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...

Arts & Entertainment / April 24, 2022 Netflix’s Gacy documentary will give you chills

by Chloe Pieper–Netflix premiered a new limited series called “Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes” on April 20. The show traces the life of John Wayne Gacy and what led him to commit some of the worst crimes.  Gacy was one of the most prolific serial killers and sex offenders in America....

Arts & Entertainment, Features / April 24, 2022 Places to go before you’re old

by Chloe Pieper–As college students, we may not prioritize traveling. People think it’s something to do when you’re older and have the money. However, when you hit your 50s, or later, traveling may not be a priority. That’s why it’s best to do it while you are young.  Although we are college students, there are...

Arts & Entertainment / April 17, 2022 Bridgerton Review

Jadyn Steffen-The Netflix Original Series Bridgerton recently released its second season on March 25th, 2022. The first season was such a success that season two had some really high expectations to meet, and it is safe to say that it did just that. This season starts off during another “Social” season, which refers to the...

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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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Mirrors bring campus together

Sculpture finishes Hilker Campus Mall By Nick Buth– While academic research was on display across campus during the Palmer Symposium, the Hilker Campus Mall was getting its final touches in the form of 20 to 30 tons of limestone with mirror finish stainless steel plates affixed to their surfaces.  The stones arriving on site in…

‘Limitless’ has its limits
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‘Limitless’ has its limits

By Miranda Christian– Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, was disappointing. I would give it 2.5 out of 5 stars. The movie is listed as a mysterious and suspenseful science fiction fantasy, and while it was suspenseful, there seemed to be something lacking. Eddie Morra (Cooper) is an author who is struggling with writer’s block. Eddie bumps…

Red Riding Hood: Unexpected love story
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Red Riding Hood: Unexpected love story

By Michelle Kuester– Red Riding Hood is the latest movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke (who is behind the Twilight movies) starring Amanda Seyfried. It is based on the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood; however, in this version, the relationship and dynamic between the wolf and Valerie (red riding hood) vary greatly from the original….

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