Three straight Super Bowls. Three. Straight. Super Bowls. Oh, it feels good just writing that. What the Patriots are doing is so insane, so completely unprecedented, that it is hard to understand the magnitude. Nobody goes to three straight Super Bowls. Hell, nobody goes to two. The modern NFL is built to discourage that. Tight … Continue reading Can the Patriots Do the Impossible Again?
Today we’re taking a detour. There’s construction on the highway to Talivision so we’re gonna have to get there some other way. Let’s turn off TV drive, and go down trap music avenue. Today’s topic, Young Thug. That’s right. You’ve all been waiting for it. What does Tali, white, suburban boy, have to say about … Continue reading Young Thug is a Genius
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, dear friends. Know that I missed all of you just as much as you missed me. I was “doing the healthy thing” and not watching as much television, but have no fear! I’ve fallen off the wagon. Hallelujah! And for what has my brief experiment in TV abstinence … Continue reading Gilmore Girls: The Parent Problem
Hello, people. Thank you, thank you, no, you can stop clapping. I’m only writing the most influential television column probably ever. Anyway, today’s TV column is technically not about TV: I’m gonna talk about two Netflix shows. One is still in process, and the other came out a few months ago, but they’re both very … Continue reading Two Quick Things
This morning, principal Turner called a moment of silence for the three tragedies that occurred over the weekend. Of the three, the one that has received the most media coverage and the one that hit the closest to home was the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On Saturday, a lone … Continue reading The Tragedy in Pittsburgh
Just a few weeks ago, the whole of the Newton North community received a fateful email from the administration, informing us that we would need to install a security certificate in order to access the wifi from now on. How I long for those simpler times. I did what I was told, downloading the certificate … Continue reading What’s the Deal with the WiFi: The World is Ending
As an esteemed TV critic, I watch a lot of television. It would also be accurate to say that I rewatch a lot of television. My most recent rewatch, as we coast on down the road towards the release of Daredevil season 3, is of the number three show on my “best of all time” … Continue reading The 100: That Holy S**t Moment
North’s history department faced a crisis this summer. Over the break, the conservative news source The Federalist released emails sent between North teachers that caused a national controversy. It was picked up by Fox News and spread all over the country, eventually resulting in members of our school’s faculty receiving death threats. The school has … Continue reading Should Politics Be Discussed in Class?
The sixth episode of season five of Bojack Horseman is 26 minutes long. It has an opening flashback showing Bojack and his father driving and a final gag, but for the majority of the episode, Bojack simply stares out at the audience, in this case we have assumed the position of visitors at a funeral, … Continue reading Bojack Season 5 Was Brilliant: Where Do We Go From Here?
In a poll taken by this publication, 38% of students said they did not think North did enough to ensure safety. That’s a dangerous number; it is incredibly important to the functioning of the school for students to at least feel safe. Mass shootings have been one of the most pressing issues this year, and … Continue reading What Can the School Do to Make Students Feel Safe?