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The play’s the thing, and now it’s Into the Woods

The play’s the thing, and now it’s <em>Into the Woods</em>

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

January 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The room was filled with chemistry projects precariously balanced on desks, sharing space with anxious singers and actors mumbling over folded and re-folded pieces of paper, hands waving and faces contorting to one emotion or another. Thursday marked the second round of auditions for the upcoming...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits all the right notes

<em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em> hits all the right notes

By Robert Williams, Staff writer

January 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A not so long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away … I sat down at the IMAX theater in Reading to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let’s just say, sparks flew—probably from all the lightsaber collisions. The Force Awakens follows the story of Finn (John Boyega), an ex-stormtrooper, ...

Hollywood still has a big diversity problem

Hollywood still has a big diversity problem

By Lexi Ryan, Staff writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Emma Stone’s blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, stunning as they may be, make it hard to believe she’s one-quarter Asian. Oh, right—because she’s not. Maybe this is why writer-director Cameron Crowe’s film Aloha, released last year, was such a critical and commercial flop. With a meager...

Undertale is a game of charming imagination

Undertale is a game of charming imagination

By Max Lively, Staff writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Genius” is a term that seems to get thrown around quite often—the integrity of the word being lost in the imprudence of common vernacular. That being said, Undertale is a PC role-playing video game (RPG) crafted with heartfelt imagination and innovation by developer tobyfox that utterly destroys...

Latest Avengers movie is overlong and repetitive

Latest <em>Avengers</em> movie is overlong and repetitive

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

May 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest offering in the Marvel cinematic universe, is a mildly entertaining film, but one loaded with clichés and lacking any meaningful substance with a narrative that is, frankly, just a mess. The story follows the Avengers as they work to defeat a new enemy, Ultron (...

New label, same sound for Sleeping with Sirens

New label, same sound for Sleeping with Sirens

By Elizabeth Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sleeping with Sirens released their fourth full-length album, Madness, on March 17 and, despite switching labels to Epitaph Records from Rise Records, the overall aesthetic of Madness does not stray far from the band’s original sound. Elements from their first album, With Ears to See and Eyes to He...

Modest Mouse still has it after eight years between albums

Modest Mouse still has it after eight years between albums

By Alli Caulfield, Co-Editor

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Modest Mouse, the popular indie rock band, released a new 15-track album on March 17 titled Strangers to Ourselves that proved the group is anything but stagnant. Isaac Brock’s vocals are as sporadic and unusual as ever, and lyrically the album is sure to be a hit among indie and alternative rock mus...

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