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How the Music, Dance, and Theatre Department will change due to COVID-19

Music students follow precautions in class. Photo by Dr. Desamparados Fabra.

Ivana Estime, Events Editor

September 17, 2020

As students are separated from the stage where they shine, what will happen when they return to campus? In early August, Music, Dance, and Theatre (MDT) Chair, Dr. Desamparados Fabra Crespo held a virtual meeting with the department and discussed plans for the semester. About 300 students major in...

Shirley Movie Review

A poster for Shirley, winner of the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Arianna Bianciella, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

Since 1948, Shirley Jackson has been an eccentric visionary and one of the few women writers of the horror genre during that era. Jackson is known for her renowned short story anthology, The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House, which is continuously favored by authors. In the biopic Shirley, based...

No Time To Die Preview – The End of the Craig Saga

Photo courtesy of IMDB.com

Angel Madera, Copy Editor

April 18, 2020

There is a new addition to the Bond franchise. As he played the iconic MI6 agent since 2006, Daniel Craig will end his run of his role with this last film, “No Time To Die”. Originally slated to release in the United States on April 6thof this year, the producers have decided to push the release...

Chris Benoit – The Man Who Almost Destroyed Wrestling

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Angel Madera, Copy Editor

April 18, 2020

One of WWE’s (World Wrestling Entertainment) finest performers, a visionary, idolized by fans and wrestlers alike. If you are a fan, you already know the person by one of their ring nicknames: Canadian Crippler or the Rabid Wolf. We are talking about Chris Benoit, but what people remember about Benoit...

MULAN: A FAMILIAL REFLECTION

MULAN: A FAMILIAL REFLECTION

Arianna Bianciella, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2020

Upon watching the trailer of Mulan, the differences between the live-action and animated release are prevalent. The Imperial Chinese Army, stricken by the traumas of war, the familial detachment, the mystical elements, and the reality of an aging father without a son to carry an engraved weapon into...

Hollywood Takes a Huge Hit

Photo displays an empty movie theater.
Photo courtesy Bahman Farzad/ Flickr

Haresh Oudhnarine, Web Editor

April 17, 2020

Major blockbuster films, such as the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” and Marvel’s “Black Widow” are getting new or pending release dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Movie theatres across the United States are forced to close their doors in order to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19...

We Are Hair and Proud

 The Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity at their 3rd annual Hair We Are Again event. Photo by David Wilson.

Ivana Estime, Events Editor

March 16, 2020

The third annual Hair We Are Again event created a place where people could celebrate the kinks, coils, and curls of their hair. NJCU’s Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity held the event,  which was also sponsored by Black Alumni, Administrators, Faculty, Students and St...

Female Power Soars in Birds of Prey

Female Power Soars in Birds of Prey

Nick Camejo, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

          After Suicide Squad’s release in 2016, it was evident that Harley Quinn had become a fan favorite for all. As a cult favorite, a wide majority of people dressed up as her for Halloween, and many wanted to know in greater depth much more about her story. Originally a doctor who studied...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Darren Greene, Podcast Producer

February 10, 2020

  Star Wars episode 9,The Rise Of Skywalker,was directed by J.J. Abrams and is the finale of the much talked about sequel trilogy. When it is discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine has not died at the hands of Vader, the Rebels spring into action. Lead characters Finn and Poe lead ...

Sonic’s Race to Save the Box Office

Bryan Vega, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2020

In April of 2019 Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The studio was met with major backlash after teasing the first official look at the blue hedgehog with promo images for months. Fans took to the internet, bashing the design in comment sections of You...

A Gift from Mr. Klaus

Bryan Vega

December 23, 2019

Re-imagining the origin of how the legend of Santa Claus came to be, Netflix’s Klaus follows Jesper, a postman who has been stationed in a small island town called Smeerensburg. There he meets Klaus, a reclusive woodsman, and the two come together to spread joy throughout the town, sparking chang...

Movies to Watch: Richard Jewell

Pictured from left to right: Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, and Paul Walter Hauser. 
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Angel Madera, Copy Editor

December 8, 2019

“There’s a bomb in Centennial Park, you have 30 minutes,” ticks like a metronome and is a bold statement in the upcoming film: Richard Jewell.     On July 27, 1996, a terrorist bombing struck Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The bombing ...

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