Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
The Order of the Good Death is focused on pushing everyone to discuss and embrace their imminent demise so they can live life to the fullest.
Justin Spencer, University of Texas at San Antonio
Brandon Li, Vassar College
The 15th anniversary of Tsugumi Ohba’s anime is a prime time to revisit the action-packed, mysterious tale of a student who gains — and abuses — incredible power over human life.
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
This mockumentary from the creators of ‘Black Mirror’ might make us rethink killing off this year just yet.
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
The famous host was the heart and soul of the program. The show will go on, but it’s clear that it will never be the same without the beloved Canadian American icon.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
Few authors captured the human experience, particularly the Black experience, with as much nuance as her.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
Comedian Dan Cummins is a master of laughs. But with the help of his wife, Lynze Cummins, he’s reaching a new audience interested in comedy and the supernatural alike.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
The posthumously released album serves as both an incredible tribute to the talent of the late rapper and an inside look at the artist’s inner turmoil.
Mitchell Tanaka, Chapman University
The unfortunate circumstances of quarantine feel oddly relevant to Hideo Kojima’s new title in a way that totally changes its meaning and purpose.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
The YouTuber’s untimely death opens conversations on racial disparities in health care, especially as it relates to maternal mortality.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
Liberty High will hopefully find some closure in this controversial Netflix series.
Lauren Buchko, Michigan State University
It’s been decades since the Mexican American singer was tragically killed, but her cultural impact lives on in many ways.
Kate Carter, Middle Tennessee State University
The fashion staple has been around for ages, but with current trends opting for looser styles, they are on their way out — for the moment.
Just because the King of Pop is gone doesn’t mean he isn’t still making serious money.
Abby Webb, Rice University
They used to be reserved for dimming stars, but now it’s hosting the brightest and regaining its reputation.
Angel Zhu, University of California, Berkeley
Social media bullying and the grueling standards of the South Korean pop music industry could have played a part in the star’s untimely passing.
Emma Dailey Mitchell, Columbia College Chicago
They’ve gotten away with murder for six years — but wait, who died?
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
She’s back and better than ever.
Emma Uk, Brookdale Community College
The artist’s installation is made of sculptures of lost faces, wounds, stories and histories of systematic oppression and racial violence.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
The series features futurism at its finest, as well as at its most banal.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
The bloated album did well on the charts, but its standards are clearly lower.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
To celebrate, here are its six best fights.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Neil Postman’s 1985 work so presciently captured the dangers of the post-truth era that it still feels eerily modern.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
Through a series of vignettes, the directing duo deconstruct several of the genre’s more hackneyed tropes.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
These household names are gone, but they will be remembered.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
We’ll always have Paris.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
Happy Halloween, stay sexy and don’t get murdered.
Cameron Andersen, New York University
But Trump is already using it to push his anti-immigration, xenophobic agenda.
Caleb Edwards, Michigan State University
By focusing on the killers instead of the victims, the Netflix docuseries turns a familiar formula on its head.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
The unorthodox pope is shaking things up left and right.
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
A closer look at the quiet man with a loud message.
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
Since 1999, suicide rates have risen nearly 30 percent.
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
Fashion icon Kate Spade hid her issues with mental illness behind her bubbly public image for decades.
Facebook will remove this section after complaints surrounding fake news and restriction of conservative content.
Emilie Romero, University of Nevada
After the death of a bulldog on a United flight in March, PETA and other animal rights activists have rallied against the airline.
Alex Johnson, New York University
The 22-year-old is the latest black man to be unjustly killed for a crime he had nothing to do with.
Michele Mendez, Temple University
The ‘Maze Runner’ franchise comes to an end with the final installment, ‘The Death Cure,’ inspired by the novel written by James Daschner.
Maya Halabi, UTSA
Dieting is overdone and overrated. Body acceptance and living life to become healthier and stronger are what’s hot right now.
Joiya Reid, Georgia Southern University
The death of SHINee’s lead singer, Kim Jong-hyun, reveals where society can improve in terms of addressing depression and mental illness.
Devin Hendricks, Woodbury University
Lil Peep was struggling with drugs for quite some time, and perhaps people will aim to change the narrative of drug abuse in the music industry.
Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
The usual m.o. for negative press—pass a self-imposed ban, promise things will be different and then, when the smoke blows over, return to business as usual—might not work this time.
On her fifth studio release, Zika Rosa Danilova tries to reach great heights, but ultimately cannot fulfill her ambitions.
Lauren Clohessy, Northern Illinois University
As a student majoring in Journalism but brought up in the digital age, I’m in a unique position to assess the two mediums honestly.
Ben Seidel, St. Olaf College
Netflix’s new film adaptation abandons the cat and mouse game that made the original characters so compelling.
Christian Zeitler, Carnegie Mellon
The influential, spiritual and ultimately suicidal founder of Pro Era will have an album of his unfinished work posthumously released on the five-year anniversary of his death.
Ben Zhang, Duke University
Despite a shifting technological landscape, radio is thriving, hosting more weekly users than Facebook.
Jonathan Kim, University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Portland student set out to do everything his mother wanted to do in life, creating a gut-wrenching film in the process.
Flavia Martinez, Amherst College
With the rise of messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, text is going the way of the dinosaur.
Terry Mooney, Ohio State University
With its constant stream of commercials and overplayed pop music, the radio doesn’t have what it takes to survive the next decade.
In a November vote to approve physician-assisted suicide, Colorado joined the growing number of states permitting the practice.
Alec Esteban Cudmore, St. Edward’s University
In honor of the release of “Rogue One,” here are the problems the series needs to fix from “The Force Awakens.”
Molly Flynn, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
After the death of their dictator, I sat down with some Cuban friends to learn how they felt about the end of an era.
Jessica Peña, University of Texas at San Antonio
Coping with death is never easy, but it can be a bigger blow when it takes someone young.
Mykaela Alvey, Anderson University
When your heart feels as though it can’t go on, know that you are not alone.
Michael Tyler, University of Texas at Austin, Max Alspach and Guest Contributor
Kendrick’s head at the center of the bracket doesn’t necessarily mean he won, fyi.
Emilio Hidalgo, University of Texas at San Antonio and Guest Contributor
Why understanding Grantland’s death is a lot easier than understanding its life.
Rachel Rascoe, University of Texas at Austin and Guest Contributor
Death Grips, the group known for intentionally confusing publicity stunts and canceling shows, proved again that, yes, they’re worth the frustration.
Sonia Noorbakhsh, UC Berkeley
Disney’s newest animated movie is a heartwarming story and a breath of fresh air compared to some of their older works.
Daniel Buccafusca, East Stroudsburg University
The opening episodes of the new hit ‘Star Wars’ series were met with polarizing reviews. Is there anything to worry about for the future of this show?
Praise for Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man might just solidify his role for a third film.
Xochitl Menjivar, San Francisco State University
Enjoy this spoiler-free review of Netflix’s latest entry to the science fiction genre.
Angelica Rovinski, Arcadia University
Although winter weather promises sledding and hot chocolate for kids, it can simultaneously bring a lot of worries to adults.
Tori Barney, Columbia College Chicago
HBO Max recently released a reunion event celebrating the magical series, and long-time fans were delighted to see the main trio on their screens once more.
Re’nesia Mills, University of Tampa
Directed by Denzel Washington, the heartwarming and relatable true film is likely to move you to tears.
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
Students at Oakland University channeled their frustration with the college’s administration into a communal dance party.
Isabella Savides, University of Pretoria
If you want to watch the most recent installment of the fantasy drama but can’t remember everything that has happened, here’s a quick recap.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
Many people have a newfound appreciation and adoration for the talents of the British-American actor thanks to his excellent 2021 performances.
Megan Heenan, Nevada State College
The popular YouTube show recently parted ways from Doing Things Media, and while their name has changed, their style is very much the same.
Becky Hardin, University of Arizona Global Campus
The exciting profession certainly comes with its challenges, but taking care of the animals is worth it.
Rory Conlon, De Anza College
Several key political and entertainment events have shaped mainstream discourse. It’s time to remember some of these developments in time for the start of 2022.
Illusion Ventura, Whittier College
With the recent passing of El Ídolo de México, it is more important than ever to honor his lasting impact on traditional ranchera music.
Let’s face it, a small untruth told by seasoned restaurant work staff can make the dining experience easier and better for everyone.
Asiya Robinson, Rowan University
The biopic tracks the rise of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams as their determined father guides them to success.
The new Netflix series has allowed the actor to enter a film genre outside of his typical comedic roles.
The movie of the year has finally come to the big screen as it has taken over the world. Now that some time has passed, it’s time to analyze where this movie stands.
Steven Spielberg’s remake of the famous film and stage play brings new levels of depth, cultural authenticity and social commentary to a familiar story.
Dec. 25 may mark the most popular snowy holiday, but it isn’t the only one.
These macabre, ‘dark country’ soundtracks are bound to stick with you and make you think about the American South in a different light.
With an influx of new Disney+ series dominating the media, people are overlooking perhaps the most interesting superhero character of them all.
The Disney+ documentary series takes the Marvel superhero to new heights, but are they too steep for the actor to conquer?
While mystical series generally follow a predictable formula that may dissuade new readers, the Canadian author offers a refreshing take on the genre.
The tragedy from Travis Scott’s concert is now influencing how music festivals structure their rules and regulations.
The journalist’s broad spectrum of work includes a documentary, a Netflix series and a recurring role on a popular podcast.
Trinity Crompton, Molloy College
Binge-watching this show became a rite of passage in early lockdown, but the newest episodes might make you question your old obsession with Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.
Tori Walz, Eastern Michigan University
The vague announcement of ‘And Just Like That’ has fans wondering what to expect from a reboot of their favorite late ’90s, early 2000s rom-com.
Tiffany Singh, University of Central Florida
These inconspicuous life forms can leave unknowing assailants suffering from devastating —and deadly — symptoms.
Peyton Conner, Indiana University
Prices continue to rise with the release of new consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. How high can they go until players are fed up?
The ‘Twilight’ actress is set to marry screenwriter Dylan Meyer, prompting the question: How can the media help with LGBTQ+ visibility?
These stories have leaked into nearly all forms of media. People casually consume such heavy content, but how is it affecting them?
Often regarded as a behemoth within the world of anime, the neo-noir anime will soon receive a live-action series — for better or for worse.
Despite their reputation for cheesiness, these films changed the horror game, and our present idea of a scary movie is a result of these classics.
Influenced by innovative minds like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick, this point-and-click RPG is certain to have something for everyone.
The viral pug became a TikTok sensation and has taken social media by storm with his daily predictions.
In the hopes of recovering some of its teenage users after a recent drop in numbers, the platform is developing a new app geared toward a younger audience.
From gods to omens to witches’ familiars, the creatures have remained legendary figures throughout history, even becoming the symbols of both good and bad superstition.
This legendary author with over 40 published works has some phenomenal stories that will surely ignite your love of novels once more.
The Emmy- and Grammy-winning stand-up comedian has faced a lot of criticism following the release of his latest Netflix special.
For a long time, this taboo practice had negative connotations, but finally, the beliefs surrounding witchcraft have started to change.
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