Category: Culture

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

A shot to the chest of heart-thumping garage rock BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sizeable crowd gathered at the 9:30 Club March 29 to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was hard to move an inch at the…

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Dinner and a movie

Good food and movie picks for a good night out on the town BY BASMA HUMADI   Dinner: HalfSmoke With milkshakes, Monopoly and “Chipotle-style” assembly line sausages, HalfSmoke takes the title for being the coolest place around the block. Though…

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Seeking Refuge

Passarlay’s book chronicles his journey as a young refugee BY BASMA HUMADI   “At so many times on my journey to freedom I had felt hopeless, despondent and afraid,” Gulwali Passarlay writes in his book “The Lightless Sky.” “Many times…

Movie Review: “Get Out”

BY ALEX SHEDD   High-quality horror movies are hard to find in cinemas these days. From the fifteenth spinoff of a sequel of some “Blair Witch Project” ripoff to this month’s gory jump-scare, the horror genre has left something to…

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90’s nostalgia

College students reflect on 90’s Movies and TV BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   College students run on a nostalgia for the yesteryear entertainment of the late 90s and early 2000s. This was a time when the average vocabulary included…

Music Spotlight: Volcano by Temples

Psychedelic BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   Prepare to take a trip through pulsing colors with British psychedelic rock band Temples through their newest album, “Volcano,” which was released by Heavenly Records March 3 of this year. Formed in Kettering,…

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry…

Living life Vegan

Candace Nelson discusses living as a vegan in college. BY JACQUELINE LLOYD Candace Nelson, a Community Health Major at George Mason University, is changing the way she eats one vegetable at a time. Nelson started as a vegetarian four years…

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Paying to learn your own language

Multilingual students take courses in native tongue BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER Being a first generation immigrant is hard. On one hand, it involves balancing the cultures and traditions of your family’s native country, and on the other hand, it…