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Black Panther Roars into Theaters

Black Panther Roars into Theaters

Alexis Stogner, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

The Disney-Marvel film “Black Panther” hit theaters on Feb. 16 and immediately shattered box office records. Earning an estimated $404 million worldwide during its opening weekend, it became the most profitable February movie debut of all time, as well as the fifth-highest debut weekend gross ever. ...

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

Ameena Challenger, Contributor

February 14, 2018

#BlackGirlMagic. Depending on who you follow on Twitter, this phrase may be familiar to you. While it hasn’t been added to Merriam Webster quite yet (but “bootylicious” has, so there is hope), it can be defined as a social media movement dedicated to highlighting the extraordinary talents and g...

Sweet Tooth Tour

Sweet Tooth Tour

Madisyn Siebert, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Looking for something to fill your desire of an endless sugar rush? Look no further, Maplewood’s annual Sweet Tooth Tour is the place to be. This event is held once a year in late January to help local shops pick up business in the slower months. One buys a ticket from the city of Maplewood for...

Drumbeats of the Movement: Celebrating Black Futures Month In Song

Drumbeats of the Movement: Celebrating Black Futures Month In Song

Noelle Janak, Contributor

February 8, 2018

Black Futures Month, also known as Black History Month, grants us the opportunity every February to relish a little extra in our Blackness. During this twenty-eight-day-long party, we celebrate our lineage of resistance to white supremacy and imagine futures beyond the painful present. In this critic...

‘Justice League’: It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a pretty average movie…

‘Justice League’: It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a pretty average movie…

Karl O'Brien, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

“Justice League” is the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, or DCEU, and DC Comics’ attempt via its film distributor, Warner Brothers, to try to catch up to the high-flying success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe of Disney. While it is by no means of “Wonder Woman” quality, “Justice...

Sia Serves Up a Confused Christmas

Sia Serves Up a Confused Christmas

Alexis Stogner, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

On Nov. 17, pop singer songwriter Sia released her eighth studio album, “Everyday is Christmas,” consisting of 10 original holiday songs. The festive album came as a surprise to many fans of Sia, who is known for songs, such as her 2014 hit “Chandelier,” with intense subject matter and dark lyrics....

Lady Gaga’s Tour of Inclusion

Lady Gaga’s Tour of Inclusion

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

December 4, 2017

Lady Gaga released her most personal album to date last year, “Joanne,” and just got around to touring a couple of weeks ago at Scottrade after a daring performance at the last Super Bowl. One thing’s for sure: Only she can make such a huge venue seem like an intimate setting with her poise and...

Adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” Doesn’t Quite Kill It

Adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” Doesn’t Quite Kill It

Natalie Riopelle, Arts Editor

December 4, 2017

Agatha Christie, the “Queen of Mystery” and the author of dozens of novels and short stories, is purported to be the third best-selling author in history, following Shakespeare and the Bible. Her stories are known for their suspense, their recognizable detectives and, most crucially, their ability...

Sustainable Café Moves Into KDHX

Sustainable Café Moves Into KDHX

Lauren Smith, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

It’s a cold and dreary early November opening day for Squatter’s Cafe at KDHX, formerly Magnolia Cafe. Inside however, it’s warm and bright, and an inviting blend of aromas fill the space. I sit on the red leather couch, sipping my spicy chai latte as the 88.1 FM KDHX station plays. Customers c...

A Piece of Paris in Midtown

A Piece of Paris in Midtown

Lauren Smith, Staff Writer

November 26, 2017

On a Thursday afternoon, I sat in a cozy corner of Like Home Comme A La Maison, chatting with owner Clémence Pereur while her mother stepped in on occasion to get the seal of approval on the batter she was mixing. Located across the street from Rally’s on Vandeventer, the quaint French bakery transp...

On Your Feet!

On Your Feet!

Nadia Sirajuddin, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

“On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical” is an extremely feel-good show bringing a refreshing Latino-American culture to the broadway stage. The musical tells the story of the 80s singing sensation, Gloria Estefan, and her rise to fame with the help of her husband, Emilio Est...

Thor Three Brings Down the Hammer

Thor Three Brings Down the Hammer

Todd, Johnson

November 20, 2017

When news of a third Thor installment arrived, the hype was unbelievable. From the posters to the first real trailer, “Thor: Ragnarok” looked colorful, fresh and exciting, but by the time the film actually hit theaters, I became worried that the excitement might have been exaggerated. I could not h...

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