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‘Straight Outta Compton’ is good, but it’s missing something

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is good, but it’s missing something

Ivy Nguyen

September 21, 2015


Filed under Movies

This isn't a movie just for rap aficionados. It's a movie that tells the story of five talented men in the 1980s trying to make it big as a rap collective. And people are listening. For the second week in a row, Straight Outta Compton (R) is the most-watched movie in the United States. Since it was r...

A summer blockbuster with heart

A summer blockbuster with heart

Chris Bower

May 22, 2015


Filed under Movies, Opinions

Three years ago, The Avengers came out, and it was one of the greatest cinematic spectacles the world had seen. Now, as Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters, people wonder what the sequel holds for Marvel’s leading team. The answer: More action, more characters and, most importantly, more humanity. ...

Three Days Grace showcases new talent on fifth album

Three Days Grace showcases new talent on fifth album

Chase Charaba

April 20, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

Rock group Three Days Grace released their fifth studio album, Human, March 31 to stores everywhere and for digital download. The album is the first with new vocalist Matt Walst, following the departure of Adam Gontier in 2014 to pursue a solo career. Matt Walst, who rose to fame as the vocalist of band ...

‘Furious 7′ drives itself off a cliff

‘Furious 7′ drives itself off a cliff

Sophie Haddad

April 6, 2015


Filed under Movies, Opinions, Showcase

It's just not enough. Seven movies, $819 million, a martial artist, a pop star, a helicopter destroying a skyscraper. None of it is enough to satiate my hunger for directionless, gratuitous car chases. Denounced by some as just another wasteful addition to an unnecessarily extended franchise, "Fast...

Weir blends humor with thrills in Martian

Weir blends humor with thrills in <i>Martian</i>

Joel Freecheck

March 27, 2015


Filed under Books, Opinions

The Martian by Andy Weir is sheer gold, reminiscent of H.G. Wells' masterpiece War of the Worlds, and a breathtaking novel on its own accord. A book that should've taken me a day or two to finish kept me up all night, and left me in awe when I read its final words. The Martian is a perfect example of moder...

Why “The Interview” is exactly what the world does not need

Why “The Interview” is exactly what the world does not need

Yasmim

March 25, 2015


Filed under Movies, Opinions, Showcase

On January 26 SNO published the article “Why The Interview is exactly what the world needs.” The title is self-explanatory, but the article basically portrays the newest James Franco and Seth Rogen movie as the epitome of Western freedom. I’ll admit, I’m a James Franco fan. I’m a Seth ...

Fifty shades of abuse

Fifty shades of abuse

Katrina Hatami

March 23, 2015


Filed under Books, Movies, Opinions

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James has been a hotbed of controversy in the literary world since the novel’s release in 2011. The book, described as an “erotic novel,” traces the story of 21-year-old college student and journalist named Anastasia Steele, and the 27-year-old allusive business mogul Ch...

Alan Turing: a gay hero convicted by his own

Alan Turing: a gay hero convicted by his own

Aparna Verma

March 16, 2015


Filed under Movies, Opinions

People expect heroes to be perfect and charismatic. They should have superpowers, like Superman, or amazing agility, like Batman. Sure, they have their demons--everyone has skeletons in their closet--but heroes are supposed to overcome them. That’s what makes a hero, right? Wrong. Welcome to...