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Staff Picks: Disney Original Movies

Staff Picks: Disney Original Movies

Anjanae Crump, Jamie Lloyd, and Christopher Walker

September 28, 2016

Anjanae Crump “The Color of Friendship” Every February as a child I would constantly check Disney Channel in anticipation of the movie “The Color of Friendship” being played in honor of Black History month. I was always interested in my culture and as a little black girl, especially in a time an...

“Deepwater Horizon:” a perfect mindless disaster movie

“Deepwater Horizon:” a perfect mindless disaster movie

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016

The real-life events of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could have been made into 20 different movies, each approaching the story from different angles. The subject matter is ripe for creative interpretation. Unfortunately, the first film to come out about the events of that fateful day is a paint...

Canine narrator adds heart to “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Canine narrator adds heart to “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

September 28, 2016

I was hesitant to read Garth Stein’s 2008 novel because I knew it would tug at my heartstrings. Life is sad enough; I didn’t need a book adding to the drama. But I went ahead and read it anyway. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” did not tug at my heartstrings - it tore my whole heart open. ...

Nick Cave: Music for the abyss

Nick Cave: Music for the abyss

Leo Castell, Staff

September 28, 2016

Nick Cave fans who follow the singer-songwriter’s personal life may know that last year, he lost his teenage son, Arthur, in a tragic accident during the recording sessions for his latest album, “Skeleton Tree.” Cave’s nearly 40-year-long music career is hardly a stranger to dark or morbi...

Education and entertainment combine forces for children

Education and entertainment combine forces for children

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 28, 2016

It isn’t too often that parents and children agree on the same things, and television shows are no exception. As society has changed over the years, so have the television shows that children are exposed to. Due to technology, video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have become a main sou...

Amy Schumer’s first book is an honest look inside her mind

Amy Schumer’s first book is an honest look inside her mind

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2016

Amy Schumer has, within the last two years, gone from a relatively unknown standup comic to a Hollywood A-list actress. Her first movie, “Trainwreck,” cemented her spot in Hollywood by being the rare comedic film that not only does well at the box office, but pleases the critics as well. Her fi...

OWN’s Queen Sugar: one of the best new shows on television

OWN’s Queen Sugar: one of the best new shows on television

Regine Meridy, Staff

September 21, 2016

Oprah Winfrey is back at it again with a fantastic new TV show. For those who don’t know, Winfrey has her own channel, OWN, which has a strong lineup. OWN is the home to quality TV shows “The Haves and Have Nots,” “Iyanla, Fix My Life,” and “Greenleaf.” However, “Queen Sugar” is the stando...

NOLA Horror Film Fest returns to celebrate the grotesque

NOLA Horror Film Fest returns to celebrate the grotesque

Roxanne Ardekani, Staff

September 21, 2016

The New Orleans Horror Film Fest, an annual film festival that gives opportunities to both students and professionals to share their love for horror movies, is taking place this weekend. The festival begins Thursday, Sept. 22 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 25. Each day of the festival offers screen...

Staff Picks: Websites

Roxanne Ardekani, Leo Castell, Kelley Davis, and Lones Gagnard

September 14, 2016

Roxanne Ardkenni Mathway.com When the percentage of your online homework weighs heavy on your math grade, Mathway is the way to go. Simply type the equation in, choose what is being solved for (factoring, find x, etc.), and Mathway gives the answer seconds later. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show how ...

Black Sabbath’s bittersweet farewell of glitter and doom

Black Sabbath’s bittersweet farewell of glitter and doom

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 14, 2016

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath made a stop in Dallas last Wednesday during their final North American tour, delivering fans an unforgettable show to remember them by. The lights cut to black in the outdoor arena. The fiery letters “Black Sabbath” momentarily shined in the darkness, and so...

Yeah, You Write! set for Sept. 22 at the Sandbar

Yeah, You Write! set for Sept. 22 at the Sandbar

Regine Meridy, Staff

September 14, 2016

The first Yeah You Write! of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Sandbar from 6-8:30p.m. According to Undergraduate Coordinator Patricia Roger, Yeah, You Write! started in 2013 and is celebrating its seventh year. The event gives undergraduates of all majors at the Universit...

Maroon 5 finally headlines in the Big Easy

Maroon 5 finally headlines in the Big Easy

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

September 14, 2016

Many people left out town for Labor Day weekend, taking full advantage of the extra day off. And while some caught up on school work, others on sleep, many people, particularly females, spent the evening of Sept. 5 in the Smoothie King Center for the sold-out Maroon 5 concert. The band, which has...

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