Difficult Disappointments: “The Bachelor” Season 23 Review

After 10 drama-filled weeks, season 23 of the hit reality franchise “The Bachelor” has come to a bittersweet end. Our Bachelor, Colton Underwood (27), a former San Diego Chargers player and creator of the Legacy Foundation, has fallen in love with Cassie Randolph (23), a speech pathologist and surfing enthusiast. From the first rose ceremony […]

Spirit Week Day 3: FHS goes gray: “Groutfit” Day

Freedom students and staff went all out for “Groutfit” Day on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Ranging from suits to sneakers, winter scarves to baseball caps, the FHS community fully embraced all the ways in which they could show their spirit. However, gray sweatpants were definitely the day’s staple clothing item, easily spotted in every hallway and […]

Cozily Confusing: “The Holiday Calendar” movie review

Released Nov. 2, “The Holiday Calendar” was Netflix’s first Christmas movie of the season. In the film, disenchanted photographer Abby Sutton (actress Katerina Graham of The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”) navigates the trials and tribulations of her personal life, assisted by a semi-magical advent calendar. Although it’s definitely the best holiday original to date, “The […]

A Predictable Present: “The Princess Switch” movie review

A week out from Thanksgiving, Netflix has already released the second addition to this year’s line of original holiday movies. Following mixed reviews of last year’s “A Christmas Prince” and “Christmas Inheritance,” audience’s expectations are again let down by recently released “The Princess Switch,” which stars actress Vanessa Hudgens of the hit Disney franchise “High […]

A Disappointing Dystopia: House of Cards Season 6 Review

With great controversy, the long-awaited, final season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiered Nov. 2, just in time for the United States midterm elections. Due to the show’s intentional parallelism with the American political climate and last year’s sexual assault allegations against lead actor, Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” fell from being one of Netflix’s […]

A voice for the vertically challenged

I look up to everyone — family, friends, neighbors, teachers, sixth graders, standing dogs, most indoor trees. Not that I don’t respect and admire all individuals (and objects), but it’s not like I have much of a choice.With my father at 5’11’’ and my at mother 5’3’’, I was cheated, dealt the short end of DNA […]

Scandals in Spain: “Elite” TV show review

The new Spanish Netflix Original, “Elite,” joins the wave of teen murder mystery shows of recent years. Renewed for Season 2 before Season 1 even aired, Netflix had quite a bit of confidence in the show’s potential for success. Set in Spain, the drama details the lives of private high school students as they struggle […]

Chick Flick Failure: “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” movie review

The teen chick flick “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser,” directed by Ian Samuels, is just one of Netflix’s recent controversial releases. The movie follows the life of high school loser Sierra Burgess (“Stranger Things” beloved Shannon Purser) who accidentally develops a crush on Jamey (Noah Centineo, best known for “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”), […]

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