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TikTok Influencers During a Pandemic: For Better or For Worse

In a pandemic where we have to follow social distance guidelines, social media influencers have to set the example for better or for worse.

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Did Supernatural Bury Their Gays? We Need to Talk About ‘Destiel’

If you aren’t familiar with Supernatural, ‘Destiel’ is the ship name for the characters Dean Winchester, a demon hunter, and Castiel, an angel.

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TikTok Serves up Ratatouille . . . the Musical?

For the past few weeks on TikTok, many creators have come together to create a musical based on the Pixar movie Ratatouille. The hashtag #ratatouillethemusical has over two million views, and there are countless song and choreography entries. 

THE PROM (L to R) NICO GREETHAM as NICK, LOGAN RILEY HASSEL as KAYLEE, ARIANA DEBOSE as ALYSSA GREENE, ANDREW RANNELLS as TRENT OLIVER, JO ELLEN PELLMAN as EMMA, SOFIA DELER as SHELBY, NATHANIEL POTVIN as KEVIN, TRACEY ULLMAN as VERA, JAMES CORDEN as BARRY GLICKMAN in THE PROM. Cr. MELINDA SUE GORDON/NETFLIX © 2020

Erasure in “The Prom” Trailer Questions the Film’s Intentions

The Prom’s teaser trailer dropped on Oct. 22 and featured the star-studded cast . . . just a little too much. 

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Eighteen and a Half+ Minutes with Dan Mirvish

Indie Filmmaker and man of many hats, Dan Mirvish, visited Whittier College and discussed his new film tackling the parallels between Nixon and now.

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The Unexpected Rise of Among Us

Since the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we socialize, Among Us is a great way to connect with friends while social distancing. 

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The TikTok-pocalypse in the U.S.

Buckle up because this is a long, winding road through the TikTok apocalypse timeline, taking us through questions such as “what is free speech” or “to whom should we give the fundamental right of collecting our data?”

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Whittier College’s New Module System: For Better or For Worse?

Whittier College created a module system to make it easier for students to balance their online classes, but it may just make it harder.

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Mulan and Hamilton set the stage: are digital releases here to stay?

Movie theaters were forced to shut down in March, pushing back the theatrical release dates for many movies. Studios had to come up with a solution to compensate for their loss in revenue.

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#BoycottMulan — The story Behind the Controversy

On Friday morning, the release of Mulan was met with a protest. The hashtags #boycottmulan and #banmulan were trending on Twitter.