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Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is a refreshing take on personal growth in the midst of struggle

Michelle Obama's new documentary,

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in response to the future harsh criticism and bullying she and her family would receive in the White House as the first African-Americans to live there, then-First Lady Michelle Obama said her motto is “when they go low, we go high.”  If someone wil...

Bojack exits stage right

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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 into events that are currently happening. The final season (both parts) puts a heavy emphasis on weakne...

BoJack finally stops treading water in new season

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Bram Martinez

November 6, 2019

“BoJack Horseman” is a Netflix original animated adult comedy series that first premiered Aug. 22, 2014. It aired the first part of its final season on Oct. 25. The show is known for its realistic  take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, racism, sexism and th...

Big Mouth gives ‘growing pains’ a whole new meaning

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Bram Martinez

October 28, 2019

Growing up is difficult for most people. It is a set of trials and tribulations everyone faces, but the undeniable truth of the matter is that most people think that they are going through these difficult times alone. This, however, is a fabrication, as everyone goes through this.   “Big Mouth,” w...

Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ gives fans insight to Beychella

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Alexis Warren

May 5, 2019

Just as we thought Beyoncé couldn’t be more of an inspiration, the performer released a Netflix documentary ‘Homecoming’ on April 17, featuring an in-depth look at the behind the scenes of the making of her 2018 Coachella performance. The film showcases the hard work, dedication and sacrifice it took to m...

Suicide is not the answer, prevention is possible

September is mental health awareness  month. (File photo)

Lily Rodriguez Drake

September 30, 2017

September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which carried  a goal of informing and familiarizing the public about statistics, preventative care and how to conduct effective discussions regarding mental health. Ironically, September is merely the cusp at which most people experience depressiv...

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