Emma Seligman’s Bottoms

With 2023 coming to an end, it’s easy to assume that a lot of the year’s heavy-hitter film releases have already come and left theaters. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth thanks to the release of Emma Seligman’s sophomore dark comedy, Bottoms. The film follows highschool students PJ (Rachel Sennott) and Josie (Ayo […]

Arts and Culture Fashion

Spring 2023 Fashion Trends on Wheaton Campus

Spring has always been seen as the season of floral dresses, light clothing, and pastel color palettes. However, our Spring feels currently like an extended winter with sporadic, short-lived warm days in Norton. In light of the erratic weather, here are Wheaton’s must-haves and trends. 1. Leather Leather, either faux or genuine, has been seen […]

Arts and Culture Wheaton

Reflecting on Embodied Labor: Care and Control

The Motherless by Elihu Vedder – Wheaton College Massachusetts Its gold frame warmly hugging the subject within, Elihu Vedder’s small oil painting depicts a young girl sitting in a barn looking over three baby chicks. The implication is that she is not just watching them, but caring for them. The title “The Motherless” applies not […]

Arts and Culture TV

The Inevitable End of Succession’s Social Satire

Succession. The struggle for power and lasting influence that each member of the fictional Roy family faces can be neatly summed in the show’s one word title. And what a struggle it is.  The Roys are the family that sits at the center of Succession and are essentially the show’s fictional equivalent of the real […]

Arts and Culture Music News

Gender and the Brit Awards

Today, the Brit Awards is one of the most progressive awards shows, so why did they move backward? Events such as the Brits, the Grammys, or even the iHeart Radio Awards are all crucial pieces of pop cul- ture in the music industry, so during the spring of every year, fan bases are fighting to […]

Arts and Culture News

Desensitization Through Social Media

In the 21st century, the negative influence of social media is everywhere, all the time. Open any social media app, and after a few clicks between Instagram posts or a few minutes spent scrolling down the TikTok explore page, you have been exposed to the darkness of the world, but do you realize it? Social […]

Arts and Culture Music

The Day David Crosby Died: A Reflection on Legacy 

In an extreme coincidence, I found out that David Crosby died while holding his haunting 1971 debut solo album “If I Could Only Remember My Name” in a record store. My reaction to the news of his untimely passing was, strangely enough, laughter. I couldn’t believe it. David Crosby was a 1960s and 70s folk/rock […]

Arts and Culture

An Ode to The Spoon Theory

In 2003, college student Christine Miserandino uploaded a post to the blog, “But You Don’t Look Sick” titled The Spoon Theory. In the article, Miserandino makes an analogy of her life as a chronically ill individual with Lupus to help a friend understand her daily life. Today, the internet-born term is well known among the […]

Arts and Culture TV

6 Korean Dramas to watch on Netflix this Spring

Written by Khushi Parikh and Mesalenuo Tsurho. Genre: crime, dark, high school, thriller  Oh Ji-soo is a model high school student, or so it may seem. He leads a double life, anonymously running a security service for sex workers using a throwaway phone to earn tuition for college. But a series of unexpected events leads […]

Arts and Culture Fashion News

The Hottest Fashion and The Hottest Takes of the Grammys 2023

The Grammys is a music awards ceremony that happens once a year. Its purpose is to recognize and reward artists for their outstanding musical achievements. But let’s be honest, most people only watch it for the outfits and the celebrity drama.  When trying to discern what people thought about the 65th annual Grammy Awards, the […]