Arts & Entertainment, Morningside People / December 11, 2023 Senior art show: ‘Art as an Educator’

by Chaise Pfanstiel–Lauren Hedlund, a Morningside senior, presented her solo art show called “Art as an Educator.” Her solo show involved a reception on Monday, December 4, and continued through the week, ending Friday December 8. Students, faculty, and the public were all invited to see and purchase Hedlund’s artwork. Hedlund’s art show showcases artwork...

Arts & Entertainment / October 11, 2023 Equalizer 3: It’s not Man on Fire, unfortunately

by Alexis Spier — Denzel Washington is equalizing again. This time he’s in Italy. In Equalizer 3, Robert McCall (Denzel) travels to Sicily in search of the man who stole something. Before we see McCall on screen, the camera follows an older man with a young boy pulling up into the driveway of a large...

Arts & Entertainment, News / September 18, 2023 Coming in November: Leveling Up

by Alexis Spier–The cast for the play Leveling Up has been decided. The opening show will be performed Thursday, November 9, in Klinger Neal Theater.  Leveling Up is about three video-game loving teenagers living in Las Vegas. Playing video games becomes more than fun for one of the teens when he is hired by the...

Arts & Entertainment / December 11, 2022 We Deserve Monuments- Book Review

by Payton Miller — We Deserve Monuments- Book ReviewReleased November 29th, We Deserve Monuments has made waves in unexpected ways across social media.  We Deserve Monuments, a book by Jas Hammons, follows the story of 17 year-old Avery Anderson as she moves with her family from Washington DC to the small town of Bardell, Georgia....

Arts & Entertainment / October 23, 2022 Amsterdam Review

By Rena Ketelsen – Amsterdam (2022) is a very peculiar, funny movie with powerful, compelling performances from actors such as Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, and John David Washington. The movie, directed by David O. Russell, was released on October 7. The cast is star-studded including names like Robert De Niro, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rami Malek, and...

Arts & Entertainment / October 23, 2022 Werewolf By Night Review

By Rena Ketelsen – Werewolf By Night (2022) breaks a streak of recent disappointing Marvel Studios productions with a well-executed attempt at using a different genre and interesting, new characters. Marvel Studios’ Special Feature is a 54-minute-long special feature that was released on October 7, 2022, on Disney Plus. Unlike other recent Marvel Studios productions,...

Arts & Entertainment / October 17, 2022 She-Hulk Is Part of Marvel Trend

By Rena Ketelsen – She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022) is the introduction of Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is part of a streak of recent Marvel Studios productions that have been decent at best and straight-out disappointing at worst. It was preceded by Thor: Love and Thunder...

Arts & Entertainment, Morningside People / October 17, 2022 Dorms & Dragons

By Rena Ketelsen – Dorms and Dragons is a student group which is organized by David Elder. This group is split up into smaller groups that meet on a weekly basis to play Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). According to Elder, this semester has 30 to 40 students with six running campaigns. This is Elder’s second...

Arts & Entertainment / May 1, 2022 ‘365 Days’ returns; Massimo v. Nacho (scandalous!)

by Chloe Pieper–The sequel to 365 Days, 365 Days: This Day, was finally released April 27. Women all over have been anticipating this steamy romance movie drop for a year.  Polish movies are chaotic as they are steamy. The main male character, Massimo, is a mafia leader that kidnapped the woman, Laura, in the last movie....

Arts & Entertainment, Features / May 1, 2022 Living things inspire Folsom’s art

by Payton Miller–Senior Haylie Folsom presents her art showcase “The Lonely Planet” beginning April 25th through the 29th in the Eppley art gallery. A gallery inspired by living things that currently roam or at some point roamed the earth. Subjects that will be on display range from dinosaurs, to deer, and even some smaller animals...

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Gaming isn’t just for kids anymore

By Kevin Green– It’s that time of year again; time to batten down the hatches and get ready for old Jack Frost to come a-dancing. Many of you are from Iowa and live in the dorms at Morningside. So you know all too well that even jaunting out for a bite to eat is soon…

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The evolution of social media

By Shelby Powell– What started as a small idea in the mind of a young man named Tom became, in 8 short years, a full-blown phenomenon. Social media, or communication through the web-based technologies, began with Myspace. All one needed was a camera and an Internet connection to put themselves (or a carefully crafted version…

What’s missing from your Hulu queue?
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What’s missing from your Hulu queue?

By Shelby Powell– Busy college students with full schedules are always looking for a way to wind down after a long day or power up during a homework break. A bag of Cheetos and 30 minutes of comedic escapism are exactly what the wayward student needs. For many, watching the same old episode of Friends…

Review: African Cats
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Review: African Cats

By Miranda Christian– I rate African Cats five out of five stars. The movie fits all age types as Disney takes us through a wild adventure with two mothers, a lion and her cub, and a cheetah with five newborns. The movie is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, whose voice is the perfect tone for…

Review: Soul Surfer
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Review: Soul Surfer

By Jordan Ogren– “When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion.” Soul Surfer hit the big screen on April 8, telling the true story of pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton’s courage to get back in the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack. AnnaSophia…

Review: Never Let Me Go
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Review: Never Let Me Go

By Michelle Kuester– Never Let Me Go is the film adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Kazuo Ishiguro. The film version was directed by Mark Romanek and stars Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, and Carey Mulligan as three students at a boarding school in England. The three – Ruth, Tommy, and Kathy…

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