Author Archives: Alex Diaz

Princess Mononoke is still relevant two decades later

Alex Diaz Staff Writer Studio Ghibli is widely known for its creation of beloved animated movies such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Founded by Hayao Miyazaki, many of these movies involve characters going on magical adventures, while learning important life lessons along the way. Princess Mononoke is one of these highly acclaimed movies, with its main moral being

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A look into “Monster High”: Why diversity in kids’ media is important

Alex Diaz Staff Writer   Diversity is important, yet oftentimes, entertainment omits it or horribly adapts it. Diversity is especially important in kids’ entertainment so that it will foster acceptance in the child’s adulthood. However, time and time again, diversity within kids’ media is often forgotten. Luckily, this was not the case with the fashion doll franchise, “Monster High”.  

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“Barbie of Swan Lake” is more problematic than you may think

By Alex Diaz Staff Writer Starting in 2001, the franchise, Barbie, released its first ever movie, Barbie in the Nutcracker. Its initial success led to many more movies being released starring the main character of Barbie in different adventures in different worlds. Many children grew to idolize this popular franchise, and to many, it still holds much sentimental value. However,

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