First Watch

A new restaurant to check out ~Mary Semerling, Staff Writer~ First Watch is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a nice breakfast at a reasonable price. It is the perfect place to go for brunch with your friends or a little date. The entrance of the restaurant is quite crowded, and…

The prince of modern cinema wears a king’s crown

Uncover a review of Timothee Chalamet’s Netflix Original, “The King” This review includes spoilers.  The internal conflict of a leader, the value of human innocence and the spilled blood of past friendships; Netflix’s original film “The King,” released on Nov. 1 of last year, encapsulates numerous details of a royal’s life-long battle with morality and…

Review: Persnickety Crane Cafe

New local cafe/coffee shop combo brings eclectic flair and vibrant menu to the Hampton Roads area Persnickety: (noun) “placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details, fussy, requiring a particularly precise or careful approach.” This word, as defined by Google, epitomizes the essence of the aptly named Persnickety Crane Cafe. Nestled in the Village…

Review: Pokemon “Sword” and “Shield”

Uncover the newest entries in the series with a reforged formula Pokemon has always been a staple of Nintendo’s lineup, somehow selling millions upon millions of games even more than twenty years after it started. Personally, I feel like this series is as strong as it is because it knows what to refine and improve…

Celebrating classical & contemporary

A dynamic performance by the Ambrosia Quartet emphasizes the diversity and beauty unique to four string instruments Monday night in Peebles Theater (Jan. 27) featured the music of the Hampton Roads Ambrosia Quartet: four musicians who formed a bond through their love for chamber music. Since 2002, violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano, along with…

Tournées Film Festival starts off with a hit

“Mrs. Hyde” screening showcases the importance of teacher-student relationships The Tournées Film Festival festival began last Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Gaines Theater for their first film screening: “Mrs. Hyde” (2017). There was a pretty substantial crowd of students and professors from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL). Throughout the…

This is the way of “The Mandalorian”

Uncover a new perspective within the Star Wars universe A long time ago in a galaxy far away…  Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars has lead the franchise into new ground with some fans divided; however, with the rise of streaming services, the Disney Empire enters the market with their own platform, Disney+. It offers a…

Review: “Mother Earth’s Plantasia”

Warm earth music for plants… and the people who love them. This album, originally released by Mort Garson in 1976, was actually made to be given away in the plant store “Mother Earth,” thus the name. Over the years, the original masters were lost, along with most copies of the album. In 2018, however, Sacred…

Review: Link’s Awakening

An escape to an island of adventure Why do you consume, engage and celebrate any sort of media? Why do you spend dozens of hours binge-watching a show? Why do you take time out of your busy day to watch a movie? Why do you play video games when you could be doing something else?…

Review: Poke Surf

New Hawaiian poke bowl restaurant lives up to the hype The Hidenwood Shopping Center is only a walk away from CNU’s campus, so when the restaurant Poke Surf came to town this month, I had to try it out.  Poke Surf serves poke bowls, traditional Hawaiian cuisine full of nourishing values and healthy ingredients. They…