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Student Spotlight Series tells stories by students, for students

Student Spotlight Series tells stories by students, for students

April 3, 2019

The second annual Student Spotlight series, sponsored by SGA, is in full swing. Eight students were selected to share their stories, TED Talk style, through the months of March and April. Ryan Young, SGA’s vice president of Student Engagement, has been hard at work the past several months to ensure...

Hulu Original ‘The Act’ defies audience expectations

Hulu Original ‘The Act’ defies audience expectations

April 3, 2019

In the summer of 2015, Gypsy Rose Blanchard made national news for the slaying of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Since these events, multiple adapations have been produced. HBO released the only film adaptation, “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” in May 2017. Following the release of this film, a few television...

Local murals bring color, culture and history to Erie’s streets

Local murals bring color, culture and history to Erie’s streets

March 27, 2019

As blue skies and sunshine finally begin to grace Erie, it is the perfect time to lace up a pair of walking shoes and explore the city. A trip to the Erie Art Museum is always a good choice to pass an afternoon. A visitor could spend hours wandering the galleries, poring over pieces beautiful and intricate,...

American Football continues to keep emo rock alive

American Football continues to keep emo rock alive

March 27, 2019

Let’s go back to a different time: It is 1999. Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Goo Goo Dolls and The Backstreet Boys are dominating the airwaves. The grunge rock movement is starting to come to an end, with an influx of people wanting more pop and hip-hop centered...

‘Queer Eye’ surprises; true beauty comes from within

‘Queer Eye’ surprises; true beauty comes from within

March 27, 2019

Over the years, television networks have introduced a variety of feel-good shows for their audiences. These are shows that give audiences a sense of happiness and optimism while watching. With all the reality shows today, it is hard to consider any of them as “feel-good.” However, the series “Queer...

New Netflix movie gives ‘The Dirt’ on Motley Crue

The Dirt
Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee; Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars

March 26, 2019

For years I have been a casual fan of Motley Crue. I’ve rocked out to their more mainstream songs like “Dr. Feelgood” and “Kickstart My Heart,” and have even branched out to lesser known songs, but I have never considered myself a true fan of theirs. So when I saw that a biopic about the...

‘Christopher Robin’ brings back childhood nostalgia

Christopher Robin. (Ewan McGregor) with his long time friend Winnie the Pooh in Disney’s live-action adventure CHRISTOPHER ROBIN.

March 20, 2019

In the past few years, Disney has worked to take childhood classics from the cartoon world to the real world. This has been done with “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Jungle Book” and soon Disney will release “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.” In the late summer of 2018,...

Student photography displayed in Schuster Gallery through April 5

Student photography displayed in Schuster Gallery through April 5

March 20, 2019

Photographs taken near and far are currently on display at Schuster Gallery, located on the first floor of the Center for Communication and the Arts. Familiar spots, such as AJ’s Way and the Bayfront, are juxtaposed with striking images from across the country and around the world. The concrete jungle...

XXX’s second album provides new relaxing take on hip-hop

XXX’s second album provides new relaxing take on hip-hop

March 20, 2019

J-pop, K-pop, even C-pop have seamlessly been making waves in our Western culture. Whether you like it or not, many artists are taking notes from this influx coming from the east, but one sound that hasn’t seen much light is Asian hip-hop. So, why is that? Honestly, I think it’s because rap music...

‘Captain Marvel’ becomes critical and commercial success

‘Captain Marvel’ becomes critical and commercial success

March 19, 2019

I was in no way, shape or form excited to see “Captain Marvel.” When the trailer was posted I was like “Neat, a new MCU movie,” and that was about it. My biggest issue was with Brie Larson as the titular superhero. Everything that she said in the trailer sounded really forced and I thought...

Firefighter classic is perfect for your next movie night

Firefighter classic is perfect for your next movie night

February 27, 2019

OK, put yourself in my shoes. With the Oscars airing over the weekend, you feel like you have got to go see something that’s nominated for Best Picture. The only problem is that you’ve been kind of “movied out” and your wallet has been taking a serious hit lately. Even though your aunt got you...

‘Main Pop Girl 2019’ offers change of pace for many listeners

‘Main Pop Girl 2019’ offers change of pace for many listeners

February 27, 2019

There are several reasons why music has always piqued my interest. One of the biggest reasons is the development and progression that each year shows in the different genres that I follow. However, another reason is the discovery of new and interesting artists in the underground scene who bring new...

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