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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...

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,...

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...

“IT Chapter Two” Review

“IT Chapter Two” Review

Earl Alexander Givan, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

Just in time for Halloween, Warner Bros. released “It Chapter Two.” The film is the hotly-anticipated sequel to 2017’s “It.”  The release of “It Chapter Two” completed director Andy Muschietti’s modern-day adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The film combines horror, ...

Walk the Moon Concert Review

Walk the Moon Concert Review

Amanda Arango, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2019

On Feb. 2, 2019, Walk the Moon performed at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. Bear Hands, an American post-punk and indie rock band, opened the concert. All the bands are from the New Haven area. Since it dropped in 2014, Walk the Moon’s hit song “Shut Up and Dance,”  went three...

Gryphons & Gargoyles Take Over “Riverdale”

Gryphons & Gargoyles Take Over “Riverdale”

Karina Krul, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

The third season of the popular CW show “Riverdale” returned to television after two seasons of suspense and plot-twists. With the mystery of Jason Blossom’s killer gone and the Black Hood caught and arrested, the third season came with a new mysterious focus: Gryphons and Gargoyles (G&G). ...

The 1975 Delivers “A Brief Inquiry” to Fans

The 1975 Delivers “A Brief Inquiry” to Fans

Zenobia Johnson, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2018

Never a band to shy away from the truth in its rawest form, The 1975 released their third album “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.” Critics are already calling it the band’s best album to date. “On this stunning album, The 1975 take on that overwhelming anxiety with nerve and aplomb, ...

Reviewing Field Hockey’s Second Season

Reviewing Field Hockey’s Second Season

Ethan Cardona, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

The second official season is now in the books for Charger field hockey, following a 6-0 loss to Southern New Hampshire Tuesday. The team finishes the year with a record 2-15, which is a huge first step for a program only in its second season and comprised of 14 freshmen on a 17-player roster. “We...

“MUDBOY”: From Freestyle to Fame

“MUDBOY”: From Freestyle to Fame

Majelique Lewis, Staff Writer

October 27, 2018

Sheck Wes has emerged with his hit song, “Mo Bamba,” the break-out single from “MUDBOY.” The song, named after a 7-foot, 258-pound NBA player from Sheck’s hometown of Harlem, was originally uploaded without his knowledge. A friend posted the 20 minute freestyle to Soundcloud, and it bl...

Write Your Own “Odyssey”

Write Your Own “Odyssey”

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the eleventh entry in the titular video game series, gives players a front row seat to the Peloponnesian War. The series prides itself on making “history our playground,” and with this installment that has never been more true. Throughout the series, players have been to ...

Sierra Burgess is NOT a Loser

Sierra Burgess is NOT a Loser

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Netflix released its latest rom-com “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser,” starring Noah Centineo, on Sept. 7. The movie centers on Sierra Burgess, a senior in high school who  is known by the popular kids for being a loser. The movie follows Burgess and Jamey, a male student, after Veronica, head cheerleade...

“Be More Chill” Upgrades

Angela Tricarico, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018

Be More Chill, a musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, is transferring to Broadway with opening night set for March 10, 2019 at the Lyceum Theater. The musical is a coming-of-age story with a sci-fi twist, based on the 2004 young-adult novel of the same name by Ned Vi...

Ariana Grande Releases Fourth Studio Album

Ariana Grande Releases Fourth Studio Album

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

On Aug. 17,, Ariana Grande released her long-awaited fourth studio album, “Sweetener.” “Sweetener,” which has fifteen tracks, and is produced by Pharrell Williams and features collaborations by Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliot. Within the first day of its release “Sweetener” broke the U....

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns

Angels in America: The Great Work Returns

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018

There’s a reason why playwright Tony Kushner’s 1993 masterwork Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is known as The Great Work. It’s exactly that: great. All seven and a half hours of it. The text itself is a behemoth split into two plays meant to be performed together. When sta...

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