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“Alien” is an iconic sci-fi movie 40 years later

September 13, 2019

JACOB ARNER STAFF WRITER     Originally released in the summer of 1979, “Alien” is a classic film of the sci-fi and horror genre and is considered one of the most famous films of all time. Whether it’s the iconic xenomorph creature introduced in the film, or the famous ch...

Disney+ set to compete with Netflix as future of streaming

September 12, 2019

HAYDEN BROWN STAFF WRITER When Netflix launched its streaming platform, it revolutionized the television industry. With Netflix’s amazing success, many companies are currently trying to replicate their prosperity. Among them is Disney +, Disney’s answer to Netflix. Disney + is to be released on ...

Movie remakes just are not as good as originals

September 12, 2019

CYNTHIA WEBB STAFF WRITER     “Lion King,” “The Mummy,” “Halloween,” and many more have been remade at least once. Few remakes are even better than the original film, many remakes never surpass the original film.      For example, “Psycho” was an amazi...

Musicals are making a comeback

September 12, 2019

HAYDEN BROWN STAFF WRITER    Broadway itself has always been famous. Everyone can envision the bright lights of a marquee, the curtain rising. While many know the basics of theatre, the general population does not remember the songs, plays, and performers that make theatre great.&nb...

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” puts scary twist on beloved books

September 12, 2019

MALIA BARNES ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR    Adapted from Alvin Schwartz’s trilogy “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” was originally published in 1981 through 1991. They are stories that didn’t seem like they could do much harm to the imagination. While the illustrations may raise a ...

Every Day is Monday: A downwards spiral and unconventional revival

September 6, 2019

HENRY MILLICAN CARTOONIST If someone were to ask a millennial what their favorite comic strip was in the newspaper, about 25% of them would say “what’s a newspaper?” The other 75% percent would most likely say Garfield. Created by illustrator Jim Davis, Garfield is the story of an uncharismatic, exotic cat living w...

Summer 2019 brings new Disney movies to audiences

September 4, 2019

LEXI ROBERTS STAFF WRITER      For many of us, the newly released Disney movies provided us with a chance to let out our inner child and bring back so many delightful memories. The recent live action remakes of The Lion King and Aladdin had people singing in the theaters to the songs they...

‘Come From Away’ tells a beautiful story of kindness

Photo contributed by Abby Mortensen

September 3, 2019

ABBY MORTENSON EDITOR-IN-CHIEF When I first sat down in the Saenger The­atre in New Orleans on June 2, I didn’t know what to expect from the show I was seeing. Come from Away is set following the planes grounded after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The production is based on true events,...

“Six” is an international sensation

September 1, 2019

ABBY MORTENSEN EDITOR IN CHIEF    Most people probably know the music of Six from TikTok where lyrics from ‘Don’t Lose Your Head’ and ‘Get Down’ are used, but this musical is so much more than that. The concept of the show is to tell the stories of King Henry VIII’s six wi...

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