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Comfort Viewing: 3 reasons Pranathi Ganti loves ‘One Tree Hill’

Comfort Viewing: 3 reasons Pranathi Ganti loves ‘One Tree Hill’

Pranathi Ganti, Staff Writer
Feb 21, 2024

I was heartbroken when Tristan Dugray, Chilton Prep’s quintessential swoon-worthy bad boy, got the boot from “Gilmore Girls”; crushed when the character was sent to military school during the show’s second season. But somebody at the WB, the network behind the hit show, must have seen...

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Writing music and inspiring people is my passion, its what I love to do, Benson Boone said in October 2023. 
Two years ago, the TikTok star turned American Idol drop out wasnt so sure.
Photo Courtesy: WB Music

Benson Boone: ‘American Idol’ exit to excellent EP ‘PULSE’ [review]

Inkspot Staff
Feb 14, 2024

It was Valentine’s Day 2021 when Katy Perry fell in love with Benson Boone during the 18-year-old’s audition for the nineteenth season of “American Idol.” Boone would punch his ticket to Hollywood, with judge Perry predicting to the up-coming singer, “I see you winning American Idol if...

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Epic finales and epic failures: A tale of triumph, tragedy in TV shows finales

Epic finales and epic failures: A tale of triumph, tragedy in TV shows finales

BJ Dumas takes a look at some of the best and worst television series' final episodes
Brantley Dumas II, Senior Staff Reporter
Jan 11, 2024

A TV series finale may very well be the most important episode of a show’s entire run, making or breaking the entire journey. Regardless of how captivating the episodes or seasons have been, the show must stick the landing. The ultimate test of a show’s legacy lies in its final episode–the moment...

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1988s Die Hard follows New York City police officer John McClane as he tries to save his estranged wife and several others after they are taken hostage by terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.


Film Still // 20th Century Fox

Yippee-Ki-Holiday: The enduring legacy of ‘Die Hard,’ a Christmas classic

Charles (Charlie) Faulkner, Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2023

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through LA Only one man was stirring, and his name was McClane The explosives set off on the roof with a flare In the hopes that the hostages must have been be there The vault had been breached as they planned their escape While McClane dragged his feet,...

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From guilty pleasures to surprising obsessions, our team looks at their top song of the year, peeling back the curtain on why their most-listened-to artists and songs racked up so many plays.
Screen Capture // NCHSinkspot Spotify

Behind the beats: The Inkspot staff’s 2023 Spotify Wrapped reveal

Inkspot Staff
Dec 19, 2023

Each year, Spotify takes us on a trip down musical memory lane with a look back at the songs, the albums and the artists we had on repeat.  When Spotify Wrapped hit the app on Wednesday, Nov. 29., recapping our most-played music, the Inkspot couldn't help but wonder if Wrapped really encapsulated...

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On the Spot: Unwrapped – Students, staff share their top Spotify streams of 2023

In this edition of On the Spot, the Inkspot asked: "What's on your Spotify Wrapped?" [video]
Spotify Wrapped, the streaming service’s annual recap of users’ most-played artists and songs, hit the app on Wednesday, Nov. 29. So the Inkspot hit the halls, asking students staff share their top Spotify streams of 2023
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Epic Games rewinds time with Season OG, reignites Fortnite fervor

Epic Games rewinds time with Season OG, reignites Fortnite fervor

Brantley Dumas II, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 30, 2023

Flashback to 2018. You step off the school bus, itching to get home and power up your PlayStation. There’s one word on every middle schooler’s lips. One thing on every teen boy’s mind. Fortnite. The mere mention of the new Battle Pass, skin drops, weapon...

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Connections, the newest of New York Times game offerings, is the best game you arent playing, according to the Inkspots B.J. Dumas. 
Screenshot // New York Times

Finding ‘Connections’: the best game you aren’t playing

New NYT game is all fun and (word) games
Brantley Dumas II, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 18, 2023

It’s seemingly simple. A 16-word grid. Four chances to find the four common threads that link four of the words. But what seems simple on the surface soon has you wanting to forfeit in frustration.    Connections are the key to the New York Times newest game, aptly named Connections,...

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Promotional Image // Netflix

‘Fear Street’ trilogy on the cutting-edge of slasher tropes

Laynee Scheck, Print Editor
Oct 17, 2023

Note: this article originally appeared in the February 2022 Inkspot magazine.  A surgical dissection of horror films, peeling back their skin, reveals a genre embodied by several sub-genres: the psychological thriller— “Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “The Sixth Sense” (1999), “The Shining”...

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Based on Japans highest-selling manga series in history, One Piece is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other.

Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ live-action adaptation sets sail: A treasure for anime fans [review]

Brantley Dumas II, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 6, 2023

Just how challenging it is to nail a live-action adaptation of anime? Take the 2009’s “Dragonball Evolution,” a trainwreck of a film that even Shenron couldn’t wish away. Or “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2010), a beloved series that was butchered in its live-action adaptation, the result...

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In honor of the anniversary of Gilmore Girls premiere, Zach Knox-Doyle ranks Rorys romances.
Photo Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk
Promotional Images // Warner Bros., Netflix

Starry-eyed in Stars Hollow: Ranking Rory Gilmore’s romances

A look at which of Rory's boyfriend was the best on the 23rd Anniversary of 'Gilmore Girls' Premiere
Zachary Knox-Doyle, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 5, 2023

A carriage-ride conversation and a demolished snowman.  A restored pale-blue 1961 Dodge Lancer. Typing 90 words per minute, saving the Daily News on a frantic night.    Each a grand declaration of love, a gesture of affection with one aim–winning Rory Gilmore’s heart. As we...

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Gilmore Girls debuted on October 5, 2000 on The WB, becoming a flagship series for the now defunct network.
At its core, Gilmore Girls tells the story of a unique mother-daughter relationship. 
The shows creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told the Today Show, “I sold it off of a line. It’s like a mother and daughter, but they’re like friends. And they all perked up and said, ‘Great. We’ll buy that.’”

Indulge in the heartwarming humor, relatability of ‘Gilmore Girls’ [review]

'Gilmore Girls': a show with a mother-daughter bond like no other
Emma Conover and Inkspot Staff
Oct 5, 2023

As the leaves start to turn and pumpkin spice lattes make their triumphant return, there's another seasonal tradition that we can't help but indulge in revisiting the pilot episode of "Gilmore Girls." This beloved show serves up the perfect slice of mother-daughter dynamics, bundled with a generous...

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Analog audiophiles’ playlist picks [Spotify Playlists]

Analog audiophiles’ playlist picks [Spotify Playlists]

Kirsten Santana, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 4, 2023

Mr. Stefen Robinson, in his interview for the Inkspot article 'Vinyl Revival' commented he “occasionally [likes] listening to curated playlists, especially when a friend makes it for me,” Robinson said. “You know, that's beautiful.” The Inkspot tasked Robinson and the two other main sources...

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Banned Books Week Trivia

Test your self on your banned books knowledge
Inkspot Staff
Oct 2, 2023
Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, 2023, is an annual event celebrating freedom from censorship. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.
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Abby Ruebush takes a look at why Barbie will have a legacy that lasts beyond the films record breaking box office performance.
Photo Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk
Promotional Images // Warner Bros. Pictures

Why ‘Barbie’ was more than ‘Kenough’ [review]

Abby Ruebush, Editor-in-Chief
Sep 26, 2023

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