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[TV REVIEW] Revisit childhood nostalgia watching Avatar: The Last Airbender

Go back to watch this show with nostalgia for youthful summer mornings. Avatar: The Last Airbender does not disappoint.

Adrienne Gaylord, The Rubicon

June 3, 2020

The three seasons (or books) of Avatar: The Last Airbender is currently streaming on Netflix.

[MOVIE REVIEW] How to Build a Girl reminds audiences to rock their authentic self

Beanie Feldstein stars in this delightful coming of age story.

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon

May 22, 2020

Based on the book by Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl is an extraordinarily fun and heartfelt coming of age story.

[GAME REVIEW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the perfect release amid COVID-19

Animal Crossing is stress-reducing and what everyone could be using during COVID-19 to safely social distance.

Lara Cayci, Aureus Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2020

Nothing is urgent in Animal Crossing; everything can be taken slowly and anything can be put off indefinitely.

[REVIEW] Tune in while John Krasinski shares Some Good News

John Krasinski set up his Youtube Channel, Some Good News, in his house, featuring his homemade SGN sign.

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

April 28, 2020

John Krasinski, a well known actor and director, started Some Good News on YouTube with the intention to spread positive messages to the world during this time of negative news.

[TV REVIEW] Back-stabbing and tigers and murder (oh my)

Joe Exotic is the owner of the GW Zoo, home to many big cats, in Oklahoma. The documentary follows his never-ending quarrel with Carole Baskins and the law

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

April 15, 2020

Crazy, intriguing, and bizzarre. Netflix's Tiger King has everything from murder to music videos.

[TV REVIEW] Derry Girls finds comedy in conflict

Jackson, Harland, Coughlan, O’Donnell, and Llewellyn completely immersed themselves into 1990s Derry style and mindset, mixing the fear of the time with self-centered angsty teen hormones.

Noa Ní Aoláin Gross, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

The show written by Lisa McGee follows a pack of four teens on a journey of friendship and self-discovery in 1990s Ireland.

[MOVIE REVIEW] Just Mercy might change opinions about criminal justice

The film show history with some accuracy, using archive photos from the trial (left) to capture the spirit of real interactions in the film (right)

Johnna Melk-Johnson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Facing racial discrimination at every turn, Stevenson is convinced of Walter McMillian’s innocence and is determined to get his death sentence overturned.

[MOVIE REVIEW] 1917 Shows True Struggles and Challenges Faced in WW1

The two men, Lance Cpl. Blake and Schofield, trudge through enemy lines to accomplish their mission

Tommy Verhey, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

1917 fights at the heart of the viewer through the great directing, making it one of the best war movies ever.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Louis Tomlinson releases first solo album “Walls”

[ALBUM REVIEW] Louis Tomlinson releases first solo album

Alexandra Cardwell, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Tomlinson is the final member of One Direction to release solo music, so this new album is Tomlinson’s first step in the right direction. 

[BOOK REVIEW] Simon Snow series provides escape and representation

Known for her successful young adults novels Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, as well as her adult work Attachments and Landline, Rowell has now carried her vibrant style of writing over into her next literary escapade with the creation of the Simon Snow series.

Mimi Huelster, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

From numpties to queer romance, Rowell strays from conventional YA fantasy.

[FASHION REVIEW] Brandy Melville makes cute clothing inaccessible

The Brandy Melville features a wide variety of clothing, but all of the models can be identified as a size small.

Catherine Hooley, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The rapidly growing store only offers one size.