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New Netflix originals reach an all-time high in viewership

New Netflix originals reach an all-time high in viewership

Tikloh Bruno-Basaing, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Ever since its launch in 1997, the multi-media streaming platform, Netflix, has paved its way toward becoming a media empire, as seen through the company's market capitalization. In 2013, a Netflix share averaged at about $30, whereas now, in 2019, a stock is worth roughly $340. Netflix has run cycles of...

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner of the Best Picture award, “Green Book”, a film marred by a string of racial issues both on and off camera. “Green Boo...

Top Picks of the 2017 Academy Awards Nominees

August Ackley

April 3, 2018

Intro: 2017 was an exceptional year for movies that explored themes of identity, societal structures, and relationships. There were comedies like “The Big Sick,” dramas like “I, Tonya,” and animated movies like “Coco,” many of which were nominated for Academy Awards such as Best Director, ...

Reviews on Previews

Emma Draisin, Co Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

November 16, 2017

After two long years, I am reintroducing former Urban School student and Urban Legend staff writer Lily Dodd’s concept of reviewing upcoming cinematic works based exclusively on their trailers. I have not seen these movies, and I may never. After a few minutes of previews, I have prepared my thoughts b...

Best of 2016

Olivia Meehan

January 17, 2017

In retrospect of a good year, I asked Urban students what they thought the album, song, movie, TV show, shoe and celebrity of 2016 was. From songs such as “Keep The Family Close,” to shoes such as the Adidas Yeezy Boosts, Urban students have an upbeat and innovative taste. Tommy Civic Alb...

Urban Reacts to #OscarsSoWhite

August Ackley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

It's unhealthy to worship this awards show that people consider ‘the definitive ranking of a good movie’ when there's clearly a racial and gender bias there, ... it's run by a bunch of old white guys” said Ryan Barnett, (‘19).

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