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The Artist’s Block: Anna Zimmer

The Artist’s Block: Anna Zimmer

Anna Zimmer

December 2, 2019

Title: "Spring Ruins"   Artist: Anna Zimmer   In this piece I wanted to visualize that even if something may seem like a “good” thing, it can end up being the opposite. This something can end up feeding on you to the point where you're left almost hollow and completely consumed...

Students weigh in on how their attire affects their mood

Students weigh in on how their attire affects their mood

Ella Lukowiak and Isabella Ji

December 2, 2019

“I have nothing to wear!” Almost everyone has whined this phrase at some point while hastily flipping through their closet, searching for the ideal outfit. Whether it is sweatpants or a dress that makes you radiate confidence throughout the day, students have all contemplated the often difficult decision of...

“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” radiates every aspect that made Kevin Smith a star

“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” radiates every aspect that made Kevin Smith a star

Luke Latorre

December 2, 2019

The fictional characters of Jay and Silent Bob represent the core values of Kevin Smith, and “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” stays true to his style while adding a more mature and heartfelt plot that exemplifies his growth as a filmmaker. Kevin Smith is one of the most critically controversial filmma...

Ghostwriters twist information for the public

Ghostwriters twist information for the public

Nina Kolodchak

December 2, 2019

In the modern world, ghostwriters work with many celebrities and influencers, such as Lele Pons and even our president, Donald Trump. Ghostwriters are often used to write speeches, books, or other texts that are then credited to the person that hired them. Large companies are known for using this method...

Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music Stream Artists to Success

Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music Stream Artists to Success

Jacynth Apora

November 15, 2019

“The music industry is not dying...it’s just coming alive.”  In July 2014, Taylor Swift wrote this for The Wall Street Journal. She believed that although the music industry continued to thrive and develop with the online accessibility of music, the rising popularity of streaming services, f...

Controversial messages go in style

Controversial messages go in style

Rebecca Heath and Maddie Lee

November 15, 2019

Columbine. Sandy Hook. Marjory Stoneman Douglass. Virginia Tech. These names appeared on a sweatshirt introduced by streetwear company Bstroy on Sept. 25, 2019. Though the hoodies may appear ordinary at first glance, there are tears resembling bullet-holes permeated throughout the fabric, resulting in nation...

Kanye West keeps his faith through new music, movie

Kanye West keeps his faith through new music, movie

Will McHale

November 15, 2019

“So here go my single, dawg, radio needs this. They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus. That means guns, sex, lies, videotape, but if I talk about God my record won't get played, huh?” These are lyrics from “Jesus Walks,” a 2004 hit off of Kanye West’s debut album, “The College...

Art demonstrates the threat caused by climate change to non-believers

Art demonstrates the threat caused by climate change to non-believers

Carla Vreeland

November 15, 2019

For years, art has been used as a tool to influence people’s ideas and perspectives on problems affecting their society. Today is no different.  Climate change is a controversial and highly divisive topic in politics and the media. Many people see the scientific evidence of climate change and u...

“Joker” film casts light on mental illnesses

“Joker” film casts light on mental illnesses

Vaughn Battista

November 15, 2019

“Joker” is a film that has been mired in controversy long before its release, with the Washington Post describing it as “one of the most divisive movies of the year.” Many, without even watching it, have criticized its portrayal of violence. But beneath the surface-level debate lies an unnerving yet gr...

Second “Zombieland” movie mixes horror, humor, and friendship

Second “Zombieland” movie mixes horror, humor, and friendship

Sam Skolnick

November 15, 2019

Society collapses… zombies have taken over the world… but for four misfits, the only way to survive is to stay together and live by a set of rules. Some have always wondered what Earth would look like after the undead had taken over, and “Zombieland: Double Tap” shows just that. The film provi...

Art provides an outlet for impoverished communities to express themselves

Art provides an outlet for impoverished communities to express themselves

Emily Toro

November 15, 2019

In the 1990s, an unrestrained cocaine trade paralyzed communities in Colombia with drug addiction and violence, according to The Nature of Cities, an international platform for transdisciplinary dialogue and urban solutions.  Henry Arteaga, a founding member of the world-famous Crew Peligrosos 4 Eleme...

Schools struggle to find balance between arts and STEM education with limited funds and time

Schools struggle to find balance between arts and STEM education with limited funds and time

Madeline Holobinko

November 15, 2019

With the value of an arts education up for debate, schools are finding it harder than ever to balance this discipline with STEM education.  In the last few decades, there has been an increase in the number of students pursuing an education in the STEM fields. According to the Integrated Postsecon...

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