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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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Game of Thrones is back and as good as ever

<em>Game of Thrones</em> is back and as good as ever

By Sarthak Panda, Features editor

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The sixth season of the HBO drama Game of Thrones is off to a strong start, bringing fans back to the same tension and excitement that hooked them on the show in the first place. With the fantasy series being billed as the “most talked about show on television” and “the biggest drama,” according to ...

In Prince, music has lost a true legend

In Prince, music has lost a true legend

By Steven Richardson, Staff writer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s been a rough year. The music world has lost a number of industry titans, including Merle Haggard, Maurice White, David Bowie, and now Prince. Prince was a musical innovator whose diverse musical style, fashion, and multi-instrumental talent paved the way for popular music as we know it today. The man...

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