Link to the quiz! Sometimes when adapting a book into a movie or TV show, the creative team decides to change a characters race. Often, these changes lead to a more white cast, a process called white-washing. Occasionally, they actually lead to a more diverse cast, as white characters are changed to be racially diverse … Continue reading What’s your view on race changes in media?
By JohnCarl McGrady, editor in chief Introduction I’ve wanted to write an editorial analyzing Tolkien and race for a long time. I am somewhat obsessed with Tolkien’s Middle Earth, to be honest. For a while, I actually owned a 110,000 person online community of Lord of the Rings enthusiasts, which was unfortunately shut down when … Continue reading Historical racism in fantasy
Editors in chief Maisie Cocker and JohnCarl McGrady will both be returning in the same positions, as will finance director Samir Banjara. Assistant editor Liela Marret, known for her culture-based editorials and bitingly sarcastic satire, is graduating this year, and will be replaced by news editor Reese Burns, who was a major asset to the … Continue reading 2020-21 Staff Announcement
By Reese Burns, assistant editor On Friday, June 12th at 5:00 hundreds of people flooded Main Street to attend the Candlelight Vigil for Justice held in remembrance of the black lives that have been taken all over the country. The peaceful protest was hosted by Reverend Linda Simmons from the Unitarian Church and the Nantucket … Continue reading Black Lives Matter vigil draws massive crowd
By Maclaine Willett, assistant news editor During the covid-19 pandemic, many businesses, including restaurants, have had to completely readjust to the new system put in place. But, the reopening process is now approaching which means that along with retail and other businesses, restaurants are able to begin reopening in phases as well. This is an … Continue reading Restaurants struggle despite phased reopening