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Is ‘Birds of Prey’ worth seeing?

Is ‘Birds of Prey’ worth seeing?

Brooke Foye, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Set to release February 7th, Warner Brother Studio’s new action-comedy, based on the DC universe, promises to be a colorful, chaotic film for all. Birds of Prey features the return of Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel (Harley Quinn), and the premier of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Helena Bertinelli (T...

A spoiler-free review of ‘1917’ – movie lives up to the hype

A spoiler-free review of ‘1917’ – movie lives up to the hype

Sean Bull, Video Manager

February 5, 2020

“Seeing “1917” in the theater will redefine what you think is possible at the movies.” When I first heard that, I rushed to buy a ticket. Little did I know what a transformative experience my night out at Point Cinema would be. Even my guarded optimism couldn’t prepare me for what I would see...

Latin dance sessions

Latin dance sessions

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

February 5, 2020

It’s Thursday night. It’s almost the end of the week, and you’ve had a long day at work. You feel like a night out on the town is much needed, but there aren’t many places that cater to the Thursday night crowd. Never fear; Robinia Courtyard’s Latin dance jam sessions are just what you’ve...

Edgar Kunz presents his story to Madison College

Edgar Kunz presents his story to Madison College

Paige Zezulka, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Edgar Kunz, a poet known for his 2019 book of poems, Tap Out, shared his story to Madison College on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Intercultural Exchange Room C1430 was filled with an audience of students and staff. Kunz connected to the crowd on a personal level. At times the room fell silent, as the poet u...

Walt Disney World brings Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge to life in theme park

Walt Disney World brings Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge to life in theme park

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios unveiled their newest attraction: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Galaxy’s Edge recreates the world of “Star Wars” and the “Black Spire Outpost” for fans of the “Star Wars” movie franchise and anyone with...

‘Rise of Skywalker’ gives an unsatisfying end to ‘Star Wars’ series

‘Rise of Skywalker’ gives an unsatisfying end to ‘Star Wars’ series

Grant  Nelson, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

I saw the new “Star Wars” film, “Rise of Skywalker,” with my friends. Like every other fan, I have mixed feelings about the film. The new “Star Wars” films are a mixture of creative changes and overdone fan service. “Rise of Skywalker” is no exception, with its amazing battles, new l...

December chef series welcomes Graham Elliot

December chef series welcomes Graham Elliot

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in chief

January 22, 2020

With a full house and an eager crowd, the final chef series event of the fall sester begins. The lights dim, music plays, and Chef Graham Elliot enters with host Kyle Cherek. Elliot talks about his past experiences and what he went through to become a chef. Although many great chefs surrounded Eliot, h...

‘The Mandalorian’ is the best show on the Disney Plus App

‘The Mandalorian’ is the best  show on the Disney Plus App

Mandy Scheuer, Office Manager

January 22, 2020

The opening of “The Mandalorian” is totally different from other “Star Wars” openings. There is no opening scroll, no typical “Star Wars” theme music, nothing! Instead, we see a brand new “Star Wars” logo animation. Let’s get to the good stuff. Here’s an official recap of the first ...

Sandler’s latest movie is uncut, but no gem

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

January 22, 2020

In the Safdie brother’s most recent movie, “Uncut Gems,” Adam Sandler plays a high-strung, gambling-addicted, wealthy jeweler named Howard. The film takes place in New York; several scenes occur at Howard’s small jewelry shop in Manhattan’s Diamond District. “Uncut Gems” begins as Howard makes ...

Oculus Rift S starting to make VR accessible

Blake Prasch, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Virtual Reality, at least to me, has seemed far away from becoming affordable to the average person since the release of the original Oculus and HTC Vive. Even if you were to obtain one of these VR sets, there would still be a multitude of problems to be faced. Difficult set-ups, uncomfortable headsets, fuz...

‘Leviathan’ combines WWI and steampunk culture

Emily Merlin, Social Media Director

December 12, 2019

Now we all know about the story of World War I. But what happens when the story of WWI integrates with steampunk culture? For those who don’t know what steampunk is, it’s 19th-century regalia combined with steam-powered technology. That can be hard to imagine within a novel. Luckily, “Leviathan...

‘The Nutcracker’ comes to Madison

‘The Nutcracker’ comes to Madison

Provided to the Clarion

December 12, 2019

Madison, WI—This is a special year for Dance Wisconsin; JoJean Retrum is celebrating 43 years of her classic version of the original Nutcracker in Shannon Hall at the Wisconsin Union Theater.  Guests from the Chicago area will dance with Snow Pas De Deux and Grand Pas de Deux in Candyland.&nbs...

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