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Anime classic ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ has complex characters, vibrant visuals

Anime classic 'Tokyo Godfathers' has complex characters, vibrant visuals

Francisco Montenegro, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

In August 2019, the second anime movie directed by Satoshi Kon, “Millennium Actress,” was translated and dubbed in English by the company GKIDS. In March, the group translated his third film, “Tokyo Godfathers,” with a limited dub and sub release in theaters. I was lucky enough to make it to ...

Spring 2020 sports: the season that wasn’t

spring 2020 sports collage

Trey Kawugule and Tori Maness

April 26, 2020

The night of March 12, Guilford’s men's lacrosse team met outside of Armfield Athletic Center for a team dinner. This dinner was only hours after the team learned of the suspension of the young 2020 season.  Only team members and coaches were privy to the discussion and events of that evening, b...

Guilford, Elon arts students adjust while learning during quarantine

arts story photo

Calley Hull, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

For most Guilford students, the COVID-19 quarantine is disappointing for several reasons. Not only does it mean being isolated from friends and professors, but it has also led to the cancellation of highly anticipated campus events, such as Serendipity and the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium. Unfortunately,...

Season two of ‘You’ creeps in

Penn Badgely, star of Netflix series,

Emma Smith, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Joe Goldberg has got to be one of the most annoyingly intriguing people currently discussed in the world of social media. Penn Badgley’s appearance as the character on the Netflix original show, “You,” has been a hit for the past two years. Since it’s premiere on Sept. 9 of 2018, viewers suc...

‘Uncut Gems’ takes us for a ride: Adam Sandler gets his win

Aaron Eisenberg, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2020

When I mentioned that I wanted to see “Uncut Gems” to my friends, my interest was immediately met with hesitation and discouragement. “Oh god, Adam Sandler?” Yes, Adam Sandler.  “Uncut Gems” has easily made it to the top of movies I find to be enticing. It is truly an incredible experie...

Sam Mendes brings new war-movie spectacle

Sam Mendes, director of 1917.

Francisco Montenegro, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

“1917” is the latest spectacle from director Sam Mendes, known for his work on “Skyfall.” Like Christopher Nolan’s WWII film “Dunkirk” from 2017, this film is a brilliant showcase of cinematography and suspense. However, this WWI tale takes a more emotional route, demonstrating the horror...

E-boys and furries: a beginner’s guide to TikTok

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

In 2016, the video-sharing app TikTok was founded by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company. The format is relatively simple; users make videos (up to 15 seconds long), featuring music and audio clips in the background. It has its unique facets, such as the “duet” feature, which allows users to ...

Tensions escalate between Iran and US

A group of Iranian protestors burned the American flag in 2017 as part of a demonstration marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the American Embassy.

Kiran Soma, World and Nation Editor

April 7, 2020

In the past few weeks, tensions have escalated significantly between Iran and the United States, beginning with the attack of an American embassy on Dec. 31.  However, souring relations between the U.S. and Iran can be traced back to 1953, when the CIA orchestrated a coup of Prime Minister Moham...

Anti-government protests continue in Thailand

Ami Matsumoto, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The political situation in Thailand has been unstable since the military coup in 2014. On Jan. 12, a large rally against present administrative power occurred at the State Railway Public Park in Bangkok. Colloquially termed as the “run against dictatorship,” over 10,000 people attended the event....