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2023 comes fully equipped with brand-new media to look forward to, such as new music, performances, TV shows, movies, and more.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Things to Look Forward to This Year

Sarah Rowland, A&E Writer March 6, 2023

We hear “new year, new me” constantly this time of year. Continuously making resolutions and empty promises come each January. While this mindset can be motivating, “new year, new me” typically...

To be completely honest, I’m usually a sucker for the main couple; I wanted them to end up together.

Most Romantic Quotes in Movie History

Maya Daly, A&E Writer March 6, 2023

Most of the people I’ve met my age have a hankering for sickeningly-sweet romances that will make their teeth fall out. I won’t sit here and lie, saying I don’t think anyone is romantic anymore....

Coca-Cola was saved by the man with a hearty laugh.

Coca-Cola Santa

Shayla Nguyen, A&E Writer December 12, 2022

Was Santa always rosy-cheeked and jolly? Was the man who delivers joy worldwide on a cold December night always the way we know him today? In truth, no. Instead of a stout, red-and-white dressed man, Santa...

I was a Hallmark movie kid. Still am too, especially during Christmastime.

Hallmark IS the Holiday

Maya Daly, A&E Writer December 12, 2022

Every teenager knows the question: “Were you a Disney kid or a Nickelodeon kid?” In a way, it defines your personality. Me? I am neither. I was a Hallmark movie kid. Still am too, especially during...

Mural featuring Gilmore Girls Quote at Strand Bookstore, New York City.

Gilmore Girls: The show of the season

Sarah Rowland, A&E Writer December 8, 2022

The hit show Gilmore Girls has captivated millions of people’s hearts over the years. From the notable soundtrack to the lovable characters, Gilmore Girls has a little something for everyone. Despite...

Enchant Winter Festival at Tropicana Field in St.Petersburg, FL.

Holiday Masterlist: How to Spend Your Time Over the Holiday Season

Ava John, SPHS News Editor December 1, 2022

During the holiday season, it can be hard to balance the stress of midterms while dedicating time to seasonal media and activities. Additionally, keeping track of these activities can be a pain. Here’s...

A number of Pumpkins sitting at a local pumpkin patch

5 Essential Halloween-Themed Episodes in TV

Sofia Hahn, A&E Writer November 3, 2022

With Halloween approaching, getting into the spooky spirit is a must. While watching Halloween movies is a tradition, increasing school work makes it hard to find the time to sit down and watch the classics....

Movie posters at AMC Sundial.

Five Movies That Should be in Theaters Again

Maya Daly, A&E Writer October 18, 2022

Movies have always played an extremely pivotal role in my life. Recently, a lot of older movies have been re-released into theaters for a second go-round, Jaws being one of them. Although the shark flick...

The Sundial AMC movie theater.

You Always Remember Your First, but Rarely the Second: Why most sequels are destined for failure

Sofia Hahn, A&E Writer October 18, 2022

Scream (1996) said it best, “sequels suck!” But do they all suck? We’ve all seen a film that had us grasped in its universe, a film that’s essence lingers in our minds for weeks. However, the movie's...

Photo of the Sundial at the local movie theater in St. Petersburg, FL.

The Successes and Failures of Summer 2022 in Movies

Ellie Miller, A&E Editor September 22, 2022

From Minions: The Rise of Gru to Elvis, the movies of Summer 2022 were wide-ranging in terms of their themes, genres, and admittedly, their quality. As the movie industry attempts to rebuild the general...

Indie Theater Lights Up St. Pete

Indie Theater Lights Up St. Pete

Ellie Miller, Social Media Manager May 4, 2022

Mike Hazlett, the founder of Green Light Cinema (221 2nd Avenue N), has always loved movies. Not the strictly money-making, “empty calorie” like franchises that currently plague the box office, but...

The Keira Knightlification of Period Dramas

The Keira Knightlification of Period Dramas

Paloma Welch, Opinion Editor March 1, 2022

As a lover of period dramas, my youth was filled with captivating characters such as Emma Woodhouse, Cecilia Tails, Éponine Thénardier, and many more. Throughout the years, a recurring actress in many...

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