Nikky Garaga

  • July 20, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    The First Purge, released on the 4th of July, is a chilling prequel to the Purge series. It follows Nya, her younger brother Isaiah and their friends as they try to survive the first experimental purge taking place on Staten Island. The First Purge provides exposition to the rise of a new political party in America, the NFFA

  • July 17, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    The Young Adult genre of casual literature has taken a serious hit in terms of reputation. From the bandwagon hate of series like Twilight to the disappointing movie adaptations of series like Percy Jackson, it’s hard to find a good YA book series that isn’t a blatant cash grab. In reality, however, there is a

  • June 13, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    If you’re anything like me, when you started wearing makeup, it didn’t look anything like it does on those Instagram models. From flashback troubles to creasing, learning what works for you can be quite a slippery slope. You don’t have to immediately go to Sephora and buy the most expensive foundation, nor do you need

  • April 30, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    Classic films like “Wuthering Heights,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “The Divorce of Lady X,” were shot during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and marked by the involvement of Merle Oberon. Merle Oberon (1911-1979), born Estelle Merle O’Brien Thompson, was a rising star and widely loved figure of Hollywood’s Golden Age. At first glance, Oberon looks

  • February 12, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    Padmaavat (originally Padmavati), is a Bollywood movie that is based on the 16th-century Indian poem that follows Rani Padmavati/Padmini, a Hindu queen, and Allaudin Khalji, the Sultan of Delhi. The film made international news following the controversy surrounding a perceived love-arc between the characters, with people being outraged that the film’s interpretation and fictionalization of the story

  • January 28, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    Between Kylie Jenner pregnancy rumors and Stranger Things 2, no one really has or takes the time to research the person they “stan.” Hollywood and celebrity news is so fast; she did that, he said that. It’s exciting to follow. It’s some inconsequential banter to fill up our free time. Through coverage and their own content creation,

  • January 5, 2018By Nikky Garaga

    Black Mirror was a highly anticipated Netflix Original Series that recently came out with a fourth season. Each episode is an individual story that follows the downfall of increasing technology mixed with human nature. The series is amazing and extremely well-done, but while binge-watching the new episodes, I noticed a missed opportunity in “Arkangel”. “Arkangel”

  • December 17, 2017By Nikky Garaga

    In the light of the #MeToo campaign and allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and many other Hollywood figures, word has leaked that many actresses plan to wear black to the 2018 Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Following the release of the news, many are praising the solidarity that

  • December 8, 2017By Nikky Garaga

    K-Pop, or Korean Pop Music, has sensationalized the entertainment industry worldwide. Not only are the fans in Korea ecstatic, but international fans are supporting the celebrities all around the world. All eyes are on these “idols,” and the extreme pressure to make money and stay famous has pushed the industry and its clients to horrific

  • December 2, 2017By Nikky Garaga

    There’s no denying that music is one of the best — if not the best — ways to relax. Whether you want to cry your sorrows away or dance like there’s no tomorrow, we’ve got you covered. These are some not-so-hidden gems that you should give a listen, or perhaps pay more attention to: “XXX.

  • November 25, 2017By Nikky Garaga

    The “Golden Age” of most big YouTubers — Zoella, Shane Dawson and so on — has passed. Having a career that depends solely on social media presence is risky; no one knows where the public’s interest can lead. In an effort to keep their money-making ventures worthwhile, some YouTubers are engaging in emotionally manipulative and

  • November 9, 2017By Nikky Garaga

    Friends, the quirky and lighthearted show about six best friends navigating their ways through adulthood has quickly resurged to popularity after it was included on Netflix. The show was in production from 1994 to 2004 but has a timeless sense of humor that appeals to many demographics today. Most of the characters introduced in the