Orange City native wins sound award

The details and nuances of a stage production often go unnoticed, but are some of the most integral pieces in the overall product. At Northwestern, students are encouraged to take part in all aspects of the theatrical ensemble, not just the main roles. For former student Keely Wright-Ogren, this education led her to success in more »

Ninja movie reboot is painfully cliché

Many of us have fond memories of sitting down on Saturday mornings, cereal bowl in hand, ready to watch at least a few episodes of “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” in our pajamas. Since nostalgia is a powerful drug, the new “Power Rangers” reboot is one in a long line of movies targeted at the memories more »

Tale as old as time adapted as live-action

The first of no doubt many live-action releases to come, “Beauty and the Beast” has made its mark as the next Disney gold mine. With over $700 million made worldwide and a 70 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the adaptation is largely heralded as a success. For those unfamiliar with the plot of “Beauty and more »

The Shins make a comeback with fifth album

This past month, The Shins released their first album since 2012 and their fifth overall, titled Heartworms. Though the name still remains, The Shins are now only composed of front man James Mercer, who released Heartworms in much the same way as his other LP Oh, Inverted World in 2001: self-produced and recorded. Though The more »

Fast food movie: not lovin’ slow pace

For most, McDonald’s is a household name, almost as American as cherry pie and baseball. Though we have all stopped by the drive-through at one point or another for a 10-piece chicken nugget and large fry, few of us probably know the story behind one of the most successful fast food companies in the world. more »

Award-winning musical brings magic to theaters

Racking up 14 Oscar nominations and seven Golden Globe wins, few movies have received as much critical fanfare as “La La Land.” Written and directed by Golden Globe winner Damien Chazelle, the musical is the colorful and complicated story of old-fashioned Hollywood dreamers in love. Aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) is stuck working as a more »