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Terrific Tarheel State – More that NC has to Offer

Terrific Tarheel State – More that NC has to Offer

Abigael Maldonado-Figueroa, Entertainment Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Enduring through a tough but well-fought season, and after losing the championship the year before, the Carolina Tar Heels from Chapel Hill, NC won the NCAA Championship last night. The men's basketball team has a history of being one of the best teams in the country, as well as UNC-Chapel Hill being...

RuPaul Returns for Another Season of Drag Race

RuPaul Returns for Another Season of Drag Race

Sean Eagan, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

RuPaul has returned for yet another season of his hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race. On Friday, March 25th, Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiered on VH1 with special guest judge Lady Gaga. Modeled after Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model, RuPaul’s Drag Race is a television show ...

To Get Out or Not, That is the Question

To Get Out or Not, That is the Question

Abigael Maldonado-Figueroa, Entertainment Staff Writer
March 19, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

After seeing the preview for the movie Get Out for the first time on Facebook, I knew I had to take a trip during Spring Break to see it. Finally, amidst the major racial controversies that were popping up around the country, especially the ones fueled by the new person in the White House, someone ...

Oscars 2017: Highlights

Oscars 2017: Highlights

Sean Eagan
March 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On Sunday, February 26th, the 89th Academy Awards aired for millions of viewers in the United States and around the world. Hosted by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, the theme of the night seemed to be how movies can unite us all especially in the current division of our nation. Going aga...

The BTS on BTS

The BTS on BTS

Mariam Akbar
February 18, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

    To most people, BTS is an abbreviation for ‘Behind the Scenes’ or ‘Back to School.’ But for a quickly growing population of music fans, it is the name of the Korean band that’s taking the world by musical storm. So here is the Behind the Scenes (BTS) on The Bangtan Boys ...

Netflix Procrastination: Santa Clarita Diet

Netflix Procrastination: Santa Clarita Diet

Abigael Maldonado-Figueroa, Entertainment Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Who doesn't appreciate a show with Drew Barrymore eating people? On February 3rd, a new show on Netflix came out, Santa Clarita Diet. The name does not really give off any type of hints as to what this said diet will be, only that it involves some type of special food, and it makes Barrymore feel...

Review: Hidden Figures

Review: Hidden Figures

Sean Eagan
January 30, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

A narrative unknown to most, Hidden Figures tells the true story of three black women whose contributions were essential to NASA’s space program in the 1960s. Set in 1961, these women overcome gender and racial barriers to succeed in a white-male dominated field. Hidden Figures excellently defies th...

Shoot for The Starboy

Shoot for The Starboy

Mariam Akbar
January 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

2016 may not have been the best year ever for the rest of the world, but it was a far different story for Canadian musician The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye). His album Starboy made him a household name, as he is currently the #1 most listened to artist in the world, with almost 40 million listeners on Spoti...

Chaos in Kanye’s World

Chaos in Kanye’s World

Sean Eagan, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

On November 21st, Kanye West was hospitalized in a mental facility for mental exhaustion and sleep deprivation. A 911 Call was made from the house of West’s personal trainer, Harley Pasternak with the reason of a “psychiatric emergency.” The rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian, rushed to the facility ...

Almost Christmas, Literally

Almost Christmas, Literally

Abigael Maldonado-Figueroa, Entertainment Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

With only 24 days and a few hours until Christmas, I am certain the majority of the student body who celebrates Christmas is excited. Since November 11, there has been a new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (who also directed Baggage Claim) called Almost Christmas out to build exciteme...

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