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George Ezra looks young, but sounds old

Eric Casey

February 18, 2015

Do you know that awkwardness of listening to someone on the radio, and then when you search for them on the internet they look nothing like you imagined?  Well, that probably happens more often than not with upcoming British folk a...

“Wild” Review

Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 18, 2015

Cheryl Strayed’s autobiographical novel, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is quickly becoming a global sensation. The text, turned screenplay, is nominated for two Oscars at this Sunday’s fast approaching A...

The Master and Margarita

Sara Pisak, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 9, 2015

Mikhail Bulgakov’s 1967 novel, The Master and Margarita  can be characterized with many words: classic, satirical, political, offensive, masterpiece, atheistic and countless other contradictory terms. Whatever word selection each u...

The Kennedy Women: The Saga of an American Family

Sara Pisak

November 18, 2014

Laurence Leamer’s 1,000 page biography, The Kennedy Women: The Saga of an American Family  traces the lineage of each female member of the Kennedy line from original matriarch Bridget Murphy who settled in Boston in 1849 t...

The Scarlet Letter- Examining Pop Culture’s Love of a Classic

Sara Pisak, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter  is an undisputed classic. For generations, the text has been nothing short of required reading. This leads me to ask myself the question, "What is pop culture’s obsession with Th...

Tove Lo is staying high…on the charts with “Queen of the Clouds”

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, also known as Tove Lo, is a rising star from Sweden. It appears that country is pumping out popular acts lately with the likes of Icona Pop, Nico & Vinz, and Lykke Li. Her blend of dark pop and electroni...

Humans of New York- Not Just an Online Phenomenon

Sara Pisak

October 29, 2014

Even if a reader has only a casual presence in the ever-expanding world of the internet, they have probably heard of Brandon Stanton. Stanton, a Chicago bonds trader turned photographer, is responsible for the craze known as Humans...

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour “Bring Us Together”

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

Is there a genre called "space jazz"?...because I’m pretty sure The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are the definition of it. They have so many references to space, stars, and related terms like that mixed with modern jazz sounds. However,...

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