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Batman #40 controversy

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Batman” is many things, the worlds greatest detective, the dark knight, the pinnacle of what the human race is capable of, and right now he is the star of one of my least liked comic books coming out of “DC Comics.” Author Tom King has been working on “Batman” since the launch of DC Rebirth...

Another hit from former *NSYNC singer Timberlake

Megan Behnke, Staff Contributor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Justin Timberlake started out as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club, then became part of the popular late ‘90s and early ‘00s boyband *NSYNC, then went on to be one of the biggest solo acts in the world. Timberlake has released hit after hit after hit for over a decade. And his newest album,...

Former Downtown Writing Center coordinator helps open new brewery: Working Draft Brewery

Former Downtown Writing Center coordinator helps open new brewery: Working Draft Brewery

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Ryan Browne’s passion for brewing beer began as a grad student in Alabama in 2005. He was motivated to create a stronger drink than the 5.5% beer that was available to him at the time. His first batch of home brewed beer attracted a party of everyone from friends to faculty, and since then, Browne as valu...

A sweet education from Barbara Evans

A sweet education from Barbara Evans

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Madison College’s culinary staff were moving at a fast pace on Feb. 6 getting ready for Barbara Evan’s Chocolate 101 presentation as part of the college’s Chef Series. It was a full house, and every placemat was covered with 10 different chocolate samples. Chocolate 101 taught audience members...

CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ stands out from the crowd

CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ stands out from the crowd

Megan Behnke, Staff Contributor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

DC Comics has had many different shows for many different superheroes over the past several decades. Superman, Batman, The Flash and more. With all the superhero shows, it’s hard to believe very few of them have black heroes as the lead. But in January 2018, a new series premiered on the steamy,...

Welcome to the church of Poppy

Welcome to the church of Poppy

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Poppy is a pop star who rose to fame via YouTube, and may or may not be a leader of her own cult. Poppy satirizes modern culture by portraying herself as a robotic pop idol. She is probably most known for her visual style, which is a mix of pink, cute and angelic, with occult and conspiracy symbols. Poppy...

The world is ending, time to fall in love

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Netflix original show “End of the F***ing World” follows a stereotypical teenage trope: Girl meets boy, girl and boy run away together, girl and boy have life changing adventure that comes to a tragic end. Though it’s story structure is familiar, there is nothing predictable about this show. All...

Drake’s new album delivers: ‘Scary Hours’ offers Hip Hop fans even more they can like

Drake’s new album delivers: ‘Scary Hours’ offers Hip Hop fans even more they can like

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Drake set the world on fire when he dropped his new EP “Scary Hours,” a two-track taste of what the “6 God” has been up to since his “More Life” playlist dropped. Of course, the internet goes crazy any time Drake drops music, and this was no different. But were his songs any good? Any...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is both the best and worst of the series

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is both the best and worst of the series

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Star Wars” is a franchise that is near and dear to many nerd’s hearts, and has been a pop culture juggernaut since its initial release back in 1977. The franchise has seen major highs and devastating lows. The prequals are mostly regarded by fans as being a smudge on the legacy of the first three...

Harding’s childhood, life subject of film

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

My first look at “I, Tonya” was in the form of an ad on Instagram. I was immediately drawn to the film- it looked like an edgy comedy based around the story of defamed figure skater Tonya Harding. The ad included Harding as a child flipping off a competitor and an adult Harding telling a competition...

Sa-Bai Thong has some great pad-thai

Sa-Bai Thong has some great pad-thai

Spice Phongthiengtham, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

With 20 years of operation, Sa-Bai Thong is one of the most well-known Thai restaurants in Madison and is located at two locations, on University avenue and Odana Road. They offer various Thai foods, including popular Thai dishes like pad-thai, tom yum, and Papaya Salad. For someone who have been...

Partnering to help out pets

Partnering to help out pets

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

If you walk into the Paws and Effect: Animals in Education show in the Truax Gallery, you’ll see the animals ranging from mice that can fit in your hand to cows and horses. The gallery comes from a collaboration of the veterinary technician program and the photography program. The gallery show...

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