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Vagina Monologues Auditions Complete; Rehersals Underway

By KATE PIERCE News Editor Rehearsals and preparation are underway for this year’s production of the Vagina Monologues, an episodic play in which each monologue deals with an aspect of feminine experience. The annual production…


No Contest: “Fist Fight” is A Disaster

By JACKSON MURPHY Staff Writer “Fist Fight” is easily one of the most tasteless and worthless movies ever made. For starters, the concept is absolutely ridiculous: raged high school teacher Mr. Strickland (played by Ice…


Michelle Branch to Release First Album in 14 Years

By AARON KREIN Arts Editor This year is shaping to be one for musician comebacks. Artists such as Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain, and Jessica Simpson are slated to release albums this year after a long…


“Metalicgaga:” Highs and Lows at the 2017 Grammys

By ETHAN HERZINGER Contributing Writer Last Sunday, February 12, 2017, music lovers everywhere gathered to celebrate today’s biggest acts. I was a little hesitant to watch the Grammys because in my opinion, I feel today’s…


Spontaneous Spotify Playlist

By KATIE KLIMACEK Co-Executive Editor Something that I have noticed over the years is that my taste in music is very eclectic. My likes range from popular artists like Mumford and Sons or Lady Gaga,…


Oscar Nominated Shorts: A Mixed Bag

By JACKSON MURPHY Staff Writer Each of this year’s five Oscar-nominated animated short films stands out in its own way, though not necessarily for good reasons. “Blind Vaysha” (Canada, 8 min.) – This is a…


Katy Perry Defies Odds With Socially Aware Pop Smash

By AARON KREIN Arts Editor Last Thursday when the clock struck midnight, pop songstress Katy Perry made her comeback with the release of “Chained to the Rhythm,” the first single to her highly anticipated, yet-to-be-titled…


Rose Record Label Group to Throw Gala

By AARON KREIN Arts Editor The music industry student-run company, Rose Record Label Group, will be holding their third event this Friday as a way of celebrating various releases and upcoming projects. The label was…


“The Comedian:” A Shocking Open Mic Night

By JACKSON MURPHY Staff Writer At 73, Robert De Niro is showing no signs of slowing down. Recently he’s had some big highs (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Intern”) and tremendous lows (“Dirty Grandpa”), and some…