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Midnight Sun: movie review

Midnight Sun: movie review

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

"Midnight Sun" a romantic drama movie, hit theaters on March 23, grossing $7.7 million by Easter Sunday. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an 18 percent, however, audience members rated it at 49 percent. The movie is based on a Japanese film of the same name. The film follows Katie (Bella Thorne), a hou...

Dodging performs at Lawrence’s Jazzhaus

Dodging performs at Lawrence’s Jazzhaus

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In the dimly lit Jazzhaus on Lawrence's Massachusetts Street, Dodging took to the stage on March 23. This was Dodging's second show at the Jazzhaus, and their set was followed by local Lawrence cover band Shrimply Pibbles. Lead singer and guitarist Tre Byers led the band in their typical set, with the...

Students explore directing in TH476

Students explore directing in TH476

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you scroll down to the very bottom of the spring 2018 timetable, the final class of the list is TH476, or Directing. For those with no theatre connections, this class is blatantly ignored. But, this hidden gem holds a lot of valuable learning opportunities. Taught by Instructor of Theatre Patti Heiman...

Love, Simon: movie review

Love, Simon: movie review

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Every year, springtime guarantees the lineup of light-hearted romantic comedies debuting in movie theaters across America. This year is no different, however, one of these movies stands out from the rest. Love, Simon, adapted from the book Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, hits all the hallmarks of a...

Binge-worthy: 5 shows to stream besides ‘The Office’

Binge-worthy: 5 shows to stream besides ‘The Office’

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you are anything like the typical college student, then you’ve probably binge-watched “The Office” on Netflix at least three times. Don’t be ashamed, I’m pretty sure half of America is in the same boat, and can you really blame them? The show’s portrayal of working in an office connec...

‘The Handmaid’s Tale:’ The new go-to dystopian story

‘The Handmaid’s Tale:’ The new go-to dystopian story

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Step aside “Hunger Games” because the new go-to dystopian story everyone should be watching is Hulu’s original show, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Filled with intrigue, drama and a healthy dose of social commentary this show is bound to get any viewers full attention minutes into the first episode...

Comedian Jenny Zegrino cracks up students

Comedian Jenny Zegrino cracks up students

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Comedian Jenny Zegrino visited Rice Auditorium on Feb. 15 to perform a set for students and was hosted by the Student Activities Council. Zegrino is originally from the Midwest, but has lived in New York and is now located in Los Angeles. She has been featured on the hit shows “@Midnight”, “Cona...

‘The Trojan Women’

‘The Trojan Women’

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The newest play to reach Rice Auditorium is Euripides’ “The Trojan Women.” Boasting extreme amounts of woman empowerment, the Ancient Greek tragedy explains the fall of the city of Troy and all that came with it. Associate Professor of Theatre Tom Heiman, the play’s director, chose “The Tro...

Faculty art show opens in Holt-Russell gallery

Faculty art show opens in Holt-Russell gallery

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Holt-Russell Gallery opened on Feb. 1 with a reception celebrating faculty artwork. The faculty biennial exhibit features the work of different faculty members from around campus. Each artist took a different approach to show off their skills. “It was really exciting. We had a lot of students and facul...

Byers pursues musical passion with band

Byers pursues musical passion with band

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The proper “house show” requires a few key ingredients to make it 100 percent legitimate. 1. An unidentifiable scent that might be incense, you aren’t really sure, but you don’t hate it. 2. A gaggle of people that are definitely way cooler than you, preferably wearing a cool hat. 3. A mak...