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Hiba Ali, Features Editor | November 4, 2020

The Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Haddix You know that age-old story of kids whose mother disappears shortly after a news report of kidnapped kids who look just like them and have the same names? ...Okay, so maybe the plot isn’t...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Stares Down the Barrel of Fascism in Borat 2

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | November 2, 2020

The anticipated sequel to the 2006 cult-classic Borat was released to Amazon Prime video on Friday, Oct. 23.  The original mockumentary film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was released fortuitously...

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Selling Sunset? More Like Selling Funset

Tal Rothberg, News Editor | October 30, 2020

There is nothing like sitting back with a bowl of popcorn and watching real estate agents fight. The Netflix Original Selling Sunset is the perfect blend of drama and reality.  The show follows seven real estate agents from the Oppenheim Group,...

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‘Among Us’ Gains Popularity During COVID-19 Pandemic

Evelyn Zhang, Staff Writer | October 27, 2020

The popularity of the game Among Us has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The social deduction game (based on the party game mafia) takes place primarily on a spaceship, where crewmates root out a murderous imposter. The game can be played...

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‘That’s Not What Happened’ Explores a Community in Turmoil After a School Shooting

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief | September 27, 2020

What goes on in the lives of school shooting survivors after the news trucks and the cameras are gone? That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger explores the life of high school senior Leanne “Lee” Bauer and her friends as they cope with loss,...

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A Reality Show Presents the Pitfalls of Marrying for Money

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor | August 29, 2020

 Lifetime’s Marrying Millions reality show is a captivating, over-dramatized, ridiculous look into modern day standards of a “normal” relationship.   The producers start every season by introducing a set of couples that differ heavily in financial...

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Hamilton and the Dangers of Historical Revisionism

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | May 27, 2020

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.”                                                               -Alexis de Tocqueville   Hamilton is a hip-hop musical...

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A Closer Look at Joe Exotic

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | April 8, 2020

Joe Exotic is a former zookeeper, internet sensation, 2016 presidential candidate, mullet-sporting gun-toting polygamous redneck libertarian and convicted felon. But you knew all that, because, like everyone else, you watched all of Tiger King: Murder,...

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I Think I Kind of Like ‘Cats’

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | April 5, 2020

“For he will do as he do do And there's no doing anything abou-a-wow-t it.”                                                      -“The Rum Tum Tugger”, Cats Forgive me father, for I have sinned. Of all the unspeakable...

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Get Your Valentine’s Dating Advice From the Bcomber

Beachcomber Staff | February 14, 2020

Still planning for Valentine's Day? Here's some advice from the Beachcomber staff. We cover good dates, bad dates, Beachwoodiest dates and more... Cheapest Dates Trying to impress with not only a good meal but also with your frugality? Look no...

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