“Come From Away” to see one of Broadway’s finest
BY ARIELLE KRAUS “Come From Away” is a Broadway show like no other. With a cast of only 12 adults, the show blows the audience away with its music, props and message. The show is set during a tragedy, but shows individuals that there is light even in the... Read more
“The Hate U Give” gives a lot to think about
BY KAREN SUROS Impactful. The word alone does not do justice to all the emotions “The Hate U Give” creates inside all members of the general audience. While racial divides are a big theme throughout the film, it’s able to unify a variety of people with its strong message.... Read more
Binge-watchers beware, this one will play tricks on the mind: “Manic” might just drive viewers crazy
BY KAREN SUROS “Maniac” is out of the ordinary in more ways than one. It is a limited series on Netflix, meaning that the number of episodes were predetermined, and there will be no further “seasons”– just the 10 episodes available now. The Netflix original is categorized as a... Read more
BROCKHAMPTON releases fourth studio album, “iridescence”
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Released September 21, 2018, “iridescence” is BROCKHAMPTON’s first studio album since the removal of Ameer Vann from the group following accusations against the rapper of sexual assault. Lead by vocalist Kevin Abstract, the self-proclaimed “boy band” BROCKHAMPTON released three studio albums in 2017, known as the... Read more
A season of love: “Grey’s Anatomy” premieres its 15th season
BY ARIELLE KRAUS “Grey’s Anatomy” returned to ABC with a two-hour premiere of its 15th season on September 27. The show follows the lives of the diverse doctors who work at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle. Unsurprisingly, season 15 dove right into the dramatic lives of each returning... Read more
From flicker to flame: Former One Direction bandmate takes the stage as a solo artist
BY EMMA FRANZ The lights grew dim and the cheers from the crowd increased in volume as fans stood to welcome Niall Horan to the stage. Even the horrid 90-degree weather could not stop these dedicated concert-goers from attending the Flicker World Tour, which had its last show at... Read more
2K goes for a slam dunk with “NBA 2K19”
BY RYAN MERARD One of the most highly anticipated sports video game has made its annual comeback. Available for pre-order September 7 and officially released September 11, NBA 2K19 was released on PlayStation, Xbox and PC through gaming company 2K. This year’s copy of the game marks its 20-year... Read more
“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser”: There’s more to movies than meets the eye
BY KAREN SUROS “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” seems to be the latest and greatest in the teen rom-com movie craze. It follows the story of Sierra Burgess, played by Shannon Purser, a smart yet unpopular high school student who receives a wrong number text that spurs a whirlwind... Read more
LeBron James scores again, collaborating with HBO to debut in “The Shop”
BY RYAN MERARD LeBron James, three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion and holder of four Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, is mainly known for his actions on the court. But James has recently been making major moves off the court. He has performed many actions in our society from... Read more
Muppets, murders and Melissa McCarthy
BY GENNA NORDLING “The Happytime Murders” is a raunchy spin on the beloved “Muppets” franchise. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks and Maya Rudolph, the crime comedy cracked some good jokes, but the rest of the movie was too dirty to actually laugh. Phil Philips (a puppet) and Connie Edwards... Read more