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Promoting the arts amidst COVID-19

Promoting the arts amidst COVID-19

Aine Pierre, News Editor April 29, 2021

If Pablo Piccasso is to be believed and “the purpose of art is to wash the daily life off our souls,” then art has carried a hard and heavy burden for these past 14 months. This is especially true...

Diving into the meaning behind concept albums

Diving into the meaning behind concept albums

Taylor Schutt, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

On Sept. 24, 2004, Green Day released their seventh studio album titled “American Idiot”. The “punk rock opera” placed No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and 225th on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest...

COVID-19 pushes students to their limit

COVID-19 pushes students to their limit

Anson Walldorf, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

I wake up to my 9:30 a.m., alarm and hit snooze for another 15 minutes of rest in preparation for a long day of Zoom (and maybe a mid-day journey to the Pit).  15 minutes later, I wake up to my second...

The atmosphere of campus was different for incoming students who navigated through different and often confusing COVID-19 regulations.

The freshman experience amidst a pandemic

Taylor Schutt, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

I still remember my last day of high school. I remember what I was wearing, how I felt that day and the amusement behind “the coronavirus.” Our last day of high school was Thursday, March 12, an early...

Campus life was completely different for returning and entering students for Fall 2020 as restrictions and precautions changed the way campus functioned.

Growing roots during unprecedented times

Khushi Arya, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Packing up my bags every few weeks, walking down airplane aisles and befriending strangers in new cities — life as I knew it. Until it wasn’t. March 11, 2020. I was eating Jell-O in Miami while taking...

Streaming enhances pandemic entertainment

Streaming enhances pandemic entertainment

Eric Omorogieva, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

These past few months of film and T.V. show releases have served as another reminder of how the entertainment industry has largely been reshaped by the pandemic. Other recent events have hinted at this...

The fashion show will be on April 23 and will celebrate Earth Day through the merging of sustainability and fashion.

Wayward Fashion presents Earth Day show

Taylor Schutt, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Several student-led organizations are celebrating Earth Day on April 22 with informational events and exciting activities. Among these groups is Wayward Fashion — a sustainable fashion page created by...

Building a friendship with the stress within

Building a friendship with the stress within

Emily Bebenek, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

It’s that time of year again, folks. That time when you start to consider dropping out (your parents’ basement could be considered cozy from certain angles), giving up (we live on a giant ball of dirt...

Artist showcases Romanticism

Artist showcases Romanticism

Elly Honaker, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Something about Father John Misty’s song “Real Love Baby” grabs ahold of you when you listen. The song’s fuzziness envelops the listener, easing them into a kind of dreamscape that is part classic...

The Rolling Stones communicate themes of abuse and drug misuse in their album “Sticky Fingers”, leaving fans wanting more fifty years later.

Celebrating the profound rock of our past

Taylor Schutt, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

On April 23, 1971, The Rolling Stones, released their iconic album “Sticky Fingers”. Filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, The Stones’ ninth British studio album reached number one on both U.K....

Amazon Prime delivers smashing new comic series

Amazon Prime delivers smashing new comic series

Eric Omorogieva, Contributing Writer April 22, 2021

2021 has delivered many entertaining comic book-inspired shows so far, and many more are on the way. Shows like the MCU’s “Wandavision” and “Falcon” and the “Winter Soldier”, as well as DC/CW’s...

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private make up the quartet that push
the plot line of Madagascar forward with their absurdly conniving schemes.

Analyzing the personalities of the “Madagascar” penguins

Emily Bebenek, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

They’ve hijacked a freighter ship, then steered it to and from Antarctica. They’ve repaired a crashed airplane by scavenging for parts in an African nature reserve. They’ve hidden themselves and...

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