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Wakanda Forever Shows Life After TChalla

‘Wakanda Forever’ Shows Life After T’Challa

By Julian Brown and Ellis Jones , Spartan Staff November 17, 2022

The long-awaited sequel to Black Panther (2018), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally hit the theaters last Friday.  Although the sequel was meant for release in 2022, the movie was rewritten...

With Midnights, Taylor Swift-ly pops to the Top of the Charts

With Midnights, Taylor Swift-ly pops to the Top of the Charts

By Clarke Stalling, Music Critic November 17, 2022

Taylor Swift has done it again with Midnights.   With Midnights, Swift’s latest, Taylor has made music history by becoming the first artist to claim the top 10 spots in the Billboard Hot 100. Swift’s...

Why Nope is a Yep

Why ‘Nope’ is a ‘Yep’

By Zoe Miller, Spartan Staff September 29, 2022
“I set my sights on the great American UFO story,"
AI Rapping and Digital Blackface

AI Rapping and ‘Digital Blackface’

By Brooklyn Allen, Spartan Staff September 29, 2022
This to me is a problem that shouldn’t be a problem in this generation. If you are not a Black person or of Black descendants of some kind you should not even affiliate yourself with any Black stereotypes. 
Could Things Get Stranger in Season Five?

Could ‘Things’ Get ‘Stranger’ in Season Five?

By Chelsea Small, Spartan Staff September 15, 2022
For nearly six years now, “Stranger Things” has become one of the most popular original Netflix TV series, gaining one the largest fan bases.
Fall Rises to Cinematic Heights

‘Fall’ Rises to Cinematic Heights

By Jayla Scarver, Movie Critic September 15, 2022
The visuals are strikingly hyper-realistic, easily bringing viewers to the edge of their seats.
Olivia Rodrigos character, Nini, and her two moms.

Is Disney+ Becoming A Safe Place?

By J Van Beest , Spartan Staff September 15, 2022
"After years of Disney queer-coding its villains and creating gay characters that have two seconds of screentime, HSMTMTS is a breath of fresh air."
Churchs Hamilton Show Must Not Go On

Church’s ‘Hamilton’ Show Must Not Go On

By J Van Beest , Spartan Staff September 15, 2022
It's safe to assume that this episode may cost the Texas church more than a few Hamiltons.
Summer Sounds Sizzle Into September

Summer Sounds Sizzle Into September

By Marcus Bobbitt, Music Critic August 31, 2022
Melodic Rap is my favorite genre of music, and no one does it better than Rod Wave. Put his soulful voice on any trap beat and I'm hooked.
Blackpink: New Queens of K-Pop

Blackpink: New Queens of K-Pop

By Zainab Marga, Spartan Staff August 31, 2022

K-Pop is here.  Over the summer, The Spartan Star started a series highlighting the popularity of Korean Pop, also known as K-Pop.  The series started with a look at BTS and was followed by a story...

T-Pop, K-Pop Ruled the 2022 MTV VMAs

‘T-Pop,’ K-Pop Ruled the 2022 MTV VMAs

By Jared Smevoll, Spartan Staff August 31, 2022
It was a big night for Nicki Minaj who received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, VMAs highest honor, for her influence in music video culture. She was also recognized for her creativity and versatility throughout her career that has helped her defy genres and pave ways for women in hip-hop. 
Top Gun: Maverick Soars as Must-See Sequel

‘Top Gun’: Maverick Soars as Must-See Sequel

By Ellis Jones, Spartan Staff August 31, 2022
The plot places Rooster and Maverick as instructors to a pilot class. It's a bit tense, to say the least.
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