“Never Have I Ever”: Mindy Kaling’s New Series on Netflix

While “Never Have I Ever” may sound like an otherwise banal and dry teen show from the name, the show presents so much more for the representation of women of color in television.
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Argument in the Office: Should You Get Married During College?

Do you need to walk across the graduation stage before you walk down the aisle? Joshen Mantai and Sara Rubin battle it out.
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“Outer Banks”: Does Netflix’s New East Coast Teen Drama Live Up to the Hype?

From all these dynamic relationships and conflicts comes an enthralling, 10-episode series full of lust, mystery and absurd twists.
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7 Netflix Shows to Watch While Quarantining

In need of good television and entertainment while you’re stuck at home during this global pandemic? Well, look no further.
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A Love Story Cut Short By Coronavirus

Joshen Mantai shares a love story cut short by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”: Does It Live Up to the Hype?

I fittingly watched the movie in my bed on Valentine’s Day, hopeful that it would live up to the book’s rollercoaster of emotions. 
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Didn’t Make it to SBIFF 2020? Here’s Everything You Missed

Your handy-dandy guide for what happened at SBIFF this year!
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“She’s in Portland” but We’re in Isla Vista: I.V. Makes Cameo in New Indie Film

Skoog’s experience as a student at UCSB and as a resident of Isla Vista inspired Carlini’s decision to include Isla Vista in the film, a location that is difficult to replicate in a Hollywood stud...
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A Fresh Take On The New Year

Joshen Mantai reimagines the concept of the New Year's resolution.
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What Does Family Mean in 2019?

Joshen Mantai discusses the evolution of our definition of family.
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In Review: ‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift

“Lover” tackles not only love, but also topics of politics, sexism and individualism that vary from the typical subjects of Swift's music.
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In Disney Live Remakes, the Magic is Lost

Joshen Mantai assesses the recent deluge of Disney live-action remakes.
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Should Past Mistakes Define a Person’s Future?

Social media posts are often perceived as private and impermanent. Reflecting on two recent news items, Joshen Mantai insists that they are anything but.
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Getting A’s and Taking L’s

Joshen Mantai examines how academic pressure has negatively impacted her mental health in college.
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Argument in the Office: Are Beauty Pageants Feminist or Flawed?

Joshen Mantai and Emily Hickingbottom debate the value of beauty pageants in today's society. Are they testaments to the feminist movement, or are they holding women back in the era of #MeToo?
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