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Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’

James Keller, Copy Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

At just under 32 minutes long, “Let It Be” - The Beatles’ twelfth and final studio album - is considered by many to be the peak of their career as a group. With three songs reaching the top spot on American Charts and the complete album spending 17 weeks on the Billboard’s Top 100, “Let it Be” cement...

Top 10 songs to listen to after a breakup

Top 10 songs to listen to after a breakup

Elizabeth Harmison, News Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” - John Mayer John Mayer is an expert when it comes to writing wistful love songs, and “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” is no exception. The layering of his vocals with various instruments creates a unique sound and depth that convey Mayer’s emotions ...

Oscars: Who should have won?

Oscars: Who should have won?

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Best Picture Winner: “Moonlight” What should have won: “La La Land” Why?: Of all of the films nominated this year, “La La Land” serves as a great testament to the power and beauty of the art of cinema. It constructs a multi-layered narrative chronicling the journeys of two individual...

If you like this song, then try this

If you like this song, then try this

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

If you like The Weeknd's "Starboy," then try Neon Indian's "Annie." Similarities Dark, electronic, and moody tone Themes of alienation, filled with emotion, and include immensely memorable and danceable instrumentation. What's notable? This first single from Neon Indian’s excellent 2015 a...

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds upon the Caped Crusader’s legacy

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds upon the Caped Crusader’s legacy

Druw Van Der Werff, Media Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Comedy, charm, and endearment are the three words that came to mind when I was watching “The Lego Batman Movie.” The Warner Brothers’ latest movie is an absolute masterpiece that just barely misses the bar set by its predecessor released in 2014, “The Lego Movie.” “The Lego Batman Movie”...

Mixing Mediums

Mixing Mediums

Edward Benner, Entertainment
February 17, 2017
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment

As student artists work to hone their talents, they discover what media best enable them to express themselves. Featured are three artists who speak about their backgrounds, favorite works they have created, and where they find inspiration.

Food Fight: Waffle House and IHOP

Food Fight: Waffle House and IHOP

Anna Sullivan and Elizabeth Harmison
February 14, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Two breakfast restaurants, Waffle House and IHOP, battle it out to see which one offers the better 24 hour service.

Fondue restaurant provides unique dining experience

Fondue restaurant provides unique dining experience

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Cheese and chocolate fondue what more could you want? If you are looking for a unique dining experience, look no further than The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot is a fondue-style restaurant, where guests can enjoy several different dishes, all of which are cooked with a fondue. Fondue is a type of coo...

Dress destinations for this dance season

Dress destinations for this dance season

Alyssa Kraus, Copy Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

With Prom and Ring coming up, many students are searching for the perfect dress. In order to make your dress-finding experience easier, here are some local store reviews to help you out: Elegant Touch Bridal and Tuxedo: Elegant Touch is primarily a store for wedding dresses located in Nottingham. However...

Finding the best Netflix Original for you

Finding the best Netflix Original for you

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

If you're looking for shows or movies to stream instantly, Netflix has a large selection of original productions for every genre. Here's a list of Netflix Originals for the sci-fi fan, the comedy lover, the documentary lover, and anyone who loves a feel-good movie. For the sci-fi lover - “Stranger Things” This eerie...

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

James Keller, Copy Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

“The Dark Side of the Moon” is one of the greatest albums of all time. It holds the title as one of the best-selling albums with over 45 million copies sold. Although the band Pink Floyd had already reached stardom with their prior albums, “The Dark Side of the Moon” set their name in stone as...

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘Run the Jewels 3’ raps in hopes of a revolution

Benner’s B-Sides: ‘Run the Jewels 3’ raps in hopes of a revolution

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Killer Mike passionately raps, “You defeat the devil when you hold onto hope; cause kinfolk life is beautiful and we ain’t gotta die for them other men” on the stunning track “2100” off of Run the Jewels’ latest album “Run the Jewels 3.” The new album is a bold, defiant, and extreme political...

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