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Kanye West keeps his faith through new music, movie

Kanye said that going forward he will be making strictly gospel music, according to Andrew Barber of the blog Fake Shore Drive.
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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

Viewers observe Olafur Eliasson's Ice Watch outside the Tate Modern gallery in Bankside, London on Dec. 17, 2018.

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” follows Arthur Fleck, a struggling clown who aspires to become a stand-up comedian but is held back by mental illness. 
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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

The cast includes actors Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.

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

A wall graffitied by Crew Peligrosos 4 Elements School of Hip Hop stands at the University of Medellin in Medellin, Colombia. The crew uses graffiti, hip hop dance, music and other forms of art to help restore impoverished communities through their country.

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

A survey of 103 students from Oct. 14 to Oct. 28.

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...

The Artist’s Block: Emily Madeira

Emily Madeira

September 13, 2019

"St. Sebastian" by Emily Madeira Media Used: Mixed media, including watercolor, pencil, and gold acrylic. Time to complete: 1 week Interesting Fact: This piece is part of a larger series of Saint portraits that she is working on.   ...

Netflix’s “Sugar Rush” is enough to satisfy viewer’s sweet tooth

The Netflix original series

Jordan Durkin

September 13, 2019

When it comes to deliciously themed cupcakes, confections and cakes, Sugar Rush is the place to be. The Netflix original series currently features two seasons, and on July 13th, the second season was released. Each episode has three rounds where four teams of two compete to win $10,000.  Each team ha...

Paintings created by artificial intelligence gain popularity, but pose questions on artistic value

The portrait of Edmond de Belamy sold for $432,500 in a Christie's auction, becoming the first artificial intelligence (AI) made artwork to be featured in a high profile art auction.

Liam Umbs

September 13, 2019

At a Christie’s auction last October, a mathematical equation sold for $432,500, 45 times higher than its estimated value. The reason? The equation was the algorithm behind The Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, the first painting made by artificial intelligence (AI) to be featured at a high profile auction. Almost ...

“Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark” captures horror of the books despite PG-13 rating

The book series Scary Stories topped the American Library Association’s list of the 100 most frequently challenged books from 1990-1999. People demanded for the books to be removed from libraries. But it inspired the movie adaptation Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark that earned $21 million at its box office debut, according to Business Insider.
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Jacynth Apora

September 13, 2019

The book series Scary Stories topped the American Library Association’s list of the 100 most frequently challenged books from 1990-1999. People demanded for the books to be removed from libraries. But it inspired the movie adaptation Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark that earned $21 million at its box...

Literary translators strive to preserve authenticity while expressing creativity

Irregularities between Spanish and English vocabulary made

Liam Umbs

September 13, 2019

“ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ” Though this phrase may appear to be nonsense, it is actually written in Ancient Greek. If you were to ask ten people who understand Ancient Greek what that line is, they would all tell you that it i...

Message of suicide in music sparks controvery

A survey of 47 students from Aug. 18 to Sep. 4.

Rebecca Heath

September 13, 2019

On Oct. 26, 1984, 19-year-old John McCollum was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while listening to Ozzy Osbourne’s album, “Blizzard of Oz.” With lyrics such as “Suicide is the only way out” and “Get the gun and try it,” his family alleged that one of the album...

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