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Lyrical Swords

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lyrical Swords

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor. On Nov. 16, in the Popp Martin Student Union of UNC Charlotte, students were able to partake in and gather to watch the joining of hip-hop and the human competitive nature that goes on to create what we call rap. With the expert guest DJ, Slic Vic, the ever hilarious emcee, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Star’ is an importantly mediocre animated film

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Star’ is an importantly mediocre animated film

I’m not a particularly religious person, so I am not the target audience when it comes to “The Star,” but I’m definitely open-minded enough to go into the film and judge it on its merits as a film alone, rather than trying to connect religiously to the story that I just can’t connect to. But […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder’ is a rare breed of family film with a message

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonder’ is a rare breed of family film with a message

Films with messages aren’t uncommon in Hollywood, and even family films with messages aren’t uncommon, either. That being said, films like “Wonder” don’t come around often, where the resounding principle behind the whole film is the message that it conveys through its story. Films like these can go one of two ways, 1. They can […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘American Horror Story: Cult’

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘American Horror Story: Cult’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7 of “American Horror Story.” Minor spoilers from previous seasons will also be discussed. It’s no secret that the 2016 Presidential Election changed the world, some say for the better and some say for the worse. “American Horror Story” is a series that has always pushed the boundaries and explored topics that […]

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Speak Up

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Speak Up

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor. Each semester, Campus Activities Board adds a Poetry Open Mic Night to their schedule. The event is typically hosted by a guest poet, such as last year’s Jasmine Mans. Of course, as it is an open mic night, the floor is open to students as well. Though students hesitate to sign […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonderstruck’ is a uniquely challenging, quietly rewarding fantasy

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wonderstruck’ is a uniquely challenging, quietly rewarding fantasy

I didn’t like “Carol.” Sue me. Whenever I utter my distaste for “Carol,” I’m suddenly expected to explain the multitude of reasons I never found it compelling or interesting. Whenever a queer love story can’t draw me into its world, it’s a heartbreaking scenario for me, and Todd Haynes initiated that with “Carol” in me. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lady Bird’ is a nostalgia trip of expertly crafted means

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lady Bird’ is a nostalgia trip of expertly crafted means

“Lady Bird” takes place during the 2002-03 school year for our lead, the same year I moved to North Carolina from Texas at the cusp of my 6th birthday, starting first grade. These were the first years of my life where I actually began to concretely put together memories of specific pop culture events. I […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ – ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
GAMING REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ – ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

Warning: Minor spoilers for “Don’t Stop Believin” and prior episodes of “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series” follow. The first season for “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series” has had a number of ups and downs, with a bit more emphasis on the latter. This finale messily brings together all of its various […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Rebel Assault’

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Rebel Assault’

Spoiler Warning: The following review contains spoilers for “Rebel Assault” and previous episodes of “Star Wars Rebels.” It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the halfway mark for the final season of “Star Wars: Rebels,” leaving us with a long wait until its return in early 2018. The season so far has been top-notch […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Gifted’ – ‘eXtreme measures’

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The Gifted’ – ‘eXtreme measures’

Spoilers Ahead for “The Gifted” Season 1, Episode 6 This week’s episode of “The Gifted” is a little slow, which is inevitable because at some point all shows have that one episode that has more talking than action to build up to a much bigger point in the story. This week’s episode was that point […]

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Gaming Roundup: November 2017

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: November 2017

“Call of Duty: WWII” – Nov. 3 for PS4, Xbox One, PC Kicking off November like every year is “Call of Duty,” who has ditched the jet-pack filled gameplay in favor of the typical boots on the ground style from earlier entries. While the World War II time-period has been done a number of times […]

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Late Night with Saint Motel

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Late Night with Saint Motel

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. Standing atop a television on standby, flanked by two massive cameras and one enthusiastic trumpeter blaring just behind him, Saint Motel frontman AJ Jackson leaps across the stage like some figment of the imagination. Teleporting effortlessly from the massive retro television adorning the wall behind the band, to the dim-lit bar […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Some Guy’

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ – ‘Some Guy’

Spoiler Warning for Season 8, Episode 4 of “The Walking Dead,” as well as all episodes of the previous seasons. Certain spoilers from the graphic novel series will also be discussed. War is hard. War is brutal. War is deadly. The latest episode of “The Walking Dead” is a harrowing tale of sacrifice and loyalty […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute) [120 battements par minute] is a crushing look inside French AIDS activism

| November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute) [120 battements par minute] is a crushing look inside French AIDS activism

The AIDS crisis, while still a topic of discussion, isn’t the major plague it used to be. Thanks to a more open willingness to talk and medical advancements over the years, HIV and AIDS is nowhere near the death sentence it used to be, even if it still hasn’t been eradicated yet. Affecting mostly gay […]

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