‘One Note Stand’ wins Grand Prize

University Sound’s annual 2019 ‘Sing your Heart out Competition’ held Saturday announced the UMW-based group ‘One Note Stand’ as Grand Prize winners ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ With the single note of a harmonica, the audience became silent, waiting for the songs of their favorite a capella group to perform. Saturday afternoon’s “Sing your Heart out”…

‘Oklahoma!’ celebrates 75 years

TheaterCNU and the Department of Music’s presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical premiered Friday night to a packed Peebles Theater ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ If you thought a box social was just a casual affair for a small town in the Midwest, ‘Oklahoma!’ will surely change your mind. Friday night, the classic musical opened in…

A not-so-beautiful construction of a beautiful boy

An intriguing tale about the roller coaster ride of drug addiction, family and drama, ‘Beautiful Boy,’ is worth two hours of your time ~Ashley McMillan, Staff Writer~ Imagine having the perfect son, the perfect wife and the perfect job. You can write about anything and everything for a salary, you have a son that is…

Staging a classic drama

Sophomore Amelia Burkley will direct and stage Moliere’s ‘L’Impromptu de Versailles’ in March ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ In March, sophomore Amelia Burkley will demonstrate the extent one can take undergraduate research—past the one-dimensional academic paper to a stage of lights, drama and costumes.     Her unconventional approach will culminate in a staging of French…

Copyrighting the ‘light of day’

Falk Gallery guest artist Stephanie Mercedes ties the Argentinian past to modern-day photoraphy and law in a variety of mediums ~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ It is often said that ‘an image holds a thousand words,’ and when learning about history, such a phrase is true to the fullest extent. But as one of the most…

Argentina’s Dirty War

~Kristen Ziccarelli, A&E Editor~ Forty-three years ago, one of the deadliest periods in Argentine history began. Marked by death, disappearance and control of almost all sectors of society, the ‘Dirty War’ lasting from 1976 – 1983 resulted in the estimated deaths of 10,000 – 30,000 people under Argentina’s military dictatorship.  Beginning with the military’s successful…

Review: ‘I am > I was’

21 Savage’s newest album shows signs of growth The title of 21 Savage’s new album is no joke: he is undoubtedly greater than he was.  In the past I hadn’t really taken him all that seriously because I considered his mellowed out, low-register flow to be a lazy version of trap.  His new project, though,…

Review: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

Ultimate’s redefined modes and additions help it stand out from the rest The Smash series has been an integral part of Nintendo’s first party lineup since its beginnings on the N64. Every game within the series is typically considered to be one of the best for each of their respected Nintendo console, or at least…

First Trumpet Festival held Saturday & Q & A with Dr. Kelly Rossum

2019 Trumpet Festival draws students, community members and long-time players for a full day of masterclasses, performances and more in the Ferguson Center   This Saturday, the CNU Music Department hosted the first Trumpet Festival, a free, all-day event open to all ‘trumpet enthusiasts.’ With a variety of guest speaker presentations, panels, classes and performances,…

Review: Netflix’s ‘Bandersnatch’

The premiere show features options for more than one ending — an effect with a multitude of advantages and disadvantages BY AMANDA SHORT At the end of 2018, Netflix premiered Bandersnatch, an extension of the popular British dystopian TV show Black Mirror, creating a new dynamic of media that allows the audience to make decisions…