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Halftime Movies with March Madness

Halftime Movies with March Madness

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

While March Madness is almost halfway over, it doesn’t mean that basketball spirit is dimmed. At this point, all the speculative brackets have most likely been broken thanks to University of Maryland-Baltimore County defeating the top-seeded team of University of Virginia, it does not mean it’s time to...

Rihanna and Snapchat

Rihanna and Snapchat

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

On March 17, Rihanna made an Instagram post openly stating her disgust with an ad that Snapchat had on their app earlier this week. "Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my fav app out there,” the singer began in her statement, “You spent money to animate something that would intentio...

Representation and “Love, Simon”

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“Love, Simon” hit theaters on March 16 and already has many raving reviews. It has scored 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, something that many movies fail to do in their opening week. The plot of the movie follows a young boy who is entering his senior year of highschool and “is just like you,” but...

Yeah, you Write!

Yeah, you Write!

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Robyn Hoskins hosted another successful and exciting “Yeah, You Write!” for the English Department at the Cove on March 8. The event provided wonderful snacks and drinks for the audience to enjoy as they listened to the stories that students had worked hard to create in preparation for the evening....

Coffee Talk: “A Better World: Environmental Humanities”

Coffee Talk: “A Better World: Environmental Humanities”

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

On March 8, Dr. Nancy Easterlin spoke at the Women’s Coffee talk lecture series presented by UNO Women’s Center and Women Gender studies (WGS) called “A Better World: Environmental Humanities.” The event was loaded with refreshments, and the room was completely packed. Dr. Lisa Verner welc...

“Midnight Sun” lacks direction

“Midnight Sun” lacks direction

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Ah…terminal, teen romance, how I’ve missed you so! In the vein of last year’s “Everything, Everything” and 2002’s “A Walk to Remember,” this coming-of-age drama has a promising narrative and likeable leads, but is hampered by a lack of character development and repetitive dialogue. While ...

Passion Projects and School

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

College is always considered to be the gateway to a better career, a better salary and a better quality of life. High school drills in the idea that by not going to college, it means failure in the future. This marks an important issue that all students must overcome and find a solution to. Should they...

Oscar winners 2018

Oscar winners 2018

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Below are the nominees and winners of the Oscars. BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR The Shape of Water - Winner Call My By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Gary...

The Assault on Assault Rifles

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

On Feb. 28, Dick’s Sporting Goods took a direct approach to gun control and stopped selling assault rifles and high-capacity magazines at all locations. The franchise also raised the minimum age to buy a gun to 21 and changed numerous other store policy items following the Florida shooting. Dick...

International Mother Language Day

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On Friday, March 2, the Bangladesh Student Association (BSA) and the UNO Diversity Engagement Center presented another successful celebration of culture, history and language. This year, their event featured a selection of performances that ranged from poetry readings and informative videos to music...

Joss Whedon, Exit Stage Left

Joss Whedon, Exit Stage Left

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On Feb. 22, Joss Whedon stepped down from writing and directing DC’s Batgirl movie. Known for his iconic TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and successful superhero movies like “The Avengers,” Whedon appeared to be a great choice for Hollywood to ensure another successful superhero film. I...

Black Panther Review

Black Panther Review

Michael Haberman

February 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Last weekend, the much-anticipated "Black Panther" was released in theaters. The film garnered a great deal of buzz because of its primarily black cast and socially conscious storyline. A superhero flick with heavy Afro-futurist vibes, the movie engages the zeitgeist and brings afloat current racial is...

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