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Ranking (almost) all the Best Picture Nominees

Ranking (almost) all the Best Picture Nominees

Quinn Soltesz, Entertainment/Features editor

February 22, 2019

In my effort to consume more movies, especially ones that are widely acclaimed or loved, I embarked on a journey to watch (almost) all of the 2019 Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture. As the ceremony for these awards takes place this Sunday Feb. 24, I will now rate them in the order that I see fi...

“Flame in the Mist”

“Flame in the Mist”

Elinor VanGilder, Staff writer

February 21, 2019

“Be as swift as the wind. As silent as the forest. As fierce as the fire. As unshakable as the mountains.” - Sun Tzu, The Art of War Based in a world inspired loosely by feudal Japan, Renée Ahdieh’s “Flame in the Mist” begins with a young boy being forced to watch the execution of his fat...

My taste in music, and why it’s like that

My taste in music, and why it’s like that

Jackson Howell, Staff writer

February 21, 2019

My taste in music has been influenced by many things--my parents, my friends, my cousins, and my environment. Being in a rural community, I didn’t ever really have access to all the new stuff that was coming out as it was coming out. Country music was everywhere so it became a big part of my musical...

“This is Where It Ends”

Nancy Beston, Photo editor

February 20, 2019

I was wordless, anxious, and filled with dread after I read this story. A story about 54 minutes of what could be described as hell, in a place that is supposed to be safe. “This is Where it Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp is a story about how teenage students felt while sitting through a school shooti...

Review: “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Quinn Soltesz, Features/Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2019

When I first saw the trailer for this movie on one of my many visits to the entertainment obsessed corners of Twitter, I was thoroughly intrigued, if not a bit scared. The movie advertised itself as a thrilling slasher film complemented by a rich satirical angle. When I saw that the movie was releas...

An Entirely Superficial Ranking of Movies I Want to See But Haven’t

An Entirely Superficial Ranking of Movies I Want to See But Haven’t

Gail Parambi

February 11, 2019

Here’s a secret: If you typed the letter ‘R’ into my Safari search bar during my freshman year, you would have been redirected to rogerebert.com, the site where the famed Chicago Sun-Times movie critic aggregated all of his reviews. Since Ebert’s death, the site has been managed by his wife, Chaz, with co...

Malcolm’s Top Ten

Malcolm’s Top Ten

Malcolm Contreras, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Life’s Not Out to Get You Neck Deep Life’s Not Out To Get You by Neck Deep, released in 2013, is a quintessential pop punk album, especially for the modern era of pop punk. Unless you have extreme music views, it’s hard  not to like at least one song on the album, even if you...

Boy Band — BTS

Boy Band — BTS

Maggie Petersen, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

The American music industry has been, for many years, an almost exclusive collection of various English-speaking artists. However, with the rise of social media, the physical and metaphorical walls dividing cultures have been vanquished and with them new icons have risen. South Korean band, BTS, (otherwise known as ...

Movie Review : The Hate U Give

Jayla Mitchell, Staff writer

December 6, 2018

The Hate U Give is a fantastic novel. It’s flawless in the way it brings up inalienable rights and equality among society’s members. That’s why when I heard of the movie, all I could hope for was that it would do the book justice. Although it took me a few days to get myself to the movie t...

Review: Half Bad Trilogy

Paige McCorkle, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Sally Green is the author of Half Bad, Half Wild, and Half Lost.The genre of these books is Young Adult (fantasy) and they are some of her best-selling novels. The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green is set in modern-day Europe, where witches and humans (fains) live together. There are two primary type...

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