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Smooth Bananas: Netflix’s ‘Diana’

Content related to the late Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, has had something of a resurgence in recent years with a feature film featuring Kristen Stewart in the title role. However, I don’t think anyone had a Hamilton-style history musical in mind. The musical, with music by David Bryan and …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘VHS 94’

“VHS 94” is a step backwards, metaphorically speaking, in the found footage genre, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The anthology film, directed by multiple directors and creative teams, is the fourth installment in the found footage horror series, “VHS.” Rather than embrace its sequential nature, this film takes …

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Jessip elected to national sustainability council

Tucker Jessip, sophomore in business management, was chosen to be a member of the Student Advisory Council of ENACTUS United States. ENACTUS is an organization centered around entreprenuership and sustainability. Libby Davis Sophomore in business management Tucker Jessip has been elected to the National Student Advisory Council for Enactus USA. …

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Smooth Bananas: Netflix’s ‘Diana’

Content related to the late Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, has had something of a resurgence in recent years with a feature film featuring Kristen Stewart in the title role. However, I don’t think anyone had a Hamilton-style history musical in mind. The musical, with music by David Bryan and …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘Midnight Mass’

“Midnight Mass” feels like a Stephen King novel but marches through the likes of monster movies and religious trauma. The limited series, created and directed by Mike Flanagan, features the citizens of the island town of Crockett after the return of ex-convict Riley Flynn, played by Zach Gilford, after a …

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Pittsburg residents protest government mandates

Pittsburg residents, including police officers, healthcare workers, city council candidates, and veterans, protested government and hospital mask mandates near a busy intersection on Centennial just outside Via Christi Hospital. The protest, organized by nurse Morgan Campbell, took place on Oct. 2 in the early afternoon on the curbside just outside …

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It’s time to end the concept of ‘healthy bodies’

The philosophy of Western medicine has evolved over centuries. If we were able to travel back two-hundred years, we’d find people who didn’t know that germs cause diseases. While our modern world may seem advanced in the realm of medicine, we have a long way to go to developing a …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘Mercury – Act 1’

Imagine Dragons is a band that has had its ups and downs. They started out strong as a pop sensation but quickly fell from the spotlight in the popular consciousness of music listeners. Their new album, “Mercury – Act 1” has put them underground. The album, produced by Rick Rubin …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘What are award shows all about?’

Each year, millions of Americans tune in to award shows for various mediums, be it musical theatre at the Tony’s, audio-based works for the Grammy’s, or the more recent Emmys for television. Award shows can provide great entertainment in their own right, but in the modern era, as James Brown …

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