The Purple Tide

Apple AirPods grow in popularity despite health concerns

Irene Si, copy editor

November 14, 2019

Since the 2016 release of Apple AirPods, the tech gadget has accumulated global praise and popularity, dominating over 60% of the global wireless earbud market, according to a report by Counterpoint Research. AirPods have quickly ...

From comics to live action: The evolution of franchise characters

Shivani Sethu, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Whether superhero or supervillain, franchise characters often undergo changes to please their fans. There are several popular characters today that have transformed over time to reach their current identity. Tobey Maguire, Andrew Ga...

The Streaming World Welcomes a New Player: Disney+

Shivani Sethu, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

As streaming video sites such as Hulu and Netflix draw worldwide attention for their entertainment services, others such as Disney have decided to join the game. On Nov. 12, Disney’s new streaming site, Disney+, will be active in ...

Giving up gluten

Rachael Gunn, managing editor

April 29, 2019

The United States loves bread. In fact, according to National Geographic, 22 percent of the average American’s daily caloric intake consists of grain, making it the second largest source of calories in our diets. However, due ...

Affordable affection

Rachael Gunn, managing editor

February 22, 2019

It’s a clear Tuesday afternoon, and while brainstorming the perfect date for Friday evening, a semi-stressed teenager is met with a dilemma. A fancy dinner and ice skating are at the top of the list, until they spot their wit...

Anything Goes for a night in D.C.

Taruni Addanki & Anika Mereddy, copy editor & business manager

January 11, 2019

When The Purple Tide staff first received an email from Arena Stage, asking us if we would be interested in reviewing its newest musical, “Anything Goes,” we were surprised that the marketing team requested the attendance o...