Culture

Emily Graslie: From Art to Artifacts

Written By: Dominika Wlodarczyk Finding a true passion for something can happen at any point in your life. Emily Grasile found hers while she was finishing college. On Tuesday November 14, Emily Graslie came to Aurora University to share her story. Graslie began by talking about the left brain/right brain theory and how it may not be all that relevant to ...

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Giving Back During the Holiday Season

Written By: Tori Johnson With the holidays approaching it can be easy to get tied up in the holiday madness. For Thanksgiving, we often times get consumed in eating as much food as humanly possible, and then fighting the masses in Black Friday shopping. For Christmas, we then stress over what gifts to buy family members, and hope that this ...

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Who Should Appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Written By: Alex Drier The Marvel Comics have a lot of memorable and iconic characters. It’s pretty easy to strike up friendly (or heated) conversations/debates about the best stories and characters. With Thor: Ragnarok released last week plus, The Punisher, and The Runaways coming out later in November, I think it’s time to talk about the characters who have yet to ...

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Aurora University Student and Artist Spotlight: Samantha Chase

Artist: Sam Chase Written By: Lexy Moscinski Dark, zany, and wildly talented, Aurora University Student Samantha Chase is a local artist that deserves the spotlight. Chase, 20, is a Communication major, and has been doing art since “she was in the womb.” From horrific gore to clever cartoonizations, Sam’s art is filled with a variety of different themes, inspired by a ...

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Aurora University Screens “The Central Park Five”

Written By: Tyler Siebert On Wednesday, November 1st Aurora University screened “The Central Park Five” in Tapper Recital Hall. “The Central Park Five” is a crime documentary about the Central Park jogger case in the 1980’s. The documentary is directed by Ken Burns with the help from his daughter Sarah Burns, and her husband, David McMahon. The Central Park jogger case ...

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Cuphead: Bring 1920s to 2017

Written By: Toni Roberson You have died. Words that I’ve seen countless times during my frustrating play-through of Cuphead. Each time I died due to a mistake I made during a boss fight, it fueled the determination to play one more time. With simple mechanics, it allows the player to focus more on the visuals and gameplay. Its two-dimensional boss fights ...

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STOMP Coming to Perform at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora

Written By: Grizel Morales STOMP is a wordless stage show of theatrical and music performance combined together. The show will take place at the Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 in Aurora, Illinois. STOMP is an international percussion group that uses only objects and the body as musical instruments to create music. The percussion group originated from ...

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Geostorm Entertains, but Doesn’t Live Up to its Sci-Fi Thriller Claims

Written By: Mackenzie Moeller After extreme weather causes the loss of entire cities, Jake Lawson, played by Gerald Butler, creates a network of satellites in hopes to control the global climate and save humanity. In an international effort to save the world, the satellite, named Dutchboy, is handed over to government officials. While the concept seems logical, the satellite starts to ...

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Screen Play: Episode 2 Fall 2017

This week the Spartan Media Culture team discusses Charlie Chaplin’s silent film “The Kid”, Natalie Miebach’s exhibit “Strange Weather”, and a review of Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes.  With Halloween around the corner, the culture team also discusses 60 second halloween related topics.

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Screen Play: Episode 1 Fall 2017

The Spartan Media Culture Team discusses American Horror Story, Mark Walter’s “Beautiful Noise”, and 60 second pop culture topics.

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