Arts & Entertainment / September 8, 2020 Hulu’s ‘The Binge’ is a pleasant surprise

by Kassidy Hart–All alcohol and drugs are illegal and the use of them can have harsh consequences, except for one 24-hour period. One day a year anyone 18 and older can consume as much of these mind-altering substances as they want. All other crimes are still illegal, though, and because it’s based on personal decisions,...

Arts & Entertainment / July 6, 2020 Disney’s Hamilton Did Not Throw Away its Shot

by Abby Koch – A recorded stage performance of Hamilton was released early to the Disney Plus streaming service on Friday. Hamilton is a delight from beginning to end and satisfies musical cravings anyone has currently.  The two hour and 40-minute performance on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda,...

Arts & Entertainment, Photo / April 28, 2020 Rae Clinkenbeard: ‘Things Have Changed’

by Rae Clinkenbeard–Much has been changing over the last month due to COVID-19, and the school year is quickly coming to an end in a way no one could have expected. I definitely did not see this being the end to my senior year. As part of my senior project for my Arts Administration major,...

Arts & Entertainment / April 26, 2020 ‘Outer Banks’ can be your Goonies fix

by Hailey Barrus–Do you remember being a kid and watching the Goonies gang set off on a crazy adventure for One-Eyed Willy and his bountiful treasure? For me I remember the rush I felt watching them escape from the bad guys, the countless booby traps, and of course the treasure that would end up saving...

Arts & Entertainment / April 18, 2020 ‘Bright Places’ not so bright

by Mari Pizzini– Movie adaptations of books have been all the rage, but it’s common knowledge that many of these adaptations just don’t cut it. However, the idea that “the book was better” has yet to stop books being made into movies. Netflix’s All the Bright Places is a 2020 movie adapted from Jennifer Niven’s...

Arts & Entertainment / April 18, 2020 ‘Feel Good’ makes you think

by Mari Pizzini– With COVID-19 seeming to have sapped up a lot of joy and excitement, I decided I wanted to watch some feel-good television. Ironically, I settled on the Netflix original show “Feel Good.” “Feel Good” centers around the life of Canadian comedian Mae Martin and George, who becomes her girlfriend. Within the first...

Arts & Entertainment / April 7, 2020 ‘Tiger King’ a hilarious success

by Hailey Barrus– While the entire country waits patiently to open back up, what better way to enjoy quarantine than a bigger than life docuseries that has murder, rednecks, and a bunch of tigers. Netflix recently released a new series called “Tiger King” about Oklahoma reality star, Joe Exotic, AKA the Tiger King, and the...

Arts & Entertainment / April 7, 2020 Crikey! This is something special

by Hailey Barrus–If you are bored stuck indoors (and who isn’t) look no further because the famous animal loving family of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is back on Animal Planet for season two of “Crikey! It’s the Irwins.” This Australian family includes Steve’s two children Bindi and Robert, and his wife Terri, who...

Arts & Entertainment / March 31, 2020 ‘Lovely War’ is a good read

by Mari Pizzini– Spring Break, Corona-cation, or whatever you want to call the last few weeks has been pretty scary, but also pretty boring. However, as an English major I’ve found this time to be pretty darn good for catching up on some “summer” reads. Julie Berry’s Lovely War has all the components I am...

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“Jack and the Beanstalk” leaves elementary audience enamored

by Claire DeRoin– “Hide under the table! Hide!” The squeals of elementary school children rang in Morningside’s Klinger-Neal theatre Tuesday, September 25, as the theatre department presented its last showing of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Jack, played by Kyle McGlade, interacted with the audience (made up of students from four local elementary schools) throughout the…

Wellness week wrap-up
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Wellness week wrap-up

By Paige Potter—  Morningside had a lot of fun activities for students to do this past week. MAC sponsored “Wellness Week” with different activities planned for each day. On Monday night, Kira Sabin, a dating coach, came and talked to 71 students in Yockey about different things to put up with in relationships. She touched…

MAC attempts to get more attention
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MAC attempts to get more attention

By Paige Potter– The MAC PAC is back and ready for this school year with fun activities and events planned for all students at Morningside. This year’s activities will be entertaining for all who attend, thanks to the staff of four experienced MAC executives and many student volunteers.  The Morningside Activities Council (MAC) is made…

The things you would have said
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The things you would have said

By Brittany Poss ~ Friends fall out of touch, people run out of time, or sometimes courage simply fails resulting in unshared thank-yous, regrets, feelings or secrets. Jackie Hooper, author of The Things You Would Have Said, has given thousands the chance to say what they have always wanted someone to know. Hooper came up…

Contraband
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Contraband

By Shelby Powell ~ Recently released on DVD, Contraband stars Mark Wahlberg as a hardscrabble, former smuggler who is forced to go on one last run to ensure the safety of his family. Contraband also stars Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, and Ben Foster. The film is nowhere near as awful as one might expect. Wahlberg…

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