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Louis C.K. picks fight with Parkland

Louis C.K. picks fight with Parkland

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life

Comedian Louis C.K. has been trying to get his career back on track after five women spoke out about sexual misconduct. The accusations surfaced in November 2017, when the women came forward to discuss their stories. Incidents of C.K.’s sexual misconduct date back to the late ‘90s, one woman spoke...

The art of influencing the Academy Awards

The art of influencing the Academy Awards

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life

In just a few days, Hollywood’s biggest stars will come together at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 91st Academy Awards. Plenty of controversy has surrounded this year’s Oscars ceremony, from Kevin Hart giving up his host duties to ABC’s decision to cut multiple categories from the telecast....

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

A woman with reddish-brown hair in a masterfully tailored black pantsuit sits amongst strangers. The faces that surround her are some of the most recognizable in the world but hers stands apart. It hasn’t graced any album covers or commanded a stadium of fans from the stage. Rather, she has largely...

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music, Politics, Showcase

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul’s newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds: DePaul’s newest onstage production infuses classic story with modern dance

Carolyn McCabe, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

“A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds” opened at The Theater School on Wednesday, February 13, nearly 100 years after it opened in Warsaw, Poland. Placed in a shetel in 1880s Eastern Europe, the play tells a story of lost souls, love and destiny, all while honoring Jewish traditions and people. The storyline...

Oscars Predictions

Oscars Predictions

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Lifestyle, Showcase, Theater

Who Will Win? Roma Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal and profoundly epic film snagged and broke the hearts of audiences and professionals alike. It also seems to be the one nominee with the least amount of bad blood so with that, I think it has a solid foot up on the other nominees.   Who Should Win? Roma o...

‘True Detective’ transcends genre tropes

‘True Detective’ transcends genre tropes

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“True Detective” was born of the tried and tired noir detective formula: There is a terrible crime that was never solved. A strong-but-silent detective can’t let it go – he has to know who did it. But he starts drinking. His wife and children begin to resent him because he grows distant. T...

St. Vincent DeJamz

Mary Rose Weber, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Was there some universal decision among the world’s musicians that early 2019 was the time to release all of their new music to the masses? It’s like a musical hydra’s head – as soon as you listen to one song, two more take its place. I may be alone in experiencing this phenomenon, as it may be ...

Actor’s racist comments shed light on widespread acceptance of racist rhetoric

Actor’s racist comments shed light on widespread acceptance of racist rhetoric

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

“I went up and down areas with a cosh…hoping some ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something…so that I could kill him.” Actor Liam Neeson’s shocking revelation of a race-based violent streak during a recent interview with The Independent has horrified longtime...

What’s Fresh on Netflix: True Crime Edition

What’s Fresh on Netflix: True Crime Edition

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Abducted in Plain Sight In what has become one of the most talked about true crime productions this year, “Abducted in Plain Sight” follows the Brobergs, a naive family from Idaho that unknowingly befriend their sociopathic neighbor who has eyes on their 12-year-old daughter. Robert Berchtold pr...

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE

Richard Requena & Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writers

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Super Bowl Sunday. The believed Atlanta born rapper is actually from the United Kingdom, coming to the U.S. with his family when he was 7 years old. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph entered the US l...

Festival Favorites

Festival Favorites

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to escape from the polar vortex of Chicago and attend the closing weekend of the Sundance Film Festival in the beautiful mountain valley of Utah. The Park City fest is most known for not only being the first big festival of the every year but also being an amaz...

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