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2023 New Years Predictions

2023 New Year’s Predictions

By J Van Beest, Nostradamus Prognosticator December 14, 2022
This has been a crazy year, and I believe next year is going to be crazier. 
2022: A Jam-Packed Year For Music

2022: A Jam-Packed Year For Music

By Marcus Bobbitt, Spartan Editor December 14, 2022
It's been a year of bad habits and swift Ticketmaster crashes but not enough to Break My Soul.
Diversity by the (Musical) Numbers

Diversity by the (Musical) Numbers

By Chelsea Small, Spartan Staff December 8, 2022
Released way back in 2009, Princess and the Frog was a major staple in my childhood and still holds its significance to me to this day. The movie celebrated themes of diversity, equity and inclusion. And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in my appreciation of Tiana. 
The Glaring Problems With Overwatch 2

The Glaring Problems With Overwatch 2

By Zoe Miller, Spartan Staff December 8, 2022
Overwatch 2’s marketing didn’t help much either. A drought of information suddenly became a river of “doing too much.”
Wednesdays Child is Full of Whoa!

Wednesday’s Child is Full of Whoa!

By Clarke Stalling, Entertainment Reporter December 8, 2022
Tim Burton has stated that people of color just aren't his “default” saying “things either call for things, or they don’t.” These “things” being people of color to diversify his casting choices.
Marcus Bobbitt performing in the Variety Show his Freshman year

Variety Show Set For Dec. 17

By Jared Smevoll, Spartan Staff December 6, 2022
Around 15 acts will show off talents including singing, dancing, and even lip syncing. Marian Choir Director Mr. Johnson is planning to make his mark during his first year at Marian by planning action-packed performances to mark the return of this special event.
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.
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