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Coldplay’s final album introduces new sound, recalls band’s history

Leah Dunne, asst. features editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under A&E, Reviews

Thinking of my early childhood years, I can’t help but remember listening to Coldplay’s early 2000 songs, “Yellow,” “Fix You,” “The Scientist” and “Speed of Sound.” Lead singer Chris Martin’s smooth vocals...

The Revenant impresses with stunning imagery, acting

Dani Tuchman, co-editor-in-chief

February 5, 2016

Filed under A&E, Reviews

There’s no question that director Alejandro González Iñárritu has secured his spot in the non-existent Filmmakers Hall of Fame. With his recent release of The Revenant, Iñárritu continues to solidify his newly-deemed rep...

Marjorie Prime explores unique storytelling

Juliette Ovadia, theatre critic

December 18, 2015

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

What happens when another individual is responsible for telling the story of our lives? Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison at Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, focuses on this central question. Immersed in the production, I...

Best of 2015

Evan Sawires, co-opinions editor

December 18, 2015

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Co-opinions editor Evan Sawires reviews her top tracks of 2015. “Solace” by Earl Sweatshirt The first time I heard this 10-minute track, I was in bed in the dark with headphones in at 1 a.m. I think that’s how this s...

‘New Verse News’ unveils artistic potential in world events, inspires global investment

Elaine Sine, co-opinions editor

December 18, 2015

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Ignorance is one of the worst characteristics a person can have. When neglecting the national and global information that saturates the social media platforms and the world around you, it’s harder to build credibility or be taken s...

American Horror Story introduces “Hotel”:

Lauren Frias, co-editor-in-chief

November 6, 2015

Filed under Reviews

Horror can be defined in a variety of ways. Whether it be detailed by jump scares, psychological immorality or graphic gore, the previous can be found alone or in a wide variety of combinations. However, a rare example of all three ...

Readers’ literary escape: Ishmael Beah emulates strength

Alex Sharp, co-Features Editor

October 2, 2015

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

When I was little, I used to read action stories and then try to imagine myself in the character’s shoes. I would ask myself if I could be brave like them; if I could survive. And I like to think that I would always surpass every...

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