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The Life of Electra Heart

The Life of Electra Heart

December 4, 2017

Arguably known as her best album, Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds released her second studio album Electra Heart in 2012. Electra Heart reached popularity with singles like “Primadonna” and “How to Be a Heartbreaker”. Using Tum...

Unique theater in Iowa City

Unique theater in Iowa City

November 29, 2017

In Iowa City, there is a group working diligently to bring new genres of films to the corridor. FilmScene is a nonprofit organization that runs a two-screen movie theater in the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City. The organization was founded in...

Same old Kimmy

Same old Kimmy

November 29, 2017

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of Netflix’s many original productions. The show has three seasons, and boasts an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, according to Common Sense Media. The show premiered in March of 2016 and has been renewed for a ...

Brand new Taylor

November 29, 2017

Many would agree Taylor Swift won the hearts of middle school girls with her first album, Taylor Swift. Swift then followed up with other classics such as Fearless and Red. Recently, Swift released her newest album, Reputation. As a Swifty from day one, I...

Cartoon Student Circus

Cartoon Student Circus

November 29, 2017

Modern vs. Classic

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

November 29, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are many debates on whether or not new era movies are better than older movies. Older movies are superior because the quality of newer movies has been damaged by the greediness of Hollywood. Hollywood is more focused on making movies that bring in the most money, rather than movies that are good quality. The first example of this is constant reboots. Most people agree that reboots rarely live up to their predecessors. The creators are just trying to bank off of the...

Modern vs. Classic

Keaton Maier, A&E Editor

November 29, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For years, people have been comparing things of today to those of the past. It could be the youth, music, cast iron pans, cars, or washing machines. On many occasions, I have heard adults reminisce about the past. They claim that “back in their day,” things were better, faster, more durable, more efficient, etc. In some instances, they may be correct. However, in many cases, they are not. This is particularly true when it comes to movies. Throughout the nearly century...

Xavier Dance Jam

Kathleen Kenney, A&E Writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This has been a year of firsts for the Xavier Dance Team: the first year under Coach Jess Novotny, the first year as the Xavier Dance Team, and the first year where they will hold a dance competition at their own school. On Saturday November 11, the Xavier Dance Team will hold their first ever competition, Xavier Dance Jam, at Xavier High School. There will be 108 routines performed at the competition. The team will perform their pom and jazz dances. However, they will...

Riverdale Returns

Nicole Hassenstab, A&E Writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Murder, mystery, and romance: The CW network’s hit teen drama, Riverdale, has it all. The show recently returned to the screens of viewers all over the country, drawing in 2.3 million viewers for the season two premiere. Season one set the show up for massive success as one of the most talked about shows of 2017. It brought in incredibly high ratings week after week. Riverdale is a darker spinoff of the Archie Comics series and focuses on main characters Archie Andrew...

Students cut loose

Keaton Maier, A&E Editor

November 7, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fall has arrived, and with it, comes dancing. This year, the Xavier High School Drama Department will perform the musical Footloose on November 10 and 11 at 7p.m. and November 12 at 2p.m. in the Regis-LaSalle theater. Footloose is about a big city boy, Ren McCormack, who shakes up a small conservative town with music and dance. Auditions were held in early September and were open to anyone who was interested. Since then, nearly 100 students have been learning and rehearsin...

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