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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...

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Sofia Gilmore-Montero and Cassandra Jaskiewicz

February 21, 2018


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In 2004, Liz Williams found t there was a gaping hole in the museums of New Orleans.  Although New Orleans has so much culture centered around food, there was no corresponding museum. Thus, the idea was conceived. Williams became co-founder and director of the nonprofit Southern Food and Beverage Muse...

Shape of Water questions our view of humanity

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Shape of Water came out December 22, 2017 and took the world in its grasp.  The movie is set in Cold War USA in a secret and secure laboratory.  Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a young mute woman, finds herself falling in love with a sea creature that the laboratory is studying.  Agent Richard Strickland (M...

Winter Olympic Highlights

Winter Olympic Highlights

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2018


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Feb. 9 was the night of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in  Pyeongchang County, South Korea. Numerous countries were welcomed and honored at the inspirational ceremony that would usher in a plethora of historic and landmark success from attending Olympic athletes. Some of these highlights incl...

Picture Perfect Portraits

Picture Perfect Portraits

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s goal has always been to “tell the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation’s history, development and culture.” This mission makes the tradition of adding the portraits of the President and the first lady a highly anticipated event...

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer fight for equal pay

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer fight for equal pay

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Many people want to eliminate the wage gap in the workplace, but not many people know how to work toward change as a lone individual. Most know about disparity of wages between men and women, but not many realize the gaps between a white person and a person of color. Jessica Chastain, known for her role in...

Six romance movies for Valentine’s Day

Six romance movies for Valentine’s Day

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, which can evoke numerous reactions from person to person. The holiday is a time to celebrate love among friends, families, and partners, but sometimes it is not always that easy. Money, location and people can dictate what goes into a Valentine's Day plan. However, ...

Heathers TV Show Backlash

Heathers TV Show Backlash

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Recently, it’s become trendy to reboot a film franchise or create an updated sequel nearly a decade after the original release. This new Hollywood tactic has led to numerous successes and failures when it comes to making a classic movie brand new again. Successes include the “Star Trek” franch...

Women’s March

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

On Jan. 20, the second Women’s March took place in an effort to create support and solidarity among the women of the United States. It started last year as a way to oppose Trump’s presidency and administration. Many people found President Trump actions and statements to be anti-women and anti-equal...

SAG Awards “Girls Only” Presenters

SAG Awards “Girls Only” Presenters

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

On Jan. 21,  2018 the “Screen Actors Guild” (SAG) awards took place in Los Angeles. Host Kristen Bell, an actress most known for her role in Disney’s “Frozen” as well as “The Good Place,” tried to make the event special. Bell’s power as host and connection to the “Timesup” led her to...

Case Closed

Case Closed

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Recently, the Larry Nassar court case came to a close after many heartfelt and powerful testimonies that resulted in Nassar being sentenced with 40 to 175 years in prison for the years of abuse that he inflicted upon many of the athletes under his care. Many female athletes had come forward accusi...

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