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The story Behind Falcon and the Winter Soldier

by Arlene Perez

The Marvel Cinematic Universe fanbase is growing due to the popularity of its phenomenal hit miniseries WandaVision. And with the March 19th release of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, newcomers have a lot of catching up to do. 

So, if you’re new to the MCU family, but you want to watch this hot new show because you don’t want to experience FOMO, there are a few things you need to know. So strap on your seatbelt because we’re going for a wild ride back to the 1940s!

How it All Began

Captain America: The First Avenger is the 2011 Marvel hit that explores this American hero’s origin story.

Steve Rogers was a young kid from Brooklyn who had tried enlisting in the army several times because he wanted to do his patriotic duty and help his country defeat the Nazis. But sadly, he kept getting rejected due to his poor physical health and small stature. 

Though he faced rejection over and over again, Steve never gave up. Eventually, his perseverance and determination paid off when he was hand selected by Dr. Abraham Erskine to take part in a very experimental procedure.

I could tell you all about what happened, but I don’t want to ruin the experience for you. Check out this movie before tuning into the new Disney Plus series, or you’ll be lost for sure!

Why Should I Watch the Older Movies? 

Why, you ask? Well, the two main characters in the new series– Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (aka the Winter Soldier)–are  people that you meet along the MCU journey, and both of them have strong ties to Steve Rogers. 

You meet Bucky in the first Captain America movie, but you don’t meet Sam until the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So if you haven’t watched these films, then you won’t really understand the backstory needed to be able to fully follow the plot and understand the connection between these two guys.

My Suggestion? Watch These Films. 

You should at least watch the Captain America series before grabbing the remote and  going to Disney Plus’ newest series. Here they are: 

  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Captain America: Civil War

However, if you have the time, energy, and patience to learn all there is to know about these Marvel heroes, go back and watch all of these incredible movies from the beginning to end so that you can catch up on all that you’ve missed!

Besides, what else do you have to do during Spring Break in this pandemic? So grab some snacks, and let the adventure begin!

Music Review: Bad Bunny–El Último Tour Del Mundo

by Arlene Perez

On November 27th, the Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny released a new album of 16 songs called El Último Tour Del Mundo.

When Billboard asked him to describe his newly released album, he said, “This is a more sentimental album, more chill, the kind of thing you can listen to in your room.” The rapper said he took a different route compared to his album ‘YHLQMDLG.’

After listening to the album I would rate it a solid 8.5 out of 10. Why? Well to begin with, it was different. It was all over the place. It had rock-en-espanol, late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s vibes, soft reggaeton, Latin trap, and heavy rock beats, yet was still a great album. By doing this, Bad Bunny proves that he isn’t afraid to try something new, and he won’t always submit to his perro and reggaeton music choices. It shows he can experiment with various music genres.

Songs I’d recommend are:

 “Te Mudaste,” 

“Maldita Pobreza,” 

“Yo Visto Así,” 

 “La noche De Anoche (Ft. Rosalia),” 

“Booker T, La Droga,” 

“Dakiti (Ft. Jhay Cortez),” 

 “Sorry Papi (Ft. Abra),”

 and finally

 “120.”

Go-To Binge Watching During Covid

by Arlene Perez

Ever since quarantine started due to the Coronavirus, both cadets and students have developed new hobbies such as cooking, art, working out, skating, sports, music, gardening, and some have even gotten jobs. This is really important because while being in quarantine students can’t go out with friends or go out to socialize, so they’ve been keeping sane by binge watching shows and movies.

Let’s start off with shows they’ve been watching throughout the pandemic. So far, the most popular shows include Criminal Minds, The Office, Outer Banks, All American, Shameless, American Horror Story, Grey’s Anatomy, Orange is the New Black, along with many more. 

Popular choices for movies include The Greatest Showman, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Central Intelligence, The Notebook, Avengers, The Titanic, and many more.

Now if you’re wondering how they’ve been watching both shows and movies, many cadets and students have been using streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Due to the ease of streaming, many students have rewatched many shows and movies more than once.

Lastly, here’s a look at some popular snacks consumed while binge watching. Here are the results of a poll I did showing popular snacks for cadets:

  • 30.4% – Candy
  • 26.1% – Popcorn
  • 15.2% – Chips
  • 13% – Chocolate
  • 8.7% – Nachos
  • 4.3% – Ice Cream
  • 2.2% – Fruit

So as you can see, many students and cadets have different snacking preferences when it comes to watching movies or shows.