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Cats 2019: A Review from Stage to Screen

Cats 2019: A Review from Stage to Screen

Ariana Ferrante, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2020

Warning: this article includes spoilers for the plot of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Cats’ and the recently released movie of the same name. Before seeing two versions of “Cats” -- onscreen and onstage at Boston Opera House -- my only exposure to the musical was listening to the cast recording...

A Different Take on The Batman

A Different Take on The Batman

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

Last year, Warner Bros., the studio that owns the film rights to DC Comics properties, announced it would make another film in the Batman franchise, with a new face -- Robert Pattinson -- donning the cape and cowl. Pattinson is best known for his role in the “Twilight” series as Edward Cullen. T...

Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

Beth Beaudry, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2020

History was made at the Oscars. “Parasite” became the first foreign-language movie to win best motion picture, and three other awards throughout the night. Zach Gottsagen became the first presenter with Down syndrome, as he helped to announce the best live-action short film award. Musician Eimear...

NBCUniversal’s: Peacock

NBCUniversal’s: Peacock

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

NBCUniversal has been working with Comcast to deliver Peacock, a streaming service that the company hopes will change distribution of new media, as much as possible. “This is a very exciting time for our company, as we chart the future of entertainment,” said Steve Burke, chairman of NBCUniversal....

Billie Eilish’s Success

Billie Eilish’s Success

Andrea Alverca, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

When she was 17, Billie Eilish accomplished what takes most pop years: written songs that are no.1 on various charts, and selling out concerts. She also appeared on talk shows with Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon. And just a few days ago, both Eilish and brother Finneas O’Connell took home 10...

Oscar Nominations Announced

Oscar Nominations Announced

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 13 2020, comedian and actress Issa Rae and actor John Cho presented the Oscar nominations in a two-part presentation through a global live stream. In 2016, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences set a goal to double the number of diverse members by 2020 following outrage over the lack...

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

“Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield” were finally released on Nov. 14 for the Nintendo Switch, welcoming players to the Galar region. The two games signal the eighth generation of a game series that has spanned more than two decades. Rather than being released on a strictly handheld console,...

Movies to Watch this Holiday Season

Movies to Watch this Holiday Season

Idelis Pizarro, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2019

Be sure to bundle up in a warm blanket and have some hot cocoa nearby, because this holiday season is the perfect time to binge watch Christmas movies. Not only are there new Christmas movies coming out this year, but classics to watch, too. “A Christmas Story” follows the wintry exploits of...

“Crazy Rich Asians” and “Game of Thrones” actors star in “Last Christmas”

“Crazy Rich Asians” and “Game of Thrones” actors star in “Last Christmas”

Jenn Cirigliano, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2019

With an amazing cast, the right amount of comedy, love, and tears, and a twist ending “Last Christmas” is the perfect movie this holiday season.. “Last Christmas” stars Emilia Clark from “Game of Thrones” as Kate. Henry Golding plays Tom, Kate’s love interest. Michelle Yeoh plays Kate’s...

Four Video Games to Buy this Holiday Season

Four Video Games to Buy this Holiday Season

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield Developed by GameFreak,published by Nintendo, and released on Nov. 14 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield” introduce the 8th generation of Pokemon. With the release comes plenty of new Pokemon and areas for players to explore. The ...

Mayday Parade Brings Forever Emo Tour to Toad’s

Mayday Parade Brings Forever Emo Tour to Toad’s

Kayla Mutchler, Entertainment Editor

December 17, 2019

On Nov. 11, Toad’s Place in New Haven was decorated with crying emoji balloons, a banner that read “forever emo,” lights, and punk music fans for Mayday Parade’s Forever Emo Tour. The Forever Emo Tour was unlike Mayday Parade’s other tours. It lasted only one month during November, and rather...

Grammy Nominations Report

Grammy Nominations Report

Rebecca Tatera, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2019

On Jan. 26, music artists will be honored at the 2020 Grammy Awards. This year, the Grammys may change the trends of past years. In 2018, during the televised ceremony, Alessia Cara was the sole female winner, which drew criticism for a lack of female representation in the award winners, according...

Release of “Jesus is King” Proves There’s No Keeping Up with Kanye

Release of “Jesus is King” Proves There’s No Keeping Up with Kanye

Ria Maisonet, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2019

Finally, the album we’ve been waiting for has arrived— except it’s not at all what we wanted. If you thought the days of lyrics like “whoopdity scoop” were bad, wait until you hit play on “Jesus Is King.” It seems that in the new era of Kanye, the man cannot be mentioned without...

Review: French Exit by Patrick DeWitt

Review: French Exit by Patrick DeWitt

Rebecca Tatera, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2019

In true fashion of the whimsical and eccentric novel, French Exit by Patrick DeWitt, I feel it’s only fair to explain how I acquired this novel. On a recent trip to Paris while studying at the Prato Campus, I bought the novel from Shakespeare and Company along the Seine. I had no intention of...

Hulu Adaptation of “Looking For Alaska”

Hulu Adaptation of “Looking For Alaska”

Jennifer Cirigliano, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2019

John Green is a New York Times best-selling author. His books, “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns” were adapted for film, and “Looking for Alaska” recently joined the mix as a Hulu series. Green’s latest tale is about a teenager, Miles Halter, who later gets nicknamed Pudge.That’s...

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