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Jonas Brothers return with new song, fantastic video

Jonas Brothers return with new song, fantastic video

Alyssa Garcia, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

“I said we’re in to the year 2019! Not much has changed but the Jonas Brothers are back together!” If you read that to the tune of “Year 3000,” you most likely stayed up until midnight on Feb. 28 for the release of the Jonas Brothers’ comeback single, “Sucker.” The song was certainly...

New Solange album prioritizes sound over lyrics

New Solange album prioritizes sound over lyrics

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

It has been three years since Solange released her third studio album, “A Seat at the Table.” The album was well received upon its 2016 release. Now, Solange is back with “When I Get Home,” which was released on March 1. “When I Get Home” has the essence of a soft-soul album. It also contains...

‘Mamma Mia’: Perfect musical for Iona Players

‘Mamma Mia’: Perfect musical for Iona Players

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

“Mamma Mia!" -  the musical that weaves a few threads of romantic comedy around a broken soundtrack of old ABBA tunes - is a truly peculiar idea, yet also a guilty pleasure. Its arrival to Iona College in a time of unseen, mid-semester stress was a delight. The show played in the Murphy Auditorium...

Live-action ‘Kim Possible’ movie childish but nostalgic

Brian Connors, A&E Editor

February 28, 2019

Disney’s live-action agenda is beginning to branch beyond its classic films. “Kim Possible,” the popular children’s cartoon that aired from 2002 to 2007, received the live-action treatment with a new cinematic adventure. “Kim Possible” premiered on the Disney Channel on Feb. 15. Unlike...

New Netflix documentary thrilling but frustrating

Aliyah Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

“Abducted in Plain Sight” is a true-crime documentary that focuses on the abductions of Jan Broberg by her significantly older neighbor Robert Berchtold in the 1970s. It contains interviews with Jan, the Broberg family, law enforcement agents involved with the case and Berchtold’s brother. When...

Drake rereleases ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape ten years later

Drake rereleases ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape ten years later

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The third mixtape in Drake’s discography, “So Far Gone,” was released on Feb. 13, 2009. Fast forward to 10 years later, Drake released the mixtape on all public streaming services for the first time on Feb. 15. On this momentous occasion, let us look back and reflect on “So Far Gone” - the...

‘How To Train Your Dragon’ trilogy ends on high note

‘How To Train Your Dragon’ trilogy ends on high note

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

It is time to say goodbye to the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise as it lands with the third and final film in the series, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” During the nine years between “How to Train Your Dragon” and this final film, DreamWorks Animation has gone through...

‘The Umbrella Academy’: Dysfunctional but fun

‘The Umbrella Academy’: Dysfunctional but fun

Joshua Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Netflix’s new show “The Umbrella Academy” is based off the comic book series of the same name, created by Gerard Way, famously known as the frontman for My Chemical Romance. The Netflix adaptation, developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater, is about a group of kids born around the same time...

Predictions for upcoming Academy Awards

Joshua Gonzales Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards are approaching, and there are many tricks to predict the winners. Sometimes the actor who wins the Oscar is the winner of the early award season trophies, and occasionally, a dark horse nominee pulls off a surprise win. Here are the predictions for the films of 2018.The Best...

Ariana Grande drops new, authentic fifth album

Rosa Esposito Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019

Ariana Grande’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, “Thank U, Next,” was released at midnight on Feb. 8. Grande did not enlist other artists to collaborate with her on any of the album’s songs, which further emphasizes her desire to portray her experiences from her point of view in a raw,...

Natasha Lyonne stars in thought-provoking ‘Russian Doll’

Natasha Lyonne stars in thought-provoking ‘Russian Doll’

Katherine Daly Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Netflix’s new series “Russian Doll” proves HBO has not cornered the market on bizarre television shows. The enjoyable series, set in a realistic 1980s New York, stars Natasha Lyonne – best known as Nicky in “Orange is the New Black” – and is produced by comedian Amy Poehler. The eight-p...

Valentine’s Day movies to check out this month

Julia O’Regan Features Editor

February 13, 2019

We all know the classic Valentine’s Day movies: “The Notebook,” “The Last Song” and “A Walk to Remember” are usually the go-to for couples looking for a cozy night in or friends bingeing the rom-coms to celebrate the day of love. Believe it or not, however, it’s possible to get tired of...

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