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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...

Comics, Costumes, and Celebration at Comicon Phoenix

Comics, Costumes, and Celebration at Comicon Phoenix

Connor Lowe, Columnist

June 5, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Festivals, Showcase, Uncategorized

Comicon Phoenix is a wonderful place. It’s essentially a four-day celebration of all things nerdy, from anime to science fiction; from Star Wars to Star Trek; from the supernatural to “Supernatural”. The convention was all-inclusive and very magical. Held at the Phoenix Convention Center, the building...

Tomorrowland: Building a Better Future

Tomorrowland: Building a Better Future

May 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

Jet packs, robots, and dreamers, oh my! We see so many movies about the future. Most are dystopian, with messages about what we’ve been doing wrong in our world. They focus on serious topics that make us think. “Tomorrowland” does just that, but with an inspirational twist. The movie starts...

Kanye West Had People Talking “All Day”

Nathalia Rivera, Columnist

May 23, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

As Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced their brother-in-law, Kanye West, to close the Billboards Awards by performing “All Day” and “Black Skinhead,” no one would have expected what would have happened next. Once the song started it was very confusing to tell if he was even up there - he was completely...

Don’t Mess with Taylor Swift

Bry Holguin, Columnist

May 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Stellar singer Taylor Swift debuted her latest video, “Bad Blood” at the Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday night. Leading up to the premiere, she'd been posting photos on social media that gave us hints of what to expect, May 10. She revealed photos of each person in the video, posing as their...

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Review

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Review

Zach Asato, Head of Photo

May 11, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Unbelieveable! From the opening scene, the climactic action sequence left everybody speechless. Ironman, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk thrust into action, storming the secret Hydra base in Sokovia. Everything, from the camera angles and the slow motion editing to the cold...

Notable Fashion From The MTV Movie Awards

Nathalia Rivera, Columnist

April 17, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Fashion, Features, Movies

The Nokia Theater on Sunday, Apr. 12, was aglow with the MTV Movie Awards. The show was great but the red carpet dress, not so much. There were only a few stars who looked phenomenal and some who just didn’t belong. From best to worst, here are the fashions that left people talking. This cel...

Harper Lee Turns A New Page

Emmy Walker, Columnist

April 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Student Opinion

Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” has recently released exciting news: a sequel will be released in just a few short months titled “Go Set a Watchman.” “To Kill a Mockingbird” is about a girl named Scout who is growing up in the 1930s and the sequel also revolves around Scout,...

Bad At Making Art?

Joseph Rivas, Columnist

March 2, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Student Opinion

As an artist, it both astonishes and upsets me when people tell others that they’re bad at making art. First of all, you can’t be bad at art, no matter what definition of art you subscribe to. The fact of the matter is that art is an expression of any form and, regardless of conventions, art will r...

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