Arts & Entertainment

‘The Winter Soldier’ triumphs in the box office

By Kathleen Ellison

The new Marvel movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has stormed the box office this weekend. The movie features the return of the superhero Captain America aka Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) now working alongside the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) for the organization S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Steve struggles to find his place in this new modern world while facing a new enemy, the infamous Winter Soldier, who he must fight with the help of his new friend Sam Wilson aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie).

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‘Game of Thrones’ slashes into a new season

By Angela Dolan

This review is full of spoilers up to the premiere of season 4 of Game of Thrones. Read at your own risk. The season premiere “Two Swords” opens with Ned Stark’s absurdly large sword being melted down into two swords, one of which is gifted to Jaime Lannister. This definitely sets the tone for season 4, especially after the Red Wedding, where majority of the Starks and their men died. There seemed to be more scorn and violence in this episode than most, which of course causes audiences to giggle in delight.

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The Album Arena: Hutchinson’s good tunes are ‘purely fictional’

By Spencer McCoy

Eric Hutchinson has been quickly rising the ranks of popularity since 2007 when he released his first album “Sounds Like This.” Well in 2013 he released “Pure Fiction” and it sort of seemed to not take off as much as he may have expected. I hadn’t even heard of the album until recently after browsing Spotify one night. “Pure Fiction” was nice. It’s got a very poppy, folky theme that seems to work pretty well. I have been a fan of Eric Hutchinson for a little while listening to some hit singles he had come out with. This was the first time I decided to listen to one of his albums all the way through, and to be honest I was not disappointed.

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Faking progress on MTV

By Megan Penny

If you have used any sort of social media lately, you may have seen a promotion for MTV’s new show, “Faking It” set to air on April 22. Here’s the script: two girls who are best friends are mistakenly outed as a lesbian couple, and because they are looking for popularity, they roll with it. They decide that keeping up the act is best, because hey, “straight guys love lesbians”, which was brilliantly stated 37 seconds into the trailer. I’ve got a multitude of problems with the concept of this show, but I’ll discuss two. First, the obvious trivialization of the existing issues with discrimination and treatment of LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*,Queer, Intersex, Asexual) people.

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Diamonds show is anything but rough

By Kayla Marsh

On April 2 Diamonds N Da Ruff held their biannual dance show. The night was filled with incredible dance routines from this dedicated group of performers. The theme of the show this semester was “Diamond Explosion.” And that is exactly what they gave us. The entire night was exploding with talent. The set up of this show was different from the show the group performed last semester. Last semester the group stuck strictly to dancing with their spooky Hansel and Gretel theme. This semester’s show was not only filled with energetic dancing and bass-thumping music but it was also filled with beautiful singing and riveting spoken word.

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