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‘Station 19’ has a blazing start as a second spinoff

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

ABC’s long-running medical drama, "Grey’s Anatomy," has already had one successful spin-off, "Private Practice," which ran from 2007-2013. Its second spin-off, "Station 19," premiered late last month and it’s already on its way to becoming almost as successful as its predecessor. Following...

Appreciating perspectives outside of our own

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Usually, book reviews are designed to focus on new releases. However, on this special occasion (May is Latino Book Month) I would like to pay homage to a Latina writer who changed my life, and who offers an engrossing entry into the world of magical realism and appreciation for non-white cultures. Isabel...

Pow wow is a celebration of culture

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

On May 5, the annual Madison College Pow Wow will be happening all day. With doors opening at 11 a.m. and will be finishing up around 10 or 11 p.m. There will be a $5 admission at the door, but children five and under, and also elders who are 55 years-old or older are able to attend for free. It will...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ pulls together much of the Marvel Universe

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ pulls together much of the Marvel Universe

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

After 10 years and 18 movies, it’s all been leading up to this. “Avengers: Infinity War” promised to be the biggest movie ever presented by the Marvel Cinematic Universe … and it delivered. Since I think a lot of this movies strengths rely on surprise, I’m going to try and keep this review...

RED chef talks dumplings and success

RED chef talks dumplings and success

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

At the finale of Madison College’s 2017-2018 chef series, Jed Spink, the executive chef of restaurant RED was invited to talk about how he fuses multiple cultures into a tasty recipe, as well as his experience moving up in the restaurant industry without a culinary degree. The night was filled with...

‘Avengers Infinity War’ context

‘Avengers Infinity War’ context

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Since the tease at the end of 2012's “The Avengers,” both comics fans and movie fans alike have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the villain Thanos to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it’s 2018 and we’re less than two weeks away from “Avengers: Infinity War.” With 18 movies, it...

DC comics releases reimagined Green Lantern Earth One

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Back in 2009 DC Comics launched a new graphic novel simply titled “Superman: Earth One,” it was meant to be a simplified take on the characters origin, completely separated from the mainline continuity, and it ended up being a huge success. Later on Batman got the same treatment, as well as the Te...

‘Remedial Rocket Science’ book review

Allison Althof, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

A STEM girl has a one night stand with an out-of-towner and finds out that he is the CEO’s son of the company she works for three years later. It sounds like a fun, steamy story that will be full of cringing awkwardness that will having you rooting for these two people to have a happily ever after....

Cardi B ‘Invasion of Privacy’ proves haters wrong

Cardi B ‘Invasion of Privacy’ proves haters wrong

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Last summer Bronx native Cardi B, burst on the rap charts with her breakthrough single “Bodak Yellow” which skyrocketed to number one shattering expectations and records. Because of the breakneck pace that she gained fame, Cardi has been plagued by critics and naysayers as being a fad. Many claiming...

Production explores finding identity

Production explores finding identity

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Finding yourself is never easy. People can go the majority of their lives never truly knowing who they are or what they stand for. This is one of the themes that director Miranda Hawk hopes to explore with Madison College’s upcoming production of “Our Town” written by Thornton Wilder. “Our...

‘Ready Player One’ is all reference, no substance

‘Ready Player One’ is all reference, no substance

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Ready Player One” written by Ernest Cline was released as a novel in 2011, where before it was even put on the shelves, it was purchased by Warner Bros. to be a film with Steven Spielberg set to direct. The book itself is a fun, but flawed romp through Cline’s nostalgia of the ’80s. and truly...

Get ready to wake up early on Record Store Day

Get ready to wake up early on Record Store Day

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Record Store Day is coming in less than a month, and if you are a record collector type like yours truly, you have already marked your calendar, set your alarm for 3 a.m. weeks in advance, opened a separate saving account just for the money you intend to spend, and warned everyone you care about of your...

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