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Africa Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary in style

Africa Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary in style

Destiny Kwenchia Zaomoh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

The Africa Fest is a popular festival in Madison which celebrates African immigrant communities. It is most looked forward to by a diverse group of people both in and out of the Dane County and Wisconsin at large. This festival has been celebrated for several years and this year’s celebration...

Where to eat when you can’t eat everything

Where to eat when you can’t eat everything

Mara Gillett, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Eating out can be a difficult ordeal for someone who has food sensitivities. Cross contamination makes it risky for people with food sensitivities to deal with and can deter some from social outings that involve dining out as a result. But it doesn’t have to be, and it shouldn’t be. There are...

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

It’s hard to pin down the exact joy that nostalgia brings us. For me it’s a joy that takes me back to before I ever had to worry about school, keeping up with social pressure, and the million other things that can cause stress in a college student’s life. Like a breath of fresh air, Disney’s...

In ‘Pearls,’ Hughes tackles the 7 deadly sins

Alyssa Washington, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Pearls” by E. Hughes tells the story of three women and the seven deadly sins. The novella starts off strong with the first story. Tyson, a woman in an abusive marriage finds the courage to escape. In this story it can be difficult to decipher which sin was committed. The ending comes off fairly...

New Spider-Man comic is amazing

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Spider-Man may be the most complicated simple character of all time. Poor kid, spider bite, super powers, responsibility. It’s about as classic as you can get for a super hero origin, and with more movies than you can count on one hand and over 70 years of being Marvels top selling super hero. That...

Students ready to ‘Seize the Means of Production’

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

While the phrase “seize the means of production” has generally been rooted with communist theory, it’s taking on a different president at Madison College. Established by two students, India Freeman and Julia Hackler, “Seize The Means Of Production” aims to give students an opportunity to create...

Action Comics is celebrating issue No. 1,000

Action Comics  is celebrating  issue No. 1,000

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s not everyday that you get to see a landmark event in comics. Especially not one as large as hitting 1000 issues. But here we are, celebrating 80 years and 1000 issues of the big, blue Boy Scout Superman. “Action Comics #1000” is exactly what it sets out to be, a birthday celebration of ev...

‘Leah on The Offbeat’ excels with its realistic depictions of youth

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

There’s solace in young adult novels and their ability to normalize the lives of those who are pariahs. Becky Albertalli’s third novel “Leah On The Offbeat,” a sequel to the award-winning “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda,” continues to develop a world much like our own: raw, genuine, and...

‘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...

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