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Review: Avoid Slender Man, not worth it

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Editor’s Note: There are spoilers in the following article. I want my money back. Granted, I never paid for the tickets in the first place, because my date did, but regardless Slender Man was painful to sit through and nonetheless a waste of time and popcorn. The movie, directed by Sylvain Whit...

Underrated films: ‘Rush’

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 10, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns, Opinions

"Rush" was a film released in 2013. It was written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard. The film was based on the true story of Formula One drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). The film follows both Hunt and Lauda from each of their perspectives. Hunt is presented...

Mattoon Arts Council accepting entry forms for 2018 Photography Show

Staff Report

July 6, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Mattoon Arts Council is accepting entry forms for their 2018 Photography Show, entry forms can be found on their website and are due by July 27. According to the entry rules, entries are open for all photographers and they will be split in to three divisions. Professional: Receives compensati...

Underrated films: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns, Opinions

I am starting a new series that brings light to criminally under appreciated films of the past that deserve recognition. "The Place Beyond the Pines" is a film released in 2012. It was directed and co-written by Derek Cianfrance, he is mostly known for directing the film "Blue Valentine". The story...

Review: ‘Hereditary’ is a great film, but is it a classic?

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 11, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinions

Hereditary was a great and well executed film, with Ari Aster writing and directing the film. This is Aster's debut feature film, and he certainly did a wonderful job writing and directing the film. Other reviewers and viewers have compared the film to horror legends such as The Exorcist and Psycho, but ...

Superhero movie genre is becoming over saturated

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns, Opinions

Before I get ousted for what I am about to say, I am an avid fan of superhero movies and some of the comics. However, me being a fan, I can not ignore the fact that there are way too many superhero movies in our modern film era. This does make sense though, because at the end of the day these Hollywood...

A celebration for the famous comic book superhero Superman to be held this weekend

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

This weekend from June 7-10, the 40th annual Superman Celebration will be held in Metropolis, Illinois, this is a celebration of anything involved with the comic book superhero Superman. According to the Metropolis tourism website, DC Comics adopted Metropolis as the official home of Superman in 1972. L...

Art culture was expressed, empowerment for mental disabilities was conveyed at Muse Fest

Art culture was expressed, empowerment for mental disabilities was conveyed at Muse Fest

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

The art culture was expressed, live music was played and food and drink were served, all while spreading awareness for mental disabilities at the fourth annual Muse Fest in the Charleston Square Saturday. Muse Fest Arts & Craft Festival was coordinated by CTF Illinois, a not-for-profit organization...

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets to perform for Family Weekend

Staff Report

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Featuring silly hats and zany antics, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets will perform a family-oriented show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release, the concert is presented in conjunction with the festivities of Family Weekend. A picnic is set for 5:30 p.m....

Blooze Brothers bring soul to Doudna

Blooze Brothers bring soul to Doudna

Savanna Henderson , Contributing Writer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Blooze Brothers, a band that was created as a result of a last-minute Halloween party idea, led the audience in a jazz, rock and soul packed performance Saturday night in Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Dvorak Concert Hall. Chuck Little, who performed as Elwood Blooze, said after receiving praise...

University Board to take Panthers “Back in Time”

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Three months worth of planning and hours of preparation will fall into place this weekend as the University Board unveils the annual welcome back weekend festivities. This year’s theme is called “Panthers Back In Time” and focuses on a throwback to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Though the...

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