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“A Star is Born”: An emotional journey beyond compare

“A Star is Born”: An emotional journey beyond compare

Cheyenne Hines

November 4, 2018

I’ve never been more excited about a movie until I heard that Lady Gaga was starring in one where she actually gets to use her voice. I packed my snacks and my drinks, and I hit the theater unprepared for what was to come. “A Star is Born” stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, two singer-songwri...

Review: Mercer Opera makes “Guys and Dolls” shine

Review: Mercer Opera makes “Guys and Dolls” shine

Julianna Tollett

November 4, 2018

Mercer University’s opera program reproduced the famous Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” this past weekend. The production ran from Oct. 25 through Oct. 28. The opera program usually puts on one show per semester, and has been working on “Guys and Dolls” since the beginning of the this s...

TV Review: Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” is a good, if flawed, spy series where John Krasinski shines

TV Review: Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” is a good, if flawed, spy series where John Krasinski shines

Connor Cable

October 19, 2018

If you went up to nearly any student on a college campus and asked them if they have seen “The Office,” odds are you would get a resounding yes. The show is still a bingeable favorite for many, and John Krasinski as Jim is a fan favorite to this day. However, since the days of “The Office,” K...

Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Lisa Meskimen

October 19, 2018

A ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a Samurai suit suddenly shows up in major cities around the world. Large-scale art installation or something else? The intriguing statue, later to be nicknamed Carl, prompts 23-year-old April May to take a harmless YouTube video of it. And then things get really weir...

Movie Review: “Crazy Rich Asians” is a welcome surprise to end the summer

Movie Review: “Crazy Rich Asians” is a welcome surprise to end the summer

Connor Cable

October 8, 2018

When the summer is ending, usually the movies that are released are the last of the blockbusters. All the superhero movies have passed, the animated wonders have gone, and the movie theaters are all empty. However, this year’s final days of summer had a very welcome surprise in “Crazy Rich Asian...

Music Review: “Kamikaze” by Eminem is a classic return to form for the once great rapper

Music Review: “Kamikaze” by Eminem is a classic return to form for the once great rapper

Connor Cable

October 8, 2018

In today’s modern day of controversial figures in the music industry, there are very few individuals that are more divisive than Marshall Mathers, Eminem himself. While the man is undoubtedly a masterful lyricist, he also has had some rather questionable opinions and some debatable choices in his l...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: A step in the right direction for romantic comedies

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: A step in the right direction for romantic comedies

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

September 20, 2018

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a refreshing new addition to a genre in desperate need of new ideas. The past decade of romantic comedies have, by and large, failed to be romantic or funny, weighed down by overused tropes and formulaic writing, while young adult (YA) literature has ev...

Review: “The Dark Beneath the Ice” is a terrifying and impressive debut

Review: “The Dark Beneath the Ice” is a terrifying and impressive debut

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 6, 2018

Canadian author Amelinda Bérubé’s debut novel “The Dark Beneath the Ice” released on Aug. 7 from Sourcebooks Fire. This story falls under the young adult genre, geared towards a teenage audience but still riveting for older readers as well. “The Dark Beneath the Ice” follows a Canadian teenager, Mari...

I’ve been floating since I listened to Mac Miller’s, “Swimming.”

I’ve been floating since I listened to Mac Miller’s, “Swimming.”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

I love music. I’ve been an avid follower since I got my iPod Touch in ninth grade. Every week, a new artist pops up out of, what seems like, nowhere. But there are a handful of artists that I look forward to hearing from each and every year. These are the artists that I follow on Twitter and wai...

Movie Review: “Mission Impossible: Fallout” is a fast paced action film that cannot be missed

Movie Review: “Mission Impossible: Fallout” is a fast paced action film that cannot be missed

Connor Cable

August 24, 2018

There is no such thing as a “sure thing” in the movie industry. Every movie that is released comes with its inherent risks. All movies, from well-known franchises such as “Harry Potter” to indie movie releases, always have a chance of flopping at the box office as well as with the viewers. Th...

Summer Entertainment Review

Summer Entertainment Review

Connor Cable

August 23, 2018

The summer of 2018 was really an exciting time in the world of entertainment. New movies broke box office records, musical artists took the world by storm and new television shows had us all binging like crazy. If you missed out on any of the awesome stuff that came through this summer, you’re in luck: ...

Summer Movie Tournament

Summer Movie Tournament

Connor Cable

August 22, 2018

After a whole summer’s worth of spicy movies, school is about to start back up and the season of blockbusters is coming to an end. So what better way to decide which film was the winner of summer than a tournament? We have decided to pit the summer’s top eight movies against one another and see who...

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