The Stampede

Stagecrafts: building a world behind the scenes

Alexa Fo, Srishti Mazumder, and Mariam Moghul September 19, 2023

    The lights, the costumes, the sets. The actors are singing and performing, and the audience is cheering. But the show wouldn’t be possible without all the stagecrafts members behind the scenes.       Monte...

The Dark King is in checkmate because of the Light Queen attacking and blocking the escape of the Dark King with the Light King backing her up. Chess has been a game played throughout centuries and continues to be played today.


Joshua Balagot and Connor Clark March 27, 2023

     And he sacrifices. . . THE ROOK! An unorthodox yet effective move indeed. Chess has always been a game of strategy and intellect that captivates the attention of genius minds across generations....

Jonathan Majors (playing Damian Anderson) and Michael B. Jordan (playing Adonis Creed) facing off in the ring in the film Creed III. This is the third installment of the Creed film series and is Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut.

Creed III

Kendra Mitchell and Aarushi Khurana March 27, 2023

Adonis Creed returned to theaters March 3rd in Creed III, the third installment of the Creed sports drama film series. The movie is directed by Michael B. Jordan, who stars as Adonis Creed, and marks his...

A collage of multiple Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook covers throughout the years. With the original edition of Dungeons & Dragons released in 1974, the popular role-playing game will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.

Poindexter to Popular: Dungeons & Dragons

Connor Huard March 27, 2023

Over its almost 50 years of existence, the popular tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has been viewed through a variety of different perspectives. It has risen from a nerdy, “occult”...

The titular mandalorian, Din Djarin, standing on the top of his spaceship. Katee Sackhoff joined Pedro Pascal for this season, starring as the former mandalorian royalty Bo-Katan Kryze.

This Is The Way

Connor Huard March 27, 2023

   Being a single parent is never easy, but it’s especially difficult when your kid is a Jedi. Disney’s third season of its beloved Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, came out with its first two episodes...

Thor: Love and Thunder is one of the many Marvel movies that have received low ratings, with a 3.2 star audience rating.

Marvel, please stop

Joshua Balagot and Connor Clark March 27, 2023

Over the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a cultural phenomenon, turning comic book characters like Captain America and Iron Man into  household names. However, there seems...

Many users on Netflix have been sharing their password with their friends and families, splitting the fee of a Netflix account. However, Netflix is finally taking action to stop password sharing, and will soon release two different options for their user, in the hopes that these options will decrease password sharing.

Netflix Crackdown

Madeline Wiener March 27, 2023

Every now and then, friends and families come together to enjoy a movie or show on Netflix. Most Netflix users, however, are watching the shows or movies on their own individual devices, possibly in a...

The Last of Us stars Bella Ramsey (pictured left) and Pedro Pascal (pictured right). The duo journeys across the ruins of what was once the United States.

The Last of Us

Devin Blish March 27, 2023

     Zombie apocalypse video games are not new, but when “The Last of Us” was released in June 2013 and “The Last of Us: Part 2” was released in June 2020, they took the video game world by...

Thrift stores are establishments that sell donated clothes for lower prices in order to become accessible to individuals with lower incomes. That being said, many have made a business for themselves by taking the clothes they had bought for less and selling it online for three times its original price.

The Rise of Depop Girlies

Emma Hedican March 27, 2023

Thrifting is an ethical and cheap alternative to the online shopping many teenagers partake in. However, this once inexpensive option seems to be increasing its pricing.       Thrifting is now...

Actress Jenna Ortega playing morbid young teen Wednesday Addams in a new hit Netflix series called Wednesday. The show followed her experience at Nevermore Academy as a spree of vicious killings wreaked havoc in the town.

Wednesday Addams makes her return in a new hit Netflix Series

Maraki Amare February 13, 2023

 The Addams Family makes their way onto the small screen once again for a chilling and comedic adaptation of the beloved Addams Family cartoons and TV series.       The ghoulish fictional family...

In the fictional world of animations, anything, and everything, can exist: magic, natural neon-colored hair, and animals with charizzma comparable to gods.

What is love?—Attraction and foxy foxes

Siena Vu February 13, 2023

It’s time to pick a movie for girls night. You and your gal-pals are scrolling through Disney+ and come across a movie. It’s subversive and tackles prejudice and stereotypes. It incorporates humor...

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish follows Puss and some friends (and enemies) on a quest for a magical wish that could restore Puss’s nine lives. The movie received 95% on the Tomatometer and a 4.6/5 average rating within the first month of its release.

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (SPOILER ALERT)

Joshua Balagot and Connor Clark February 13, 2023

From stunning visuals to a fun and enjoyable storyline, Puss in Boots has made another appearance on the big screen after being away for over a decade.      From the studio that created Shrek,...

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