The newest addition to the "Spider-Man" franchise became the second-highest domestic movie opening of all time after it premiered Dec. 17 in theaters. Staff writer Gracie Brogowski says the film is worth the hype — and that viewers should rewatch old "Spider-Man" movies to catch hidden parallels.

In this week's edition of "A Wealth of Health," columnist Grant Johnson explores ways to eat healthier during the holidays. He said it's important for eaters to properly savor the food they're eating by enjoying the company that goes along with it.

In this column, Avery Goodstine tackles the fears and worries she experienced before leaving for London, like maintaining relationships in the U.S., and how she's dealt with them.

With the rise of "pandemic puppies," most shelters nationally are seeing record surrender rates — but that's not the case in Harrisonburg. The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA and Cat's Cradle are encouraging college students to adopt, foster and volunteer.

Adele recently dropped her first album in six years — titled "30" for her age during the recording process — the songstress sings about her public divorce from her husband and other life-changing events. Staff writer Jake Dodohara gives the album four out of five stars.

JMU humanities librarian Brian Flota donated his late father's comic book collection, an estimated 8,000 books, to JMU Special Collections to educate students. He's working with the university to study notable Black comics and study the historical stereotypes surrounding them.

ABBA's newest album, "Voyage," marks 40 years since the Swedish pop group has released new music. The group has since garnered new fans thanks to the Jukebox musicals "Mamma Mia!" and "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." Contributing writer Grace Feuchter said that although four decades have passed, "Voyage" was worth the wait.

Alumna Karen McCullah graduated from JMU with a marketing degree, and after various jobs in different fields, she discovered screenwriting. Since then, she's helped write various well-known films like "Legally Blonde," "10 Things I Hate About You" and "The House Bunny." Some themes in her films relate closely to her own college experiences.

With your typical meat-based dishes that dominate the holiday season, it can be increasingly difficult to maintain or begin a plant-based diet this time of year. Columnist Grant Johnson asked JMU dining’s health and wellness manager Gillian Kelly and dietetics professors Michelle Hesse and Danielle Torisky to share their tips and recipes about everything vegan and vegetarian