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Review of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings at The Civic Theater August 19, 2018.

Review of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings at The Civic Theater August 19, 2018.

Erinn Beth Langille, Copy Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Before Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings began to play Sunday night August 19, the stage of the Civic Theater was bare, save for a worn out Persian rug and an old kitchen table. The lack of flashy lights or hip set design didn’t seem to bother the audience. Instead, it suited the show as they’d com...

“To All the Boys I Loved Before”

“To All the Boys I Loved Before”

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018


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Romantic comedies often seem to be pouring out of Hollywood in repetitive and predictable ways. It is hard to find new movies that manage to spice up the rom-com recipe. In an attempt to captivate the rom-com audience, Netflix released a new original movie on Aug. 17 titled “To All the Boys I Loved Befo...

“I Feel Pretty” a step in the right direction

“I Feel Pretty” a step in the right direction

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

April 23, 2018


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Amy Schumer exudes self-confidence in “I Feel Pretty,” a funny, feel-good film that presents itself as a chastisement upon the unfortunate reality of bodily discrimination in everything from employment to dating. It’s a parable of self-mistaken identity, a reversal and reinvention of the involunt...

Halftime Movies with March Madness

Halftime Movies with March Madness

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2018


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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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...

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