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New Neflix docu-series “Trial by the Media” sheds light on media coverage in court cases

Carla Vreeland

June 12, 2020

“[For] high profile cases there are two trials: outside the courthouse and inside.” Donald Watkins, the defense attorney for the former CEO of HealthSouth, Richard Scrushy, had perfectly encapsulated the significance of the media in many of today’s major court cases.  “Trial by the Med...

The Weeknd’s “After Hours” album explores dark topics and messages

“After Hours” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is already breaking records. The album received 1.02 million pre-adds on Apple Music prior to its release, setting a new record for pre-saves on the platform.

Will McHale and Luke Latorre

May 8, 2020

Fourteen tracks, production from some of the best in the industry, and no features for the first time on one of Abel Tesfaye’s projects. Also known as The Weeknd, his new album “After Hours” is one of the biggest releases of the year so far. The new project was created alongside producers Metro Boomin, Da...

“Parasite” movie leaves viewers laughing and at the edge of their seats

Director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” started as a little-known Korean film and has garnered accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and grew into an international success, winning Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Vaughn Battista

March 9, 2020

Director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has embarked on a long journey; it started as a little-known Korean film that garnered accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and grew into an international success, winning Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. This is deservedly so, as “Parasite” is a bril...

Anastasia better on screen

Based on the 1997 animated classic “Anastasia” directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, the musical follows the tumultuous and trying life of a street sweeper turned Grand Duchess.

Courtney Kushnir and Isabella Cavazzoni

November 13, 2017

Before seeing “Anastasia” on Broadway, we didn’t think it possible to take a coup in communist Russia and make it into a musical. Though, our first mistake was doubting the theatre community and their ability to turn any idea into a full-scale production (i.e. “Hamilton,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” th...

Veronica Yaron’s Ultimate Halloween Movie BINGE

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Veronica Yaron

October 13, 2017

The first thing many people learn about me is that I love Halloween; all of October is dedicated to making a homemade costume, decorating, and watching horror films. The latter is actually more of a year-round hobby, but during October nothing beats curling up with a good slasher and some warm apple cid...

“Dear Evan Hansen” conquers tough topics

Jack Hester

April 16, 2017

One of the worst and most unthinkable thoughts is to imagine a life without your existence. Would people notice if you just vanished? Is it even worth continuing to go on? Many have tried conveying these thoughts into PSA’s, short films or other types of media, but rarely in a musical. “Dear Evan ...

“Get Out” does not disappoint

Veronica Yaron

April 13, 2017

Driving to the theater with the only friend who would see a film with me at 5:45 on a Tuesday night, I wondered if the 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes was worth me failing a test. Spoiler: it was. Jordan Peele, one half of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” made his first directorial deb...

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Ed Sheeran's newest album  will be released on March 3 and features 16 songs.

Sam DeCuicies

March 2, 2017

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...

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

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Veronica Yaron

February 7, 2017

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...

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ leaves viewers wanting more

Felicity Jones stars as Jyn Erso in the film.

Vaughn Battista

January 17, 2017

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was a bold leap in a new direction for the Star Wars franchise, one that paid off, but still left me wanting more. The story begins with Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, on a quest to find her father, who had been captured to build the Death Star. She encount...

Hamilton Mixtape a smash hit

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Riley Brennan

December 22, 2016

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...

Throne of Glass Review

Kylie Lamb

January 10, 2016

Due to the recent release of its fourth installment, the series “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Mass has been everywhere lately, and so I thought, why not take a shot at it myself? And, wow. Definitely the best book choice I've made recently. This fantasy novel takes place in Adarlan, a region in...

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