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Fyre Festival and the dueling documentaries

Fyre Festival and the dueling documentaries

Joshua Roy and Abby Bauerla

February 14, 2019

Fyre Festival was intended to be the newest music festival, with hopes of being bigger than Coachella, Burning Man and Woodstock. It was created by Billy McFarland, the CEO of Fyre Media Inc. along with rapper Ja Rule, to promote their new app for booking talent. But their high hopes blinded the team...

Lego Movie 2: a surprisingly satisfactory sequel

Lego Movie 2: a surprisingly satisfactory sequel

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

When I learned that Warner Brothers was releasing a sequel to the “Lego Movie”, I was both excited and concerned. The first movie was phenomenal — it had memorable characters, tasteful humor and a surprisingly touching plot about a father learning to relinquish control of his vision, and let his...

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018

This year’s adaption of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is made by Illumination, the studio that brought us “Despicable Me” and “Secret Life of Pets.” Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the voice of Mr. Grinch, as Rashida Jones and Kenan Thompson also lend their voices. “H...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018

It’s hard to deny the cultural significance of the Harry Potter series: books, movies, video games, merchandise and theme park rides all exist in its name. J.K. Rowling is well-aware of this, as “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hits theaters. Eddie Redmayne plays the lead role of Newt S...

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

How can a story about a haunted house be fresh and interesting? The haunting has to mean something and we have to care about the characters who may or may not be picked off by a malevolent house. Director and producer Mike Flanagan pulled this off in one of Netflix’s best original dramas yet. “Th...

Bad Times at the El Royale – Not so bad at all

Bad Times at the El Royale – Not so bad at all

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Bad Times at the El Royale is a delightful twisty tale of suspense. It is filled to the brim with stellar performances from its varied cast of characters to weave a slow yet riveting story. The film opens with a minute-long segment of an unidentified man making himself at home in a hotel room set to ...

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

The original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, is one of the most revered and influential films in the horror genre. It is credited with introducing the “final girl” trope, in which the last woman alive confronts the killer at the end of the movie. The villain, Michael Myers, became a horror ...

Let me cast my ballot

Let me cast my ballot

Shannon Greer, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2018

In every American politics class, it seems one particular question always comes up – is voting a right or a privilege? The answer, of course, is that it’s a right. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older...

Venom: Barely Standing

Venom:  Barely Standing

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

After a spectacular cross-over with Marvel Studios on Spiderman: Homecoming, Sony Pictures tries again to take a fan-favorite character and turn it into a franchise. The main difference? They didn’t partner with Marvel Studios, and it shows. Falling Short of Expectations The plot was subpar at best. It seeme...

A star Is born shines as a well-crafted, compelling remake

A star Is born shines as a well-crafted, compelling remake

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”, “The Hangover”) makes his directorial debut in 2018’s “A Star is Born,” a modern iteration of the classic musical romance. It utilized a notably small budget of $36 million, and is predicted to do significantly well at the box office. I was aware of...

Fahrenheit 11/9 is a compelling call to action

Fahrenheit 11/9 is a compelling call to action

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Michael Moore is known for directing provocative documentaries which take on controversial topics like health care in “Sicko,” gun control in “Bowling For Columbine” and the 2003 invasion of Iraq in “Fahrenheit 9/11.” In his latest film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” Moore takes an in-depth – and...

We are your citizens, too

We are your citizens, too

Jose Aponte, Interdisciplinary Studies Grad Student; Assistant Director of Student Media

September 19, 2018

Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminal justice, was not able to reach her grandfather for three months after Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. He was without power, water or food. The people from the town of Naguabo did what all Puerto Ricans do in times like these, they took ca...