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What Should I Watch on Netflix During Quarantine?

If you are looking to watch a romantic drama, “Crash Landing On You” is the perfect candidate. The excellent acting and wonderful depictions of people who seem to be in two extremely different countries will leave you in awe.

Joanna Zhao, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Are you looking for a new show to watch on Netflix? After two months of being in quarantine, it can feel like you have seen it all. Netflix’s seemingly never-ending catalog of movies and shows to choose from might make it intimidating for those who do not know what they want to watch next. If you need...

The Latest Fantasy: A Review of ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’

The sprawling industrial city of Midgar has been fleshed out in FF7R’s extensive new map.

Milène Klein, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Originally released in 1997, Final Fantasy VII (FF7) has since become one of the most celebrated and well-loved Japanese role playing games (JRPGs) in history. From a company whose releases are filled with remakes, remasters, and DLC, which has both frustrated and pleased fans over the years, it is no s...

From Aristotle to Woolf, There Are Millions of Free Books Available Online During Quarantine

While there is a wide range of books available online for free, they tend to be published before 1925.

Shira Mansell, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

With millions of New Yorkers now stuck at home and bored, the New York Public Library, physically shuttered but still operating online, has seen a rise in demand. Ebook checkouts are, per the NYPL, up 10% from last year, and the results are months-long waitlists for more popular titles. If you are w...

Rihanna Makes History

Artist Muhammad Saad sketched Rihanna in a durag for the May 2020 issue of British Vogue.

Darlene Park, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Today, durags are proudly worn by the black community and embraced by celebrities from runways to music videos. The durag has not always been worn as a symbol of black culture due to the negative sentiments surrounding it.  In 1786, Louisiana enacted the Tignon Law, which forced black women to we...

Whipping Up Coffee During Quarantine

Lights, camera, action! Some people are taking the whipped coffee trend to another level by using photography to portray various aesthetics and messages.

Kin Yang, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

As Americans across the country continue to shelter in at home during the Coronavirus pandemic, many students have found hobbies and interests to overcome their newfound boredom. For teenager Hannah Cho, this meant posting a short fifteen- second video on social media platform TikTok in early Mar...

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Show Must Go On?

“Little Shop of Horrors” is an off-Broadway show that is based off of the 1986 movie, one of numerous shows shuttered due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Logan Klinger, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

When tourists visit New York City, it seems that one of their first stops is always Times Square. The giant screens, massive stores, and neon lights are thrilling to those visiting. But nothing in Times Square is as exciting as what made it a prime New York landmark -- Broadway. Broadway’s theater ...

A Tribute to ‘Club Penguin’: A Resurgence in Interest Due to Quarantine

Josh Greenberg ‘20 often plays 'Club Penguin' after completing his homework.

Junseo Lee, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Originally launched on October 24, 2005, Club Penguin immediately captured the hearts of those who began to explore the island’s numerous activities, shops, and secrets. It became a major aspect of many childhoods and was dearly missed after being discontinued on March 30, 2017, in favor of Club Peng...

Is This It for The Strokes? Not If They Have Anything to Say About It

The Strokes performed on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2019, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Maanya Shah, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

When The Strokes dropped their seminal debut album, 'Is This It,' in 2001, critics and listeners alike were floored. Grunge music had dominated most of the 1990s, but by the millennium, hip hop and modern pop music had taken over the charts. The five members of The Strokes, vocalist Julian Casablanca...

Human Resilience: How the Coronavirus Has Changed Photography

Some New Yorkers continue their photography hobbies on the rooftops of their apartment buildings. Photo reprinted by permission from: @jermcohen (Jeremy Cohen)

Alex Tembelis, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, life has taken a drastic turn. State-wide lockdowns have confined people to their homes, forcing many to convert their living rooms into work offices. Yet, amidst everything comes a very different struggle -- the survival of photographers and photojournalists. Unlike...

Movies to Watch During COVID-19 Quarantine

The senior benches are where it all started.

Rasheed Hossain, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

“Senior year’s gonna be a movie!” my friends said as we sat in the courtyard on the first day of school in September 2020. I remember the day vividly. Coming into our final year of high school after three years of hard work, it was finally our time. We all had high expectations for what this ye...

‘Birds of Prey’: A New Take on Beloved Antihero Harley Quinn

Alex Eum '22 greatly enjoyed the film 'Birds of Prey,' especially the action scenes. “They were awesome,” he said.

Sophia Randall, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

Harley Quinn, also known as Harleen Quinzel, has long been a favorite among fans of DC Comics.  She was originally introduced as the Joker’s girlfriend, and their toxic and abusive relationship was depicted in a previous film released in 2016. In that film, Harley was portrayed as a sidekick rat...

Music Nostalgia During Quarantine

Music is a large part of most teenagers' lives, as with the Urban Dance Club. Here, they are hard at work synchronizing their dance moves during a rehearsal.

Xavier Marriott, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of us are stuck in quarantine at home with much more free time than usual. Due to schools and businesses shutting down, we do not have much of a choice other than to stay at home. We can turn to other means of entertainment such as music to help take our minds o...

‘All American’: A Binge-Worthy Touchdown

'All American' is available on Netflix and was one of the top ten trending shows for weeks.

Saamiya Ahmed, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

If everything that you see on TV is true, the average American high school revolves around its football team and its efforts to reach state championships. Each player works hard to be in the top 300 in the country and to be noticed by college recruiters. For the students of South Crenshaw High School a...

Cooking and Crafting During Quarantine

 Sophia Mah ’22 has found an interesting way to stay safe and have fun during quarantine, by making face masks. Mah said that she “originally did it to combat boredom” during this difficult time of quarantine at home.

Arianne Browne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

There are two types of people right now during this Coronavirus quarantine: those who are terrified of the situation and could do with a distraction and those who are just bored. Regardless of whether you are bored or just looking for a fun distraction from the hectic climate of 2020, these intrigui...

Long Lost Loves and an Epic Journey Make the Film ‘Tigertail’ Worth Watching

'Tigertail' unearths the past of an older generation who once found the act of traveling the world to be exciting.

Caitlin Yeung, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

The film 'Tigertail,' directed and written by the “Master of None” creator Alan Yang, is based on the story of Yang’s father as he traveled to and then adapted to living in America. The protagonist, Pin-jui (Tzi Ma), is a free-spirited Taiwanese factory worker who abandons his homeland and the w...

Junglers, Toxi-Tanks, and Sims: Video Game Recommendations During Quarantine

Here we see a Yordle and a character hitting target dummies during some high quality, high definition 'League of Legends' gameplay. “It’s important to practice LoL; that way you can be better whenever you play with your friends, and you’ll have more fun” said Jonathan Pang ‘21.

Miles Yamner, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been another figurative one spreading (although much less severe) amongst adolescents: boredom. Students have resorted to doing crazy things with their hair, making Tik-Tok videos, spending more time than usual with their families, and taking up the art of cookin...

Face Masks For Hospital Tasks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A finished face mask sits on the windowsill before being donated.

Olivia Chen, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

Recent headlines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic have emphasized the use of face masks to protect yourself and others from spreading this virus. However, for many people, including doctors and nurses, it is becoming extremely difficult for them to acquire these masks given worldwide supply shortage...

Why You Should be Playing ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ During Quarantine

Students from the Bronx Science 'Dungeons & Dragons' club are discussing game strategy during a club meeting earlier in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Sophie Livingstone, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

Picture this: you find yourself at the entrance of a cave where the back of the tunnel is pitch black and full of hidden entities. Arrows, broken spears, and shredded armor are scattered across the floor, only enhancing the grim scene. Your thoughts are interrupted as a roar erupts from the back of ...

Art, Religion, Politics, and Power: A Review of ‘Medici the Magnificent’

Aerin Mann ’21 found that the show was accurate in portraying the difficulties of being the most powerful family in Florence during the Italian Renaissance.

Shaira Jafar, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

Period dramas are an unfamiliar genre of entertainment that may seem very boring to most high schoolers who want some action and laughter. These dramas usually center around the economic or social hardships that an elite European family endure. However, the Netflix show ‘Medici the Magnificent’ ha...

Some Positivity During the Coronavirus Pandemic: John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’

John Krasinski started his news show, 'Some Good News,' with the aim to spread positivity. Here, he is about to do a segment in which he surprises a fan with a zoom call.

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

Recently, the Coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines. Although it is important to learn about updates, anxiety levels have been shown to increase with one's constant exposure to coronavirus news. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that to reduce anxiety, one should “tak...

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