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Arts & Entertainment

March 2, 2020
Volume 93, Issue 18

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Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

Lucille Di Naro, Managing Editor

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Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

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Arts & Entertainment

February 24, 2020
Volume 93, Issue 17

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Sh-Ron Almedia, Anchor Staff

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

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Arts & Entertainment

February 17, 2020
Volume 93, Issue 16

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Lucille DiNaro, Maging Editor

Robert Petrarca, Anchor Contributor

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Gregory Williams, Asst. A&E Editor

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Arts & Entertainment

February 10, 2020
Volume 93, Issue 15

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Gregory Williams, Asst. A&E Editor

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Sh-Ron Almeida, Staff Writer

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Arts & Entertainment

February 3, 2020
Volume 93, Issue 14

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Abigail Nilsson, Editor in Chief

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Sh-Ron Almeida, Staff Writer

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Arts & Entertainment

January 27, 2020
Volume 93, Issue 13

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Gregory Williams, Anchor Staff

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Arts & Entertainment

December 9, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 12

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Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

Thomas Crudale, Art Director

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Arts & Entertainment

November 25, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 11

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Gregory Williams, Anchor Staff

Alison Macbeth, Opinions Editor

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Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

Alexis Rapoza, Asst. Opinions Editor

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Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

Sh-Ron Almeida, Staff Writer

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Arts & Entertainment

November 18, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 10

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Alana Perez, Copy Editor

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Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

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Arts & Entertainment

November 12, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 9

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Alana Perez, Copy Editor

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Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

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Arts & Entertainment

October 28, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 8

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Gregory A. Williams, Anchor Staff

Sh-Ron Almeida, Anchor Staff

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Rescue spotlight of the week

Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

11 Weeks of Pure Heroine: Glory and Gore

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

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Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

 

Arts & Entertainment

October 21, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 7

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Alexis Rapoza, Asst. Opinions Editor

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Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

Strange Days: The Ouija Board (Part I: Origins)

Gregory A. Williams , Anchor Staff

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Arts & Entertainment

October 6, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 6

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Will Tekashi 69 do time?

Ted Sauvignon, Anchor Contributor

Rilakkuma and Kaoru: unbearably cute

Sh-Ron Almedia, Anchor Staff

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11 Weeks of Pure Heroine: Buzzcut

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

FiFA 20: A review from the heart of a fan

Lucas Del Savio, Anchor Contributor

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Kyra Garabedian, Anchor Staff

 

Arts & Entertainment

September 30, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 5

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Gregory Williams, Anchor Staff

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

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Anime: Promare film review

Sh-Ron Almedia, Anchor Staff

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

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Arts & Lifestyle

September 23, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 4

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Gregory Williams, Anchor Contributor

Alexis Rapoza, Asst. Opinions Editor

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Chess Game

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

Amber Duffy, Anchor Contributor

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Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

 

Arts & Lifestyle

September 16, 2019
Volume 93, Issue 3

Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

Sophia Guerrier, A&L Editor

Sophia Guerrier, A&E Editor

Gregory A. Williams, Anchor Contributor

Keandra Espinal, Anchor Contributor

Juliana Karbonik, Anchor Contributor

 

Arts & Lifestyle

September 9, 2019
Volume 93/ Issue 2

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Juliana Karbonik, Anchor Contributor

Brynn Terry, Asst. Copy Editor

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Sophia Guerrier, A&L Editor

 

Arts & Entertainment

September 2, 2019

Volume 93/ Issue I

Sophia Guerrier, A&L Editor

Lucas Del Savio, Anchor Contributor

Sophia Guerrier, A&L Editor

Samantha Scetta, Editor-in-Chief

Sophia Guerrier, A&L Editor

 

Abigail Nilsson, Editor in Chief

    Taylor Swift has been in the American spotlight since she was a teen. Swift’s music has been able to reach the masses as it comes from a sincere place that millions of people can relate to. Swift clearly has a talent for writing and performing her own music. She grew up with the belief that if you work hard for something you want, you can get it. She wanted to win awards for her music and her videos, and she did. 

    The latest documentary on Netflix “Miss Americana” outlines Swift’s timeline involving her tragedies to triumphs that helped her grow as a person, musician, and political advocate.

    From a young age, Swift was taught to be quiet, polite and please other people. She became who her fans wanted her to be. 

     The more successful she became, the more she was singled out and made fun of by other celebrities. There were clips of several celebrities, such as comedian Nikki Glaser, body shaming Swift. Also included was the infamous moment in 2009 when Kanye West took the mic from Swift when she won her first VMA and he said, “I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” was resurfaced. 

    After she won Album of the Year at the Grammy’s for a second time Swift thought, “you get to the top of the mountain top and look around and oh god what now? I didn’t have a partner I climbed it with, that I could high five. I didn’t have anyone to talk to who could relate, I had my mom. I just wondered, shouldn’t I have someone I could call right now?” She felt great at the top and being a pop icon, but she was missing something. 

    She took a year off following the #TaylorSwiftisOverParty movement on social media. She was lost and needed to find herself, and in turn, found someone and something else she was passionate about.  

    This part in the documentary leads you to believe this might be a Cinderella story, since Swift was keeping her relationship from the media. But no, the main notion the documentary is covering is Swift making a bold decision in her career a few years ago when she broke what she was told to do, stay quiet about her view on politics.

    She had been a victim of sexual harassment, was called a liar and was in a very public court case that resulted in her being sued in return. Swift feels very strongly about women’s rights. She was told not to be like the Dixie Chicks, who publicly announced their disapproval of President Bush and lost a lot of their followers. Swift was afraid to talk about what political stance she has until she began to publicly endorse Democrats in her home state on issues that were important to her. “This was a situation where from a humanity perspective and from my moral compass was telling me I needed to do, I knew I was right, and I really didn't care about repercussions.” Swift stands for women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and equality - basic human rights. This was a big change for her, but she is now speaking up for what she believes in. She is encouraging young adults to go out, have a voice, and vote. 

    This is not a coincidence that this documentary and her latest song were released days before the Iowa caucus. They each have a strong influence from Swift that it is important to have a voice and stand up for what you believe in. Swift’s latest song, “Only the Young” is clearly a politically charged track to encourage people to pay attention and vote. While we don’t yet know who Swift endorses in the primary elections, we do know one thing, she wants young people to follow the Swift sway, a following that Swift had who voted because she encouraged them to, and go out and vote. This documentary features how Swift started her career as a spirited, and “proper” young girl, to an iconic pop star who may be ready to begin exploring the political scene.