crossing lines other shows wouldn’t dare.

College community reflects on life of Chadwick Boseman

The world mourned the unexpected death of actor and activist Chadwick Boseman on Friday, Aug. 28. Known for such iconic roles as Jackie Robinson in “42,” James Brown in “Get on Up” and T’Challa in “Black Panther,” Boseman continued to work through his private battle with colon cancer since his diagnosis in 2016.

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is still just as binge-worthy years later

Within three seasons, the show’s imaginative universe has been meticulously and elegantly crafted to recreate martial arts forms, such as Tai Chi, during action sequences with the elements. While this contributes to the epic and adventurous tone of the story, the rich characterization and heart-warming interactions between the characters are the heart of this show. 

Letter from William Green Plantation Committee on recent controversy

"We are aware of the concerns about the Green Plantation. We want to state up front that our group is formed of faculty across a number of departments and is committed to raising awareness about slavery in the northeast. Our intention has always been and is to recover and highlight the lives of formerly enslaved individuals that may have been trafficked through this region."

Death of George Floyd sparks nationwide outcry for justice

Government officials, protesters and law enforcement officers are preparing for George Floyd protests to escalate after some peaceful demonstrations took a chaotic turn in cities across the country over the past week, according to The New York Times.

States continue reopening plans amid coronavirus; CDC receives backlash for mishap

The coronavirus guidelines published by the CDC have triggered public backlash. Aside from the information released on May 22, the White House condemned the CDC over its response to the virus, according to Fox News, also shelving a 17-page report on guidelines for reopening the country.

Carly Rae Jepsen surprises fans with ‘Dedicated Side B’

Carly Rae Jepsen released “Dedicated Side B,” the follow-up album to her popular 2019 release, “Dedicated,” on May 21, rather unexpectedly. Jepsen had not released any promotional singles in conjunction with the record.

While entertaining, ‘Never Have I Ever’ been able to relate

The American coming-of-age comedy-drama series “Never Have I Ever,” created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, streamed on Netflix on April 27 and has boomed with popularity.

National Mental Health Month takes on new meaning in quarantine

The end of the semester has finally arrived –– a time when most students relax and unwind in the increasingly warm weather. But due to the active pandemic, students can’t enjoy the luxury of going to the beach, movies or even stores without severe restrictions. Other than the end of the semester and the brink of summer, May also brings with it National Mental Health Month.

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