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Not* Just Another Teen Movie

Not* Just Another Teen Movie

Maron Tate, Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Sixteen-year-old Nadine is awkward, inflammatory, snarky, and an equally unlikeable and hilariously accurate representation of your own teenage self. She wears cool sneakers and vivid print skirts and sometimes has to be yanked out of her mother’s car like a resistive toddler in the school parking l...

Backlash to Beyoncé at the Country Music Awards

Backlash to Beyoncé at the Country Music Awards

Sean Eagan, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

On Wednesday, November 2nd, Beyoncé gave an incredible performance with The Dixie Chicks at the 2016 Country Music Awards (CMAs) in Nashville performing Daddy Lessons, a song from her Lemonade album that is heavily inspired by country music.  Beyoncé’s performance gave the awards show their hi...

Big Eyes Exposes the Truth About Fame, Commercialism, and Marital Abuse

Big Eyes Exposes the Truth About Fame, Commercialism, and Marital Abuse

Maron Tate, Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Walter Keane would have gone down in history as one of the most successful and highly acclaimed artists of the 50s and 60s through his provocative paintings of somber, bug-eyed waifs, except he wasn’t actually an artist, and they weren’t actually his paintings. In his 2015 debut of Big Eyes, Tim...

Be There or Be Square – Downtown Covington

Be There or Be Square – Downtown Covington

Abigael Maldonado-Figueroa, Entertainment Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

If you are stuck at Oxford for the weekend or simply have a free day with nothing to do, taking a trip to downtown Covington at the Square is always a good idea. There are little shops, restaurants, and even some salons that you can explore. Rent a bike from Bike Oxford, take a nice walk from the college,...

Amanda Knox: Exploration of Character Assassination in Netflix Documentary

Amanda Knox: Exploration of Character Assassination in Netflix Documentary

Maron Tate, Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

In wake of a crime-horror TV fad that produced series like How to Make a Murderer and Stranger Things comes a new Netflix documentary on the riveting investigation that transformed the life of 29-year-old Amanda Knox. Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn take the beaten and buried murder case of Knox’s roommate...

SNL Shines on the Final Debate and Lady Gaga

Sean Eagan, Entertainment Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

  On Saturday, October 22nd, Saturday Night Live (SNL) garnered the highest ratings in years with their coverage of the third and final presidential debate and performances by special guest Lady Gaga in the midst of her new album release. For years, Saturday Night Live has been famous for no...

Who Won the Nobel Prize in Literature? The Answer, my Friend…

Mary Mangual
October 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Alfred Nobel willed five prizes to be given annually in his name to men and women “for the greatest benefit to mankind.” One of these was left to he or she who “have produced the in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.” Last Thursday the Swedish Academy placed...

When the Budget Breaks: Movie Weekend

When the Budget Breaks: Movie Weekend

Abigael Maldonado-Figueroa, Entertainment Staff Writer
October 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

If you have not seen the trailer for the movie When the Bough Breaks, or have already gone to see it in theaters, then you may want to make a trip this weekend (it will soon be out of the box office) and watch it. Although it seems like the trailer gives the whole story away, I was definitely caught...

The Knowles Know-It-All: Comparing Beyoncé’s and Solange’s New Albums

Sean Eagan, Entertainment Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Beyoncé is one of of the most well-known and influential people in the world today. Unfortunately, that is not the same for Solange, the younger sister of Beyoncé. Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Solange’s A Seat at the Table are two albums that released this year that beautifully express the difficul...

The PSL Syndrome

The PSL Syndrome

Abigael Maldonado-Figueroa, Entertainment Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Topics

This past Thursday was the Autumnal Equinox. As we all know, this brings in all of the pumpkin products that to some might seem unnecessary and extra, but to others are so crucial to fall as ugly Christmas sweaters and cute scarves are to winter. Starbucks started out the pre-season by offering an...

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