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New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

New Star Wars movie promotes inclusion

By Laura Sneller, Opinions Editor

December 20, 2017

The new Star Wars movie brings an influx of worldwide excitement as people come to watch the next installment of their favorite movie series. With new characters, beautiful scenery and awesome lightsaber duels, Star Wars: The Last Jedi keeps the audience on the edge of their seats for the duration of...

Star Wars continues be be success

A scene from the latest Star Wars installment.

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

  Warning! Spoilers Ahead! The second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is packed with action, excitement and a fresh plot not seen before in a Star Wars movie. Episode VIII achieves greatness, despite several flaws.   Directed and written by Rian Johnson, the fi...

“Star Wars” fans hope for out of this world production

“Star Wars” fans hope for out of this world production

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

Unfortunately for “Star Wars” fans, it will take “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” a little bit longer than 12 parsecs to debut in theaters. While the newest addition to the “Star Wars” franchise is not coming to the big screen as fast as the Millennium Falcon, it will be here in another month. The...

Rogue One Delivers More than Expected

A scene from Rogue One.

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

January 8, 2017

Despite my initial concerns over the quality of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” after seeing the trailers with Felicity Jones’s deadpan expression and monotone delivery of lines, the movie lived up to expectations and beyond. Avid Star Wars fans need not fear about Rogue One ending up like the...

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

Star Wars fans have already purchased their tickets for the premiere.

By Jasmine Baten and Ross Tanenbaum

December 23, 2015

emiered Dec. 18, drawing audiences of all ages from all over the galaxy. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and features a star-studded, revolutionary cast, including Harrison Ford and newcomer Daisy Ridley. According to IMDb, the movie takes place 30 years...

Seventh Star Wars movie gathers hype

The new The Force Awakens  poster graces theaters worldwide.

By Arjun Swaminathan, News Editor

October 26, 2015

This Dec. 18, the movie franchise that has defined the childhood of millions makes its return to the big screen. The Force Awakens will be the seventh installment in the Star Wars series, set 30 years after the events of the original trilogy of movies. The film will follow a new set of characters...

May the 4th be with you every year

May the 4th be with you every year

By Balbina Yang, Features Editor

May 14, 2015

With a day dedicated to it, there is no doubt that Star Wars is considered to be one of the most epic and influential science fiction movie series of all time. Also known as Star Wars Day, “May the fourth be with you,” the pun of the famous Yoda saying, celebrated its 36th anniversary last Wednesday. ...

Disney buying Star Wars is a good thing

By Nicolaas Verbeek

December 20, 2012

Dear Editor, I thought your piece (Nov. 29, 2012, "Observer Opinion" on Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, which owns the Star Wars franchise) was too speculative and thus too unnecessarily scathing. You mentioned how Disney would somehow stifle artistic integrity without citing the fact that it rece...

Star Wars goes to the dark side

By Lara Fu, News Editor

November 29, 2012

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Disney bought Lucasfilm and ruined the Star Wars  franchise forever. According to an Oct. 30 Associated Press article, Disney will buy Lucasfilm and the rights to George Lucas’s Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises for $4.05 billion. Disney has announced ...

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