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Hotly Anticipated Movies to Keep You Warm this Winter

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor

November 13, 2019

Charlie’s Angels—Nov. 15, 2019                   The 2019 release of “Charlie’s Angels” is not a continuation of the original early-2000s films, but instead follows a new threesome of angels who are not as angelic as their predecessors. This gro...

In Defense of “JESUS IS KING”

In Defense of “JESUS IS KING”

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

November 13, 2019

First came “Yandhi,” the first release date, the next one, the Sunday services, the leaks, the new name, the next Sunday services, the next release date…and now we’re here. This is it: Kanye West’s long awaited gospel album.   Followers of West know that being a fan is less like being part ...

“Mary Magdalene Would Never Let Her Loved Ones Down”

“Mary Magdalene Would Never Let Her Loved Ones Down”

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

November 13, 2019

The release of “cellophane” was more than just an artist releasing a single—it was an event. Marking the end of a three-year hiatus, FKA twigs wasn’t exactly enjoying her time away from the spotlight; she was suffering from six fibroid tumors that had grown in her uterus, which came with imm...

Cozy Spots to Beat the Winter Chill

Cozy Spots to Beat the Winter Chill

Sydney Compton, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

As the temperatures start to drop and snow suddenly falls, many of us will be in search of cozy environments to have a meal, grab a drink or just relax. Here a few comfortable places that will give you a heated patio or frothy warm drink to beat the rapidly approaching winter cold.    Bai...

6 Hidden Architectural Gems in St. Louis

6 Hidden Architectural Gems in St. Louis

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

While some may babble on and on about the architecture of Chicago or New York, St. Louis has been keeping to itself the culturally rich stories told by our own buildings. From our beginnings as one of the first cities west of the Mississippi to our current expansion in 2019, these buildings showcase ...

‘Let It Snow’ produces more Slush than Snow

‘Let It Snow’ produces more Slush than Snow

Celia Searles, Arts Editor

November 13, 2019

“Let it Snow,” a movie adaptation of the novel by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, was released on Netflix last Friday and left viewers wondering where the plot of the story actually went. Trailers gave excited viewers a glimpse into a small snowy town in Illinois, where a fresh blan...

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Few movies this year have gotten as much buzz as Warner Bros.’ and D.C.’s “Joker.” The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, follows the unknown backstory of the well-known comic book villain, the Joker. The movie is undeniably dark and graphic, showing multiple gory murders, dangerou...

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Grace Rakestraw, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

When I was tasked with creating a list of the best last-minute Halloween costumes, I did not realize I would be needing my own advice so soon. And yet, two days later, my friends and I needed costumes so we could be properly attired when handing out candy to children in the dorms. Of course, we did no...

6 Cult Classic Horror Films to Stream This Fall

Tomi Delp, Contributor

October 30, 2019

As the air gets colder and the sun sets earlier in the evenings, the opportunities to stay indoors (as well as to see lurking shadows around corners) become more recognizable. For some, this time of year allows us to be our spookiest selves for the sake of fun, whether that be dressing in Halloween c...

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Beyond All Reason, SLU’s only all-female a cappella group, hosted the first ever Aca-Prom on Friday evening in the St. Louis Room. This included dancing, performing and a competition between the various SLU a cappella groups. Friday’s Aca-Prom was the first that SLU had ever seen. SLU currently has five ...

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

October 30, 2019

Nearly two years after his debut album was released, Harry Styles puts out his new hit single “Lights Up” on Oct. 11, 2019. The singer/songwriter/actor gave subtle hints throughout the release week that both excited and confused his fans. Styles began his promotion by tweeting the single word “...

The Shirts that are Shaping St. Louis- and the Woman Behind it all

The Shirts that are Shaping St. Louis- and the Woman Behind it all

Celia Searles, Arts Editor

October 23, 2019

Take a drive through Forest Park, and you’ll see them. Walk down West Pine during passing period, and they’re there. They come up on Instagram, the Blues are wearing them and even your mom has started pointing them out. Shirts that only two years ago were just an idea, a design on a computer or a ske...

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