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Superhero Movies: Cinema War

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Despite Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the applauded finale to their twenty-year-long Infinity Saga, the survival of their recent tug-of-war with Sony over whether Spider-Man will remain in the M.C.U. or not (he’s in, for now), and D.C.’s surprisingly successful release of “Joker,” superhe...

The Batman: Hero or Privateer

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

After D.C.’s successful release of “Joker,” news is coming out for director Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” with “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson playing the Caped Crusader. Two of the films roles have been revealed and cast, with Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle’s Catwoman, and Paul Dano as Ed...

In the Gutter, Looking at Stars

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Women are devout consumers of music. We savor and chew and swallow the magic of it and interpret it in such heartfelt ways that it strikes me as sad that there are fewer female critics. The new Alcest record to me physically makes me euphoric - and I’m sure there are many who can relate - but their...

No Damp Spirits at This Year’s Rainy Voodoo Fest

Olivia Post, Contributor

November 1, 2019

Despite heavy rain on Friday and Saturday morning, Voodoo Fest kicked off as scheduled on Friday Oct. 25. The three-day festival, described by their website as a “musical gumbo,” featured more than 65 bands on five stages. The rain and subsequent mud did not seem to dampen spirits, as thousands of...

Have Yourself an Unconventional Lil’ Halloween (On a Budget)

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

In these parts, Halloween is the one holiday season that truly can give Mardi Gras a run for its money. This year All Hallow’s Eve falls on a Thursday evening. For those traditionalists who prefer to commemorate Samhain on the actual night it falls on (or for those of you just looking for another ex...

Rebooting the 1990s On the Set of ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Whether you were rocking out to Nirvana or being Saved by the Bell, nothing presented the 1990s pop-culture better than Kevin Smith’s View Askewnivers. Now cult classic actor and director Kevin Smith and his production company View Askew gave us classics like “Clerks” (1994), “Mallrats” (1995), ...

The Joker is the worst kind of joke

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

“What do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society that abandons him and treats him like trash? “ muses the titular character in director and co-writer Todd Philip’s new film “The Joker.” In a late 1970s ( or early 1980s) Gotham City plagued by social issues that are not a...

‘The Witcher 3 Switches’ to a Smaller Screen

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

CD Projekt Red’s 2015 Game of the Year, “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” launched on Nintendo’s Switch on Oct. 15. Now able to play the Nintendo Switch on their TV, or as a mobile device, fans of the Witcher can hunt monsters while traveling or waiting for class to start. However, moving a massiv...

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Veronika Lee

October 18, 2019

Eric Arnouville (aka Feck) is a senior English major who already has a canon of music. Earlier this year, he released “South Wayside and 45” on Spotify. With a catalogue of 39 albums total on his Bandcamp, this appears to be his slickest and most ambitious project yet.   Although the ...

Moonlighting as a Monster: Spotlight on UNO Business Student By Day, Scare Actor By Night

Moonlighting as a Monster: Spotlight on UNO Business Student By Day, Scare Actor By Night

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2019

Talk about moonlighting - when the sun goes down on the weekend, second year business major Anna Boe is in fright rags terrorizing fear seekers at Scout Island Scream Park. Becoming a part of the eerie outdoor attraction that sits atop 50 acres of dreadful landscapes was just as random as it sounds - B...

Local pumpkin patch: Montz’s pumpkins

Local pumpkin patch: Montz's pumpkins

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 18, 2019

Just a few miles past the airport lies an unexpected fall adventure: the Montz Pumpkin Patch. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, the rural, riverside town of Montz, Louisiana is the home to the unassuming patch housed on owner Timmy Perilloux and wife Linda’s farmland. Even though Louisiana is hardly...

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is Kinda Bad

'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie' is Kinda Bad

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2019

Note: This review does not contain spoilers but will reference some cameos.   Americans love Jesse Pinkman. A quick scan of a well-curated Twitter or Facebook feed will reveal that most likely both your diehard conservative aunt in West Virginia and your comic book enthusiast pals in Santa Monica hav...

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