By: Kenneth Apana-Korley
Oh. Mah. Gawd. I literally can’t even with this show! It’s so great!!! The show starts with the death of Val-El, the great-great grandfather of Superman; but this story isn’t about Clark Kent, it’s about Seg-El, the grandfather of Superman. The House of El has lost all rank and they have been disgraced due to Val’s refusal to submit to the voice of Rao. After years of living among the Rankless, Seg gets an opportunity to walk among the Ranked, the catch is that he would leave the rest of his family to walk among the Rankless and he would be given the surname Vex, the same surname of the man who sentenced his grandfather to death. Seg has no love in his heart for the man that ruined his life, so he wanted to refuse the opportunity just out of spite. This isn’t where the craziness stops, however, Adam Strange comes out of nowhere to tell Seg that the fate of another planet years in the future rested on his shoulders. Continue reading
By: Kyree Purcell
As we get more into the year we approach the time when XXL releases this year’s freshman. This list has become a major part of the music industry and has become a lot of young artists (new) goal. With previous freshman such as. Shy Glizzy, 21 Savage, Future, Chance the rapper, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, A boogie, Lil’ Durk, Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, G Herbo and many others. This will be my prediction for the 2018 list and who I feel deserves it based on popularity and some personal opinion.
By: Crystal Mwende
Last Friday, February 16th 2018, history was made. Marvel’s anticipated film, Black Panther, was finally released in theaters across the world. Black Panther is the final major superhero introduced leading up to the Avengers movie coming out this summer. The overall excitement behind this film has been building for over a year. This movie means so much more to fans than a simple addition to the series. Black Panther was directed by a black man and consisted of a majority black cast, something that is rare for mainstream films. Before the movie was even released to the mainstream audience, it was viewed by several critics and received a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Black Panther has made about $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide, shattering box-office records. Therefore making it the fifth highest opening for a film ever and the second highest grossing Avengers film. Continue reading
By: Tigerlily Johnson
2017 was a huge year for new music. Most students listen to music often at home, and in the hallways at school. Different types of music can influence how the listener feels, or to focus better. There have been many new successful artists come of age this year, and few bands that were popular years ago have announced new albums. With music being such a huge outlet for people of all ages, we are very excited for future years of music being released. These are just a few of the best albums released in 2018.
By Kylie Potter
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TLJ), the second installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, will hit theaters on December 15, 2017. Fans have waited with bated breath since The Force Awakens (TFA) first came to theaters in December of 2015, and many showtimes for TLJ have already been sold out since tickets became available on October 9th.
While a teaser trailer for TLJ was uploaded 6 months ago, and a behind the scenes reel was released 3 months ago, the first extended trailer did not premiere until two weeks ago. The trailer, which was showcased at halftime during Monday night football, has many fans speculating about the events that will take place in the upcoming movie.
TFA, which was directed by J.J. Abrams, left off with Rey, the main protagonist of the story, finally tracking down the fabled Luke Skywalker. Her mission was to deliver his lightsaber to him and convince him to come out of exile and help the Resistance defeat the First Order. Continue reading
By: Tigerlily Johnson
Animal Crossing is making a comeback, from what was originally a game started for Gamecube, DS and Wii, is now being available in app stores for smartphones! Animal Crossing is a video game created by Nintendo that enables players to create a character and live in a village with other computer-simulated animal citizens. The character can do various things, like complete jobs for Tom Nook (the owner of the store and house owning), planting flowers, transporting mail to residents, and of course paying off your mortgage! Players can also earn money by selling items from the town like fruit and seashells. The objective of the game is to upgrade your house and pay off your mortgage on your player’s house, but with a bigger house comes more responsibilities. Animal Crossing isn’t only a fun virtual game, but it serves as a relaxing and stress-free pastime. Continue reading