“Her” Movie Review

The Tale of Semi-Sentient Love On December 18, 2013, the mature Spike Jonze wrote, directed, and co-produced the film, Her, which was initially released limitedly in North America, then widely released on January 10, 2014. The strange launching of the movie parallels both its content and creator. You may recognize the name Spike Jonze from the 2009 live-action “Where the Wild Things Are” movie, Kanye … Continue reading “Her” Movie Review

Kwanzaa Clarification

An overview of the holiday you’ve likely heard of Every year, from December 26th to January 1st, Kwanzaa commences. The cultural holiday spans seven days, each having its meaning and purpose in allowing African-Americans and Pan-Africans to celebrate and embrace their African heritage.  Many of you may not know about Kwanzaa since it’s a reasonably new holiday, founded in 1966 by Maulana Karenga. Karenga was … Continue reading Kwanzaa Clarification

40th Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

Breakdown of A Timeless Album On November 30, 1982, beloved artist Michael Jackson followed up his breakout solo album ‘Off the Wall’ with the release of an even bigger, edgier themed hit in ‘Thriller’, his sixth solo studio album. The album featured seven total singles that were huge successes for Jackson, including “The Girl is Mine”, “Billie Jean”, “Beat it”, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ “, … Continue reading 40th Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

Big Win! Scorpions Sting The Lions!

OM Varsity Football Beats Howard on HOCO Night Preceding the Homecoming showdown, Oakland Mills High School Varsity Football was sitting just at .500, with a record of 3-3, making the homecoming game imperative for the team to get over the hump. Contrastingly, Howard High School Varsity Football was on a 4 game winning streak and had only lost 1 game, being 5-1. Despite their differing … Continue reading Big Win! Scorpions Sting The Lions!

Meet Ms. Tung: OM’s Newest Math Teacher!

A new math teacher has just touched down in the Oakland Mills community! In room 607, Ms. Tung is motivated to help kids learn and have them enjoy math at the same time. With her laid back, patient and kind demeanor, she hopes to make kids “more passionate math learners.” Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Tung immigrated to America at age 14 to further her … Continue reading Meet Ms. Tung: OM’s Newest Math Teacher!