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25 Top iPad Holiday Wallpapers

25 Top iPad Holiday Wallpapers

Emily Berg, Lead of Entertianment Culture Department
December 14, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

Are you looking to give your iPad a makeover for the winter season? Here is a compilation of the 25 top free iPad wallpapers on the internet that will add some festive cheer while you watch Netflix or finish that last minute homework assignment over winter break.

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Conventions: The Struggles, The Friends, The Fun!

Lena Cakarnis, Culture and Entertainment Dep. Co-lead
November 22, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

The trifles and struggles and fun of the conventions that happen close to us.

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Why I Won’t be Watching Doctor Strange

Why I Won’t be Watching Doctor Strange

Kaitee Steiert, Editorial Department Lead
November 22, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment, Editorial

No, it's not about Benedict Cumberbatch--this time. It's about America's habit of selling our Asian communities short.

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From Snow White to Moana—The Changing Image of a Disney Princess for a Modern Audience

From Snow White to Moana—The Changing Image of a Disney Princess for a Modern Audience

Emily Berg, Lead of Entertianment Culture Department
November 22, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

As Disney gets ready to introduce the world to their newest princess Moana, this article will look back on how Disney shaped what it means to be a princess for a modern day audience.

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The Rediscovery of Bedtime Stories—Why Reboots, Remakes, Sequels, and Spinoffs Are So Popular in the Entertainment Industry

The Rediscovery of Bedtime Stories—Why Reboots, Remakes, Sequels, and Spinoffs Are So Popular in the Entertainment Industry

Emily Berg, Lead of Entertianment Culture Department
November 22, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

With the recent news that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a five part movie series, 18 Disney animated classics including Aladdin, Mulan, and Peter Pan getting live action remakes, and spinoffs of old popular tv shows such as Full House and Gilmore Girls, one might wonder why the entertainment industry is not producing original stories. James Fowler's Stages of Faith Development emphasis on the importance of childhood bedtime stories may be able to explain the nostalgia phenomenon.

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Why St. Mary’s Academy Is Voting

Why St. Mary’s Academy Is Voting

Emily Berg, Lead of Entertianment Culture Department
November 21, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment, Student Life

SMA students, teachers, and administration respond to the question: "Why Does Voting Matter?"

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Acrylic Nails: The Truth Behind The Trend

Acrylic Nails: The Truth Behind The Trend

Lena Cakarnis, Arts and Media Culture Co-lead
November 21, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

Acrylic nails are on the market, they've been a long standing fashion statement for those who just want that longer edge or the smoother feel. This article goes into what acrylic nails are doing to your fingers on the not so pretty side.

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8 Reasons Why Violence is So Popular in Our Culture

8 Reasons Why Violence is So Popular in Our Culture

Lena Cakarnis, Media Culture co-lead
November 20, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

Violence has always been popular to use for advertisement, media and entertainment. My article looks into eight reasons why this has become so prominent in our country and some of the effects or misunderstood facts about violence in our lives.

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‘Moana’ Paves The Way For A Better Disney Princess

‘Moana’ Paves The Way For A Better Disney Princess

Emily Berg, Lead of Entertianment Culture Department
November 15, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

Given Hollywood's deep history of whitewashing, one may wonder if Hollywood can ever produce a respectful film about a culture different culture. Disney's Moana serves as a perfect example of how a major Hollywood studio can give another culture their own spin while still respecting it and at the same time, create a princess that the modern audience can aspire to be.

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Discovering Digital Dialect

Discovering Digital Dialect

Emily Humes, Editorial Staff Writer
October 15, 2016
Filed under Culture & Entertainment

Everyone has their own unique speech quirks— offline and online.

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