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Poster for the 2024 remake of the movie Mean Girls. The film maintains the tone of the original 2004 film but struggles to capture the nature of 21st-century teenage girlhood. Public Domain

“Mean Girls” fails to capture the magic that made the original so “fetch”

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor February 4, 2024
In high school hallways where teenage drama permeates and gossip circulates like fashion fads, the Plastics reign supreme once again in “Mean Girls” (2024). Though this teen musical comedy based on the 2004 film and the Broadway musical is a refreshing take on the original story, it fails to capture the magic of the original 2000s film.
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Reneé Rapp’s debut album ‘Snow Angel’: an artful symphony of vulnerability

Clare Gehlich September 3, 2023
Released on Friday, Aug. 18, Reneé Rapp’s debut album “Snow Angel” navigates themes of complicated relationships, sexuality, authenticity and vulnerability. The 23-year-old singer first came to prominence after winning a Jimmy Award.
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Reese Witherspoon at the 83rd Academy Awards red carpet. She stars as ___ in the HBO show Big Little Lies. MINGLEMEDIATV/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

HBO Preview: ‘Big Little Lies’

Ryan Williams February 16, 2017
“Big Little Lies” finds deadly excitement in a place you might not expect: motherhood.
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The culture of slut-shaming

Hillary Steinberg February 11, 2014
"Mean Girls," famously penned by possible goddess Tina Fey, features the word slut numerous times. Its uses range from what girls are allowed to be on Halloween to the ultimate insult Regina uses on herself to incriminate her friends. Slut is a fixture in our lexicon, a label we use to be degrading, and honestly, I don’t like it. I’m against slut-shaming for many reasons, and if most people thought about it, they would not be so into it either.
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