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Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Julia Pardee

March 24, 2017


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The humble “6 God” promised his 22-song playlist would become “the soundtrack of your life.” He promised it would be released in December – actually, in February. But the underwhelming album “More Life” ruined the Toronto native’s credibility as it was released three months late and ...

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sam DeCuicies

March 2, 2017


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After his hiatus from the music scene, the famous ginger from Britain has finally returned. Ed Sheeran’s newest album "÷" is set to drop on March 3. To promote the album, Sheeran released two singles on Jan. 6. Prior to these songs, Sheeran’s latest release dated back to 2014 with his album “X” (pronoun...

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

‘Silence’ explore loyalty, perseverance in Christian missionaries’ journey

Sawyer Barth

February 20, 2017


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The recent release of historical drama film “Silence” marks the end of a nearly 30-year-long journey. Since 1989, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, known for films such as “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” had been in the process of developing and financing his piece, but...

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

“Lion” draws attention to global ignored issues

Michael Landolfi

February 18, 2017


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“Lion” is a poignant film from first-time director Garth Davis. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and the eight-year-old Sunny Pawar, the movie takes place in India and Australia, telling the true story of a young boy who was separated from his family, until an Australian couple adopts...

“The Crown” sheds light on the life of Queen Elizabeth

“The Crown” sheds light on the life of Queen Elizabeth

Veronica Yaron

February 7, 2017


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For as much as Americans fought to get away from the British monarchy’s control, we sure love to soak in all their royal drama. Screenwriter Peter Morgan doesn’t hold back in Netflix’s newest show, “The Crown.” Its 10-episode run follows a young Elizabeth as she maneuvers from Princess to new...

“Arrival” brings more than aliens to the movie screen

“Arrival” brings more than aliens to the movie screen

Sawyer Barth

December 22, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

La La Land captivates viewers

La La Land captivates viewers

Sarah Lynch

December 22, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Hacksaw Ridge: A Review

Vaughn Battista

November 28, 2016


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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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