The Observer

One shot, one film

One shot, one film

Richard Pannullo, Contributing Reporter

May 15, 2020

Holy mackerel, Slim Shady is right! Cinema is already a ridiculously complex art form, but somehow there are directors insane enough to ask, “what if we did this whole thing in one go?” Like a masterfully crafted album with songs that bridge together seamlessly, one-shot films are compelling u...

Dance your days away while social distancing

Dance your days away while social distancing

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations

May 15, 2020

As someone who has trained in multiple styles of dance since the age of four, not being able to move in a studio has been really hard during this social distancing thing—and the fact that I didn't bring my tap shoes home for spring break has been even harder. For people who don’t have access to the ...

Guide to the golden age of psychedelic rock

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

May 13, 2020

Now that we are in quarantine, there isn’t much to do but stare at the ceiling. Sure, you could try to be Shakespeare and write “King Lear” during these times, but how many of us have that kind of energy and talent?  Instead, listen to music that was made for ceiling staring, no chemical enhancement...

Not just for kids

Sofi Mira, Contributing Reporter

May 13, 2020

Graphic novels are easy to overlook, especially when you’re an adult. As a child, I remember feeling ashamed of wanting to pick the books that contained more lines, shapes and colors than words. They were childish—“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Captain Underpants”—you get the idea. But a good comic,...

Couples in Quarantine

Couples in Quarantine

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

May 13, 2020

Many college couples have been forced to separate far earlier than they anticipated, and may be looking for ways they can still interact and stay connected. This is also true for couples that live in the same town, but are normally long-distance while at college. They may both be back in their homet...

Jazz Music

Sean Lacy, Contributing Reporter

May 13, 2020

When we can’t leave the house, music often helps us feel as though we’re somewhere else. Jazz, that soul-stirring, uniquely American sound, is especially good at transporting us to happier places and exotic locales. Whether you’re new to the jazz scene or a veteran of swing, the standard is somet...

It’s Okay to laugh

Jessica Stoner, Contributing Reporter

May 13, 2020

For the last few years, people have been saying things “can’t get worse.” Please stop, or at least knock on wood. Seeing as laughter often turns out to center around tragedy or something else negative, comedians are in the unique position of helping us process uncertainty, no matter who we are. The ne...

Facing fear with fear

Halle Rose, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Fear is a universal and powerful human emotion. It renders us wary of things like small spaces and spiders; it gives jumping out of airplanes and swimming with sharks their thrill. Fear is the sixth sense that sends shivers up our spines when something goes bump in the night, it’s the little voice ...

Screen-based self-care

Macin Sheeder, Contributing Reporter

May 12, 2020

With nowhere to go and little to do at home, many college students—myself included—have turned to our phones for meaningless entertainment to fill the coronavirus-induced void. But, if you’ve ever spent more than 15 minutes on Instagram, Twitter or (God forbid) Facebook, you’ll know that the content ...

Quarantine vibez

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Playlist 1: Reflection on April 2020 Spotify URL: spotify:playlist:5JyTLhTRGKWloZAgyCE83v  As I sit here and try to figure out where the 21st century version of the Roaring ’20s went wrong, I can’t help but point the finger towards the month of April. I’m not gonna lie, they had us in the f...

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