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“Heartbreak on a Full Moon” exceeds expectation

Ariell Reed, Reporter

November 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

On Oct. 31, R&B singer Chris Brown released his eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon exclusively on Spotify and Apple Music. Physical copies of the double disc album were released on Nov. 3. On Halloween, the pop star hosted a free album release party at Universal Studios in Los Angele...

Kevin Spacey disowned for sexual assault allegations

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Assistant Layout Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

It seems the world of Hollywood has toppled over with sexual assault allegations, but no one’s career has taken a hit quite like Kevin Spacey’s. Well-known for his roles in “The Usual Suspects” and “Baby Driver,” Spacey has faced severe repercussions from the recent sexual assault allegati...

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals of 2017

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

For years, Black Friday has been known as the best day to grab deals for all of your Christmas (and non-Christmas) needs.  Every year, many new lists come out with the greatest bargains from different stores. Instead of looking at hundreds of websites, just take a look at the comprehensive list below...

Five rules for a successful college Friendsgiving

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Assistant Layout Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

If you can’t head home for the holidays because of distance, school obligations, or simple unwillingness to make the trip, that doesn't mean you are doomed to spend the holiday all by yourself. Thanksgiving is an easy holiday to spend with the friends who have become family.   Here are ...

An easy one-pot alternative Thanksgiving meal

An easy one-pot alternative Thanksgiving meal

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The holidays are quickly approaching and celebration plans are ongoing; however, not everyone will be celebrating with their family. For students who are not going home, preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal may be difficult. Luckily, all hope is not lost! The recipe below makes for a delicious alt...

Tarot forecast for the week: Judgement

Aditi Kuchi, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

  The tarot is one of the oldest and most mysterious oracles created by humans. It is believed that they can be used to foresee the future and help in making decisions. Card of the week: Judgment   This week, be sure to keep your focus and concentrate on the things that are most important to you. Don...

Monsterland: Running rampant on the shelves

Monsterland: Running rampant on the shelves

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Layout Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“Monsterland” by Michael Okon is an interesting story about a high school senior named Wyatt Baldwin. Wyatt, his brother and his friends all win tickets to the elusive Monsterland theme park after Wyatt generously helps the creator under the assumption that he is a man in need. This is a park tha...

“Jigsaw” a welcome but unsurprising addition to the “Saw” series

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Hitting theater screens just in time for Halloween is the eighth film in a horror franchise that was born and bred 13 years ago. “Jigsaw,” the latest installment in the “Saw” series and the first since 2010’s “Saw VII,” follows a much-needed seven-year break for a repetitive string of movi...

The Blackpot Festival in Lafayette a Cajun success

The Blackpot Festival in Lafayette a Cajun success

Michael Habermann, Contributer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

  On Oct. 27 and 28, The Blackpot Festival & Cookoff took place in Lafayette, Louisiana. The autumn event is a weekend affair held at Vermilionville, a historic park that celebrates the regional culture. Festival-goers come from all over to take part in the Cajun festivities. Music is ...

Voodoo lineup as good as it can get, sadly

Voodoo lineup as good as it can get, sadly

Christopher Walker, Contributer

November 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

This year, thus far, has been an incredibly dull year for music. With the exception of a handful of albums, very few artists or albums have recently captured America’s attention. That’s why Voodoo’s 2017 lineup was so impressive; they managed to scrape together an incredibly solid lineup of artists ...

The mix of video games and comics provides a comical debate

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Instagram Manager

November 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Political climate often directly affects reception of arts, movies, books and most recently, video games. On Oct. 27, the new game in the Wolfenstein series, “Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus,” will be arriving in stores, with much political debate trailing after it. The game will be somewhat of a ...

Six winter beauty essentials for surviving the cold in New Orleans

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

November 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Though winter in New Orleans is brief, we still suffer from the effects of cold weather.  The dry cold can cause our bodies’ normal habits to change, and sometimes that means we have to change our routines with it.  Here are a few essentials for the New Orleans winter.     #1 – Heavy Mo...

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