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Staff Picks: Websites

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

September 14, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, University

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


Filed under City, Entertainment

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...

“Don’t Breathe,” guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat

“Don’t Breathe,” guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat

Lones Gagnard, Staff

September 6, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

From “Evil Dead” director Fede Alvarez comes an intense new thriller, “Don’t Breathe.” This action-packed film is bound to keep viewers on their toes while exceeding nearly every recent horror flick. “Don’t Breathe” focuses on a group of young thieves who dabble in petty crime in order...

“War Dogs:” We’re not mad, just disappointed

“War Dogs:” We’re not mad, just disappointed

Leo Castell, Staff

September 6, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

It feels weird for me to not really like “War Dogs.” Not because I feel like I should, but because I feel like that’s the point. “War Dogs” is a movie about a tool and an asshole doing things you’d expect a tool and an asshole to do. If that’s the point, can I really fault characters f...

Netflix Original Series “The Get Down” celebrates the birth of Hip Hop

Netflix Original Series “The Get Down” celebrates the birth of Hip Hop

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The Netflix Original Series, “The Get Down,” was one of the best cinematic experiences I’ve had all summer—or ever, from a TV show. This is no surprise, as it comes from Baz Luhrmann, the director of beautifully filmed movies, including “The Great Gatsby” and “Moulin Rouge.” Spanned ove...

Staff Picks: Lunch Dates

Kelley Davis, Nathan Nguyen, Christopher Walker, and Mindy Jarrett

August 24, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Kelley Davis - Live Oak Café 8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA Looking for a cozy little spot to take that hottie you’ve been eyeing for a good while now? Look no further than Live Oak Café, located in the heart of uptown, off of Carrollton on - you guessed it - Oak Street. I recently went to th...

Frank Ocean debuts new album (It’s about damn time)

Frank Ocean debuts new album (It’s about damn time)

Lones Gagnard, Contributor

August 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

In a world bursting at its seams with regurgitated, remixed beats and repetitive sing-along choruses, Frank Ocean has released “Blonde,” a testament to individuality and an ode to the inherent courage found in walking one’s own path. Ocean sonically changed course from his breakout debut a...

Frank Ocean bores with visual album, “Endless”

Frank Ocean bores with visual album, “Endless”

Leo Castell, Staff

August 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Frank Ocean’s “Endless” is a 45-minute visual album that was released the day before his much-anticipated second studio album, “Blonde”. “Endless” seemed to occupy a strange space between music video and art film, much like Beyonce’s last two visual accompaniments to her albums. The visual p...

Netflix Original Series “Stranger Things” captivates

Netflix Original Series “Stranger Things” captivates

Lones Gagnard, Contributor

August 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Netflix’s Original Series collection has picked up steam with the success of “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” During the summer, Netflix added another potential cult classic to its repertoire in the form of childhood friendship, government cover-ups, and rapidly blinking Christmas ...

“Everybody Wants Some!!” is best film of the year

“Everybody Wants Some!!” is best film of the year

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Richard Linklater, director of 2016’s best film “Everybody Wants Some!!,” is primarily known for two of his earlier iconic movies: “Dazed and Confused” (1993) and “Boyhood” (2014). Both are hard to interpret as anything but semi-autobiographical, as they are both male coming-of-age sto...

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