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Opinion: Why South Park is still funny

By Matthew Hagan, Reviews Editor
April 19, 2021

I love South Park. I don’t really know if this is a particularly controversial position in today’s day and age or not. In an age of increased political polarization, it’s easy for some to dismiss...

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The Batman Animated Series: A look back at the Caped Crusader’s cartoon collection

By Matthew Hagan, Reviews Editor
April 1, 2021

When you get right down to it, Batman is more or less the ultimate teenage fantasy. He got money, an awesome car, is in peak physical and mental shape, has an on and off relationship with a cat burglar...

Judas and The Black Messiah Review: The Other Black Panther Movie

By Matthew Hagan, Reviews Editor
March 2, 2021

You know, something that I’ve noticed is that, during Black History Month, we don’t always get a lot of movies about historical events relating to African American history. But this year, that doesn’t...

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The Lessons We Can Learn from The Christmas Truce

By Matthew Hagan, Reviews Editor
December 24, 2020

The year was 1914. Fighting raged on the Western Front of the First World War. German troops had moved troops through neutral Belgium into France as part of the Schlieffen Plan to defeat their enemies...

The Boys bring another action packed series for quarantine binge-watch

The Boys Season 2 Review

By Matthew Hagan, Review Editor
November 9, 2020

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the first season of the TV show The Boys. If you don’t want spoilers for the first season, I recommend not reading this article. With that said… It’s...

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The Evolution of Political Interaction

By Matthew Hagan, Review Editor
October 27, 2020

A few days ago, NY Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did one of the things she does best: get people’s attention by playing the popular video game “Among Us”. This isn’t exactly surprising...

Opinion: A Message To Bernie or Busters

Opinion: A Message To Bernie or Busters

By Matthew Hagan, Review Editor
October 15, 2020
Every single person who cares about the preservation of democracy in our country needs to vote and vote for Biden. Even if you don’t like him. 
Protestors take part in Brussels, on October 1, 2019 on the day of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China, in a protest organized by the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association and the Tibetan Community in Belgium.

The Uighurs of China: A Silent Genocide

By Matthew Hagan and Jenna Wilson-Levin
September 21, 2020

The Uighurs (pronounced WE-GERS) are an ethnic minority group that primarily speaks Turkish and practices Islam. 12 million Uighurs live in China, with 11 million in the North-East region of Xinjiang....

Avatar Last Airbender about nations that lived in harmony, but then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.

Avatar vs Teen Titans: The Better Anime-Inspired Powerhouse Cartoon of the 2000’s

By Matthew Hagan, Review Editor
September 16, 2020

I’ve spent the last summer, through the magic of streaming services, revisiting several shows I hadn’t watched for many years. One of the shows I revisited, as I imagine many other people did this...

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The Genius Of Pearl Jam’s “Do The Evolution”

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
May 28, 2020

The ’90s was the era of music videos. With MTV as dominant as ever, and the alternative boom in full swing, artists often went out of their way to make music videos as over the top, creative, and elaborate...

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The Tragedy Of Cambodia: How US Policy Led To The Rise Of Pol Pot 50 Years Later

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
May 3, 2020

Hello, my fellow quarantined SDA students. With all of us under quarantine, many of us have an opportunity to explore things that we otherwise might not have the time for. For me, one of those things I’ve...

20 Years Onward: “The Marshall Mathers LP”

20 Years Onward: “The Marshall Mathers LP”

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
March 10, 2020

For some decades, picking a definite musical artist is very easy. The 60’s had The Beatles. The 90’s had Nirvana. Others are a bit more difficult, and one of those was the 2000’s, but if I were to...

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Birds Of Prey Review: How Fly Is It?  

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
February 26, 2020

It’s amazing how far Harley Quinn has come, hasn’t it? Harley Quinn, first originating in the 1990’s TV show “Batman: The Animated Series” (possibly my favorite television series of all time),...

The year 1917 may be long gone, but I get the feeling that this film will be sticking around for a long time.

1917: Is It Worth Ten Oscars?

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
January 17, 2020

January is not a great time for movies, but if you dig through the mediocre horror films and unimaginative kids films, you might find and Oscar contender after digging through all that horse manure. One...

What was the best music of this decade?


By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
January 7, 2020

2010: TIK TOK, KE$HA  After her magnum opus "Praying" and the sexual assault allegations leveled by Kesha at her former producer Dr. Luke, it's incredible how often we forget how Ke$ha started, as...

The 2010s have come to an end. Lets recap.

Best of the Decade

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
January 7, 2020

The 2010s are over. And since we already chronicled the year in our paper The Mustang, it makes sense to, as the decade comes to a close, chronicle the decade as well. The 2010s have been an incredibly...

The Joker movie is in theaters now.

“Joker” Review: Why So Serious?

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
October 22, 2019

The Joker is one of the most popular supervillains in media, if not characters in general. Batman’s arch nemesis and most iconic foe, he’s appeared in several films with the Dark Knight, and now one...

Good Boys is playing in theaters now.

‘Good Boys’ was almost as good as it seemed

By Matthew Hagan, Staff Writer
September 19, 2019

So… funny story for you all. Recently, whenever I’ve gone to see movies, I’ve gone with a British friend of mine named Nic. When we went to see “Midsommar,” the Ari Aster directed film about...

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