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Netflix Bakes Up A Winner

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Have you ever seen those baking pictures on Instagram or Twitter where people try to recreate something they saw on Pinterest and fail epically? You may be wondering how you went from this seemingly simple emoji cake to a yellow blob that’ll give you nightmares. Well, Netflix’s new original show, “Nail...

Coffee Conversations: Arisa Ossandon Talks Art and Creativity

Coffee Conversations: Arisa Ossandon Talks Art and Creativity

Carolina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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Some might say that the art majors have it easier than other students here at St. John’s. For one student, Arisa Ossandon, that perspective couldn’t be more invalid. Arisa is a Long Island native and a graphic design student. She spends her time juggling the challenging art courses here at St. John’...

“Once On This Island”’s Revival Shines But Is Stuck in the Past

“Once On This Island”’s Revival Shines But Is Stuck in the Past

Angelica Acevedo, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


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Yes, there was a live goat and a chicken on a Broadway stage. “Once On This Island,” currently running at the Circle in the Square Theatre, takes you on a lively journey to an island in the French Antilles where temperamental gods control the weather, leaving the people who inhabit it at their m...

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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Fashion is an often overlooked detail in films. While the costume designers go into intense detail and commitment to the look at hand, the art of the wardrobe is often missed by the audience. The dedication and passion that a designer puts into wardrobe can be characterized by the immersive out...

Support for Women Behind the Camera

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2018


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Tribeca Film Festival 2018’s schedule has been released and it’s more exciting than ever. Out of the 8,789 submissions, 96 feature length films have been selected to dazzle audiences beginning April 18 through April 29. Seventy-five world premieres, five international premieres, nine North American pre...

Weekly Rewind – “Frida”

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2018


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March is Women’s History Month and we’re watching women’s history take place in the world around us. But let’s also take a look back to some of the key figures whose words and imagery we sometimes use unknowingly today in the women’s rights movements. Mainly: Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo (19...

Wellness on the Go with The Friend Zone

Nneka Anozie, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2018


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The shift towards wellness has been prominent in the past few years. Due to the substantial amount of information available to us through the Internet and social media, our society has become conscious of how social connections, everyday products, and even diets can affect our quality of life. Corporatio...

“Black Panther” takes the box office by storm

“Black Panther” takes the box office by storm

Annastacia Griffith-Gladston, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


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Marvel blew up the box office with this one. It is the movie that we’ve all been waiting for. The Marvel Cinematic, “Black Panther,” is a $235 million dollar debut which sold out of all pre-sale tickets, and is currently sold out for weeks in theaters across the country. “Black Panther...

“This is Me” at the Oscars

“This is Me” at the Oscars

Carolina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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The Greatest Showman” brought with it what some are beginning to consider to be “The Greatest Song.” On Oscar Sunday, Keala Settle, Hawaii native and star of FOX’s “The Greatest Showman,” filled the Dolby Theatre and the nation with emotion through her awe-inspiring performance of “Th...

Billboard Top 10 Review: Week of March 10, 2018

Richard D'Orazi, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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1)God’s Plan by Drake After underperforming in 2017, Drake returns to the top spot and I’m not feeling this song. God’s Plan sounds nothing like a number one song with the boring production and Drake’s boring monotone delivery making it more lifeless. I instantly forget the song is number one aft...

“A Wrinkle in Time:” Mixed Reviews

“A Wrinkle in Time:” Mixed Reviews

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 14, 2018


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Tip #1 for those wishing to see “A Wrinkle in Time”: know that it is an abashed children’s film. Its themes are simple and easy to digest and it dazzles in its colors and technical tricks. It was adorable to watch the little girl next to me reach up to touch the color-changing flowers when the...

Weekly Rewind: “The Cornetto Trilogy”

Weekly Rewind: “The Cornetto Trilogy”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

March 14, 2018


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Of the many amazing British comedies cinema has given us through the years, three of the best—all of which are directed by the brilliant Edgar Wright, who stepped into American territory last year with “Baby Driver”—are the films that make up the “Cornetto Trilogy.” These films are “Shaun of...

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