Queen & Slim complicated and controversial

Staff Writer: Lindsay Keener Editor’s note: This contains spoilers.  Striking in its delivery, the 2019 film Queen & Slim, written by Lena Waithe, contains fast-paced drama that resonates with many black people who understand their complicated relationship with America and the police force.  Since its debut, the film has garnered attention for its controversial scenes. Most notably, the end. Torn apart by the single shred of a bullet, the deaths of Queen and Slim were as gut-wrenching as they were heartbreaking. The ultimate ending to this full-length motion picture, the stand-off between the police and the wanted couple, came as … Continue reading Queen & Slim complicated and controversial

Zendaya crowned “Woman of the Year” by GQ Australia

Staff Writer: Alazja Kirk Zendaya is one of the last great talents to emerge from Disney’s youth ranks, according to GQ Australia. She has blossomed into a successful singer and actress, starring in No. 1 box-office films like Spider-Man while also proving her acting skills even more in HBO’s Euphoria. Earlier this fall, she took her TommyXZendaya collection to New York Fashion Week — where her Euphoria co-stars were ready to cheer her on. As a result, GQ Australia named the 23-year-old actress, fashion designer, role model and activist “Woman of the Year.” Through her busy schedule and accomplishments, Zendaya … Continue reading Zendaya crowned “Woman of the Year” by GQ Australia

Martin Scorsese does it again with The Irishman

Staff Writer: Barry Jones Director Martin Scorsese rounded up a star-studded cast of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for The Irishman, released Nov. 27 on Netflix. The film is a narrative that follows the story of Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and his relationship with the prolific union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). The film is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. This story is based on real individuals and it surprisingly features a lot of historically accurate information about the Buffalino crime family. Sheeran, the narrator and protagonist, details his growth from a … Continue reading Martin Scorsese does it again with The Irishman

Does Frozen 2 live up to its predecessor?

Staff Writer: Alton Worley II Remember 2013, when Disney’s Frozen was first released? Well, it is now six years later, and Disney has now released Frozen 2. It would be an understatement to say that the first Frozen film created a phenomenon all around the world with its award-winning soundtrack and the movie itself winning Best Animated Feature Film at the 2014 Academy Awards and the 2014 Golden Globes. The movie also broke the record for the highest-grossing animated film in the box office in 2014, making $1.29 billion globally in its entire theatrical run and is now listed as … Continue reading Does Frozen 2 live up to its predecessor?

Gabrielle Union calls out NBC’s America’s Got Talent for hostile work environment

Staff Writer: Andi McCloud Gabrielle Union’s termination from her job as judge on Season 15 of America’s Got Talent has sparked an investigation by the SAG-AFTRA performers union and the NBC network. The investigation was opened Dec. 3 after a five-hour meeting with NBC network executives and Union to further “express my unfiltered truth,” Union said in a Twitter post after the meeting. “I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.” Following the news of her firing from the show a little more than two weeks ago, multiple reports came out that Union had spoken out … Continue reading Gabrielle Union calls out NBC’s America’s Got Talent for hostile work environment

How to relax during Winter Break

Staff Writer: Taura Kimble College students tend to push themselves beyond our limits and take on more than we can handle. Between school, studying and work, the first semester can be very hectic for most students. From writing essays to perfecting your craft, we all strive to be the best and most successful in our intended career paths. With finals week coming to a close and the fall semester officially ending, here are some key things to implement into your day to day activities in order to completely unwind.  Put down the phone: In a technology-crazy generation, many own a … Continue reading How to relax during Winter Break

How to Be Festive Away from Home

Staff Writer: Myeshia Barrett In college, it can be very overwhelming to be away from your family during the holidays. Christmas is usually a jolly time for most people, but without your family it can be very much humbug! Here are a few ideas to get festive from the comfort of your own campus.   Get a Christmas Tree Something simple as a desk Christmas tree in your dorm or apartment with shining bright lights and mini ornaments can set the tone for Christmas. Also, it can be the perfect touch for a Secret Santa party!   Secret Santa Secret … Continue reading How to Be Festive Away from Home