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A Gray Area in the Oscars

Sophia Selin, Columnist
March 4, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Whether you watch the Oscars for the designer dresses, shiny golden awards, or the choked up actors and actresses, the Academy Awards are loved by a majority of Americans. Though the dresses, tears, and awards still remained a large part of the program, some things were certainly different from last y...

Panic!’s “Death of a Bachelor” Released

Taylor Terreri, Columnist
January 21, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Panic! at the Disco released their fifth album, “Death of a Bachelor,” last Friday, Jan. 15. It has been anticipated since last April with the release of the single “Hallelujah.” This surprising release followed drummer Spencer Smith’s departure from the band due to issues with addiction. A...

Star Wars Franchise Reawakens

Addy Bennett, Editor of Campus Life
January 12, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

Yes, I saw “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on three occasions. And yes, it was completely worth it, each and every time. Having been raised with Star Wars, particularly the original trilogy, I was extremely excited about the new movie. Of course, after Episodes I through III and that awful mess...

Quite Possibly the Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen: Krampus

Selina Fluty, Columnist
December 11, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

When I walked into the theater to watch “Krampus,” two days after its release, I had high hopes for the movie. The movie was already a rarity, seeing as it’s a Christmas-themed horror movie, so I was excited. I was a little skeptical about the fact that a horror movie had been rated PG-13, yet...

Retro Series: A Relationship Blooms in “Brooklyn”

Sammi Tester, Editor of Student Opinion
December 5, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Set in the 1950s, “Brooklyn” explores the romantic relationship between an Irish immigrant, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), and Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen). The movie begins with Eilis in Ireland, living a miserable life working for the awful Miss Kelly (Bríd Brennan). Her sister, Rose (Fiona Glascot...

Mockingjay 2 Soars

Selina Fluty, Columnist
November 28, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Mockingjay: Part 2” has been eagerly awaited for since the first “Mockingjay” came to theaters Nov. 21, 2014. The story leaves off almost immediately where the first Mockingjay left off - Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) attacked Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), and the second part starts with Kat...

Performing Arts Exhibition Is One to Remember

Addy Bennett, Editor of Student Life
October 31, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Campus Life, Events, Showcase, Uncategorized

This year’s Performing Arts Exhibition began like any other, but each performance boasted uniqueness by the show’s end. Brian Murphy, the band director, kicked off the event by explaining how every upcoming rendering was student-driven. Students worked on their own time to learn their material and practice...

Quantico: The FBI’s Top Recruit is Now Its Most Wanted

Arlayna Schooley, Editor of Features & Extras/Arts & Entertainment
October 17, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

The start of fall brings a new selection of hit shows to both ABC and other channels. On Sept. 27 at 9 p.m., ABC premiered its new show “Quantico,” which has all one could ever want from a TV show: mystery, love, action, secrets, twists and cover-ups; there’s no way you’ll want to miss it. A...

Flying Away with the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Flying Away with the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Caroline Lilleoer, Columnist
October 17, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Showcase, Uncategorized

Since the first Balloon Fiesta in 1972, almost 750,000 visitors of all ages come every year to Albuquerque, N.M., to experience the amazing balloon fiesta. The area is known for a phenomenon called “the Albuquerque Box,” which features a crystal sky and perfect climate in October, making the time of ...

“Pan” Whitewashing

Addy Bennett, Editor of Campus Life
October 17, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Who, in America at least, has not seen Disney’s 1953 film “Peter Pan,” starring one jerk of a Peter, one obsessive teenager of a Wendy, and bits of fairy dust and racism? I tended to enjoy the classic rendition of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 novel. I mean, it was a cinematic goldmine for a child. Why would...

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