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Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

Flash Season Three Falls Short of Expectations

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

Season three of The Flash struggled to find its identity at times, falling short of lofty expectations from seasons prior. However, it showed flashes of greatness, giving hope it can rebound in season four.   The Flash opted for a complete rewrite of its characters, by kicking off the season wit...

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Balances Fun with Complexity

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Balances Fun with Complexity

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

DC Comic’s “Legends of Tomorrow” far surpassed expectations by embracing their weird and wild attitude in season two. “Legends of Tomorrow” is a spinoff of two superhero shows on The CW. It takes characters from Arrow and The Flash and brings them onto their own show centered around time...

“Awaken, My Love” Impresses with Fresh Beats

“Awaken, My Love” Impresses with Fresh Beats

By Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor

December 7, 2016

Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino’s latest album, “Awaken, My Love!” draws from an interesting collection of soul and R&B grooves to create a cohesive sound that differs greatly from Donald Glover’s earlier work. In previous albums, Glover has focused on a flat rapping style with modern beats,...

Chainsmokers’ Collage Is a Sure Success

Chainsmokers’ Collage Is a Sure Success

By Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor

November 15, 2016

The Chainsmokers’ rise to fame began in 2014 when they released the catchy and upbeat song “#SELFIE,” a dance hit about the popular culture trend of taking self-portrait photographs. The musicians’ popularity increased when they released “Kanye,” an infectious track about famous Hip-Hop star...

‘Lemonade’ Quenches Beyoncé Fans’ Thirst

‘Lemonade’ Quenches Beyoncé Fans’ Thirst

By Dani Miller, Production Editor

May 26, 2016

With Beyoncé’s sixth solo album, Lemonade, she proves once again why she is “Queen Bey.” Similar to its predecessor, the 2013 self-titled full-length release, Beyoncé, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is a visual album as much as it is auditory. Preceded by the feminist anthem, “Formation,” as the...

Pope Francis visits the US for the first time

Pope Francis visits the US for the first time

By Peter Durand, Social Media Manager

September 25, 2015

Pope Francis met with 25,000 roaring Americans on Sept. 23 by the Catholic University Basilica. Arriving the previous day, the Pope met with President Obama  Wednesday morning before riding through the streets of D.C. to cheers from adoring crowds. Driving through the crowds at the Basilica in ...

Imagine Dragons stumbles but shows promise

By Jamie Lescht, Arts Editor

November 7, 2012

 The upcoming band Imagine Dragons released their debut album Night Visions Sept. 4, providing an alternative indie sound that contrasts with present mainstream music. The album starts with "Radioactive," a song with an interesting  and unique sound. "Radioactive" begins with a chorus of guitars strumm...

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