Opinion

Tech Talk-Battle of the Smartphones: iPhone vs. Android Infograph

By, Terrance Nicholas So, what is the deal with having phones that cost so much? Why do we choose to get an Android or an Apple phone? Do specs really matter when having a phone? Well, with so many reviews and testimonies about phones nowadays, there are a lot of things to consider when deciding to pick a new phone ...

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Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell

By Kyle Friedrich Recently, a live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson was released in theaters. The film is set in a future in which much of the world’s population has taken to enhancing themselves with cybernetic and mechanical parts and computerizing their brains. The main character of the film is a character known as the ...

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Ryan Gosling: A Quick Flashback and Why He’s Great!

By: Jasmeen Sangha   There’s no question that Ryan Gosling is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood right now, but we never take a step back to see how actors have gotten to where they are. They have to take on many small movie roles or even commercials before getting a big role. Ryan Gosling was featured on the ...

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Time to Celebrate 10 Years With Band, We the Kings

Emo-punk band, We the Kings is touring for their 10-year anniversary Written by: Paige Fischer Chicago, IL- The crowd gathers closer to the stage, fog fills the air, the lights go down, the band walks out on stage, and the music starts playing.   We the Kings is currently on tour to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their first album ...

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: A Review

A classic tale as old as time is brought to life in Disney’s live-action film version of Beauty and the Beast   Aurora, IL- Everyone knows the story of a beautiful girl who falls in love with a beast, and if you haven’t heard of it, where have you been? This week, Disney released another live action version of a ...

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A Review of Paramount Theatre’s Production of “Sweeny Todd”

Review by Rebecca Matysek-Culture Editor Introduction Aurora, IL-A few weeks ago the Paramount Theatre debuted it’s new production of “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” A unique and twisted revenge story, the play follows Benjamin Barker, a barber from London, going back to the city after years locked away, to avenge the death and kidnapping of his wife ...

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AUSM Culture Team Talks About the Oscars!

  March 1, 2017 Rebecca Matysek, Kandice Modene, and Terrance Nicholas give their thoughts and views on the Oscar winners as well as the nominees! Watch them discuss about the Oscar mix up with the best picture when “La La Land” was mistaken to be won over “Moonlight”. Best Actor nominees and Best Actress including a few are Ryan Gosling, Denzel ...

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Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher

By: Kandice Modene Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher  An adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s 1839 short story “Fall of the House of Usher,” put on by Aurora University’s theatre department   In the play Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher, the music used was primarily sound effects. Every time the Butcher said the words, “the ...

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“Bruce Wayne is Batman… ‘s roommate?” A Review of Lego Batman

By: Kyle Friedrich   In 2014 The Lego Movie was released. One of the most popular characters from the film was none other than the Lego version of Batman (voiced by Will Arnett). This Batman wasn’t the same brooding Dark Knight that we were used to seeing Christian Bale and others before him play. This version was a parody of that ...

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Bates Motel Finale

By: Jose Victoriano   With A&E’s longest running original series, Bates Motel is on its fifth and final season. We can’t help but think what the grand finale will entail. Whether you’ve followed Norman, Norma, and the citizens of Pine Bay Valley since the beginning, or have no idea what this horror drama embodies; take a breath you, dedicate a ...

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