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James Gunn, Peter Safran and the future of the DCU

By Ethan Charles The DC Universe, or DCU, has struggled immensely with becoming comparable to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, but this unprecedented announcement from the Warner Brothers aims to change that. Much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s success came about at the hand of the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige. While the Warner Brothers company does not have a comparable equal, the recent announcement to appoint James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-CEOs of DC Studios ...

Samuel Acosta’s STP ‘Rabbit Hole’ is a collaborative effort.

By Maria Smith Samuel M Acosta directed his Senior Theatre Project "Rabbit Hole," which was performed on Saturday, November 12th. "Rabbit Hole," by David-Lindsay Abaire, is the story of a grieving couple and their struggle to cope with the loss of their child. Sam acted as director, set designer and props master of his project. Important players in the STP also included Lily VanBrocklin, stage manager, and Anna Varney, assistant stage manager.  From start to finish, this project ...

The era of fan-atical power

By Samuel M Acosta As long as entertainment has existed, fans have existed. Nowadays, with more entertainment content than ever before, there are seemingly infinite fan bases, all of which are extremely passionate. Yet, in recent years, this passion has become a weapon that fans have wielded countless times. Through frequent successes, this has turned the fanbase into a looming mob. While there are some benefits to this newfound power, there is also a significant danger that has the ...

‘Andor’ episodes 8-9 slows down to showcase oppression

By Ben Konuch “Welcome to Narkina 5.” “Andor” slows down its pacing in its eighth and ninth episodes, but for good reason. In these last two episodes, Cassian is taken to Narkina 5, an Imperial prison colony with unrelenting rules but decent conditions and a promise of release at the end of each worker’s sentence. Forced to work to exhaustion for twelve-hour shifts and compete against other worker teams, most inmates want to keep their heads down and get through their term, but ...

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ season two begins an international scavenger hunt

By Katlynn Rossignol It's been a few years since the Mysterious Benedict Society foiled Dr. Curtain’s evil plot known as “The Emergency.” Unfortunately, the group’s happy reunion is interrupted as news comes in that Mr. Benedict and Number Two have been kidnapped! It's up to Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance to follow the clues and travel around the world to rescue them.  As a fan of the first season of “The Mysterious Benedict Society”, I found the first three episodes ...

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is a masterful film about a generation lost

By Ben Konuch Editor's note: This is the second of two articles analyzing this adaption of “All Quiet on the Western Front.”  This article examines the movie and its merit as a war film, while the first examines it as an adaption of the book.   “Modern warfare is like a game of chess. It’s never about the individual, it’s always about the whole. You will prove yourself worthy of your uniforms.” War is hell. Anyone who has studied history extensively will ...

Netflix’s new adaptation of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ doesn’t do justice to Remarque’s timeless classic

By Kathryn McDonald Editor's note: This is the first of two articles analyzing this adaption of “All Quiet on the Western Front.”  This article examines the movie as an adaption of the book, while the second examines its merit as a war film.   “This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even ...

Daniel Rothermel: A Musician With An Outlet

By Zoe Ekeh As a sound engineer, singer/songwriter, musician and music producer, Cedarville University student Daniel Rothermel devotes his life to creating music. His exposure to music from a young age began with violin and piano lessons at six years old.  Being a part of musicals since the age of 7 has garnered Rothermel vocal training, as well as being a part of a choir in high school, and singing in church. With learning instruments such as the violin, piano and organ as well ...

Isaiah Rubio: Putting passion to practice

By Avonlea Brown Isaiah Rubio is a sophomore Broadcasting, Digital Media, and Journalism (BDMJ) major specializing in Audio Production. While some students are signing up for internships and just beginning to plan their futures, Rubio has already begun his career as a music producer and performer. Currently, he is getting ready for his third concert showcasing his musical abilities.  Rubio knew as early as middle school that he wanted to be in the music industry and began uploading ...

‘Andor’ episode 7 is a masterful demonstration of consequences

By Ben Konuch “As long as everyone thinks I’m an irritation, there’s a good chance they’ll miss what I’m really doing.” With audiences still reeling from an explosive sixth episode, “Andor” demonstrates that the galaxy is reeling also. Episode seven is a masterful demonstration of how something seemingly as small as an isolated theft of Imperial funds at this point in history isn’t just a theft, but a statement. Just like the clanging alarms on Ferrix in Episode three, ...