Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Should the Oscar’s recognize blockbusters?


Tyler Fisher – Contributor  2018 has been a big year for blockbuster movies. So far this year, movies like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War have taken over mainstream media, and in many ways have influenced large parts of the film industry. Earlier this year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that is responsible for organizing the Oscars, discussed the possibility of

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Censorship and politics of musicians


Michelle Shnayder – Contributor Music is a powerful and influential art form ever since the dawn of media, and there has been a debate about whether or not popular music should be censored, and if so, what kinds of words and topics should be off limits in popular music. At last year’s BET music awards, rapper Eminem called President Trump everything from “Donald the b—-” to a

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Just Dance! class makes working out fun


Austin Elliot – Contributor A group of four students gathered in the aerobics room of the SCSU Fitness Center Thursday to participate in the second session of the new “Just Dance!” class. The class, instructed by a senior, Megan Baker, is the most recent addition to the Fitness Center’s schedule and the only dance class this school year. When asked about the program the

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Graphic designer inspired by grandfather


Jeff Lamson – 
 Arts & Entertainment Editor Inspired by her grandfather and exploring identity through conscious messages, Han Liu is making her way to be a graphic designer with positive and practical applications. The junior, studio art major with a concentration in graphic design, said that her grandfather had a big influence on her and was her first inspiration.

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Are the arts worth pursuing?


Alexandra Scicchitano – General News Reporter Companies want everything to look good, but don’t want people to be trained in the arts, according to Larry Nye, an associate theatre department professor. “Art is around everyone,” said Nye. With the new administration on campus, such as President Joe Bertolino and Robert Prezant, the provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at

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A horror spin-off without spirit


Jeff Lamson – 
 Arts & Entertainment Editor Fans of “The Conjuring” deserve better than the underwhelming spinoff, “The Nun.” Viewers have come to expect subtle grounded horror from James Wan, but “The Nun” is just another example of how his ideas, worlds and characters are best handled in his own hands. The same happened with the “Insidious,” and “Saw,”

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Alumnus returns to honor firefighters


Jeff Lamson -
 Arts & Entertainment Editor Southern alumnus Dan Lauria, Class of 1970, returns to Southern to honor firefighters with costar, Wendie Malick, in the play, “The Guys.” “The Guys,” is based on a true story, Lauria said, that playwright and journalist, Anne Nelson experienced in the wake of 9/11. Fire captain, Nick (Lauria), lost eight members of his

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