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Movie Review

Shazam! is the DC film we’ve been waiting for

Last weekend I had a choice between watching an early screening of Shazam! or watching Captain Marvel.
Interview

Award-winning author Richard Russo discusses life as a writer

Richard Russo won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Empire Falls. He will be the guest speaker at the 2019 Annual McKinney Contest awards on April 3 at 8 pm in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.
On-Campus Event

HackRPI returns after year-long hiatus

This weekend promises to be an exciting one with HackRPI scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. Last year, the hackathon was left unplanned since the club that runs HackRPI, which goes by the same name, dissolved.
Album Review

Grande delivers upbeat album despite personal struggles

Ariana Grande’s latest album release, thank u, next is most definitely a bop. Since I started listening to this album a few weeks ago, I haven’t been able to stop.
Movie Review

The Hidden World wraps up trilogy with a soulful conclusion

“20 years ago, filmmakers had to put their heart and soul into computer-animated films,” I ranted to my friend in the theater.
On-Campus Event

Fashion show dazzles with array of designs

The Black Students’ Alliance held their annual fashion show Saturday February 23 at East Campus Athletic Village.
On-Campus Event

Veronica Taylor shares life experiences with fans

The panel featuring Veronica Taylor during Genericon was held in the largest room in the Darrin Communications Center—a good choice when considering how many fans showed up.
On-Campus Event

Actor discusses filmography with nearly empty room

As part of Genericon, Colby Boothman—an actor who has performed in films like Jurassic World—was featured in a panel to talk about his experiences on Saturday.
On-Campus Event

The dangers of algorithms

“Algorithms are not facts. They are opinions,” said Cathy O’Neil during a talk on the dangers of algorithms titled “Weapons of Math Destruction.” O’Neil has a doctorate in mathematics and worked as a data scientist creating algorithms until she started to see the problem with them.
On-Campus Event

Elevator Pitch Competition allows students to practice essential skills

Since its inception in 2010, the MANE Student Advisory Council has been working to bridge the gap between students and faculty in the mechanical, aeronautical, and nuclear engineering departments.
Empac Event

EMPAC director shares life’s work

Before Johannes Goebel assumed his role as director of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in 2002, he was involved in creative projects of all kinds ranging from handmade instruments to collage and spoken word pieces, as well as music and collaborations with artists of every type.
Campus Event

Union After Dark offers variety of entertainment

On Friday, Union After Dark: Showcase Edition kicked off with a stand-up performance from Fumi Abe, a comedian based in New York City.
Campus Event

An Evening of Performance excites, delights on Valentine’s Day

One of the struggles of Valentine’s Day is figuring out what to do with your girlfriend or boyfriend.
Movie Review

A Star is Born: dramatic, filled with original music

A Star is Born, released late last summer, served as the fourth remake of the original 1937 film. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, this movie reminded me of the various other renditions I have seen of this story, including a Bollywood version.
Tv Series Review

The Dragon Prince explores the pain of growing up

The Dragon Prince was, in my humble opinion, the best new Netflix original series to debut last year.
Artist Spotlight

Musgraves showcases unexpected talent in Golden Hour

Alicia Keys’ surprise announcement of Golden Hour as Album of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards caught most of us off guard.
Event Review

Night of Free Expression helps bring community together

The first thing I heard when I walked into the McNeil Room on Saturday evening was the smooth harmony of jazz floating throughout.
Show Review

Evening of Performance offers unique spin on comedy

I don’t have a lot of experience with theater or much knowledge about the medium. So, right until the lights dimmed, I found myself questioning whether I’d enjoy RPI Players’ Audience, a play by Michael Frayn, or whether I’d just not “get it.” All that changed when the play started; the storyline follows the antics of a typical audience watching a play.
Album Review

Rosalía and the redefinition of flamenco

The cavernous spaces between the opening synths of “MALAMENTE” are intoxicating. Ever-present handclaps float around the hazy, organ-like runs as Rosalía’s enigmatic voice erupts, dancing like a flame with the brooding energy of its flickering shadow.
Movie Review

Aquaman lacks originality, falls short

It’s no secret that the DC Comics’ Extended Universe isn’t exactly setting the ratings charts on fire.
Campus Event

RPI hosts ICCA quarter finals

10 a cappella groups from five universities dazzled the crowd with their melodies and arrangements at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals on Saturday.
Movie Review

Bandersnatch: edgy, new way to watch a movie

When you think of the phrase “choose your own adventure,” more likely than not, what comes to mind are those old books you used to read as a kid.
Tv Series Review

Cuckoo: unknown and surprising, worth watching

A few weeks ago, I found myself bored scrolling through Netflix. I had just finished the popular show BoJack Horseman, when I came across Cuckoo.
On-Campus Event

Fresh Check Day upcoming at the Mueller Center

Within the past few years, the Mueller Center has expanded its wellness initiative to incorporate mental health.