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Looking back a half century to the start of musical greatness

Looking back a half century to the start of musical greatness

By Andrew Fehribach and Steven Richardson

April 12, 2017


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What do David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, and The Velvet Underground all have in common? Each of them had debut albums exactly 50 years ago. 1967 was a year of great releases from landmark bands and solo musicians. Although not necessarily the best w...

Oscar nods, after two years, again reflect racial diversity

Oscar nods, after two years, again reflect racial diversity

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

February 17, 2017


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Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards dropped on Jan. 24 and, as usual, they are not without some signature surprises. However, big steps have been made in regard to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the past two years. The Academy received much criticism in 2015 and 2016, when all 20 of the acting no...

AMSA Drama Society entertains with classic adventure

AMSA Drama Society entertains with classic adventure

By Clarice Pavlak, Features editor

January 26, 2017


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Ancient Greek mythology is a common source of action and adventure tales that never fail to entertain. Timeless stories of mythical beings and glorious conquests testing the strength and courage of mortals draw attention from audiences of all kinds. On Dec. 10, the AMSA Drama Society successfully put ...

Rogue One serves its purpose (and thrills, too)

<em>Rogue One</em> serves its purpose (and thrills, too)

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

January 22, 2017


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What a ride! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has left many fans with open mouths and aching hearts. The film’s main purpose was to fill in a large plot hole in the original series, a purpose that it serves perfectly. In the original trilogy, Episode IV: A New Hope begins with Princess Leia present...

Fantastic Beasts is fantastic indeed

<em>Fantastic Beasts</em> is fantastic indeed

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

November 30, 2016


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Nov. 18 marked an important day in the Potterhead community. The much-awaited film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them made its theatrical debut in the United States. Potterheads across the nation rushed to big screens to watch the resuscitation of the Harry Potter universe. And the film does not d...

Hollywood sequel formula is hype, big trailer, big names, no plot, repeat

Hollywood sequel formula is hype, big trailer, big names, no plot, repeat

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

November 15, 2016


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How many times can a person go to a movie theater, pay for a ticket, and see the same boring, unoriginal plot over and over again? I mean the first movie was probably great, the second was all right, the third was pushing it, and after that? Ridiculous. So many big franchises, popping up everywhe...

Beyoncé’s new album is a work of catharsis

Beyoncé’s new album is a work of catharsis

By Coretta Granberry, Photo editor

May 23, 2016


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Lemonade: what Beyoncé made when Jay-Z handed her lemons. On April 23, Beyoncé released her new album, Lemonade, as well as a 65-minute film of the same name. This is the second straight time that Beyoncé has released an album with little-to-no advance marketing. The album is both a story of he...

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