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‘A Quiet Place’ scares with silence

John Krasinski and Noah Jupe in A Quiet Place (2018). Photo Jonny Cournoyer

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 8, 2018

I have to admit: I was not all too thrilled to watch "A Quiet Place." I am lukewarm about Emily Blunt's acting capabilities. I thought the fact that she was making the movie with her real-life husband John Krasinski (most notably known for playing Jim Halpert on "The Office") was just a marketing ploy...

Aim for long-term goal, not short-term payoff

Brendan Wynne

Brendan Wynne

February 16, 2018

There’s a scientific study that says if you stand in a superhero pose for just five minutes before a job interview, a big presentation or a really hard task, you will not only feel more confident, but you will perform measurably better. At least, that’s what Amelia Shepherd says on "Grey’s Anatomy." Regardless, if these results are accurate, or if such ...

Critical Conversation Series discusses sexual assault on campus

Eliza Cameron, English sophomore and Lia Wiley, radiology sophomore engage in discussions at the Critical Conversation Series, speaking about the Campus Climate survey on sexual misconduct. Nov 27. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Shari Smith

November 28, 2017

To discuss the results of the campus climate survey that was distributed last spring, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs members hosted the last topic for the Critical Conversations Series on sexual assault Nov. 27 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room at 4 p.m. In the survey, ...

Horror Maze offers on-campus scares

Kenadi Campbell, computer science senior, and Amber McCutcheon, psychology freshman, have a killer scene set up to scare people walking through the Haunted Maze set up by Black Student Union and University Programming Board in the quad on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Tyler Manning

October 31, 2017

Fog, candy, costumes and scares. All of these components made up University Programming Board's Horror Maze event. To give students an on-campus opportunity to participate in Halloween festivities with no cost, UPB hosted a Horror Maze event on Oct. 30 in the quad. About 80 people attended the e...

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

Maika Monroe, Lili Sepe, and Daniel Zovatto in It Follows (2014)

Tyler Manning

October 31, 2017

Horror is one of the most creative film genres. There are plenty of themes to explore and with modern special effects, what can be filmed is absolutely limitless. That being said, however, horror movies today have become manufactured and lazy. The scares are cheap and unrewarding, the plots are thin and th...

IT remake: a safe yet good film

Pennywise from It. Photo by Brooke Palmer

Tyler Manning

September 12, 2017

I will be the first to admit that I was not rooting for "It." After hearing about the original director (Cary Fukunaga) leaving the project due to creative differences with the studio, I had doubts about the direction of the project. Fukunaga is responsible for directing the beautiful film, "Bea...

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