Double take

Two writers review “Sweeney Todd” Review: “Sweeney Todd” hits the stage TheaterCNU designs a metallic musical for all to safely enjoy ~Ashley McMillan, Arts & Entertainment Editor~ At the end of the hair-raising evening, it was an incredible surprise that director Laura Lloyd and TheaterCNU’s production of the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of…

Series Review: “WandaVision” 

The finale of the superhero sitcom leaves fan theories to rest ~Ian Burke, Staff Writer~ (This article contains spoilers for WandaVision)  Nine weeks and dozens of fan theories later, Marvel and Disney+ has seen critical acclaim from their run of WandaVision, the first Marvel property released during the pandemic, centered around the eponymous superhero couple….

The Wonderful World of Whiteboard Art

Freshman Erik Brenner brings color and creativity to the halls of Santoro with his incredible whiteboard art ~Taylor Vigil, Photography Editor~ While dorm door whiteboards can often be found scattered throughout residence halls, freshman Erik Brenner took the form of self expression to a whole new level. Brenner began this artistic endeavor at the start…

Review: The Queens Gambit 

Checkmate! Netflix introduces a new hit ~Diane Frola, Staff Writer~ The Netflix miniseries, “The Queen’s Gambit,” based on Walter Tevis’s novel by the same name, tells the story of a young orphan and chess prodigy and her rise to championship.  Now watching chess is not something most people find alluring and action-packed. Yet, this mini-series…

Taylor Swift: Folklore v. Evermore

Did you live for the hope of it all or just survived a long story short? ~Elijah Williams, Staff Writer~ Ladies and gentlemen of the Swiftie Nation! Our wonderful Queen has done it again! For those of you who are not in the loop, Taylor Swift recently released the deluxe edition of her ninth studio…

Bridgerton Review: Colorism, corsets, and color-grading

The belle of the ball catches the eyes of 82 million households ~Ashley McMillan, Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Here, here! A new royal family has taken our gaze, and this time, it is as fictional as ever.  On Christmas day, Netflix welcomed a new Original series; adapted by Julia Quinn’s eight Regency novels, Bridgerton broke…

A Case For Video Games In A Pandemic

Recommendations and commentary on video games amidst a lonely pandemic ~Tony Sabia, Staff Writer~ In a time where our sanity is slowly slipping away from us all, we all need some familiarity of simpler times to remind us of how good we had it. During this period of our lives, where we’re all trapped inside…

Don we now our gay apparel

Review of Hulu’s new lesbian Christmas movie ~Emma Dixon, Executive Producer of CNUTV~ This review contains spoilers from the movie.  It’s the moment all lesbians have been waiting for. On Nov. 26, Hulu release a highly anticipated lesbian Christmas movie. For years, lesbians have had to sit through cliché, heteronormative Hallmark Christmas movies. When Hulu…

Why is Studio Ghibli so popular?

A listicle of the Japanese animation studio’s wondrous elements ~Ashley McMillan, Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Animated films have a special quality to them that attract just about any viewer to its pure imagination and wonder-filled atmospheres. For Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo, the acclaimed studio is best known worldwide…

2020 Stroll to the Polls Recap

A showcase on voter advocacy and Black Lives Matter ~Taylor Vigil, Photography Editor~ ~Ashley McMillan, Arts and Entertainment Editor~ The Undisputed Upsilon Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s 8th Annual Stroll to the Polls event looked a little bit different this year due to COVID-19 regulations and precautions, but did not fail to…