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GenderQueer: A story from another closet

Zarqua Ansari, Opinion Asst. Editor

April 3, 2020

GenderQueer: A Story From Another Closet by Allan D. Hunter is a treacherous and often realistic tale that’s packed with frustration, desperation and yearning. Hunter does an amazing job of captivating the raw emotions of a...

Double review: Slaves riding on Wavves

Eric Casey, Staff Writer, Music Guru

November 9, 2015

The name of the band Slaves may be off putting to some, but once you get past that point there's no turning back. Unless you're not into punk or lo-fi garage rock, then I guess you should leave. With their official debut album Are You ...

Lana Del Rey cruises to her own hum

Eric Casey, Staff Writer, Music Guru

October 6, 2015

Last summer Lana Del Rey released her second album Ultraviolence upon the masses. It was commercially prosperous and critically venerated. It went on to debut at #1 in twelve countries including the U.S. It has sold well ove...

It’s All in Your Head Review

Sara Pisak, Assistant opinion editor

March 31, 2015

Eva Hagberg’s text It’s All in Your Head  is a short novel which I admittedly cannot wrap my mind around. Being perfectly honest with my audience, I have no clear cut opinion of this work. I am used to more of a black and ...

Beasts & Men Review

Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 24, 2015

Curtis Smith’s collection of essays entitled Beasts & Men marks the reader’s journey into the world of flash fiction. The genre of flash fiction is characterized by essays/short stories consisting of a mere 100 to 100...

Hozier makes a bold soulful debut

Eric Casey

March 24, 2015

Is this a “Best of Hits” album?  Is this the second coming of Elton John, but with more of an edge?  Maybe even a lost Elton John album?  Well obviously the answer is a definite no. Not since Icona Pop's 2013 effort “Thi...

The Diary of a Young Girl

Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 16, 2015

As the Nazi Party swept through Holland, a wave of anti-semitic laws were passed which barred hard working individuals of the Jewish faith from owning businesses, practicing law and holding other forms of employment. Hitler be...

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