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Naruto Uzumaki, from the anime “Naruto,” is ready to take on the adventure. (Photo courtesy of Studio Pierrot)

Five shows to get started in anime

Clifton L. Bullock, Staff Writer May 9, 2024

What is anime you may ask? According to the Nashville Film Institute, which is a platform that informs readers of the history of anime and how it came about, “Anime is a Japanese animation style. It...

Aang, played by Gordon Cormier, prepares for battle in the Netflix live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” (Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon Productions Rideback Albert Kim Pictures)

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action adaptation has done more wrong than right

Jose Leon, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

Film and production, amid all forms of media and arts, is known as one of the hardest fields to succeed in. In the scope of film and production, the hardest task is trying to make a live-action interpretation...

Season two of “Loki” leaves viewers with their jaws dropped after every episode. (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

“Loki” season two brings optimism for Marvel’s future

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor November 28, 2023

In a time where it seems that Marvel has wasted a lot of good titles with subpar content filled with bad CGI and weird plot holes, season two of “Loki” is able to provide MCU fans with optimism for...

“Colin in Black and White” is a powerful story by Colin Kaepernick that will give watchers an understanding of what  another person may be going through.  (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Review: “Colin in Black and White” shows what it means to be Black in a white world

Lorraine Barron, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

“Colin in Black and White” is a powerful fictional Netflix series about Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is best known as the Black football player who took a knee while the national anthem played, some...

 American River College history professor Edward Hashima will be competing on “Jeopardy!” for a $100,000 prize and a spot in the upcoming “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions. (Photo courtesy of Edward Hashima)

ARC history professor to compete on “Jeopardy!” Professors Tournament

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

Edward Hashima has spent 22 years teaching history but will now make history by competing in the first-ever professors tournament on “Jeopardy!” Hashima will go head to head against 14 other professors...

Netflixs recent show Squid Game has become the most popular show on Netflix, ranking No. 1 in 90 countries across the world. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Review: “Squid Game” is Netflix’s most popular show in history

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

Spoilers ahead. Netflix’s newest drama series “Squid Game” has not only become the most popular show that Netflix has released, but also may have had a hand in saving the platform by bringing ratings...

Are you an anime fan? Celebrate women’s history this month by watching these 10 anime created by women. (Photo via Unsplash)

10 anime created by women to watch in honor of Women’s History Month

Madison Duong, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Anime is a genre in which creators are predominantly known to be men, yet women prove that they are able to beat the odds and do just as well as men when it comes to making a mark. In honor of Women’s...

Larriah Jackson has performed in over 300 shows to date and has opened for well known gospel artist Yolanda Adams and singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Warner Brother Studios)

16-year-old Sacramento native makes it on “The Voice”

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

As soon as 16-year-old Larriah Jackson opened her mouth to sing during her blind audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” which aired on Oct. 27, she captured the attention of the four superstar judges. Kelly...

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Bojack exits stage right

Bram Martinez February 7, 2020

“Bojack Horseman” shot its final season on Jan. 31 because Netflix cancelled it. This beautifully made show displays a realistic society with mental illness and other hard to swallow topics that tie...

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