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Maggie Rogers defines sound through debut album

Maggie Rogers defines sound through debut album

Abby Intveld

February 17, 2019


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Finding an album in which every song doesn’t sound the same but offers ranging sonic textures can be difficult, but “Heard It In a Past Life” is an album that proved it’s not impossible.   The 12-track album varies in sound from song to song, switching from upbeat electronic sounds to sm...

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Jenna Cook

February 12, 2019


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As a history and fantasy enthusiast, I wanted to enjoy “The Kid Who Would Be King.” Unfortunately, there was more to critique than to praise in not only the story, but the characterization, dialogue and much more. Taking place in a modern-day politically divided United Kingdom, the film tells the...

‘Sex Education’ doesn’t satisfy

‘Sex Education’ doesn’t satisfy

Emma Yarger

February 7, 2019


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“Sex Education” makes a surface level attempt to break the mold and only lands with inattentive audiences. This show is one of Netflix’s most recent attempts at a hit. However, it comes off just so — as an attempt. With a storyline full of tropes it is clear the show is trying too hard. “...

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

Megan Raatz

January 23, 2019


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Going to see “Aquaman,” I knew it wasn’t going to be the best movie ever, but I still came out of the theater disappointed. DC Comics’ newest attempt at putting some backstory behind its Justice League characters falls so terribly short even a wet shirtless Jason Momoa can’t save it. If yo...

‘Bumblebee’ mildly entertaining

‘Bumblebee’ mildly entertaining

Gabriel Kaplan

January 23, 2019


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When compared to other Transformer movies, “Bumblebee" directed by Travis Knight comes off as exceptional. However, “Bumblebee” is only mediocre compared to practically any other movie. “Bumblebee” holds a simple plot making it feel dull at times. The movie follows Charlie Watson (Hailee...

21 Savage evolves sound

21 Savage evolves sound

Amaia Barajas

January 21, 2019


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21 Savage’s sophomore album “i am>i was” proves that musicians can stay true to their roots while maturing in their sound. Since releasing his collaborative EP “Savage Mode” with Metro Boomin’ in 2016, 21 Savage has proved his talent in the rap game. With the opening reflective song...

Escape predictability

Escape predictability

Isabel Kjaer

January 20, 2019


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When I first watched the trailer for “Escape Room,” I was intrigued by the concept. Despite this, throughout the movie various aspects left me conflicted on whether I enjoyed the movie or not. “Escape Room” follows five characters as they adventure through a tricky invite-only escape room where each r...

‘When Katie Met Cassidy’ stands out

‘When Katie Met Cassidy’ stands out

Emma Yarger

January 18, 2019


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“When Katie Met Cassidy” is the rom-com we all need in our lives. This beautiful, easy read came out this past June and was featured on the podcast “The Female Gaze.” I found out about the novel when listening to an interview with the author, Camille Perri. The interview intrigued me so much ...

The top songs of 2018

The top songs of 2018

Dahlia Krebs and Mira Malka

January 17, 2019


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This infographic shows the most popular songs from the last year, according to Billboard's Top Charts. They are sorted into the genres hip-hop/rap, pop, rock and country.  ...

Series’ unfortunate conclusion satisfies expectations

Series’ unfortunate conclusion satisfies expectations

Jenna Cook

January 17, 2019


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Season three of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” brings about the end of the tale of Baudelaire orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny. And despite the show’s constant urging of the viewer to look away, I couldn’t slow myself down. The season starts exactly where the last one ended — on the ed...

Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Talia Lissauer

January 9, 2019


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It is no surprise that “Les Miserables” is one of America's longest-running musicals—there is something in it for almost everybody. The three-hour musical includes a dramatic love story, battles and a tragedy that doesn't run dry. The show starts out very slow. It's hard to pinpoint who everyon...

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Samantha Klepfer

December 19, 2018


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At odds with the other reboots of the Spider-Man story, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an absolute show stealer. The animated film centers around Miles Morales who becomes the second Spider-Man in his universe after being bitten by a radioactive spider. New York is being wracked by earthquake...

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