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Candy Craze

A review of some of the most popular Halloween candies
October 16, 2020

As Halloween approaches, you’ll probably find yourself eating a little, or a lot more candy. Each year about 300,000 tons of candy is bought by Americans, that’s about 6 six Titanics. Candy comes in...

Pumpkin Spice, not all nice

Pumpkin Spice, not all nice
A review of pumpkin spice products you might be thinking of trying this October
October 9, 2020

It’s October, the air is crisp and it’s getting colder. Fall is here, and that means it’s pumpkin spice season. One might wonder, what began the sudden need for pumpkin spice products? The craze...

Behind The Mask: BTS Album Review

Image from BigHit's Website
March 2, 2020

After debuting as a seven member K-Pop group in 2013 with their album “Skool Luv Affair” in Seoul, South Korea, BTS have broken many records such as most viewed video in 24 hours, first K-Pop act...

A Final Goodbye: Review of Mac Miller’s “Circles”

Photo of Mac Miller's posthumous album 'Circles' from Mac Miller's website.
January 29, 2020

Malcolm James McCormick, known by his stage name Mac Miller, stepped onto the rap scene back in 2007 with his first mixtape ‘But My Mackin' Ain't Easy’ at the age of 15. Since the mixtapes release...

“Isn’t It Romantic” Brings Fresh Take On Traditional Rom-Com Cliches

February 19, 2019

Released Feb. 13, Isn’t It Romantic was the refreshing take on the classic rom-com that was needed this Valentine’s season. Isn’t It Romantic tells the story of Natalie (Rebel Wilson), a New York...

‘On the Basis of Sex’ movie does justice to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

January 13, 2019

Warning: Contains movie spoilers.   Released nationwide Jan. 11, On the Basis of Sex tells the compelling story of now-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she perseveres in the face...

‘Boy Erased’ movie tackles sensitive subjects with grace and care

January 13, 2019

Warning: Contains movie spoilers and references to sexual assault.   Disturbing and powerful, Boy Erased tells the story of Jared Eamons, played by emerging actor Lucas Hedges (Manchester by...

Nicki Minaj: Not A Queen Anymore

October 3, 2018

You can’t argue against it.  Nicki Minaj has been the undisputed queen of hip hop since the release of her debut studio album “Pink Friday”.  With her aggressive, witty, clever and sometimes relatable...

Rampage Movie Review

May 9, 2018

On opening weekend, Rampage made $35.7 million and was directed by Brad Peyton. Even though I wasn’t planning on seeing Rampage, I still had a great time. Rampage is about animals that get mutated and...

Truth or Dare Movie Review

May 9, 2018

On Friday the Thirteenth Blumhouse Productions released ‘Truth or Dare?’ and the film made $18,667,855 opening weekend. The movie has a very simple premise: answer a question truthfully or you die,...

Rich Brian’s Amen Album Review

March 29, 2018

Rating: 2.5/5 Best Songs: Occupied Attention See Me Enemies Since “AMEN” is the debut album of a web comedian, expectations for Rich Brian’s (formerly known as Rich Chigga) project...

Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Album Review

March 29, 2018

Rating: 3/5 Best Songs: Supplies Say Something Montana Pop icon, Justin Timberlake takes us into the wilderness with his fifth album “Man of The Woods”.   The first half of the...

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