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Hawkeye brings Christmas cheer with a festive themed miniseries set during the holiday season.

Disney rings in holidays with Marvel’s “Hawkeye”

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

 Marvel’s new “Hawkeye” mini-series gives Marvel fans an early Christmas present. The series, starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, was released on Nov. 24 and will conclude on Dec. 22....

Arcane impresses with a videogame adaptation that both fans and non-fans can enjoy.

Netflix’s “Arcane” engages with emotional narrative, gorgeous animation

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 9, 2021

While Netflix’s “Arcane” may be based on the massively popular online game “League of Legends,” the show goes beyond being another run-of-the-mill videogame adaptation. Many  were initially...

Renegades is a thrilling adventure that makes for a great read for any superhero fan.

Book recs: Marissa Meyer’s ‘Renegades’ brings unique twist to superhero storytelling

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

 With every other movie coming out being a blockbuster Marvel movie, here comes the perfect superhero fantasy story to hit the top of your TBR (to be read) list. “Renegades” by Marissa Meyer follows...

Tick Tick... Boom! covers the life of late artist Johnatan Larson in a throughoughly entertaining musical.

“Tick, Tick… Boom!” covers life of late Jonathan Larson in musical biography

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Netflix's “Tick, Tick... Boom!” is a cause for celebration that has attracted none other than the likes of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s directing talent. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s biographical musical brings...

Kid Cudis new documentary reveals more about the emotional journey of the famed artist.

‘A Man Named Scott’ tells story of Kid Cudi and his emotional journey

Samantha Marin, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

International superstar Kid Cudi tells the story of his musical journey in his new documentary, “A Man Named Scott.” Released on Nov. 5 on Amazon Prime, the documentary dives into the ups and...

Eternals features a large cast but struggles to tell a meaningful plot.

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ fails to impress with unfocused plot

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

“Eternals” is not your typical MCU film. As a darker and more mature film, “Eternals” lacks the lighter moments that maintain and uphold the usual Marvel magic. Marvel has finally served audiences a...

The Iona College Dance Ensembles Color in Patterns performance showcases Iona students unique artistic talent.

‘Color of Patterns’: Students explore emotional themes through powerful performances

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 18, 2021

  The Iona College Dance Ensemble held their annual fall concert “Colors of Patterns” on Nov. 4 and 5. The event was held in the Murphy Auditorium and was open to both Iona students and those...

The Love Hypothesis pokes fun of traditional romance novel tropes and tells a unique, relatable story.

Book Recs: ‘The Love Hypothesis’ pokes fun at love story tropes

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

As a student with graduate school on the horizon and a lover of cute, fluffy contemporary romances, “The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood checked every box on my book radar. The story details the...

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue intriguingly explores the fears of being forgotten

Book recs: ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ explores fear of being forgotten

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

In a world where everyone is desperate to leave a mark, “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” tells the story of a girl who is forgotten by every person she meets. Addie LaRue comes from a backwater...

Yous third season features twists, turns and several betrayals in the name of love.

Netflix’s “You” thrills with third season filled with betrayal

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

“You,” Netflix's hit thriller show, released its third season on Oct. 15 and has been the talk of television since. The transition from season one to season two introduced the audience to a  new...

Dune faithfully adapts the first part of the inspiring sci-fi novel series.

‘Dune,’ engaging sci-fi adventure, impresses with strong cast

Samantha Marin, Contributing Writer November 4, 2021

The sci-fi adventure film “Dune” released on Oct. 22, almost two years after its original projected release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s...

Halloween Kills brings Michael Meyers back for yet another frightful showing.

‘Halloween Kills’ goes big on spooky nostalgia, thrills in lieu of story progression

Owen Conway, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Over 40 years ago, horror was changed forever when 1978’s “Halloween” introduced the world to Michael Myers, one of the most chilling and iconic villains the genre has ever seen. Donning an unnervingly...

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