The Campus

It’s not romantic; it’s racist

Alex Weidenhof, Junior Editor

April 28, 2016

Although it is the basis for Disney’s Splash Mountain and its song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” won an Academy Award and is a household song, Disney would rather we forget about its 1946 live-action/animated movie “Song of the South....

This movie was so bad we reviewed it twice

Taylor Samuel, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

Here’s one of the major issues with the movie: both Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, and Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, are atrocious. While Cavill can physically pull off being both Superman and Clark Kent, moving back an...

Action film turns out to be nothing more than an action film

Taylor Samuel, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2016

Kevin Costner gets downright nasty in “Criminal,” a quasi sci-fi action thriller with a big name cast and straight-to-video execution. Some of the plot elements are laughable and nonsensical. But there’s entertainment val...

SET’s mini play series: a triple threat

Logan Battin, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2016

Student Experimental Theater hosted a series of mini plays on Friday, April 8. Five plays, all written, acted out and directed by students ran consecutively beginning at 8 p.m. in the Arter Little Theatre. The first performanc...

Sequel gets bigger, fatter and more disappointing

Marley Parish, Junior Editor

April 14, 2016

Opa! In Nia Vardalos’s movie, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” our favorite Greek family has returned to the big screen and they are the same as they were in the first movie, only bigger and fatter. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is l...

‘Everything I Never Told You’ develops real characters

Samantha Jamison, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2016

Within her debut novel, “Everything I Never Told You,” Celeste Ng tells the story of a Chinese-American family living in small-town Ohio during the 1970s. Ng immediately slams her readers with the overarching conflict of t...

Single Voice Reading takes a spooky turn

Tyler Stigall, Opinion Editor

March 10, 2016

A few weeks ago, in a dimly-lit chandeliered chamber, I heard the name of a ghost. “I’ve never wanted to tell this story because where I come from, we believe that to speak the name of a ghost is to invite it into your life,...

Pokémon celebrates 20 years of loyal fans

Tyler Stigall, Opinion Editor

March 3, 2016

The Japanese video game series Pokémon turned 20 years old last Saturday, Feb. 27. Of course, “Japanese video game series” feels like a complete cop out and loss of journalistic integrity. The name carries the weight not...

Required reading finally leaves lasting impression

Jack Goodman, Wed Manager

February 25, 2016

Assigned Reading. We have all been forced to read something for class, ever since we learned to read. Most of the time these books are pretty bland, and most students do not enjoy them. But every once and awhile, a book is ass...

New, local cafe becomes go-to coffee shop

Chloe Kedziora, Junior Editor

February 25, 2016

The next time you visit The Market Grille, you will see a sign on the left door advertising Drogo and Tuck Artisan Cafe entrance. The cafe is a new addition to the Meadville Market House. The long dark green counter displaying bi...

Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ kills with sadistic humor

Shea Beaumont, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

Meet Deadpool. A slightly psychotic, openly cynical, and foul-mouthed anti-hero crossbred with a ninja assassin and a highly talented marksman. Oh, and did I mention he has incredible regenerative healing powers and strength?...

‘Blackstar:’ Bowie’s final, somber goodbye

Logan Battin, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2016

“Blackstar,” the last record before the undoubtedly talented David Bowie left the proverbial building, dying of cancer on Jan. 10, 2016. The album, released on Jan. 8, proves to be as emphatic, truly artistic, and certainly...

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