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Recommendations of the Week: 2/25-3/2

Recommendations of the Week: 2/25-3/2

By Francisco Aguirre-Ghiso, Managing Editor March 1, 2024

Each week, the staff here at The Anchor give their recommendations on an album, book and movie to enjoy. Here are our recommendations for the week of 2/25-3/2. Album- You Forget It In People by Broken Social Scene (2002) Recommended by Francisco Aguirre-Ghiso Few bands are so consistently...

Mean Girls Review

Mean Girls Review

By Kacie Burns, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 9, 2024

Mean Girls (2024) hit the big screens at the start of the new year. A reimagined and musical retelling of the original 2004 cult classic, Mean Girls (2024) sadly lacks the same spunk as the original.  Set in the modern day, Mean Girls (2024) tells the same story of the original, but with song...

Photo Credits: EMI

Album Review: Demon Days

By Max Cannon, Writer February 9, 2024

We live in a time where most music seems manufactured and mass produced. In 1998, Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn took notice of this trend and decided to play into the humor of it all by creating a completely virtual band drawn by Hewlett and musically produced by Albarn. The band had four distinct...

Photo Credits: Michael Philbin

Larger Than Life: Why Yosemite National Park Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List for 2024

By Michael Philbin, Writer February 1, 2024

When I entered Yosemite for the first time, it was a jaw-dropping experience. We had just been driving up a winding road for what felt like an hour, and as soon as we cleared the top, I saw the largest cliff face I’d ever seen. Little did I know that it would be one of the smallest ones I’d see...

Recommendations of the Week: 12/31-1/6

Recommendations of the Week: 12/31-1/6

By Francisco Aguirre-Ghiso, Managing Editor January 5, 2024

Each week, the staff here at The Anchor give their recommendations on an album, book and movie to enjoy. Here are our recommendations for the week of 11/26-12/2. Album- Voodoo by D'Angelo (2000) Recommended by Francisco Aguirre-Ghiso The debate for the queen of Neo-Soul is one with many...

Napoleon. (2023). Columbia Pictures and Apple Original Films. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Napoleon_Film_poster.jpg

Napoleon (2023) Conquers The Big Screen

By Bibi Vele, Writer December 22, 2023

The Napoleon movie got history fanatics excited to grab a ticket and see if it’s worth the watch. But since it hit the screens, opinions are all over the place, especially about how accurately it portrays Napoleon and the real events that took place in French history. Some say it’s spot-on, while...

Teacher Recommendations for Holiday/Winter Season

Teacher Recommendations for Holiday/Winter Season

By Castalia Litos, School and Community Editor December 15, 2023

The holiday season, and even just the vibes that come with winter, usually bring high energy and a sense of excitement leading up to the coveted break for high school students. Yet it’s not just the students who enjoy the holidays; the teachers feel the same holiday spirit. Here are what some of the...

Mitski. (2023). This land is Inhospitable and So Are We. Dead Oceans.

The Anchor Staff Entertainment Picks of 2023

Elaine Clarke: This Land is Inhospitable and So Are We by Mitski When I heard that Mitski was coming out with a new album less than a year after her latest release, ecstatic could not begin to describe how I felt. This album defined my 2023. Not only is each and every song on it a banger (even after...

New Trend Alert: Monetizing Social Media While Being Filmed Without Your Consent

New Trend Alert: Monetizing Social Media While Being Filmed Without Your Consent

By Kacie Burns, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 15, 2023

Smartphones have drastically changed our societal norms within the last decade. Cameras are in virtually everyone’s pocket and anything can be filmed for content. Cute outfits are an Instagram post and a fun outing with friends can be a TikTok. In a post-Snowden world, privacy—more importantly internet...

Killers of the Flower Moon: A Missed Opportunity in Modern Native American Storytelling

Killers of the Flower Moon: A Missed Opportunity in Modern Native American Storytelling

By Alec Elkin, Writer December 15, 2023

Even with Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese, a cast of Academy Award-winning actors, and a seemingly genuine intent to document one of many examples of Native American exploitation, Killers of the Flower Moon falls flat in most regards. The first film to depict the “Reign of Terror,”...

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Trailer Review. (2023). Lionsgate Films. & The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. (2015). Lionsgate Films.

The Hunger Games & the Parallels of Panem

By Elaine Clarke, Emelin C.M., and Emily McGrath December 15, 2023

Suzanne Collins is the masterful author of The Hunger Games, the acclaimed young adult series that was able to weave complex ideas of tyranny and war into a novel digestible enough for younger readers. Her writing proved successful, selling widely and creating a series of movies that captured the box...

Five Diamond-in-the-Rough Albums from 2023

Five Diamond-in-the-Rough Albums from 2023

By Justin Corado, Writer December 8, 2023

5. Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loveliest Time Seven studio albums deep into her career, Carly Rae Jepsen proves that her ability to make incredible pop songs is as strong as ever. As a sister album to her previous album, The Loneliest Time, it takes its strengths and improves upon them. This record radiates...

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