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Gentefied — a new take on gentrification

Joaquín Cosio, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos, and Karrie Martin in Gentefied (2020)

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Gentefied is a Netflix original series that follows the lives of the Morales family. It focuses on three Mexican-American cousins pursuing the American dream; Chris the aspiring chef, Ana the artist, and Erik the father-to-be. Following their dreams becomes difficult as it brings obstacles within thei...

A Wichitan Suggestion: Pandemic

Pandemic

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 9, 2020

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak is the perfect series for everyone quarantined due to COVID-19. Pandemic is a documentary series that tells the story of the medical workers on the frontlines working to prevent pandemics, namely the influenza virus. It also discusses the studies toward a universa...

The Weeknd makes the wait worth it

The Weekend

Christian Evans, Album Reviewer

March 29, 2020

Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name "The Weeknd," debuted his new album, After Hours last week. After Hours is The Weeknd's fourth studio album and his first studio album to drop in four years, with his last studio album to drop being 2016's Starboy. The Weeknd started production and recording of After Ho...

‘You’ season two: the stalking continues

You

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

February 11, 2020

After a thrilling season one, the Netflix original You returned with a second season. The new season begins with Joe in Los Angeles where he plans on starting over and escaping his past. He is determined on changing his ways and doing things right with Love, the woman that has caught his eye. At fir...

“Oh Wonder” is perfect for study vibes

Oh Wonder

Christian Evans, Album Reviewer

February 11, 2020

"Oh Wonder" is the name of a very widely successful London based alt-pop duo consisting of a couple, Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht. They have played sold-out shows in a multitude of arenas and concert venues from New York City to London and even Paris. They started to really gain popularity...

“The Ranch” captures the good and bad elements of small town life

Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliot, and Danny Masterson in The Ranch (2016) courtesy of IMDb

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Netflix's original “The Ranch” presented its series finale after 80 episodes of family drama, relationship problems and the risk of losing a family ranch. The Bennetts discover how a family can overcome setbacks regardless of what tries to break them apart through a good laugh and a beer to drink. When...

Album review: circles is the perfect unintended posthumous closing curtain

Christian Evans, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Circles is the 49-minute posthumous new album by deceased Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Malcolm McCormick AKA Mac Miller. Mac Miller tragically passed away two years ago at the age of 26 of an accidental drug overdose, about a month after his last previously released album Swimming. Mac Miller began...

A Wichitan suggestion: The Witcher

The Witcher

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

If you're one of the many college students who want to experience the world-building and fantasy drama of HBO's Game of Thrones but don't have the time to watch 73 hour-long episodes, Netflix's The Witcher is the show for you. The Witcher is based upon a series of novels by the same name written...

I Prevail nails it with ‘Trauma’

Justin Garner, Reporter

April 9, 2019

The development of I Prevail is incredible.  Going from a really good metalcore album to a potential game changer, they just won't stop getting better.  I remember telling a friend right after we heard the Heart vs. Mind EP, "These guys are going to be one of the biggest bands on the planet by their third album."  This did nothing but make m...

Mazzio’s buffet fills the stomach

pizza

March 27, 2019

I am not originally a fan of pizza, but Mazzio's surprised me. My boyfriend and I arrived at Mazzio's March 25 to try it out for the first time. We were warmly welcomed at the door by a nice young lady and she helped us decide on the buffet. Mazzio's has a variety of options from calzones to pasta...

Mexican food that will make your heart happy

enchilada supremas

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

March 5, 2019

On a whim, my boyfriend and I went to dinner at El Tapatio March 4. We arrived at about 6 p.m. and were sat almost immediately. Our waiter came to get our drink orders and within ten minutes of being sat and getting my drink, I was able to order my dinner and have it placed in front of me. The feel...

Venom is fun, but not well-written

Tom Hardy in Venom (2018).
Photo courtesy of IMDb.com

Jeri Moore, Reporter

October 31, 2018

The pace of Venom is fast, choppy, and a little hard to follow due to both the writing and editing of the storyline. The journey that Venom's nemesis, the symbiote Riot, makes to get to its final destination is one of the reasons that it becomes so confusing. The audience sees sporadic footage of the symbi...

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