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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...

Fantastic Four makes long-awaited return in ‘Marvel Two-in-One’

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Fantastic Four have been missing from Marvel comics since 2015’s huge event, "Secret Wars." That’s true for both the real world and the universe the characters inhabit. Marvel has stated that the reason they haven’t been publishing Fantastic Four books or having their characters appear in other...

ACLU visits Truax to talk poetry

ACLU visits Truax to talk poetry

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Madison College’s Yahara Journal hosted an intriguing, hands-on poetry workshop called Politics, Power and Poetry on Wednesday, March 21. To facilitate this workshop, they had invited Angie Trudell-Vasquez, Operations Coordinator for End Domestic Abuse, formerly an ACLU Specialist. This workshop...

Okami Taiko Drumming group available on campus

Okami Taiko Drumming group available on campus

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Okami Taiko is a student led Traditional Japanese drumming group on the Madison College Truax campus. Okami means wolf and Taiko means drumming. Desia Xiong, President and Founder of the Okami Taiko club, found the wolf to be very fitting since it is the school’s mascot. The main style of Drumming...

Lamar shows his versatility on ‘Black Panther’

Dylan Martin, Page Designer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t take a break. He basically drops an album every other year, and in his off years, he puts out less official work. In this off year, instead of “Untitled Unmastered,” a previously released B-side compilation which featured some of his darkest beats yet, we have the “Black...

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