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BTS Reaches Global Charts, Local Hearts

BTS Reaches Global Charts, Local Hearts

Megan Jamora, Staff

February 3, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Showcase

2017 has been a big year for the South Korean boy group BTS (acronym for Korean term “Bangtan Sonyeondan,” meaning “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”). From winning the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards to performing at the AMAs to releasing the album “Love Yourself: Her,” their...

‘The Last Jedi’ cuts down competitors

‘The Last Jedi’ cuts down competitors

Megan Lynn, News

February 1, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Print Publication, Showcase

I have grown up obsessing over anything Star Wars related. “The Last Jedi” increased my love for the Star Wars universe. In this thrilling film, Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) gets interrupted by the daring Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) as she searches for her greater purpose with the Force....

Review on “The Seven Realms” quadrilogy

Review on “The Seven Realms” quadrilogy

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

Magic and wizards and queens. Romance, betrayal and political intrigue. Everything I have ever wanted in a story is spread out through “The Seven Realms” by Cinda Williams Chima.  I have never been glued to a book series so fast. The four-book series is brilliantly written with likeable character...

Review on the Blade Runner

Review on the Blade Runner

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

The future. A thought that may cross our minds more than once— what will it be like? Well, “Blade Runner 2049” presents one possible vision of that future. Of course it is purely fictional and made to amuse its viewers. “Blade Runner 2049” did its job and provided ample entertainment in its near...

Review on Dear Hunter’s Album

Review on Dear Hunter’s Album

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

The Dear Hunter, a progressive-rock band has recently released a new album. Titled “All Is As All Should Be,” the album features six new songs. I will admit that I have not listened to all of their music but from what I have heard,this band is a favorite of mine. The band originated in Rhode Is...

“To The Bone” Review

“To The Bone” Review

Kayla, Features Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

While lying in my bed, I was glancing through Netflix, trying to find something to watch. When I came across a drama film titled “To the Bone,” I was intrigued by the cover photo and how the film was about eating disorders. Having personally struggled with and known people who have had eating disorders...

Review on Thor: Ragnarok

Review on Thor: Ragnarok

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

As someone that did not watch or at least does not remember watching the last two Thor movies, I was exceedingly impressed by the most recently-released movie in the series. “Thor: Ragnarok” was an amazing film, no doubt about it. In this epic cinematic experience we see Thor, the god of thunder, face off against a great threat to his home of Asgard. The goddess of death, Hela (played by Cate Blanchett), has returned to take back what she believes ...

Review on Marvel’s “Punisher”

Review on Marvel’s “Punisher”

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

From the ashes of Marvel’s Daredevil show rises the phoenix known as “The Punisher.” This new show made its debut Nov. 17 on Netflix with 13 episodes full of intense action. Even with such a short season, at least it seemed to me, the show has me hooked. Frank Castle, portrayed by Jon Bernthal, app...

Review on The Justice League

Review on The Justice League

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

Considering the way things have been going for the most of the DC universe films, I was relatively worried about the new Justice League movie. “Batman versus Superman” killed my anticipation for the rest of the movies, Wonder Woman renewed it and now Justice League has left it waning again. T...

Review on Murder on the Orient Express

Review on Murder on the Orient Express

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

Have you ever thought about what justice means? Prior to this movie, the thought had never crossed my mind and why would it have? After watching “Murder on the Orient Express” I found myself thinking about that very question. A humorous, thought-provoking mystery: what is not to like? The mov...

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