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“Arrival” brings more than aliens to the movie screen

“Arrival” brings more than aliens to the movie screen

Sawyer Barth
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

The major motion picture “Arrival,” written by Eric Heisserer and based on the 1998 science fiction novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, hit U.S. theaters Nov. 11. The movie received a 93 percent critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earned third place in the box office during its opening...

A Tribe Called Quest returns with a hit album

A Tribe Called Quest returns with a hit album

Sydney Coneeny
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

A new sound is trickling through the radio stream of similar-sounding indie pop songs. With its techno-funk and flashback hip-hop vibe, it’s a retro-revolution kind of music bringing back the beat that once drove old school hip-hop. Don’t get the wrong idea though: A Tribe Called Quest is a cast...

“Girl Mans Up” breaks LGBTQ+ stereotypes

“Girl Mans Up” breaks LGBTQ+ stereotypes

Veronica Yaron
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

I have never wanted to thank my friends for abandoning me in Barnes & Noble more than when I stumbled upon “Girl Mans Up” by M-E Girard. For the first time in years, I picked up a young adult novel that I truly saw as different and not a pre-sold idea that has been rehashed a hundred times before. The...

Cookies a tradition for many during the holidays

Cookies a tradition for many during the holidays

Madeline Holobinko
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

From colorful sugar cookies to smiling gingerbread men, holiday cookies are considered a special tradition to many people all over the world. With variations like Italian cartellata cookies, Dutch kerstkransjes, Chinese almond cookies and more, it is hard not to hear about people making these decadents...

“The Nutcracker” turns an old classic into a new tradition

“The Nutcracker” turns an old classic into a new tradition

Emily Toro
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

“The Nutcracker” ballet is performed around the holiday by numerous dancers worldwide. Derived from the classical period of ballet, “The Nutcracker” is based off of the tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A Hoffmann. According to The New York City Ballet, the first performance was sh...

Technology has popularized poetry

Technology has popularized poetry

Grace Treshock
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

“Poetry is not the kind of thing people are going to run into on their own,” poet and associate professor Kyle Dargan of American University told CNN. “It’s not Jurassic World.” Dargan was proved correct when Nielsen Bookscan, a data provider for the book publishing industry, followed the...

From Kennedy to Obama to Trump, keep America fashionable

From Kennedy to Obama to Trump, keep America fashionable

Caroline Collins
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

Thanks to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, 2016 will go down in history as the year of ill-fitting trucker hats and snappy pantsuits. This year’s election proved the runway of Capitol Hill will never fail to provide the public with something to talk about. But before Melania Trump and her pussy-bow...

La La Land captivates viewers

La La Land captivates viewers

Sarah Lynch
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

On a blustery Saturday, I trekked the streets of Manhattan to see “La La Land,” the movie musical I’d anticipated for months. In a sold out theater near Lincoln Center, the excitement was intoxicating. Even with all the stars seemingly aligned, I feared the film would fall short of my sky-high...

Hamilton Mixtape a smash hit

Hamilton Mixtape a smash hit

Riley Brennan
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

It seems that nobody can get enough of “Hamilton.” The breakout Broadway sensation first hit the stage off-Broadway in 2015 and has since captured the hearts of thousands of history buffs and theatre kids alike. Now, “Hamilton” fans are ecstatic to know that the Hamilton Mixtape, a set of...

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

“Settle for More” incites action and inspires readers

Izzy Cavazzoni
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

From a young age, my mother instilled in me that as a woman, I can do anything I set my mind to. She also pointed me to who would be my role model for the next four years and counting: Megyn Kelly, someone who personifies feminism, though she may never outwardly say it. As a woman who speaks her mind...

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes place in Paris

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes place in Paris

Audrey Mannion
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

One of the hottest and most prestigious catwalks of the year returned to television with 51 models and 68 different looks in the City of Lights. The 22nd annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show aired Dec. 5 on CBS. This year’s show took place in Paris and included six different segments: Road Ahead,...

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Vaughn Battista
November 28, 2016
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Hacksaw Ridge, released on November 4th, 2016, is the latest film by the controversial director Mel Gibson. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss, the soldier who, during the storm on Okinawa in World War 2, was a conscientious objector, which meant that he enlisted into the army but did not fire ...

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