Arts & Entertainment

COMMENTARY: The new generation of gaming

By |2020-05-21T22:42:25-07:00May 21st, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Commentary, Gaming/Tech, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

The new generation of high definition consoles are around the corner. With the PS5 (Playstation 5) and the Xbox Series X to be released between October and December of 2020, both the Sony and Microsoft gaming systems are rumored to deliver the next level of graphics for a console. 

Onward provides family-friendly entertainment, strengthened sibling bond

By |2020-05-01T22:35:25-07:00May 1st, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Movies/TV|

From the minds that created Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story, Disney Pixar released new animated film Onward onto Disney+, April 3. Disney originally planned to release Onward in theaters, however, the film was released on Disney+ due to COVID-19. Onward, directed by Dan Scanlon, takes place in the once fanciful city of New Mushroomton. The land once held wizards that used their magic to help people, providing light to villages, aiding heroes on quests and entertaining the many magical creatures roaming the world.

COLUMN: Basic painting techniques produce lifelike creations

By |2020-04-29T12:06:40-07:00April 29th, 2020|Art, Column, Home Feature 2, Opinions|

In my view, painting art is the most concise way to directly express self-aesthetic consciousness. Painting can make us feel relaxed and happy as we create or learn basic techniques. In order to paint things that make sense, you must first understand that painting is a technique that uses a surface as a supporting surface and then adds color to it. 

Dua Lipa defines pop music with Future Nostalgia

By |2020-03-31T23:19:51-07:00March 31st, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Music, Reviews|

In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), national collegiate and professional sports, as well as many school districts and universities have suspended or canceled events over the last month. At a time when most entertainment is being postponed or cancelled, UK pop star Dua Lipa breaks the rules by releasing her second album, Future Nostalgia, a week early. With this release, I believe she solidified her name amongst the greatest pop legends and seems to channel past icons like Brittney Spears, Gwen Stefani and Madonna.

Book Review: Under a War Torn Sky

By |2020-03-31T12:02:23-07:00March 30th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Home Feature 2, Reviews|

Under a War torn Sky by L.M. Elliott is a historical fiction that tells the story of American Air Force pilot Henry Forester during WW2. Based in Europe and tasked with flying through enemy territory to bomb strategic locations, Henry is faced with the terror of the infamous German Luftwaffe. On one of these raids Henry and his fellow airmen are shot down behind enemy lines deep in German occupied France. 

Entertainment media fills newfound time during COVID-19 quarantine

By |2020-04-07T14:20:54-07:00March 27th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

With COVID-19 outbreak continuing its impact across the globe, students often find that excess free time starts to emerge. A hobby that has become popularized by the media is binging TV shows. There are many streaming services that have a wide range of original movies and tv.

COIN releases third studio album, ‘Dreamland’

By |2020-04-07T14:21:07-07:00March 24th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

The album opens strongly with Into My Arms. This song brings memories of a long road trip to the beach and you finally reach the sea. The tune is accompanied by a music video, as well. It’s an absolute blast and will definitely be a go-to song for spring 2020.

Feature art No. 7, 2019-20 — Monochromatic Landscape

By |2020-03-16T14:44:12-07:00March 16th, 2020|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Monochromatic (or mono) is a color scheme based on only one, single color tint. It uses only variations (shades) of a single hue, made by altering the saturation and brightness of the base color. Black and white colors are always added, as they in fact are the brightest and the darkest shade of the color.

Book Review: No Mission Is Impossible

By |2020-03-16T11:22:16-07:00March 12th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

No Mission Is Impossible by Michael bar Zohar is the story of the Israeli special forces and the missions of this group. A relatively new country to the world around World War II, Israel was often hated by many of its neighboring countries. The story illustrates multiple stories from that time in history and how individuals dealt with these problems.