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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fantastic Beasts Begins New Era Of Magic

POTTER’S ENDURING INFLUENCE It’s been a great year for Harry Potter fans, aka Potterheads. The last Potter film was released in 2012, but the boy who lived made a comeback in so many ways. With a new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, playing

Star Wars versus Star Trek

TREK: A TECHNOLOGICAL TERROR It’s never been a contest between Star Trek and Star Wars. Not really. Trekkies have always had it out for the legions of Star Wars fans partly because of the latter’s spectacular success. (That’s actual legions, by the way: hand-crafted Stormtrooper

Gilmore Girls Revives Magic of Stars Hollow

A LOVABLE, MESSY RETURN Revivals don’t get much better than Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Gilmore Girls is notorious for ending on a sour note. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, creators and head writers, were ousted from the show’s final season in 2007

City Scapes: Morgan Mackey

Never underestimate the power of a week off from school. Fall Break gave me just what I needed: an actual break. A few consecutive days where I didn’t have to rush to and from class, try to do homework, and squeeze in time for friends.

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Boycott Abusive Actors: Yes or No?

RUIN THEIR CAREERS The much-anticipated Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiered on Nov. 18. A few months prior to its release, The Guardian  revealed that actor Johnny Depp—who played a role in the movie—had abused his now ex-wife, actress Amber

Treat Student Baristas Like Humans

TIVOLI STARBUCKS CHALLENGES HUMANITY The average college student carries around five dollars in cash—barely enough to fund a much-needed cup of coffee between classes. With the rising costs of rent, food, clothes, and textbooks, some students have found a convenient job at our own Tivoli Starbucks that

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SINGLE REVIEW: Christine and the Queens

Saint Claude (Because Records) Having toured his exquisite album throughout Europe and the U.S., including Pitchfork, Panorama, and Bestival, fans of the classicallytrained instrumentalist turned electro-house producer will be treated to the remix of “Saint Claude” from French-sensation Christine & the Queens breakthrough self-titled album.

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SINGLE REVIEW: Alessia Cara

How Far I’ll Go (Walt Disney Records) Lin-Manuel Miranda dazzled audiences with his creative songwriting in his Broadway hit, Hamilton. On Oct. 27, Miranda proved his outstanding songwriting abilities and that his pen writes beyond the stage with the release of Alessia Cara’s new track

C.D. REVIEW: Taylor Bennett

Broad Shoulders (Upnorth Music) Taylor Bennett wants to make one thing clear: he is more than Chance the Rapper’s brother. The 20-year-old rapper currently stands unheard of compared to the success of his older brother Chancellor. But Taylor Bennett is slowly and surely on the

C.D. REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club

Gameshow (Parlophone Records) After a three-year musical hiatus, Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club is back with its third album Gameshow. Though the band had hinted at Gameshow being released back in 2015, the album dropped on Oct. 14 of this year. Gameshow’s vibe