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Astrology: Fact or fiction?

Katie Mogg, news correspondent November 23, 2020

To some, astrology is a fun way to learn about themselves and the world around them. To others, it is a precise lifestyle and occupation that goes beyond casually checking a daily horoscope.  Astrology...

COVID-19 provides a new challenge for movie theaters around the country to stay open.

COVID-19 forces movie theater industry into fight for survival

Lucas Cooperman, news correspondent November 19, 2020

"Tenet" was supposed to jumpstart an entire multi-billion dollar industry. Director Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated science-fiction action film, featuring his signature blend of visionary effects...

Many shifters may take themselves to an alternate reality.

Reality shifting phenomenon takes over TikTok 

Alex Sumas, news correspondent November 16, 2020

Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, to fly on a magic broom, to take potions with Snape or to become friends with the Golden Trio? According to fantasy fans on TikTok, you can. Harry Potter fans...

Marino's basketball courts, normally populated by intense pickup basketball, now are the home of socially distanced exercise equipment.

Column: How to stay active when it seems impossible

Rachel Erwin, news staff November 15, 2020

As the pandemic drags on and the weather gets colder, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay active. The dropping temperatures and dwindling hours of daylight make us want to stay in bed all day. It...

Review: ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is a must-watch 50 years later

Grace Comer, news correspondent November 12, 2020

Considered by many as one of the first slasher films, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has inspired eight spin-off films, with another to come in 2021. Even at nearly 50 years old, the film holds its own...

The newest Borat film is now on Amazon Prime.

Review: ‘Borat Subsequent Movie Film’ designed to offend, not teach

Edith Olmsted, news correspondent November 11, 2020

The newest installment of the Borat saga, “Borat Subsequent Movie Film,” centers around a disgraced Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen), who attempts to restore the good name of Kazakhstan in the United...

Review: ‘Scream’ reinvents the horror genre

Lily Elwood, News Correspondent November 11, 2020

Director Wes Craven’s “Scream” brings instant nostalgia for any horror fanatic, not just because of its iconic ’90s slasher flair, but also because of how it wittingly toys with references to the...

The book 'They Can't Kill Us All' was written after Michael Brown's death in 2016, yet it still reflects events and protests happening in the present.

Review: Wesley Lowery’s ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’ continues to inform the fight for Black lives

Taraneh Azar, news correspondent November 11, 2020

The killing of Michael Brown changed the narrative of racial justice in the United States forever. In his 2016 memoir “They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter,” Wesley Lowery illustrates...

'Minari' tells the story of a Korean family who moves to Arkansas.

Review: ‘Minari’ is food for the soul

Natalie Duerr, news staff November 9, 2020

“Minari” is a rare film, one bursting at the seams with love and care. It is clear that this is a personal story, but unlike other Hollywood filmmakers, Lee Isaac Chung took the time to mature and...

Here are some of the best songs to add to your Fall 2020 playlist.

Column: The best playlist for Fall 2020

Annetta Stogniew, news correspondent November 9, 2020

There’s something inherently sentimental about fall. As the leaves morph from dazzling green to soft oranges and yellows and the bite of cool morning air brews, there is a jittery anticipation of some...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, theater is finding a way to shift to a virtual platform.

Review: Virtual play ‘Downtown Crossing’ highlights voices of undocumented immigrants

Rachel Erwin, news staff November 9, 2020

“Downtown Crossing,” a play presented by Company One Theatre in partnership with the Boston Public Library and Northeastern University, tested the bounds of theater in a digital format.  Streamed...

The vegan mug cake is a quick, easy dessert.

Recipe: Vegan Mug Cake

Natalie Duerr, news correspondent October 29, 2020

Passed down through roommates, this vegan mug cake is simple and leaves room for your creativity and pantry to make it something special. With just five ingredients and a cook time under five minutes,...

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