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Drama Club Performs Play

By Melissa Edwards October 10, 2019

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Strikes Again

By quovadis March 4, 2019

Jade Borges Managing Editor   “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” a 2017 science novel by Neil deGrasse Tyson, was extremely interesting and educational. The purpose of the book is to teach about astrophysics in slightly over 200 pages, which is much shorter than the average book of this genre. Most science literature is hundreds, if not thousands, of pages, which tend to drag on. This book, on the other hand, was very short and concise, with...

‘Bird Box’ Leaves Viewers Wanting More

By quovadis March 4, 2019

By: Jade Borges, Managing Editor “Bird Box”, a Netflix original movie based on the 2014 novel of the same name, was released on Dec. 13, 2018 and left many viewers disappointed. The post-apocalyptic thriller follows the story of Mallorie, played by Sandra Bullock, who attempts to survive in a world overtaken by supernatural entities which cause anyone who looks at them to commit suicide, usually in a gruesome manner. The film flashes between the day the entities...

‘Siempre Bruja’ is Off to a Rough Start

By quovadis March 4, 2019

By Zoe Florius, A&E Editor  This article contains spoilers. “Siempre Bruja,” a Netflix original, was advertised as being a show centered on the power and strength of an Afro-Colombian witch named Carmen. The show is set in 17thcentury Cartagena, where Carmen is enslaved. At a slave auction, a slave owner's son, Cristobal, spots Carmen and becomes infatuated with her. Eventually, Carmen and Cristobal form a relationship, and are portrayed to be in love. When Cristobal’s parents find out about...

‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ Comes to MCC

By quovadis March 4, 2019

By Zoe Florius, Managing Editor The Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA) department is hosting “Circle Mirror Transformation” in the Studio Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Anna DeMers, a professor at The College and director of the play, said that the play is centered around students attending a local community center that’s offering an adult...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Falls Short

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a 2018 biopic film about the legendary band Queen that primarily focuses on the band’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Overall, the movie was okay. It was well-made and well-acted, but was overall mediocre, and perhaps for some, underwhelming.   A large part of this could come from the troubled production behind the scenes. Production  started as far back as 2011, with Sacha Baron Cohen set to play Mercury. However,...

Goldin’s “Ballad of Sexual Dependency” Captivates Readers

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer Photographer Nan Goldin’s photography book, “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” (“Ballad”), is a visual diary of colored photographs taken between 1979 and 1986 of Goldin’s daily life. She had an obsession with documenting everything exactly how it was. She religiously photographed her friends getting high, having sex, in the midst of mental breakdowns, and in the aftermath of domestic violence. According to its inside cover, the collection “chronicles the struggle for intimacy...

VPMA Faculty Art Exhibit Inspires Students

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer The Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA) department hosted the “On and Off the Wall” faculty and staff art exhibition from Oct. 9 to Nov. 21 in the Studio Theatre gallery. Denise Rompilla, VPMA professor, said, “The work on display reflects the vibrancy found in the creative practice of 23 members of the department. Encompassing a wide range of formats and media, this interdisciplinary exhibition parallels the richness that VPMA offers its...

New “Call of Duty” Game is Desirable to Some

By Quo Vadis November 28, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer The newest installment of the “Call of Duty” (“CoD”) franchise, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” released on Friday, Oct. 12. With its release came praise and criticism. As an avid “CoD” fan, I played on day one. The multiplayer game has a total of 12 maps and 10 specialists – specific playable characters, with unique weapons and abilities. This version of “CoD” has changed some of the multiplayer move sets, and has...

Don Winslow’s Novels Thrill

By Quo Vadis November 28, 2018

By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer Author Don Winslow wrote two novels about the War on Drugs. The first was “The Power of the Dog,” published in 2006. The second was “The Cartel,” published in 2015. Both novels follow numerous characters in a multi-perspective story. “The Power of the Dog” follows a young Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent named Arthur “Art” Keller, a Mexican-American Vietnam veteran who works for the CIA. As the story’s hero, he is determined....