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Fuller House Coming to Netflix

Written by Kristen Kanaskie.  Media by Stephen Hillrich. Although the 80’s have long since passed, some of our favorite trends have remained timeless—especially when it comes to media. Fortunately enough, my parents made sure that I was culturally educated from what they consider the “golden era” in their lives. Growing up, my sister and I spent countless hours with my mom and dad listening to 80’s power ba ...

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Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D IMAX Review

Written and Media by Austin Stephens Thursday night, my wife and I ventured over to Edwardsville to watch the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron on the IMAX screen. It was my first time ever watching a movie in IMAX and this was a great movie to be my first. I really didn't care about the 3D element of it. The movie wasn't made for 3D, so it really didn't make a difference. However, the massive IMAX screen ...

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Say My Name

Written by Kristen Davis. Media by Madison Moran. How often do we watch shows like American Idol (okay, let’s be honest, nobody watches that show anymore) and fall in love with musicians on the show only to forget about them a few days, months, or years later? So many people in the music industry have a “come and go” mentality. One month, they’re famous. The next month, it’s “who plays that song?” Sometimes ...

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Feminism and the Media: Reshaping our Perceptions of Women

Written by Beth Watkins.  Media by Stephen Hillrich. American media has never been kind to women.  Whether it’s the bikini-clad woman sensually devouring a Hardee’s burger or the one-dimensional female sidekick/love interest, women have consistently been misrepresented by the media in the U.S. We regularly see women objectified in advertisements, hypersexualized in order to promote products (sex sells, righ ...

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Musician Profile: RAFFA

Written by Kristen Davis. Media by Madison Moran. We all have passions in life. Some love sports, some love nature, and some love music. Meet Jonathan Raffa. I had the pleasure of interviewing him this past week and getting to know his story. A quick biography about Jon is impossible. There’s a ton of interesting facts about this kid that I don’t feel people really know. Jon goes by his stage name, |RAFFA|. ...

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Music Festival Season

Written by Kristen Kanaskie.  Media by Stephen Hillrich. As spring fever catches like wildfire and minds turn from finals to fun, everyone’s favorite time of year has once again arrived—music festival season. Whether you’re a fan of the alternative music scene, you’re an underground indie lover at heart, or you’re a Christian music buff, there’s a festival that’s just right for you. Bonnaroo This year, the ...

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Summer Concerts in St. Louis

Written by Kristen Davis. Media by Madison Moran. As the semester draws to an end, students begin to plan their summer adventures. Some people travel abroad and others will begin their jobs in the work force. However, many people use this opportunity to attend concerts and music festivals. The music festival St. Louis is known for is LouFest. LouFest is held on Central Field in Forest Park, the most well kn ...

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Will All Timeless Disney Classics Turn into Live Action Movies?

Written by Katie Schmierbach.  Media by Stephen Hillrich. On Thursday April 2, 2014, Disney released information regarding a new live-action movie. The A.A. Milne classic, "Winnie the Pooh," will be created into a Disney feature film. The story line will follow Christopher Robin after he grows up. Fans are questioning whether he will leave the Hundred Acre Wood for good or continue his beloved friendship wi ...

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I’m Bringing Boy Bands Back

Written by Kristen Davis.  Media by Stephen Hillrich. Music has a way of relating to us better than humans sometimes. When you find yourself down because you got rejected by a girl, your date was terrible, you just broke up with your boyfriend, your dog died, or another terrible situation that you don’t feel like dealing with occurs, music has always had your back; especially the music from your childhood, ...

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Campus Profile: Nighttime Safari

Written by Kristen Davis. Media by Madison Moran. Imagine a private, Christian university where hip-hop was the main music genre of choice. A place where people were drinking Monster energy drinks and soda while dancing to electronic music rather than sipping coffee and humming along to a relaxed, calm melodic tune. Just like the introduction to this article, Nighttime Safari began as a joke as well (not sa ...

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