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Keep Your Blindfolds On

Keep Your Blindfolds On

By Josie Spiegelman

February 6, 2019

When Bird Box came out on December 21st, it seemed as if the whole world had been set on fire. There were immediately jokes and pictures circling around the internet, prompting more and more people to watch the movie and discover what the excitement was about. With 45 million accounts having streame...

Why TV Shows Should Release their Episodes by the Season, not the Episode

Why TV Shows Should Release their Episodes by the Season, not the Episode

By Maddie Wall and Maddie Wall

May 22, 2017

As I was growing up, watching television was easy. I turned on Disney Channel and there was always flow of episodes playing, most of the time allowing for me to watch for hours on end of the same show, regardless of their order. Although, as I got older, my taste moved from Disney to more adult shows...

Bill is Back

Bill is Back

By Marie Hogan

May 3, 2017

Pop quiz! What do an aging man laughing at his own jokes, a serious scientific panel, a live audience, and supermodel Karlie Kloss all have in common? Answer: they’re all key components of Bill Nye (the science guy’s) new TV show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” whose first season debuted on n...

Stranger Things: Best of Multiple Worlds

Stranger Things: Best of Multiple Worlds

By Michael Diamandakis

September 14, 2016

"Stranger Things” is one of those shows that fill your daydreams and dance through your vacant gazes weeks after watching the season finale. Superb writing like that of “Breaking Bad,” exciting action set pieces like those of “Daredevil,” crass humor you'd find in “The Office,” and a spooky ...

How to Survive the Last Month of School

By Piper Goeking

June 2, 2016

Every student feels the fatigue at this time of the school year.  Freshmen are itching to inch up the pecking order to the upper end of lowerclassmen status.  Sophomores daydream of fully exercising their newly found freedom behind the wheel of a car.  Juniors look for reprieve after grueling exams...

Aziz Ansari: Master of my Netflix History

Aziz Ansari: Master of my Netflix History

By Cam Vernali

December 10, 2015

While I try to pride myself on not being one of those “techie youngsters” as my grandfather would call my peers, Netflix is a guilty pleasure I can’t live without. I check for new additions pretty frequently, skipping movies that don’t appeal to me and binge-watching shows that grab my interest....

Why Beasts Of No Nation Is More Than A Movie

Why Beasts Of No Nation Is More Than A Movie

By Trevor Bukowski

November 27, 2015

On October 16, 2015, Netflix released its original movie, “Beasts of No Nation,” directly onto their website the same day it came out in theaters. This method is called “day and date releasing” and although this isn’t the first time it has happened, this is still a significant release in the hi...

Your Next Netflix Addiction

Your Next Netflix Addiction

By Jordan Blackburn

October 2, 2014

There’s nothing quite like the embarrassed yet proud tone of somebody telling you how many episodes – or seasons – of a television show they watched that weekend. On one hand, they’re clearly somewhat ashamed that they spent all of Friday after school and most of the following Saturday watching...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: “House of Cards” and How Netflix is Changing the Television Model

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: “House of Cards” and How Netflix is Changing the Television Model

By Wesley Emblidge

February 4, 2013

A few weeks ago I started watching Aaron Sorkin’s old TV show “The West Wing,” and loved it. I cycled through the first season within a week, and went straight into the next season, not having to wait around for months to find out what happened. Meanwhile, I’m desperately waiting for my fa...