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Pop-Cultured: The power of music docs

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

April 26, 2020

  What is it about documentaries that pull people in? For most people, watching documentaries is a way of learning more about a certain topic, movement, person or idea. Like biographies, what makes documentaries so poignant is the insider look they offer to those who watch them. While there...

April Arts Desk Favorites

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April 22, 2020

  Palak Jayswal They say old habits die hard. But I say there's a sense of comfort found in nostalgia. It's the same one I associate with the "Harry Potter" book and film series. As a child, I was one of those kids who didn't go anywhere without a book. More often than not, it was one of the "H...

The Arts and Coronavirus

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

April 16, 2020

  The lights of Broadway have dimmed. Artists across the industry announce tour cancelations through Instagram videos. Releases are postponed. Museums and galleries — once celebrated centers for escapism — are boarded up. Movies theaters, concert venues and libraries alike are bare. Each...

March Arts Desk Favorites

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By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Kate Button, Oakley Burt, Hannah Keating, Cade Anderson, Parker Dunn, and Paige Lee

April 15, 2020

  Palak Jayswal Being stuck inside is not bad when you have good music to listen to. Niall Horan's sophomore album,  "Heartbreak Weather," may have dropped at a horrible time — but it's kept me sane. A step away from his solo debut album "Flicker" the 14-track album is a pop dream. More than...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 73: ‘Anne with an E’

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

March 24, 2020

  It goes without saying that classics are usually best left untouched. They're classic for a reason, right? Yet, in the world of popular culture, the temptation to remake the old is ever-present. From Disney live-action remakes to on-screen adaptations of novels, the industry is either running...

Lauv Explores the Spectrum of Emotion with Debut ‘~How I’m Feeling~’

Lauv's new album

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

March 22, 2020

  It may come as a surprise to most that Lauv, or Ari Leff, has just released his debut album, "~How I'm Feeling~," at the beginning of March. After all, the pop artist is already well known for his sensational track "I Like Me Better," a summer anthem for many. After such success, there's a...

Binge Bytes: ‘Don’t Keep Your Day Job’

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

March 5, 2020

  With two months left in the semester, panic and stress are starting to overshadow many college students — more so for graduating seniors than anyone else. As one of them, I can attest to the amount of fear, uncertainty and pure panic that comes with finding a job you are willing to do and...

2020 Sundance Ignite Fellowship Seeking Film Submissions

2020 Sundance Ignite Fellowship Seeking Film Submissions

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

February 25, 2020

  While this year’s world-famous Sundance Film Festival has come to an end, the film world is hardly slowing. In fact, the Sundance Institute and Adobe are teaming up to encourage and guide a new generation of filmmakers. The 2020 Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge is now open for entries — but unlike other film festivals and contests, this one is not a one week and done program.    How i...

January Arts Desk Favorites

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By Palak Jayswal, Hannah Keating, Parker Dunn, Abigail Bowé, Oakley Burt, Arielle Gulley, Cade Anderson, Kate Button, and Christopher Payne

February 18, 2020

  Palak Jayswal The new year equates to trying new things, right? For me, the first new thing happens to be one of my favorites from this past month. "The Miniature Wife and Other Stories" by Manuel Gonzales is a book I was assigned to read in my creative writing workshop. As someone who sticks to ...

‘Manic:’ a Radical Chase for Catharsis

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

January 28, 2020

  We're almost a month into 2020 and some of the biggest names in the music industry are kicking off the decade with heart-wrenching, introspective albums. From Selena Gomez’s honest “Rare” to Eminem’s surprise “Music to Be Murdered By,” it seems the decade is starting with a wave ...

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