LES LALANNE: Where Nature Meets Home

Maddy Whitman Staff Writer

Entering the Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery to see their most recent art exhibition, LES LALANNE, feels like stepping straight into Alice in Wonderland. The exhibition is immediately fascinating but slightly overwhelming. After taking some time to process the exhibition, it’s easier to appreciate how all the small details animated the gallery space.  

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an attempt at innovation or a total fail?

Jasmin Taylor Staff Writer

Bandersnatch, the first standalone film from Netflix’s Black Mirror TV series, is an interactive and non-linear film that allows the viewer to steer the plot by asking questions and providing two choices for the viewer to choose from. These questions range from, “what type of cereal would you like?” to more vital, in some cases life or death, questions that lead to one of six alternate endings.

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Yayoi Kusama‘s newest exhibition over promises and under delivers

Alexandra Gers Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online

I’ve always found Yayoi Kusama to be an intriguing character in the art world. At almost 90 years old, she is known for her candy-colored wigs, hallucinations and vibrant works of art. With a career spanning almost 70 years and transcending movements such as Surrealism, Minimalism and Pop Art, she is uniquely singular in what she does.

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Apple feigns innovation to promote sale of new iPhones, but pleasantly surprises with iPad design

Staff Writer Izzy Harris 

On September 12, Apple held its annual press conference at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. This was the first year that I had taken time to watch the event since becoming a beta tester, someone who is able to test out the software before it’s released to the public, instead of reading the Buzzfeed reviews the day after like I usually do.

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The Hate U Give: Defining What it Means to be a Black Teen in America

Staff Writer Jasmin Taylor

The Hate U Give (THUG) is the coming of age story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter, (Amandla Stenberg) but is also about how injustice affects an individual and other communities. The film not only portrays the experience of being black in America, but also shines light on the differences between classes and races through a controversial police brutality case. Continue reading “The Hate U Give: Defining What it Means to be a Black Teen in America”