Courier Crew Weekly Roundup

What We’re Listening to

“When It Rains It Pours/This One’s for You” by Luke Combs

The song is about good events consecutively following a breakup. The song has a way of making it feel like a summer day. It’s also a reminder that goodwill follows this difficult time.-Daniela Montiel, Staff Writer

“Future Nostalgia” by Dua Lipa 

Dua Lipa just released this album and I am in love with it. The album has such a great flow to it and the songs work really well together. “Break My Heart” and “Physical” are currently my favorites. –Elizabeth Deczynski, Staff Writer 

“Lost” by Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is king. That’s all. -Melissa Curran, Assistant Social Media Manager

“Control“by Aaron taos

This song’s all about “control”, hence the name, or the lack of control in everyday life. One of those happy upbeat sounding songs with a deeper meaning behind it.-Jordan Patterson, Staff Writer

“You and Your Friends” by Peach Pit

Peach Pit’s newest album “You and Your Friends” gave me songs to dance, cry, and to not do homework to during this quarantine. My tops three songs off the album are: “Feeling Low (F*ckboy Blues,)” “Camila, I’m at Home” and “Shampoo Bottles” but I’m sure by next week I’ll have new favorites.-Yaasmeen Piper, Editor-in-Chief 

What We’re Watching

“That ‘70s Show” (Netflix)

The show is about a group of friends navigating the 70s era. The humor in this show is unlike any other, and I highly recommend it if you want a good laugh.-Daniela Montiel, Staff Writer

“Black Lightning” (The CW/ Netflix)

It shouldn’t be a rarity that we see black superheroes, let alone have a whole TV dedicated to them. Yet, that’s exactly what we get with “Black Lightning.” This CW show (which is also on Netflix up to season 3) follows a superhero family righting against people who want to damage their neighborhood. “Black Lightning,” based off the D.C. comic of the same name, has amazing characters, lots, of action, deep, humane messages, and more. -Yaasmeen Piper, Editor-in-Chief    

“Plus One” (2019)

This movie is about two friends that fall for one another. I liked that the message of the movie wasn’t that they “lived happily ever after,” but rather to not put so much pressure on relationships. The reason being that love is complex and no one knows what they’re doing.-Daniela Montiel, Staff Writer

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (2019)

I just finished watching Portrait of a Lady on Fire and it was one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. It takes place in 1770 France and Marianne is commissioned to paint the portrait of soon to be bride, Héloïse. The catch is that Héloïse has refused to sit for a portrait in protest of her unwanted marriage, so Marianne must paint her secretly. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is such an artful film and I love the way the director, Céline Sciamma, talks about it. Sciamma said: “I wanted to use the tools of cinema so you would feel patriarchy without actually having to embody it with an antagonist” according to Independent. –Elizabeth Deczynski, Staff Writer

What We’re Reading

“The Douche Journals: The Definitive Account of One Man’s Genius” by Schmidt

The book is based on a show called “New Girl,” and it recalls each time the character Schmidt said something douchey. The book is a funny and effective distraction. -Daniela Montiel, Staff Writer

“Assata: An Autobiography” by Assata Shakur

I’m only 20 pages in but I am already in awe. The book follows Shakur’s revolutionary activism, work with the Black Panther Party, and J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black Nationalist. Since the first page, “Assanta” had me on the edge of my seat. -Yaasmeen Piper, Editor-in-Chief

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