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Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Popular Youtube creators Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star have collaborated to release a makeup collection inspired by Dawson and his content. Star’s company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics released the Shane Dawson Conspiracy collection earlier today. Website activity was so large at launch that Star's website...

Is originality in Hollywood waning?: “The Grudge” reboot

Is originality in Hollywood waning?: “The Grudge” reboot

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2019

“The Grudge” is an upcoming American horror film written and directed by Nicolas Pesce. The film is the fourth installment in the American version of the franchise and will be set during the events of the first two. The movie stars Andrea Riseborough, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Jack Weaver, Betty Gilpin...

Underrated shows on Netflix

Underrated shows on Netflix

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2019

Netflix is constantly releasing original television shows, with many of them becoming extremely successful. These shows are talked about on twitter to such a degree that one would have to delete all of their social media to avoid being pressured into watching them. While Netflix has created uber-successful...

Lizzo makes waves in music industry

Lizzo makes waves in music industry

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Best known for her hit “Truth Hurts,” which was deemed the #1 song of the summer by Billboard, Lizzo has made waves in the music industry within months. She has been in the rap game for around ten years but has recently sparked national interest. Melissa Jefferson, known on stage as Lizzo, was born in Detroit a...

The problem with “Tall Girl”

The problem with “Tall Girl”

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2019

“Tall Girl” is a Netflix original movie following a girl in high school with insecurities about her height. The film stars Ava Michelle of “Dance Moms” fame in the lead role and is directed by Nzingha Stewart. “Tall Girl” serves as Michelle’s first large acting role, where she stars ...

“Joker”: An expertly crafted nightmare

“Joker”: An expertly crafted nightmare

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2019

“Joker” is co-written and directed by Todd Phillips. The film follows a man named Arthur, and his descent into crime as he becomes The Joker. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy. Joaquin Phoenix shines in the title role of The Joker. He gives a powerful...

“13 Reasons Why” remains controversial

“13 Reasons Why” remains controversial

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2019

*Trigger warning* This article contains topics of sexual violence and suicide. Suicide, sexual assault, abortion, and mental illness are large areas of discussion in present-day society. These triggering topics and more are large themes present in the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why.” “13 Reasons ...

Theatre performs ‘Still Life with Iris’

Theatre performs ‘Still Life with Iris’

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The Baker University Theatre department will begin showing “Still Life with Iris” by Steven Dietz the morning of Sept. 26 through Saturday Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. The play is the first youth theatre play to win the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award. “I...

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” is refreshing for pop music

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” is refreshing for pop music

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

With her first album since 2017’s “reputation”, Taylor Swift uses the synth-pop sound that she debuted with “1989”, while using her signature elaborate and country-inspired lyrics that give her songs the ability to convey a story and emotion. Rather than using the album to focus on what...

“Hustlers” dances to the top

“Hustlers” dances to the top

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 17, 2019

“Hustlers” is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and is inspired by a New York Magazine article written by Jessica Pressler. The film follows a group of former strip club employees who come together to take advantage of their clients from Wall Street. It stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Jul...

“It Chapter Two” fails to float

“It Chapter Two” fails to float

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 9, 2019

“It Chapter Two” is the finale of the “It” storyline and the sequel to the 2017 horror hit, “It.” The film is written By Gary Dauberman of “Annabelle: Creation” fame and directed by Andy Muschietti. The film stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgård and Bill Hader among others...