Kena Cheatham, Illustrator
This week, I’ve been watching MTV’s “Catfish” on Hulu. I usually use it as background noise while I work on different projects, but I’ve discovered that it’s a great show to listen to when you aren’t able to watch what’s going on. “Catfish” follows hosts Nev and Max as they travel around the U.S. to connect couples who have formed relationships online — most of which are lying about their true identities. The show is insanely descriptive when it comes to narrating the steps they use to discover and catch online Catfish. I wouldn’t say it’s the best content to indulge in for hours on end, but I’d give it a solid 7/10 on the scale of early 2000s reality tv.
Hannah Richey, Editor-in-Chief
I’m watching “Daria” when I’m getting ready in the morning or when I’m working on something where hearing background noise doesn’t bother me. I watched it back in high school and wanted to watch something lower impact that can just give me some noise while I’m doing things. You do have to have a Paramount+ account or sign in on MTV’s website with your TV provider to watch, which is a bit annoying since a few years ago it was free on YouTube from MTV themselves.
Caleb Wood, Managing Editor
I took an Olympics break to start “The White Lotus” on HBO. It’s a ensemble miniseries about a group of rich people on vacation at a Hawaiian resort. I was excited to start it when I found out that Mike White was making it because his last show “Enlightened” is probably one of the best I’ve ever seen. It has a very similar semi-serious, dark comedy vibe to that, and the casting of Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton and Jennifer Coolidge (!) is great. It’s unfortunate that it’s only a six episode miniseries, though. That’s the sort of length that really needs to just decide whether its a movie or an actual show, but it’s definitely worth a watch anyway.
Celia Shepard, Copy Chief
I watched “The Emoji Movie” last night. I last watched it as a meme back when it came out in 2017, and it is still just as bad as I remember it being.
Shalen Lawson, Reporter
“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens is my version of the ultimate summer romance novel. I read it last summer and loved it so I’m reading it again. While she does find love, this book is mostly about watching a young girl raise herself in the marshes of North Carolina after her family abandons her, and it’s also a murder mystery. Definitely summer vibes all around with a kickass protagonist.
Disney Bagwell, Illustrator & Photographer
I have been playing a video game called “Stardew Valley”. In the game you farm crops , meet other villagers in the town, go mining, fish and much more. The goal of the game is basically to have a successful farm and complete accomplishments. I have been reaching for this game because it is a way to have fun by playing video games, but it is not a stressful or competitive game, so it is very relaxing to me. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes “Terraria”, “Harvest Moon”, “Animal Crossing” and The Sims”, but also to anyone who wants just a simple and sweet game to play.