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Ready, set, action!

Ready, set, action!

Jennifer Coon
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

This week was an exciting week for the cinema.  As new movies hit the theaters and the racks of local stores, there is no reason why someone shouldn’t go out and see a movie, whether it’s in the chairs of the theater or the comforts of their own home. In the cinemas this weekend, three new movies...

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 Video Game Release

Arthur Kennington
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Sports

The net is ready, the consoles are geared up, and the top corner is ready to be shred with the newest Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 video game in stores now for XBOXOne, Playstation4, and consoles everywhere! For the first time in many years players everywhere will have the chance to get their hands on a...

The Last Sleep:on the misuse of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” in David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man”

The Last Sleep:on the misuse of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” in David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man”

Nina Jacobs
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Music, Opinion, Web exclusive

Samuel Barber's "Adagio" is often misinterpreted as a tragedy, having been voted the “saddest classical work ever” in a BBC poll in 2004. However, the piece cannot be fully understood unless heard in its entirety, a fact seemingly overlooked by David Lynch in his 1980 film The Elephant Man. In Lynch’...

Game of Thrones: Uncharted Waters

Game of Thrones: Uncharted Waters

Tony Waltrich
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

HBO's TV show Game of Thrones has been a huge critical and commercial success for the last five years, dating back to it's film inception. The first official, full-length trailer released on Tuesday, March 8 and it has tapped into plentiful reserves of hype. On April 24, the sixth season of the tele...

Kim Kardashian is attacked for her nude photos

Kim Kardashian is attacked for her nude photos

Katie Thompson
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Kim Kardashian. Famous for her sex tape and her reality TV empire.  Over the years, she and her family have become social media moguls and grown their wealth astronomically. People have also come to expect Kim Kardashian's life to be full of risqué and controversial drama, which she consistently delivers....

TLOP: is it really giving anyone life?

TLOP: is it really giving anyone life?

Morgan Cooper
February 23, 2016
Filed under A&E, Web exclusive

On Feb.13, 2016 , Kanye West dropped his new album, The Life of Pablo, on Tidal. West originally announced that he would be releasing the album on February 11, so when he did not commit to his promise, the standards for the album’s quality rose. Kanye West performed on Saturday Night Live and premiered his album f...

Deadpool: from comic to screen

Deadpool: from comic to screen

Sam Rutzick
February 23, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

Deadpool, Ryan Reynold's X-Men spinoff about a wise-cracking gun-toting mutant mercenary, is on track to be one of the highest-grossing R rated movies of all time, and likely one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, period. However, the raunchy main character has a long history both in comics a...

The Oakton Improvables finally hit the stage

The Oakton Improvables finally hit the stage

Veda Bhatia
February 23, 2016
Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

The award winning Oakton Improvables have done it yet again. After having their show cancelled three times due to inclement weather, the Oakton Improvables finally got to get on stage on February 19. This free performance was open to anyone and everyone. The audience ranged from children to teens to...

“Destination Disney” is a smashing success

“Destination Disney” is a smashing success

Kathryn Tatum
February 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

When I walked into the auditorium for chorus' production of "Destination Disney", it was clear this was not a normal chorus concert. The average age of the audience was significantly younger than usual. Little kids of all ages swarmed the aisles and climbed on the auditorium seats, some occasionally...

The Super Bowl is not always about the game

The Super Bowl is not always about the game

Rebecca Woodhouse
February 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

Super Bowl Sunday means preparing in different ways. For some it meant researching the statistics for their favorite players on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Others may have prefered to try and find sneak peeks for the commercials. And for the rest, it’s time to get in the kitchen and...

Potential racism leads to boycott of the Oscars 2016

Potential racism leads to boycott of the Oscars 2016

Jessica Marshall
January 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

As the Oscar nominations are being released, many celebrities are coming to the realization that there is a prominent lack of diversity in the Oscars, especially with the representation of African Americans. Celebrities such as Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and even Chris Rock ar...

High School Musical celebrates 10 years

High School Musical celebrates 10 years

Kristen Peters
January 25, 2016
Filed under A&E, Web exclusive

High School Musical attracted a fan base of millions of young children, now adults, and became the movie of a generation. The movie won several awards, including two Emmys and three Teen Choice Awards. The success of the movie sparked two sequel movies, a concert, and a newfound interest in musicals...

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