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Book Review: Ender’s Game (No Spoilers) [MUSE]

Book Review: Ender's Game (No Spoilers) [MUSE]

Grace Xu

July 1, 2020

You know how some books, after you finish them, just make you feel this urge to discuss? Like willingly write a literary analysis on it, for fun, because there is so much to unpack? Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card definitely had that effect on me, so here I present unto you: a book review. (Also, I can conveni...

Movie Playlist: Avengers Assemble [MUSE]

Movie Playlist: Avengers Assemble [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran

April 28, 2020

For the past seven years, I have been fully obsessed with all things Marvel. Since the release of Ant-Man, I have seen every single Marvel movie the day it was released, in theaters. So, with today being National Superhero day (and my opinion that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is way better than the...

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Book Playlist: Free resources for quarantine & Coronathon Part Two [MUSE]

Grace Xu

April 13, 2020

I have finally started to read books for fun again during this (much too long) corona-cation, so what better time to recommend some novels? Additionally, a lot of companies and organizations have been providing free reading resources for quarantined students, so reading digitally has been about the ea...

TV Playlist: Coronathon [MUSE]

Guys, this is NOT six feet apart!

Tessa Collinson and Natalie Khamis

March 17, 2020

Hi there! We’re Tessa and Natalie, this year’s entertainment editors. As movie and T.V. show lovers, we’re so excited to share our recommendations with you by guesting on Grace and Shruthi’s blog. We’ve put together a list of T.V. shows and movies to binge during our four-week break. We hope yo...

Youtube Playlist: A Piece of Cake [MUSE]

Youtube Playlist: A Piece of Cake [MUSE]

Grace Xu

February 20, 2020

February is National Bake for Family Fun Month, and I swear that the most therapeutic activity—besides baking itself, of course—is watching baking videos. Those YouTube cooking channels (and I’m not talking about Buzzfeed Tasty, although those videos are fun too) with beautiful camera angles and AS...

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Grace Xu

January 25, 2020

Happy Lunar New Year! In honor of today being Chinese New Year, I’ve compiled a list of various Chinese pop culture recommendations, from music to TV shows to YouTube channels. As a Chinese American, I think Chinese pop culture is especially underrated and not easily accessible in America. Because ...

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

As finals week approaches with no sign of stopping (unfortunately), here is a list of curated study music. Rather than the usual Spotify playlist, however, I’ve chosen to recommend a list of my favorite study music YouTube channels. They’re all gems filled with a whole curation of study music of thei...

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

November 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, here’s a playlist to celebrate friends, family, and yourself. Immerse yourself in the lyrics and join the artists in being happy with the present and looking forward to the future. Check out the playlist on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5XOtlQvc2Kj7IXMixNvUAg?si=40p3oHCjRtSUpjiLoUEQuA.  ___________________ Playlist: November Thanks Pumpkin pies, giving thanks, dinner tables, cozy feelings, family time, lovely friends, war...

Movie Playlist: Halloween [MUSE]

Movie Playlist: Halloween [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran

October 31, 2019

  It's finally Halloween!  To celebrate the spoopiest of days, here's a list of the top ten best horror movies of all time. Insidious: This movie is maybe one of two movies on this list that actually did frighten me. I watched this movie when I was maybe ten and until I was about fift...

Music Playlist: Sweater Weather [MUSE]

Music Playlist: Sweater Weather [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

October 18, 2019

It’s officially sweater weather! Of course, I had to make a playlist for my absolute favorite season, autumn. Other people listen to Christmas music year-round, but I just listen to my fall playlist religiously. Here’s a taste of some of my favorite autumn music (read: sad and chill pop). Check it ou...

Homecoming ’19: Playhouse Building Day [MUSE]

Homecoming '19: Playhouse Building Day [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu

September 25, 2019

We're halfway through Homecoming week and today's spirit day is a bit more tailored to each class. Each class gets its own spirit day, all of which are based on the themes for the playhouse buildings for this year. Here are some of our top picks for each of the class spirit days.   Freshman (Halloween):...

Homecoming ’19: Hippie vs. Hipster Day [MUSE]

Homecoming '19: Hippie vs. Hipster Day [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

September 24, 2019

It's Day 2 of Homecoming week, and today, it's the battle between the hippies and the hipsters. From the psychedelic paisley patterns of the '60s to the obsession with thick-framed Warby-Parker glasses and mustaches, here are our top picks celebrating Hippie vs. Hipster Day. Book: As I Lay Dying by W...