Ashley Hagan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Every song on the artist’s new release transforms emotion into a story larger than life.
Rebecca Trevathan, University of Texas at Austin
The newest addition to the huge film franchise takes a look at how stressful the journey of growing up can be — for both kids and their parents.
Esha Shah, New Jersey Institute of Technology
These five show selections are bound to help audiences relate and relieve their stress as the holiday — and potential family drama — approaches.
Elliot Jackson-Ontkush, Skidmore College
Quarantining during COVID-19 has really emphasized for me the importance of family — especially as an only child.
Fatima Sani, Rollins College
In his directorial debut, Eddie Huang tackles themes of tradition, familial expectations, love and passion to create a beautiful — and uniquely American — story.
Summer Brotman, University of California, Los Angeles
As you look for safe ways to spend time with your household or pod, this set of books may be just what you are looking for.
Samantha Havela, University of Michigan
The Chinese drama series shows that sometimes blood doesn’t matter as much as who we choose to be with and care for.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
And also avoid indigestion.
Haley Cohen, Quinnipiac University
When your best friend is also family, you have a different type of closeness with them.
Isador Pinto, Ringling College of Art + Design
Ari Aster’s sophomore film is a colorful, bright and gory tale of family, relationships and terrifying traditions.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
This reboot triumphs with a queer, dynamic powerhouse of a family living in the heart of San Francisco.
Alida Siebken, Radford University
The challenges of being a non-traditional student can be daunting, but Nicole Spillane has ironed out the wrinkles.
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
The NBC show continues to emotionally connect with its large audience through expert, authentic storytelling in its second season.
Molly Flynn, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
‘Home is where the heart is’ may seem like a cliché, but I know from firsthand experience that it’s the truest of all mottos.
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