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Serial podcast reopens closed case

Serial podcast reopens closed case

Rafael Buettner-Salido, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014


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This season on the new NPR podcast Serial follows the story of Adnan Syed, a teenager from Baltimore in 1999, when he was arrested for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and good friend Hae Min Lee.

Must-see movies for Winter Break

Must-see movies for Winter Break

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

December 11, 2014


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Mid-Term exams are quickly approaching and the stress could be unbearable. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Winter Break is the time to unwind, vacation with family, or simply sit around and enjoy the two weeks off. But, what students don’t want to miss out on are the movies that will be in movie theaters in the coming weeks. This is the time of year for the Oscar-bait type movies—movies that are expected to claim Best Picture nominations. These are the best movies that will be shown this year, and the five you have to go see.

Swift’s new album “1989” tops Billboard chart

Swift’s new album “1989” tops Billboard chart

Lauren Boettcher, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


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Celebrating its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling nearly 1.7 million albums since its release on Oct. 27, Taylor Swift’s new album "1989" appears to be one of her strongest creations. Swift has abandoned her country roots and has adopted a completely new sound for this album...

Michael Keaton dazzles in Birdman

Michael Keaton dazzles in Birdman

Patrick Commers, Arts Reviewer

November 16, 2014


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The movie Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) shows a side of Michael Keaton that not many have seen before. Keaton played Batman in the Burton films in 1989 and 1992, and because of Keaton’s struggles after his role in the Batman films the film Birdman makes fun of this by showing Keaton in the similar role Birdman. A dark comedy, it will appeal to Broadway and movie fans alike.

Quirky Miranda July’s New Society disappoints

Quirky Miranda July’s New Society disappoints

Eva Perez-Greene, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2014


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If you’ve ever felt like dropping everything and joining a cult, Miranda July’s New Society seeks to provide this radical experience. All in 2 hours. From your cushy seat in the Walker’s McGuire Theater. For 35 dollars. But don’t be misled! New Society is no Jonestown or Heaven’s Gate.

Movies for the Macabre: 5 Movies for Halloween

Movies for the Macabre: 5 Movies for Halloween

Patrick Commers, Head Photographer/Arts Reviewer

October 30, 2014


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5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Faire Use Image: IMDb ...the original one of course, this movie will cause you to stay awake for a couple nights. With a movie that specializes in making sure you won’t fall asleep, it is a classic scary movie that was good enough for a remake. Also, Fredd...

Gone Girl provides suspense at every turn

Gone Girl provides suspense at every turn

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

October 23, 2014


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If any movie could say that a viewer will not need the whole seat but just the edge, then this would be that movie. With a new twist every few minutes, no one will be bored by either the pace of Gone Girl or any of the characters. Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosemund Pike) play a marri...

Tune in to new fall television: Red Band Society, Gotham, How to Get Away With Murder

Tune in to new fall television: Red Band Society, Gotham, How to Get Away With Murder

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

October 2, 2014


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With the start of the school year comes the start of new television shows. Obviously many shows that people watch are starting again, but now comes the judging of the newbies. With major networks pitching numerous new shows to their audiences, it can become hectic to keep track of them all. A hospital...

Linklater creates masterpiece in Boyhood

Linklater creates masterpiece in Boyhood

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

September 30, 2014


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Richard Linklater spent over twelve years creating the movie Boyhood — twelve years well spent. Centering on a boy starting at the age of six, the film traverses the major events of any childhood and encapsulates them all in a three hour movie. Mason is your regular six year old. He loves video...

Guardians of the Galaxy shines as diamond in the rough of summer blockbusters

Guardians of the Galaxy shines as diamond in the rough of summer blockbusters

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

September 4, 2014


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With Labor Day behind us it is time to usher in the Oscar bait movies and leave the lackluster blockbusters in the summer. The summer season has turned into an age of big budget movies coming out every single weekend and it leaves many people seeing one of the movies each week then tossing it to the...

Godzilla film lacks wow factor

Godzilla film lacks wow factor

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

June 4, 2014


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Godzilla had the expectation to be one of the biggest box office hits of the year, but what was expected to be a bang was more of a whimper. Godzilla offers interesting special effects and a 3D experience that might seem fun walking into the theater, but you might not feel the same way walking out. Thi...

Ensemble cast brings to life the best musical you’ve never heard of

Ensemble cast brings to  life the best musical  you’ve never  heard of

Patrick Commers, Arts Critic

May 30, 2014


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It is curtains for the Upper School musical Once on this Island. A story of life, love, and loss, Once on this Island was a well rehearsed, song filled production. Centering on a small Caribbean island where two separate groups of people live, it is a musical and reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet and The...