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“On the Line” Inspires Hope

“On the Line” Inspires Hope

October 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Theatre

By Shelby Daniel Simon Godfrey Rodriguez, GSB ’20, spent about a year creating the story and writing the script for “On the Line.” He enlisted co-creator Charlotte Utschig, FCRH ’21, to compose the score for the full length musical, and in the process they created a stunning display of comp...

Brockhampton is Bold and iridecence is Gold

Brockhampton is Bold and iridecence is Gold

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Review, Reviews

By Kieran Press-Reynolds Who is Brockhampton? In the hip-hop sphere, it was near-impossible to escape the group last year. The rap group rose to eminence by releasing three fantastic albums (the SATURATION trilogy) in one year, a feat that garnered them massive critical-acclaim and a dedicated fanbase. ...

Rapper Noname Comes of Age on Room 25

Rapper Noname Comes of Age on Room 25

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Review, Reviews

By Elise Soutar When reflecting on a period of growth or change in your life, especially if the period is painful or awkward, you tend to have an extremely specific mental scrapbook that includes what was happening and what events surrounded personal experiences in the center. This concept plays ou...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Embraces Vulnerability

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Embraces Vulnerability

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick

By Taylor Shaw I am what an individual might call a hopeless, helpless romantic. When watching, and re-watching, sappy high school rom-coms, it’s fair to say that I love the moments that make most people cringe, and I live for the moments that most people love. So I don’t say it lightly when ...

The Sisters Brothers: A Western Canon

The Sisters Brothers: A Western Canon

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Matt Dillon  French director Jacques Audiard helms the film adaptation of the Western novel, The Sisters Brothers. Starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as the titular duo, the film follows the dark and, at times, comedic exploits of Eli and Charlie. The squabbling hired guns are tasked by the...

Junior’s Passion Motivates Her Involvement

Junior’s Passion Motivates Her Involvement

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

By Hannah Gonzalez If you want to get to know Ashley Qamar, GSB ‘20, you might start with her emails. In her natural habitat, Qamar can usually be found tapping away on her laptop. She estimates that she sends around 50 emails a day, and her signature reveals why. She is Vice Presiden...

A Brief Guide to the Fall Season

A Brief Guide to the Fall Season

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture

By Lisa Marie Vona I have been enjoying New York’s change in seasons for years now, so what better way to start the season then to share how to enjoy the New York City autumn weather for novices. According to IloveNY.com, the fall foliage peak in the Southern Hudson Valley is the last two wee...

Welles Unleashed in Long-Awaited Film

Welles Unleashed in Long-Awaited Film

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Ryan Di Corpo When Orson Welles died in 1985, he left behind perhaps the most august, irreproachable reputation of any director of his generation. He also left behind a film. Welles is known mainly by superlative, as the director of “the greatest film ever made,” Citizen Kane. His filmograph...

Good Will Hunting v. Brutalist Architecture

Good Will Hunting v. Brutalist Architecture

September 26, 2018


Filed under Culture, Is it Better Than Goodwill Hunting

By Tim Mountain and Kevin O'Malley Welcome to the fifth edition of “Is It Better Than Good Will Hunting?,” the weekly culture review column where Kevin O’Malley and Tim Mountain compare food, media, experiences and more against the world of art that produced Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting. Go...

The Children Act Choked

The Children Act Choked

September 26, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Matt Dillon The British medical and courtroom drama The Children Act offers an interesting premise but squanders its potential. Based on the Ian McEwan novel, the film follows judge Fiona Maye, played by Emma Thompson who becomes involved in the life of Adam, a Jehovah’s Witness teenager, after h...

Finding Consolation in Ender’s Game

Finding Consolation in Ender’s Game

September 26, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick

By Aislinn Keely When I think of stories that have shaped me and continue to shape me, a somewhat long shortlist comes to mind – "Harry Potter", "Catcher in the Rye", "Northanger Abbey", "Into Thin Air". But, there is one I find myself re-reading more often than all the others: Orson Scott Card...

Juniors Discuss Famed Finlay Signboard

Juniors Discuss Famed Finlay Signboard

September 26, 2018


Filed under Who's That Kid

By Julia Comerford If you’ve ever walked passed Finlay Hall during your daily commute to FMH or Walsh gate you may have noticed a clever sign in the window of Finlay 123 facing the walkway. Maybe you chuckled to yourself or even took a Snapchat of the clever statement posted on it. But did y...

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