‘Adventures in Odyssey: 28 Hours’ ties back to ‘Novacom’ 20 Years Later
By Sophia Monastra
I am not the “Adventures in Odyssey” fanatic of my household. That title belongs to my younger sister. I only reap the benefits of her AIO Club account, one of which is access to the latest album, ‘28 Hours.’ Despite this album being written for a younger audience, I found much to enjoy from it.
It’s a normal day in the semi-normal small town of Odyssey until someone breaks into the local antique shop, Triple J Antiques. This sets off a chain of events ...
‘Zootopia+’ is a humorous dive into worldbuilding
By Ella Smith
After the roaring success of Zootopia it was a surprise there was never a sequel to continue the storyline that brought about such adoration. Now six years later the movie was followed up with a six-episode anthology series, with each episode featuring a side character from the movie, giving more depth to the world of Zootopia and showing different perspectives to many familiar scenes.
“Hopp on Board” added insight into Judy’s family
There were a couple that I ...
“Disenchanted” is a delightful film with wasted potential
By Janie Walenda
Long before “Frozen” made fun of the love at first sight trope, “Enchanted” subverted the Disney fairytale playbook. The 2007 film is hilarious and heartfelt and utilizes its premise to deliver one of the best Disney romances to date. While “Disenchanted” is still a wildly enjoyable movie, it lacks a lot of the cleverness and meaning of its predecessor.
The premise by itself is genius. Fifteen years after “Enchanted,” Giselle, Robert, Morgan and new baby ...
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is a stunning tribute
By Janie Walenda
Not every movie can make me cry before the opening credits roll, but not every movie loses its star seven months before filming. Somehow, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” manages to both continue the themes of colonialism and imperialism from the first movie, but also craft a raw, complex portrayal of grief.
The actors are the absolute shining jewel of “Wakanda Forever.” There are no weak links in the cast, and there are too many standout performances to count. ...
Tytist Dean: A Rapper with A Humble Heart
By Zoe Ekeh
Tytist Dean, a Cedarville grad student earning an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, grew up in a family that produces music. His father owns a record label, 1 Way Entertainment, with 6 artists signed to it. Dean is one of those artists and part of a group known as “Sis N LiL Bro.” This musical duo consists of Dean and his sister, Celena Lena.
Dean is a studio engineer. “I kinda be behind the scenes, I never wanted to be an artist,” said Dean.
Mentioning his ...
When did students stop believing in Santa Claus?
By Anna Harman
Growing up, Santa Claus was an annual tradition in my house. On Christmas Eve, we would leave cookies and milk on the kitchen counter and rush to bed so Santa could come and bring us gifts. We’d watch him on the “Santa Tracker '' app and then go to bed, although we never could fall asleep. In the morning, we would wake our parents up and go downstairs to see all of the stockings filled and the gifts that he left us.
It wasn’t until I lost a tooth on Christmas ...
‘Andor’ episode 10 rises up in glorious revolt
By Ben Konuch
“I would rather die trying to take them down than die giving them what they want.”
In the last few episodes, “Andor” has explored complex themes such as oppression, complacency and capitulation to overreaching authorities through the imprisonment of Cassian in one of the biggest metaphors in all of Star Wars. Throughout these episodes, the tension and the danger has gradually built up to a breaking point where Cassian and his fellow prisoners will have to take the ...
Student short film draws from real life
By Elizabeth Kanzeg
For Paul Miller, a senior majoring in broadcasting, digital media and journalism, writing and directing a short film for his senior capstone project has been a passionate and personal experience.
Miller wrote his film, titled “SSHL,” in the summer of 2022, during a period of great loneliness in his life. It follows the story of Tim, a college student who experiences Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL). Tim struggles to navigate friendships and relatio...
‘Enola Holmes 2’ is an enjoyable sequel
By Ella Smith
When the first Enola Holmes movie came out in 2020 I was skeptical about yet another Sherlock Holmes spinoff but was pleasantly surprised by the new spin on the classic plot twists and intriguing characters. With this in mind, I was interested to see how the next installment would continue the storyline.
One of the highlights of the first Enola Holmes was the intriguing and likable main characters. “Enola Holmes 2” expanded on most of the main characters from the first ...
‘The Good Nurse’ Slowly Tells A Fascinating Story
By Samuel M Acosta
I knew almost nothing going into this movie. All that knowledge that I had was that it was a slow-burn drama. This led to me having a mixed reaction to my experience with “The Good Nurse.” While there was a deeply fascinating true story at the foundation of the film, it clung to the slow-burn genre in a way that made me fight to stay engaged. Even when I reached the huge climax of the film, I didn’t feel like I was being rewarded for my patience.