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Two-man show wows in the Black Box

Two-man show wows in the Black Box

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This past week, fourth-year student Brett DiCello and second-year student Tony Monczewski, both theater and biomedical engineering majors, brought two artists to life in the Eldred Black Box with Players’ Theater Group’s “Red.” DiCello portrayed Rothko, a older artist working on a commissione...

“Jane the Virgin” rediscovers lighthearted fun

Ann Marie Smetona, Contributing Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Picking up from last season’s cliffhanger finale, the fourth season of “Jane the Virgin” premiered on Oct. 13 on The CW drawing a meager 700,000 viewers, making it the lowest-rated episode yet. Despite these ratings, which could be attributed to the decline in quality witnessed during season three...

“Turtles All the Way Down” gives insight

Mariah Sickler, Contributing Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

“Turtles All the Way Down” is John Green’s latest novel aimed at the young adult audience. Despite its complicated issues being handled well, the book’s weak plot and somewhat poor writing at times may leave many readers wanting more. This time, the story centres around a high-school student who ha...

Playlist of the Week: Oct 27 – Nov 2

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “Deserve” - Kris Wu feat. Travis Scott Former EXO member Kris Wu collaborates with Travis Scott for the first time on his trap-inspired hip-hop track “Deserve.” Wu spots a girl in the club who has caught his interest and declares that she’s so good, she deserves a song...

“Once Upon a Time” begins a new chapter

Sanchi Kalra, Contributing Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Once Upon a Time” season seven premiered on Oct. 6, but it would be more accurate to call it the beginning of a whole new show. Taking place several years into the future, the show focuses on new storylines and characters, while still retaining some elements (and only three characters) of the o...

Check out dinners, concerts for a study break

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Oct. 13   What: Gala Latina Where: Tinkham Veale University Center Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Notes: Free admission for undergraduates; dinner, dancing, guest speaker Michael Reyes and more. RSVP on Eventbrite with the link on the Facebook event.   What: Tapping Into Humanity Cha...

Playlist of the Week Oct 13 – 19

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “Help Me Out” - Maroon 5 & Julia Michaels Maroon 5 is back with another single off their 10-track LP, “Red Pill Blues.” This time, they rope in “Issues” singer Julia Michaels. “Red Pill Blues” is expected to release Nov. 3 and will also feature SZA, Kendrick Lamar ...

Little Italy Harvest Festival showcases local artisans

Little Italy Harvest Festival showcases local artisans

Hope Yashnik, Contributing Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The art galleries are filled with new, unique exhibits created by local artists and jewelers. Local musicians showcase their talent on a storefront patio. The Columbus Day parade was surrounded by restaurants serving classic Italian cuisine. These and other Harvest Festival events are surrounded by the ch...

“Supergirl” season three soars

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Oct. 9, “Supergirl” season three premiered on The CW. The episode begins a few months after the devastating separation of Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist)–Supergirl’s human identity–and her boyfriend, Mon-El (Chris Wood). However, Kara is still deeply buried in the grieving process and has...

A visual, storytelling treat of a dystopian future

A visual, storytelling treat of a dystopian future

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Thirty-five years have passed since the release of the original 1982 Ridley Scott film, “Blade Runner,” which was initially met with mixed reactions due to its cuts, pacing and lack of action. However, it is now regarded as a classic in the science fiction genre. Now acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve, who...

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