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Rent Live: Did It Live Up to the Hype?

Rent Live: Did It Live Up to the Hype?

Angela Torricella, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019

Jonathan Larson’s critically-acclaimed rock opera Rent has been a fan favorite since its debut in the 90’s. The timeless story of struggling artists in New York City has resonated with countless theater lovers. The story follows filmmaker Mark Cohen and his friends through their struggle to connect...

On the Basis of Sex: The Incredible Story of One of Our Nation’s Feminist Heroes

On the Basis of Sex: The Incredible Story of One of Our Nation’s Feminist Heroes

Nina Foster, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

Today, young women often find it difficult to imagine a time in which we did not have access to a proper education and variety of career choices. Nonetheless, we cannot ignore the past, and we must appreciate the steps that have been taken by brave women to make tremendous progress toward equal rights....

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Makes New Spotify Streaming Record

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Makes New Spotify Streaming Record

Daisy Bolger, Staff Writer

January 12, 2019

Ariana Grande hit new heights with her new single, “thank u, next”. The confident anthem broke Spotify records when the song exceeded Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” record for female artist’s most playbacks in a day. She reached 8.2 million streams in one day, and then broke her...

A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Amaze Audiences

A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Amaze Audiences

Charles Blaha, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper star in the movie A Star Is Born, which has been selling out theatres since its release in early October. Pop icon Lady Gaga removed all of her makeup and dropped the theatrical, shocking outfits to play the struggling artist, Ally Campana. Actor Bradley Cooper trained for...

Sweetener Review

Sweetener Review

Keven Victoria, Entertainment Editor

September 25, 2018

The long awaited album, Sweetener, by Ariana Grande has caused a mixed public reaction especially from Arianators deriving from her Dangerous Woman Era. It’s no question that the Dangerous Woman album blessed the world with “Into You” and “Thinking About You”. The diversity of the sounds and...

2018 Tony Award Nominations: Best Musical

2018 Tony Award Nominations: Best Musical

Angela Torricella, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2018

With the Tony Awards just over two weeks away, now is the time to get to buckle-down on your Broadway knowledge.  The 2017-2018 Broadway season has been dominated by productions inspired by movies and television, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, Children of a Lesser God, Mean G...

Bollywood Movie, Padmaavat, Review

Bollywood Movie, Padmaavat, Review

Srinidhi Polkampally, Opinions Editor

March 1, 2018

Currently standing as the 6th highest grossing Bollywood movie, Padmavaat, hit theaters world-wide on January 25th 2018. The sweetheart of Indian cinema, Deepika Padukone, starred as the female lead, establishing Padmaavat as the highest grossing, female-centered, Bollywood movie. Established Indian st...

The Maestro’s Corner: A Sweet Suite

The Maestro’s Corner:  A Sweet Suite

Emma San Martin, Entertainment Editor

January 19, 2018

The French Suites are some of Bach's most beloved keyboard works. In this article, I examine the brilliant French Suite #5, as performed by Sir András Schiff.

Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones Make Debuts Worth Remembering in “Miss Saigon”

Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones Make Debuts Worth Remembering in “Miss Saigon”

Angela Torricella, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

“Miss Saigon” has an extensive history, journeying from the stages of the West End in London to the Broadway Theatre in New York City not once, but twice.  The original production featured Lea Salonga as Kim, a recently orphaned seventeen-year-old girl.  (Salonga is also known for her performances...

The Maestro’s Corner: A D.J. Favorite

The Maestro’s Corner: A D.J. Favorite

Emma San Martin, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2017

What makes house music "house music?" Where did it come from? And what makes it so great for dancing, anyway? Get ready to find out!

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