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‘Upgraded:’ Use those nepo connections this Valentine’s Day!

Olivia Chiappelli, Editor-In-Chief February 14, 2024

When thinking about what to write about for our Valentine’s Day issue, I obviously knew that I had to write about a rom-com, it was only right. However, when I initially started searching for new...

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‘Anyone But You’ is not the return of the rom-com

Olivia Chiappelli, Editor-In-Chief January 17, 2024

Every time a new rom-com is released, it is immediately somehow labeled “the return of the rom-com,” and I need to object. Trust me, we are all well aware of the downfall of the rom-com genre from...

Love at First Sight:’ The return of the good rom-com

‘Love at First Sight:’ The return of the good rom-com

Olivia Chiappelli, Editor-In-Chief October 4, 2023

“When in doubt, watch a rom-com” is what I always say, and this time was no different. I love a good Friday night release, so imagine my absolute joy when I saw Netflix was gifting me with my assuredly...

‘Your Place or Mine:’ Just as awkward as those red carpet photos

‘Your Place or Mine:’ Just as awkward as those red carpet photos

Olivia Chiappelli, Editor-In-Chief February 22, 2023

The time has finally come to see if those pricelessly-awkward red carpet photos of Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon translated to the big screen! Friday, Feb. 10 marked the official release date...

My go-to rom-com reads

My go-to rom-com reads

D‘Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 8, 2023

February: the month of Valentine’s Day. The time where everyone busts out all their favorite romantic comedies and chick flicks.  Rom-com books are my guilty pleasure, and I have a specific list...

I’m falling for ‘Falling For Christmas’

I’m falling for ‘Falling For Christmas’

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter November 16, 2022

In the first of what is sure to be a holiday jam-packed with fun and festive rom-coms, Netflix has offered us a great way to start off the holiday season. “Falling For Christmas” dropped on the streaming...

A Show for Two by New York Times bestselling author Tashie Bhuiyan

‘A Show for Two’ – a rom com must read

D‘Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter June 15, 2022

Tashie Bhuiyan does it again! The Bangladeshi-American “Counting Down with You” writer dazzles in her sophomore coming-of-age, romantic comedy. This Young Adult (YA) rom com will have readers squealing...

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