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Film Review: I, Tonya

Film Review: I, Tonya

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 28, 2018


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Three-time Oscar nominee, “I, Tonya” is a dark comedy that depicts the life of American figure skater Tonya Harding and her involvement in the 1994 attack against her competition, Nancy Kerrigan. Harding started her skating career young, and before her ex-husband orchestrated a hit on Kerrigan...

Black Panther: The refreshing superhero movie we needed

Black Panther: The refreshing superhero movie we needed

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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Whether it be Marvel or DC, superhero movies have typically highlighted cinematic universes centered around white men fighting to protect the West — until now. Marvel’s 2018 breakout movie, “Black Panther,” released in the middle of Black History Month, is the first blockbuster film featu...

Skye throws off some “ULTRAVIOLET” rays with her debut album

Skye throws off some “ULTRAVIOLET” rays with her debut album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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I am always excited to hear about new artists. Not only to hear their music but to foresee a career. It’s one thing to see an artist release their first studio album, and it’s another to see it coming from such an exclusive label, Roc Nation, a label founded by Jay-Z. Reigning from Brooklyn, New York, Justine Sk...

Movie Review: New ‘Star Wars’ movie isn’t fit for franchise

Movie Review: New ‘Star Wars’ movie isn’t fit for franchise

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


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It is never smart to go into a movie with high expectations. Even if you are positive that the movie is sure to be a hit, there is always that possibility that it is a dud. Moreover, if you go in with high expectations, the littlest of things can ruin those lofty ambitions. Sadly, this is the case for...

Top Five Black Mirror Episodes

Top Five Black Mirror Episodes

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


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Although the show originally aired on television seven years ago, “Black Mirror” has recently taken the world by storm since being produced by Netflix. The new episodes have brought the television series into the mainstream. What captivates such a large audience is not just how well the show is e...

Coco Review: Prepare to be moved to tears

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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Disney-Pixar has outdone themselves with their latest release Coco. Spoiler alert: you will cry. “Coco” is centered around a young boy named Miguel who lives in Mexico and wants nothing more than to be a musician. However, his family completely forbids him from enjoying music after their dark...

Movie Review: ‘Jumanji’ is a movie for young and old

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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One of the most amazing things that can happen in a movie theater is when the viewers leave pleasantly surprised and utterly belated by the film they just saw. “Jumanji” is exactly the film that does both of these things. I went into this film with absolutely no expectations, because I am us...

Artists to look out for in 2018

Artists to look out for in 2018

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

After a great break out year from many new artists like Cardi B, SZA, Khalid, Julia Michaels, Alessia Care and many others, I’m excited for what the new year has to bring for music. Many artists I listen to now are right on the cusp of becoming mainstream. Some of these artists have made their way to...

Macklemore shoots for the stars in his album “Gemini”

Macklemore shoots for the stars in his album “Gemini”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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Macklemore, the tag popping, fur wearing, Goodwill hunting “Thrift Shop” artist has successfully surpassed my expectations. I’ve always enjoyed Macklemore and his commitment to being original. Benjamin Hammond Macklemore, also known as Macklemore, expressed a swagger and a persona that was o...

“Thor: Ragnarok” Movie Review

“Thor: Ragnarok” Movie Review

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017


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The Marvel cinematic universe is now 17 movies deep over the span of 20 years. The film franchise has done nothing short of revolutionize the movie industry, and many wonder how much longer that the production company, Disney, can sustain its level of popularity at the movies. The most recent fil...

Series Review: Stranger Things 2

Series Review: Stranger Things 2

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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When “Stranger Things” hit the scene last year, it took the world by storm. It was Netflix’s first big hit since “House of Cards”, and the world could not get enough of the kids from Hawkins, Indiana and their strange misadventures. Not long after the initial praise for the first season, Netflix ...

Ty Dolla $ign continues to impress with “Beach House 3”

Ty Dolla $ign continues to impress with “Beach House 3”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

There are a few artists that I vividly remember the first time I formally recognized their music. Freshman year, in my Sherwood Hall dorm, I was introduced to the artistry of Ty Dolla $ign. The first song my friend introduced me to was “Solid” off his debut album “Free TC.” What drew me ...

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