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The Dragon Formerly Known as Prince

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2019

In season one and two of Netflix’s “The Dragon Prince”, we explore an engaging high fantasy world that subverts many of the common tropes of the genre. Normally, when dealing with high fantasy (ala Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones) there are a bunch of white characters with hard to pronoun...

Marvel Strikes Gold, Once Again

Alejandro Marroquin, Writer

March 26, 2019

At this point, Marvel can announce a movie based on rocks and they’ll automatically have my money. That’s how much I trust Kevin Feige, producer and creator of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Announced in 2014, Captain Marvel was set to become the very first female led superhero movie, under the ...

With a Family Like This Who Needs Super Villains?

Chuck Sipps

March 26, 2019

“On the 12th hour of the first day of October 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth. This was unusual only in the fact that none of these women had been pregnant when the day first began.” With those words, viewers are launched into the mysterious world of “The Umbrella Academy,” where each...

Leo Burnett to NEIU: Do What You Can’t

Leo Burnett to NEIU: Do What You Can’t

Frannie Mendoza, Marketing and Advertising Director

March 12, 2019

The CEO of Leo Burnett Group, Andrew Swinand, kicked off the 18th International Business Conference this year with a talk titled “Building Global Brands,” in which he used Samsung as a case study. He explained the conception of the #DoWhatYouCant campaign as the brand's philosophy, shared a bit about ...

The Dragon Formerly Known As Prince

The Dragon Formerly Known As Prince

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 12, 2019

In season one and two of Netflix’s “The Dragon Prince”, we explore an engaging high fantasy world that subverts many of the common tropes of the genre. Normally, when dealing with high fantasy (ala Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones) there are a bunch of white characters with hard to pronoun...

Five Love Stories That Don’t Suck

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

February 14, 2019

In spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are five love stories with more substance than just being a fluffy romance or a hot and steamy story. In other words, these are my top five love stories that don’t suck. In no particular order Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. ...

‘How to Catch Creation’ at the Goodman Asks “What Will You Leave Behind?”

Daphne Watson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

The Goodman Theatre has a long history of providing a platform for playwrights and other creatives of color to express themselves. Christina Anderson’s, “How to Catch Creation,” is the ultimate voyeuristic experience. A contemporary story set in San Francisco, California, Anderson’s tale...

Black Ensemble Theatre Produces Three Play Series

Lenore Petinger, Writer

February 12, 2019

On Jan. 17 - 19, Black Ensemble Theater (BET) of Chicago performed its first anti-racism play in partnership with Northeastern. “National Anthem” is the dilemma that a college senior faces on what his actions should be as he quarterbacks his team in the national championship game.  He knows the hist...

‘Roswell, New Mexico’ a Modern take on Immigration

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2019

“Roswell, New Mexico” premiered on the CW on Jan 15 as a reboot of the original short-lived sci-fi television show “Roswell,” starring Katherine Heigl and Shiri Appleby. The reboot is the second adaptation of Melinda Metz’s young adult book series “Roswell High” based on the story of...

“Punisher” Leaves Viewers Wanting More

“Punisher” Leaves Viewers Wanting More

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

February 12, 2019

***Contains Spoilers*** For a person to be in balance they must live in the present, not the past or future. Frank Castle, played by John Bernthal, or as the criminals of New York know him, The Punisher, is a man so trapped in his past that he believes he has no future. In season one of Netflix...

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” Soars As Best Spider Man Movie

Alejandro Marroquin, Writer

January 22, 2019

I hated the idea of an animated Spider-Man movie, especially for a character like Miles Morales. I would’ve prefered he have his own live-action movie because he’s Afro-Latino. I truly believe audiences need and want to see themselves portrayed in this popular genre. After the film’s promotional...

“Aquaman” Gives Redemption To The DC Universe Franchise

January 22, 2019

As a comic book reader, I feel fortunate to live in a time where my favorite characters are being adapted to the big screen. As a lover of quality film making, the DC cinematic universe has left a sour taste in my mouth with “Wonder Woman” being the only exceptional movie they produced. To be honest,...

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