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Meet the New “Queer Eye”

Ariana Ortiz, Features Editor

February 14, 2018


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“Queer Eye,” a new Netflix original series which became available to stream Feb. 7, is a reboot of Bravo’s hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” which premiered in 2003. The premise of the show is fairly simple: a group of five gay men — each with an area of expertise such as decor, fas...

“The Cloverfield Paradox:” Explosive Premiere Fails to Spark

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018


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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures’ “Cloverfield” franchise, also known as the “Cloververse” among fans, is undoubtedly one of the most unique film franchises currently saturating the movie franchise market. The first two films — 2008’s “Cloverfield” and 2016’s “10 Clov...

Weekly Rewind: “Fahrenheit 451”

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018


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How many dog-eared, highlighted, splitting at the binds novels do we have piling up on our bookshelves? As professional students, it is easy to say we’ve built up a collection throughout high school and college. So much so that many titles get lost in the jumble of assignments and tests and we for...

2018 Olympics’ Electrifying Kickoff

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

February 14, 2018


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The Olympics are a time to highlight the uniting of all nations under one roof, and that specific roof is that of the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the Olympics Opening Ceremony. This year’s Olympic Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday, Feb. 9 was definitely not as dramat...

“Citizen:” An American Lyric, NEA Big Read Kick-Off and Exhibition Opening

Dewayne Goforth, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


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Sharp white paint covered the walls of Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 1, as the soul-stirring stories of African American outrage, sacrifice and pain filled the air and leveled the room in this year’s Big Read Kick-Off exhibition of “Citizen: An American Lyric.” This w...

Improv Group Blasts Off into 2018

Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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If you were on the third floor of DAC on Thursday, Feb. 1, you might’ve heard laughter coming from a classroom and wondered what was going on. The source of the noise was none other than the Bad Astronauts Improv Show! The Bad Astronauts, SJU’s Improv Club, started the Spring semester with a sh...

“Haze:” From Campus to Screen

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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Written and directed by David Burkman, “HAZE” is a fictional film about the barbarity and cruelty of fraternity and sorority hazing that must be undergone in order to be accepted into a brotherhood or sisterhood. Inspired by his own collegiate experience in a fraternity, Burkman decided to expl...

HQ Trivia App Attracts All with Promise of Big Wins

Morgan Mullings, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2018


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The HQ App is a celebrity all by itself, and on the St. John’s campus, students are watching its every move. What other app gives thousands of students the same notification at the exact same time every day? HQ is the game show in your phone that happens at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. everyday. There are only...

Weekly Rewind: “The Twilight Zone”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

February 7, 2018


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Long before today’s addictive programming — shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Black Mirror” and “The Walking Dead” that have captivated millions — there was “The Twilight Zone,” one of the first-ever legitimately addicting, binge-worthy television series made up of chilling storylines ...

Timberlake’s Halftime: Enjoyable but Forgettable

Richard D'Orazi, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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From watching Justin Timberlake performing at the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, I can say this was easily the most enjoyable halftime show I’ve seen but it was also the most forgettable. Much like everything else with the Super Bowl from the commercials to the game itself, it felt very safe this y...

FOB’s Manically New “M A N I A”

Erin Bola, Social Media Manager

January 31, 2018


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Fall Out Boy’s road to releasing their seventh studio album “M A N I A” was a rocky one. The album’s lead single, “Young And Menace,” was released last April to a vast majority of unfavorable reviews. Longtime fans criticized the song for being a stark departure from the band’s pop-punk root...

The Anthology Culture

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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The well-known “Black Mirror” may have some competition in the world of anthology series, against new series “Electric Dreams.” Both series originated in the United Kingdom on Channel 4. These anthology series seem to be changing the way people watch television. The phenomenon of self-conta...

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