Insidious

Logan Qualls | reporter Audiences flocked to the theaters Friday the 13th expecting a frightening experience from the latest chapter in the “Insidious” series. They were not disappointed. “Insidious: Chapter 2” delivered a spectacularly spooky cinematic experience. Beginning in 1986 at the Lambert residence we encounter a concerned Mrs. Lambert (Barbara Hershey, “Insidious,” “Black Swan”) who has called upon the help of a medium, Carl (Steve Coulter, “The Conjuring”) to help with her son Josh (Patrick Wilson, “The Conjuring,” “The A-Team”). Carl concludes that there is definitely a supernatural presence in the house but lacks the expertise to confront the spirit. Calling upon the help of his friend Alise (Lin Shaye, “Insidious,” “Snakes on a…

‘Savage Love’ coming to Memorial

Audrey Dighans | copy editor Pittsburg is up for some savage advice next week when author, political and social activist Dan Savage presents “Savage Love Live!” to students and community members at Memorial Auditorium. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. In the past, Savage has given presentations over several topics pertaining to today’s younger generations. His talks are well-known because of his open approach to sex, love and relationships. His advice column, “Savage Love,” is published in many newspapers, magazines, websites and other media around the world. Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, are also credited with starting the “It Gets Better” project in 2010.  In response to the rising number…

It Is Coming

Students gear up for fall’s biggest distraction Nevin P. Jones | reporter eople to dive back into the shows that they love. Possibly the most hotly anticipated returning show is AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. After the season three finale’s record-breaking 12.4 million viewers, the show became the most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history. The previous season left viewers with many questions and an appetite for answers. “ ‘The Walking Dead’ starts back up soon, and I’m pretty excited about that,” said Seamus Hamilton, junior in psychology. A sentiment that fellow PSU student Abby Spillane, senior in graphic communications, shares. “I can’t wait for ‘The Walking Dead’ to return,” Spillane said. “I love zombies…

‘This Is Us’ delivers for fans, bores everyone else

Logan Qualls | reporter The musical styling of One Direction does not tug on my heartstrings in any way, shape or form. While the British boy band’s music is simply not my cup of tea, I can admit that “One Direction: This Is Us” does a fair job of chronicling the band’s nearly instantaneous rise to international stardom. The film paints the picture of five normal young lads brought together by a shared passion. The director, Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”), makes sure to incorporate this theme throughout the film, portraying the group as the revitalization of the boy band, epitomized by clean-cut looks with the hint of a mature edge. Drawing comparisons to The…

Countdown To Touchdown

Game day gorillas Ceejay Bachus | culture editor It’s the third quarter. The Gorillas are down by six points after a major resurgence in enthusiasm by the visiting team. Newcomers and PSU fans are worried, but a roar has started in the crowd. Sometimes vulgar, sometimes incoherent and always covered in crimson and gold, the spirit of PSU’s super fans never dies down.  “I have painted myself,” said Aaron Dean, junior in biology. “It’s probably the fire of competition that makes me want to paint myself. I want to give some of my passion to the players.” Dean says that he and his friends often spend most of their time at Carnie Smith Stadium on…