Nina Dutta, Occidental College
Pawnee’s Parks and Recreation Department reminds viewers about the importance of laughter and supporting one another during quarantine.
Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
From Treat Yo’ Self Day to Lil’ Sebastian, “Parks and Recreation” is the heartwarmingly funny show that rises above the rest.
Elizabeth Dewit, University of Pittsburgh
It started as a freestyle on his livestream — now, TikTokers are rapping the song about the Adult Swim cartoon in front of historical sites.
Michelle Buckley, Chapman University
Disney’s new annual pass program, offers fans and original passholders a flexible, safe and exciting return to the parks.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
By fully embracing its innovative makers and their one-of-kind designs, this reality competition show has successfully built an environment in which creatives can thrive.
Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
The long-awaited music event offers a star-studded musical roster and heralds a return to live festivals for New York City.
Briana Byus, Biola University
The theme park company made bold choices during COVID-19. Could they be in the process of creating an entirely new kind of ticket?
Alice Han, Pepperdine University
Like many other facets of everyday life that COVID-19 has forced to go completely online, the culture around finding love has changed entirely.
Haven Worley, University of Rochester
Adventure awaits you — hope can be found in the smallest of ways.
Katherine Bry, Washington University
Even if you haven’t seen the film, you probably know at least one thing about it: Aubrey Plaza is in it.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
Athletes continue to promote social change, seen especially with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
Katie Klear, Columbia College Chicago
As schools convert many courses to web-based video chats due to COVID-19, writers perhaps suffer the most.
Renee Cantor, University of Pittsburgh
With the current state of the world, there are an overwhelming number of reasons to feel stressed. Mother Nature can help.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
As COVID-19 has drastically changed vacation plans, people have explored alternative options for summer getaways.
The Olympic gymnast’s recent controversial Vogue cover story has revealed that the magazine has a long way to go to empower Black voices and creators.
Abigail Adeleke, University of Miami
Often recognized as problematic due to racial stereotypes, the classic theme park attraction will soon honor the 2009 animated film that featured the first Black Disney princess.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
They might not be as famous as Yellowstone or Yosemite, but these five places are still perfect for experiencing the great outdoors.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
Although the movie wants to inspire teens to ‘find themselves,’ the shallow plot instead leaves viewers looking for someone else to change their lives.
Olivia Dimond, Bates College
Strong lead performances from Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make up for the weaknesses in this rom-com murder caper’s script.
The Netflix miniseries covers the 1993 siege and highlights the tremendous power David Koresh had over his followers.
Sarah Stager, University of Pittsburgh
Daily strolls are holistic therapy in the midst of COVID-19.
Katherine McLaughlin, The New School
The constant need to compare art isn’t helpful when we should be focusing on human connection.
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
How does this idea manifest itself in TV and film?
Ian Nordin, University of Texas at San Antonio
The ornamental gardens of many college campuses provide no ecological help, but implementing native plants would add beauty and aid the environment.
Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
Even after several decades, the Japanese company’s characters still have a widespread appeal.
Michelle Young, Simon Fraser University
The Academy Award Winner for best picture has sparked debate regarding the use of subtitles in foreign films.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
The popular YouTube channel goes into the history of some of the most iconic, no longer functioning amusement park attractions.
Sydney Hawkins, Alabama A&M University
Technology-washed and introverted millennials can learn a thing or two by watching some classic shows from the last century.
Amber Amortegui, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Fans aren’t too happy about the new comedy but, as a mixed person, I see some potential.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
Once ambiguously closeted, Lacy is now definitively out and making music that feels alive with bravado.
The YouTuber breaks down why these are the best places to start your professional career.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Tehlor Kay Mejia’s new novel flares with action and LGBTQ+ representation.
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
Grown-up issues packaged in child-friendly animation.
The multitalented Indian American was incorporating activism into his acting long before it was cool.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
It’s time to get excited about everyday objects.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
Trust your recommended section on this one.
Becca Blyn, Harvey Mudd College
To reduce crowding, the theme park has again raised its prices, but the tactic is ineffectual and making the park exclusive.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
Jan. 6 will be a night of comedy gold, just you wait.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
For anyone who was dying to make Krabby Patties, Kevin’s Famous Chili or milksteak of their own.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
How can a show about dicks and diarrhea be one of the best-written shows on Netflix?
Carly Ristaino, Union College
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman have finally reunited, and all is right with the world.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
If you miss your ’90s childhood, boy do we have good news for you.
Ayanna Totten, East Stroudsburg University
In the site’s defense, they wouldn’t sell it if no one was buying it.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
Plus, it might be Nick Offerman’s best role since ‘Parks and Rec.’
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
Eminem’s sound effects in ‘Kill You’ sparked conversations about whether gunshot-like sound effects are appropriate in the wake of mass shootings.
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
The University of Florida senior used her hobby to make her favorite singer, Lorde, a gift.
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
Breaking down the recent events surrounding Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and how they could impact democracy going forward.
Diego Galicia, Valencia College
Mirror mirror on the world, where do people go and what do they drink for spring break?
Adriana Luna, Northwest Vista College
The king speaks on the political divide in the country and influences others to speak up.
Alex Johnson, New York University
The menu, which led to the firing of two Aramark employees, featured a host of stereotypical foods, including a Kool-Aid flavored water.
Lauren Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
Experience laughter and shock as comedians crack jokes about varying topics in the following stand-up comedy specials available on Netflix.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
While the effort to maintain campaign commitments is ever-present, President Trump will need the additional support a bipartisan Congress can offer to move forward in 2018.
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
As an intern for the Blue Ridge Parkway, a national park that spans North Carolina and Virginia, the rising junior helps visitors appreciate the rich history of Appalachia.
Devon Hodge, Western Washington University
If you live in the PNW and are looking for roller coasters, water parks or themed attractions, here’s where to go.
Dakota Buhler, George Fox University
If you’re looking to take a road trip this summer that you’ll never forget, take it to one of these gorgeous national parks.
August Pritchett, Armstrong State University
The theme park is actually raising its prices as a favor to its patrons. Sounds hard to believe, right?
Timothy K. DesJarlais, University of Arizona
The UNLV seniors are working to promote conservation and protect the ecosystem, in their community and abroad.
August Wright, College of Charleston
As with all ideology-centered terrorism, the social conditions that created Roof must be examined to prevent future disaster.
Joanne Paquin, Emerson College
Shipwrecked’s newest addition to the world of YouTube, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, combines humor, literature, and, of course, death.
Ashley Wertz, University of Pittsburgh
Sometimes you just miss that clean, fresh air of your tiny, little hometown.
Michelle Hy, Portland State University
“I took the time to look up how to spell “douche canoe”(it turns out there’s no strict consensus) because that’s how important I think this point is.”
Juliana Mae Neves, Loyola University
Why understanding what the first three things mean can be very beneficial to the fourth thing.
Annie Long, University of Texas at Austin
It’s back, and it brought its star-studded cast: But is that the only reason to watch it? Maybe.
Daniel Nguyen, Wharton County Junior College
In her seven seasons on “Parks and Recreation,” Knope’s character taught audiences how to find happiness in the midst of insanity.
Anna Hupp, University of Wyoming
Nida Manzoor’s Peacock sitcom follows five Muslim women and their punk rock band while advocating that ‘music is about representation.’
L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
While the crime drama has paved the way in featuring plus-size female leads, does this representation trump other questionable casting choices?
When you make content that relies on already established entertainment in the way that this show has, bias may ensue…
The broadcasting network is joining the fray, and it has brought ‘Friends’ and ‘The Office’ with it. Our beloved shows are getting divided between an increasingly large number of streaming services.
Alex Luna, University of California, Berkeley
The NBC comedy is much more than just a typical show. It presents its viewers with relatable moral dilemmas in a humorous way.
Brian Xi, University of California, Berkeley
Starring and co-produced by Rob Lowe, the firefighter drama series highlights underrepresented perspectives, but fails to deliver realistic plot lines.
Anna Swenson, Butler University
Apple TV+ brings a star-studded cast, surprisingly catchy music and a weird plot to its incredible new animated show.
Hannah Docter-Loeb, Wesleyan University
The video-sharing app uses a variety of different types of sounds and phrases, but just where exactly did these catchy snippets come from?
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
Amazon Prime’s new series updates the afterlife to Heaven 2.0.
Grab some hot chocolate and get cozy by the fire with your favorite television pals.
Carli Moses, Union University
This self-introduction is disjointed, high-strung and relentlessly upbeat — just like Jenny Slate.
Clarence Dodge, Sarah Lawrence College
Here’s something for when your “study” Spotify playlist feels stale.
They’re sneaking their way into our screens, hearts and kitchens.
Eric Alexander, University of Colorado Denver
The Netflix comedy special attempts to reconnect Ansari and his fans for the first time since his allegations.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
Remember reading for fun?
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Attention, Hulu and Netflix subscribers!
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
Yes, it’s possible.
Abby Hall, Hollins University
Like Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, comedy and the paranormal go surprisingly well together.
Dana Shugrue, John Carroll University
She’s a lot more than just Karen from ‘The Office.’
Some gems can only be uncovered by time, and these one-season shows are among them.
Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
With these handy tools, you’ll easily be able to cook like a pro on the cheap.
Eliana DuBosar, Florida State University
It’s that time of year again, so make yourself some hot chocolate and get ready to binge some holiday specials from your favorite TV shows.
Abbey Slattery, Northwestern College
Just as Steve Carell succeeded in bringing aughts humor to the workplace, Andy Samberg captures the spirit of the times in his cop comedy.
When summer laziness starts setting in, use these books to keep your brain sharp and stay entertained.
Eric McInnis, Arcadia University
You may be disappointed by the amount of impact that a show’s fans really have.
Mattie Winowitch, Waynesburg University
Can 22-year-old Michigan State student Myya D. Jones become the youngest mayor in Detroit’s history?
Isabella Waldron, Scripps College
Your friendships are more important than your relationships, anyway.
Rachael Seamands, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Not all of you are ready for the mushy-gushy love of Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the evening crying over Ben & Jerry’s.
Michelle Criqui, James Madison University
Social media has allowed fans of imperiled series to connect with each other and with show producers, which has changed how networks make decisions.
Josephine Werni, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
From an homage to Leslie Knope, to a slightly more collegiate version of the festivities, here’s how to spend the best day of the year.
Don’t skip that poetry conference or that CEO’s presentation in favor of Netflix; you’ll never have access to these opportunities for FREE ever again!
If having a friend that can see the future doesn’t sound appealing to you, look away.
Samantha Gross, Concordia University Irvine
In the midst of constantly adding and removing titles, the streaming service has quietly been adjusting the ratios of what goes and in and comes out.
Elijah Watson, University of Texas at Austin and Guest Contributor
A celebration of the underdog’s fight for music.
This bizarre new rock opera, written by pop duo Sparks and directed by Leos Carax, lays its characters’ thoughts and feelings bare … or so it seems.
Olivia Wisse, Hofstra University
Unresolved plot points, a competition gone wrong and a missing starlet contribute to the failure of “HSMTMS” to live up to its debut season.
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