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Arts & Entertainment

Full Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 1, 2022

Warning: This review contains spoilers. First, I feel it’s necessary to address the passing of Chadwick Boseman, as it plays a significant role in the film's plot. Boseman played King T’Challa, the Black Panther, in four MCU films: Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity...

Black Adam: The Hero We Needed, and Deserved

Black Adam: The Hero We Needed, and Deserved

Luke Vore, Video Editor November 1, 2022

When I was at Comic-Con this year, I waited hours to get into Hall H, a ballroom that holds 6,000 people and where the big guns like Marvel and DC come to show off their new stuff. After a sleepless night and an early morning, I was greeted with the first sneak peek of Black Adam. I remember the presence...

Overwatch 2: Building on great memories you once had

Luke Vore, Video Editor November 1, 2022

It has been a couple of weeks since Overwatch 2 has come out, and I am happy to say I am having fun again, a feeling that was lost near the end of the first Overwatch. With new characters, modes, and teams changing from six players down to five, this sequel has been the only thing my friends and I have...

“Halloween Ends”… in an anticlimactic way

Luke Vore November 1, 2022

Halloween Ends is the third and final installment of the David Gordon Green sequels that began in 2016. The story continues years after the events of the first Halloween (1978), and retcons the events of all films that followed it. With a fresh start, many fans were hoping to revive the franchise. But...

Top 10 Horror Movies This Season

Luke Vore, Video Editor October 9, 2022

Luke gives you his 10 favorite horror movies to watch this Halloween season. There are some you may know, and some you may not, so check them out! Don't forget to subscribe and like this video! If you have any suggestions for future videos let us know in the comment section down below or contact...

“Business Proposal” is another success for Netflix’s drama list

“Business Proposal” is another success for Netflix’s drama list

Marbella Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022

This review contains spoilers. “Business Proposal” is a live action adaptation of the manhwa “The Office Blind Date,” a romantic comedy following the bizarre love-story between protagonists Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong) and Kang Tae-mu (Ahn Hyo-seop), the CEO of the company Ha-ri works at. The...

Rose Schindler shares Holocaust survival story

Rose Schindler shares Holocaust survival story

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 20, 2022

Rose Schindler, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to the campus community on April 11. As part of CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures event series, the panel was free for students, $5 for faculty, staff, and alumni, and $10 for community members. Rose’s story begins in Czechoslovakia. Rose lived on a farm with...

Festival 78 Headliners Announced

Festival 78 Headliners Announced

March 30, 2022

Festival 78 at CSUSM is a music festival presented by Associated Students, Inc. and will be held on the Mangrum Track and Field on April 23rd, 2022. The headlining artists were announced on March 30th at a kickoff event. Alyssa Loschiavo is slated as the student opener and MAX and bbno$ will be headlining. To...

Entertainment Rundown 3/30

Entertainment Rundown 3/30

Kinsey Canez and Cassidy Lovell March 29, 2022

TV Show: The Dropout by Kinsey Canez Elizabeth Holmes built a company valued at $9 billion around one idea: making it so people don’t have to say goodbye to loved ones sooner than they have to. The Dropout, a scripted Hulu series adapted from an ABC original podcast with the same title, follows...

What’s up with Wordle?

What’s up with Wordle?

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 29, 2022

Wondering what’s up with Wordle? Wordle is a word-guessing game created by Josh Wardle. During the pandemic, Wardle and his partner became very interested in The New York Times’ word puzzles. Having himself created a prototype of a word game back in 2013, Wardle decided to unearth the project...

Entertainment Rundown 3/9

Movie: West Side Story by Eric Hendricks Telling the story of two clashing gangs and an ill-fated love affair in 1950s New York, West Side Story is not uncharted territory. Steven Spielberg’s latest work is based on a 1957 musical of the same name, which in turn draws heavily from Shakespeare’s...

HBO docu-series screens for Arts & Lectures event

Cassidy Lovell, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 15, 2022

The American Indian Studies department screened part one of Exterminate All The Brutes on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m in the USU Ballroom. This was the second Arts & Lectures event of the semester. The event was free for CSUSM students, $6 for faculty, staff, and alumni, and $12 for members of the community. Originally...

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