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Best and Worst of DC TV

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Alli Haug. In the past few years, DC Comics designed a handful of shows to bring classic characters to life and captivate viewers with dark and action-filled plots. Has it worked? “Arrow” is one of their most popular shows. It's based on the character Oliver Queen, also known as “Green Arrow.” Described by DC Comics as a “modern-day Robin Hood”, the billionaire is stranded o ...

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Shakespeare and Steampunk

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Paige Lunde. What in the world is steampunk (and how does it connect to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”)? The Google Search definition of steampunk is “a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology". So, then, Shakespeare’s comedic play becomes a steampunk retelling complete with intriguing characters, love triangles, ...

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Whitewashing in Film

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Alli Haug. Recently, a member of the Papyrus team, Alli Haug, sat down for an interview with Greenville College's Art Department Chair Jake Amundson. They discussed the enduring Hollywood issue of whitewashing actors in movies. https://soundcloud.com/the-gc-papyrus/jake-amundson-on-the-lack-of-ethnic-diversity-in-media What is whitewashing? If you haven't heard the term befo ...

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Review the Walking Dead

Written by Gina Sanders. Media by Paige Lunde. WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Season 6 of AMC’s "The Walking Dead." Please read at your own discretion. Season six of AMC’s "The Walking Dead" (TWD) aired from October 11, 2015 to April 3, 2016. As with the previous seasons, season 6 was based on the critically acclaimed comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, and headed by executive ...

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Celebrities’ Thoughts on Donald Trump

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Alli Haug. It’s time for some real talk. A reason the 2016 election will remain notorious for years is because of the fascinating candidates. The third presidential debate aired on October 19, where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discussed topics such as abortion, immigration, employment, and Vladimir Putin. The NPR’s fact checker provides a transcript of the debate along ...

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No Shortage of Chaos

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Paige Lunde. If you weren’t in LaDue Auditorium on October 21, you missed out on an absolutely hilarious performance. Greenville College’s resident improv team, Joyous Chaos, held their first show featuring their newest members. Keep reading for a breakdown of two awesome skits and an interview with the whole team. The show itself was fantastic, with the audience of students ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Alli Haug. On October 19, Marvel released its first teaser trailer for their upcoming sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” and the internet rightfully geeked out. The minute-and-a-half long trailer starts out in the halls of (presumably) Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) spaceship, the “Milano”. Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” echoes in the background. Between dramatic clips of ...

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GC Speaks: Favorite Halloween Movies

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Alli Haug. It’s that time of the year. For most Greenville students, the middle of October means midterms, midterms, midterms. But mid-October also marks the approaching Halloween festivities. One great way to get pumped up is by watching spooky movies. Alli Haug interviewed Greenville students about their favorite Halloween movies and here are some of their responses! Beetl ...

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Millennial Whoop

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Paige Lunde. “Once you hear it, you can’t unhear it. It will be forever with you. Just a warning.” Quartz uses this caution in reference to the Millennial Whoop, a series of interchanging notes that are appearing in a copious amount of recent pop songs. Patrick Metzger, a writer for “The Patterning,” coined the term in August of 2016. He described the Millennial Whoop as, a ...

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Many Faces

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Paige Lunde. Making its way to theaters this November, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is sure to thrill and intrigue viewers. In anticipation of Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming role as Stephen Strange, “a neurosurgeon with a destroyed career [who] sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats,” let’s take a look at a few of ...

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