Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Darius, Roberson put on soul striking show at Lyman Center


Haljit Basuljevic – Contributor The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts was packed Saturday night for another entry in the venues jazz series. Darius soulfully kicked off a solo that received a wave of thunderous applause. He was accompanied by the saxophonist was Grammy award-nominee and R&B singer Eric Roberson whose “cool cat” persona electrified the crowd. The 1,500

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The role of politics in music, ads and film


Jacob Waring – Reporter Eminem’s anti-Trump rap at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. Kanye West’s “Ye vs. the People,” which featured Kanye rapping praise upon President Trump and Jim Carrey routinely paints portraits of politicians or political situations with his perspective. Television, movie stars and musicians have been on talk shows expressing their political messages for years. These are just

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A fantastic follow up to franchise favorites


Jeff Lamson – Arts & Entertainment Editor Audiences for “Creed II” should not expect a follow-up to “Creed” or “Rocky IV,” but a story pulling from and building on each of them. Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) and his son Viktor (Florian Munteanu) arrive on the scene just as Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is named World Heavyweight Champion to redeem

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SAGE Center honors trans murder victims


J’Mari Hughes – Reporter To commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, members of the Sexuality and Gender Equality center created posters to be displayed in a variety of places on campus featuring photos, biographies and positive comments of transgender people who have been killed. 2018 has been the deadliest year for transgender individuals surpassing the already high enough amount of trans people that

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English department taking submissions to explore social justice in literature


Matt Gad – Contributor Meredith Sinclair, an assistant professor of secondary education in the English department, is spearheading an effort, tied into the university wide Social Justice Month, to look for books and other works of literature, with themes of social justice. “There are powerful texts out there that can help us to understand what social justice means and why there’s

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The pulpy Overlord defies expectations


Haljit Basuljevic – Contributor   “Overlord,” released last week did not invite much hype, but defied the expectations of it.   The audience is dropped in the midst of Allied soldiers scrambling on a plane leading up to D-Day in Europe in World War II. Their mission is to destroy a German radio position perched atop an old church, to prevent the interception of air supplies by enemy troops. Pulsating fear envelops them as they watch

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Scholarships awarded to talent show winners


Alexandra Scicchitano – Contributor Winners of the Expressions of Social Justice Talent Show were awarded scholarships, but one student claims her group was cheated out of winning. “It was a surprise to us that he offered scholarships to the individual winners and for the clubs and organizations. He offered them funds that can go into their fundraising to support the

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