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Forbid grade-grubbing

Emily Cosio, News Editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It is the end of the quarter and your grade is on the border between two letters. It all comes down to hundredths of a decimal. But after the exam and worksheets flood into Skyward, the 0.49 still remains. In a panic, you run to your teacher begging and pleading for extra credit or another worksheet, but they refuse. The next step is to run and cry to your friends about your awful teacher. According to math.uh.edu, grade-grubbing is defined as “the act of a student g...

Letting your hair down

Emily Cosio, News Editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Reviews

Released on Friday, Sept. 21, “Nappily Ever After” is the perfect ‘loving yourself’ movie, with a dash of romance and a sprinkle of comedy. This movie will leave you with a warm and happy feeling. After being dumped for being too perfect by her doctor boyfriend Clint (Ricky Whittle), heart-broken Violet (Sanna Lathan) retaliates by shaving off her life’s accomplishment: her hair. She must now continue living life while regaining the beaming confidence she on...

A movie of steady misery

A movie of steady misery

October 8, 2018

An unlikable main character, a heap of family problems and an overdose of tragedy make the perfect recipe for a painfully bad story, and Netflix’s “The Land of Steady Habits” only manages to make things worse. This trainwreck of a movie combined ...

Spotify vs. Apple Music: The great debate

Spotify vs. Apple Music: The great debate

September 26, 2018

It’s been a topic of discourse, memes and endless Internet polls, and everyone seems to have an opinion of their own.  It has spread like wildfire across Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, sparking endless arguments and rants. Is it Trump’s Supreme...

“American Vandal” season two steals hearts

“American Vandal” season two steals hearts

September 19, 2018

The Turd Burglar, a perpetrator of pranks at St. Bernardine, the Catholic school where American Vandal Season 2 is set, causes a series of rather childish pranks, and sends the prestigious school into chaos. The first episode was the opposite of expected fr...

Appliance Compliance

Appliance Compliance

September 17, 2018

Microwaves are amazing. A microwave can create a s’more with just a tap of a button, no campfire necessary. Plus they allow for YouTube videos like “I Just Microwaved my Phone **shocking**” and “Microwaving Soap (emotional)”. In other words,...

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” loses favor

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” loses favor

September 12, 2018

“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” reminds me of pineapple on pizza: there are those who stand by it and others who think that it’s simply too controversial for it to be taken seriously.  In regards to Netflix’s latest success with rom-coms, SBIAL ha...

Troye Sivan’s “Bloom” Wilts

September 10, 2018

After a short montage of colorful flowers in grainy film, Troye Sivan, 23 year-old South-African singer, appears on screen with a bright red lip, abstract eye makeup, and a loose, revealing shirt. Not even 30 seconds into the, “Bloom” music video,...

A Love Letter to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

A Love Letter to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

August 21, 2018

For some time, there was a drought for rom-com lovers everywhere. While there haven’t been movies like “Love Actually,” “Footloose,” and “The Princess Diaries,” in quite a long time, worry no more, because Netflix has revived the genre with...

Insatiable has a lot on its plate

August 20, 2018

“Insatiable” is like that ex-girlfriend. You hope that she’ll become a better person, but she keeps disappointing. After watching all 12 episodes of this controversial Netflix original series, it’s easy to see that this show has many more issues...

Exams extinguish environment

Exams extinguish environment

May 25, 2018

We have all seen the disturbing images of plastic islands floating in the ocean, one of which is larger than the state of Texas. But it is even harder to imagine that the tests students take at school are contributing to this disaster. The amount of waste...

Comic Critic: A Marvel-ous retrospective

Comic Critic: A Marvel-ous retrospective

May 7, 2018

Ten years. Let that sink in for a second. Ten years ago, Robert Downey Jr. first graced the silver screen as Tony Stark. One decade ago, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) said those fateful words that announced the arrival of a pop culture phenomenon. “You...

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