Tag Archive | Abbey Slattery

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 »

Fortunate Future for “Unfortunate”

In the latest blast of television nostalgia, the TV show adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” hit Netflix last Friday, Jan. 13. Based on the books by Lemony Snicket, and starring Neil Patrick Harris as the ominous Count Olaf, the show makes for a uniquely magical watch. With two episodes for every book, the more »

NW students honor the military

Friday, Nov. 11 is a day for the United States of America to remember those involved in the armed forces-Veteran’s Day. At Northwestern, several students, staff and faculty have family members who have served for the country. With a father who has served in the Army through Basic Training and a cousin who is finishing more »

Marvel impresses with optical illusions

The long-anticipated “Doctor Strange” hit theaters this weekend, the latest superhero movie in the Marvel cinematic universe. Raking in $85 million in its opening weekend alone, “Doctor Strange” has already had a wildly successful run. The film centers on the title character, Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a cocky neurosurgeon in New York City. Renowned more »

NW lends help for major decisions

For most students, college can be an intimidating time. The pressure of balancing school, work and friends is hard enough, but committing to a major that could dictate the rest of your life is an added challenge for some. For freshman Abbey Powell, being undecided is a double-edged sword. “It’s been cool to be able more »