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Second season puts dark twist on drama

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      A calm opening quickly led to chaos in the second season premiere of Riverdale. In the season one finale, viewers are left with Archie’s dad, Fred, who was shot by a masked man with green eyes. Betty, Veronica and Jughead are all safely in their homes while Archie, without a driver’s license,…

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Netflix’s new take on documentaries

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“American Vandal,” a Netflix original series, puts a comedic spin on documentaries by making theirs into a “mockumentary,” following high school senior Dylan Maxwell who is wrongfully accused of spray painting phallic images onto 27 staff cars in the faculty parking lot. The documentary shows why Maxwell was the clear suspect of this obscene prank,…

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Host disaster: Emmys recap

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By Natalie Forster Contributing Writer The 69th annual Emmy Awards took place on Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Stephen Colbert hosted for his first time ever, following in the footsteps of previous comedians. Colbert’s opening monologue was filled with Donald Trump jokes. Everything was put out there from Seth Meyers…

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How to apply fall trends on campus

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By Kaylyn Foody Contributing Writer New York Fashion Week may be over, but the trends we saw on the runway are fresher than ever. We might be broke college kids who cannot buy couture designer fashion, but we can mimic the pros to achieve hot looks that are prime for cold weather. Here are three…

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“It” remake puts a modern spin on horror

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By Dominic LoVallo Editor-in-Chief “It” aired as a miniseries 27 years ago and now “It” has found its way –not only to our theater, but into our nightmares. The movie “It,” based on its namesake, the 1986 horror novel by Stephen King, lived up to the hype as a scary movie. At least for everyone…

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“Estebon No. 79”

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By Anastasia Cottone Staff Writer Fans of the show Blacklist can look forward to a thrilling episode while watching the premiere of season four. It begins right where season three left off. Viewers have just learned that the main character, Agent Elizabeth Keen, who was thought to be dead, is not. Fans are instantly hooked…

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All the rage about “Luv is Rage 2”

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By Anastasia Cottone Staff Writer The recent release of the album Luv Is Rage 2 was long awaited and highly anticipated by Lil Uzi Vert fans everywhere. The song that sparked a fire in the rap community was “XO TOUR Llif3,” which was released on March 24th, 2017 – long before the rest of the…

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Netflix streams award-winning crime series

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The Orenthal James Simpson murder case was a landmark court case. It split demographics. It was racially charged. For the defense and prosecutors, it was a nightmare, a form of hell on Earth. The case’s timing splits today’s Millennials, too — with the older portion raised amidst and bombarded by the case’s headlines, the younger…

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Rick and Morty return for season three

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By Dom LoVallo Managing Editor April Fool’s Day is the one day of the year that it’s okay to make your friends a little miserable. The creators of Rick and Morty, Dan Harmond and Justin Roiland, surprised their fans last Saturday by premiering season three on adult swim unannounced. Rick and Morty is an animated…

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Syd returns with soulful tape

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Syd Bennett, formerly known as Syd tha Kid and mostly known from her work with Odd Future, has been in the music scene for quite some time, but it is doubtful that many had heard of her. Syd released her solo debut album early this year and her reactions were “encore.” This album, Fin, is…

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Khalid reflects in American Teen

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Every once in a few lukewarm pop albums, we’re gifted something fantastic — a record with dynamicity that yanks at past heartstrings with resonance. Nineteen-year-old singer Khalid does just that on American Teen, his light and beachy debut album. The piece brings warmth to a bitter winter’s day — and peace of mind in Khalid’s…

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Future brings more in self-titled

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Future, he Atlanta rapper, is back with yet another album. Self-titled by Future is his fourth release since DS2 back in 2015. As you can see, Future does not chose to slow down any time soon. FUTURE guides listeners to more deep cuts Future has been working on. Don’t look forward to hearing a club…

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Poet’s unusual approach dazzles

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“The Starbucks mermaid logo/ has lost her nipples.” This is the first stanza of Hoa Nguyen’s poem “The Starbucks Mermaid” from her book of poems, Red Juice. “Ahh,” you might say after reading those lines. “I remember the days when the creature displayed her femininity on my morning coffee.” The following stanza may stump you…

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College hopefuls connect with LinkedIn

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The college application process can be a tedious and often daunting task for high school students. Students have to worry about SAT and ACT scores, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation and college letters. So should LinkedIn profiles be added to the list? The Bonaventure community weighed in on the idea brought up in a…

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Marvel’s newest feat triumphs

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By Thomas Cottingham Features Assignment Editor With the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe already underway, Dr. Strange brings a new, smart and out-of-world hero onto the big screen. Dr. Stephen Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, is perhaps the best neurosurgeon in the world. He can go through hours of strenuous surgeries and can…

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A$AP Mob unfolds Cozy Tapes

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By Thomas Cottingham Features Assignment Editor New York rap entourage A$AP Mob dropped a brand new, heavy-collective mixtape this Halloween. This tape, featuring nearly 20 rap artists, including A$AP Rocky & Ferg, Wiz Khalifa, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Uzi Vert and the rest of the A$AP crew unite to make some atmospheric bangers. This is…

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Netflix series entertaining at best

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Season two of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” lacks an engaging plot; however, that is more than made up for in the hilarity of its actors’ performances. A rather boring season of stories is kept afloat by the magnificent work of the show’s cast members, who exude a real passion for their roles. The overall plot does…

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Falling for Fallon

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By Corey Krajewski Opinion Editor Brian Fallon’s first solo album “Painkiller’s delivers what fans have been waiting for. Dubbed “the punk rock Bruce Springsteen” nearly ten years ago as Brian Fallon’s career with the The Gaslight Anthem’s began, fans have been yearning for a Fallon solo effort. Fallon does not disappoint. The album is Fallon’s…

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By Thomas Cottingham Staff Writer Last week, Kendrick Lamar followed the recent trend of surprise album releases by dropping his new record “untitled unmastered.” Lamar thanked NBA superstar Lebron James for requesting new music from him via Twitter. Kendrick listened and sure did deliver. The result is an eight-track album that is full of raw,…

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Crude, off-beat humor wins in “Deadpool”

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By Thomas Cottingham Staff Writer The superhero movie genre is not going away anytime soon. In fact, the genre is improving. With violence, sex and crude humor throughout the film, “Deadpool” follows a simple superhero plot that portrays the main character exactly like in the comics. Ryan Reynolds gets the role he was born to…

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