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Bohemian Rhapsody: A Movie Review

Bohemian Rhapsody: A Movie Review

Hannah Jaros, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bohemian Rhapsody was the film I’ve been waiting for all year. Being a fan of everything from the previous decade, I’ve loved Queen ever since I can remember. Freddie Mercury was the epitome of flamboyance and had an individualized magic when he performed. When I finally bought tickets, I was worried that it...

Movie Review: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Movie Review: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Charlotte Klett, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Friday, November 2nd, the new nutcracker movie was released in theaters. It's the first Christmas movie this year and a lot of people were concerned about its plot line after they've seen the trailer because it doesn't seem to be like the typical nutcracker story by Tschaikowski. After watching the...

My Beef with Bond

My Beef with Bond

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I love action movies. There’s something about the explosions and death-defying plots and impossible stunts that just exhilarates me. Real life can be so mundane that sometimes I need the pure, unadulterated fun that only action movies offer. And if I’m being honest, it doesn’t even have to be a ...

Salt to the Sea // Book Review

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives

Today’s media is filled with tales, both true and made-up, of the horrors of World War II. There’s a good reason for this, but a stand-out in this genre is the novel Salt to the Sea by author Ruta Sepetys. It revolves around the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the largest maritime disaster in hi...

Book Review: Famous Last Words

Book Review: Famous Last Words

Marlyn Gajek, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives

Everyone has his/her own horror story experiences. For Willa Cresky her horror experience starts when her mother remarries to a famous movie producer, Jonathan, and they move to a mansion of a famous movie actress named Diana Del Mar. When Willa moves in, the first thing she does is do some magic w...

Five Foot Two: A Look Into the Eccentric Life of Gaga

Five Foot Two: A Look Into the Eccentric Life of Gaga

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home

Celebrities throughout the ages have assumed a stage persona, an alter ego of their true selves to present to the public. This walking stereotype doesn't do them justice, doesn't show the complexity of their personality. Recently, my eyes have been opened to this dilemma as it applies to Lady Gaga, through...

Wolf Princess Review/Summary

Wolf Princess Review/Summary

Marlyn Gajek, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The book Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable is about a girl whose name is Sophie Smith. The book starts off with her waking up in her dorm in France. She’s heading to class and gets in trouble by the teacher since her shirt has a hole in, actually a lot of them. Her wonderful friends Delphine and Maria...

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Student Life

A legendary man named Hugh Gallagher wrote the greatest college application essay of all time in 1990.  He got into NYU and graduated from the highly prestigious school.  Republished in Kettering University, here is the essay with minimal additions from yours truly. Enjoy. I am a dynamic figure,...

Song of the Day: MIC Drop

Song of the Day: MIC Drop

Myrah Rafiah Beverly, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단) is one of the most popular and international KPOP (short for Korean pop) groups in the right now. Their hip-hop inspired song, MIC Drop, is not a released single from their recent EP, Love Yourself: Her, however, it has international recognition. It attacks jealous and v...

NBA Live 18 Review

NBA Live 18 Review

Jack Berens, Coeditor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives, Student Life

I confess my skepticism this fall when I contemplated purchasing NBA Live instead of NBA 2K as the basketball I'd play this season on my Xbox One.  I hadn't bought NBA Live since 2009, and I've played its competitor Visual Concepts's 2K series every year since then.  However, since NBA Live 18 cost...

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