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Review of Nike’s new commercial

Hani Mohamed, reporter

March 26, 2019

Nike's new commercial showed women beating sports aired on February 26. There were mixed feeling about "Dream Crazy" since some people believe that no one thinks this way of women anymore and portrayed women as victims. While others think women's rights is an ongoing conversation. Though, I believe t...

‘Captain Marvel’ soars to the top of box office

‘Captain Marvel’ soars to the top of box office

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

March 18, 2019

”Captain Marvel“ hit theaters March 8 and is a watershed moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (commonly referred to as the "MCU"). Starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, "Captain Marvel" owns the special distinction of being the first female standalone movie in the 11-year history of the MCU. When asked about being the lead i...

January Food Review: Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co.

Dylan DelCol, Reporter/Copy Editor

March 3, 2019

This month's food review is all about the biscuits at Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co. on 23rd Street. Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co. was the brainchild of executive chef Chris McKenna and the Urban Management Group Inc. McKenna said in an interview with the Gazette that he had started dreaming up a biscuit m...

How it “All Falls Down,” the Black community challenging high fashion

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

February 28, 2019

In 2004, a young Chicago producer named Kanye West released his first studio album: "The College Dropout." One of the standout songs on the 21-track LP was the song “All Falls Down,” a soulful, four-minute dissection of materialism and insecurity within the African-American community. Remarkably, 15 ye...

Kendrick Lamar: A voice of a generation

Kendrick Lamar: A voice of a generation

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

February 27, 2019

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born  June 17, 1987, in Compton, Cali. Kendrick's life would change forever at the young age of 8 years old, when he was "inspired" after he saw Tupac Shakur, during the filming of a music video in Compton. Twenty-four years later, that inspiration would come to fruition...

‘Aquaman’,’Birdbox’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ dominate the Holiday Season

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

January 31, 2019

The winter holiday saw a slew of feature-length films hit screens both big and small. Of the films that were on the tips of everyone's tongues this break, the three films that stood out were the superhero films 'Aquaman' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' as well as the Netflix original, 'Bird Box.' James Wan's 'Aquaman' was o...

Mattis’ resignation spells danger for U.S foreign policy

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis submitted his letter of resignation on December 20, immediately following Trump's controversial decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. In his letter, which he circulated throughout the Pentagon, Mattis cited growing concerns about hostile treatment of American allies, as well as continued tendencies towards isolationism in President Trump's foreign p...

What Jim Acosta’s press pass tells us about the Trump administration’s politics

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter

January 10, 2019

It’s no secret that President Trump has a contentious relationship with the press. Throughout his campaign he complained that certain coverage of him was unfair and biased, making a particular effort to single out the New York Times and CNN. At a press briefing on November 7 leading up to the midterm elec...

Colorism Or What

Hani Mohamed, Reporter

November 26, 2018

In late October, 36-year-old Jamaican artist Grace Hamilton, better known as "Spice," released a song called "Black Hypocrisy" on YouTube and posted photos of herself with artificially lightened skin on her Instagram page to highlight and criticize the phenomenon of colorism and the culture of skin-...

Dropping the ‘F’ bomb

Alice Bennett, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Across the school I’ve noticed a recent resurgence of the use of the F word. No, not the word parents fear that their kids will hear when they stub their toe against the table, the other one. This word is a bit more harmful. It’s a derogatory slang word used to describe people of the LGBTQ+ c...

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