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Student-artist inspires with ‘Elevate’

Student-artist inspires with ‘Elevate’

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

“You can’t sing.” It was a typical day before a music appreciation class at Houston Community College when a fellow student accused Ayo Shofoluwe of not being able to sing. Ayo responded by singing John Legend’s ‘Save Room’ and their professor walked into the room as the class was...

SpringBoard South hits HCC

SpringBoard South hits HCC

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-In-Chief
June 23, 2017
Filed under A&E, Community, Culture, News, Showcase

Make sure not to miss SpringBoard South Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25 at The Heinen theater located on HCC's central campus!!! The music festival which is celebrating it's sixth year gives musicians from around the world an opportunity to be seen and heard during a weekend of amazing performances. Local...

The Book of Henry

The Book of Henry

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
June 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

Some movies have been referred to as emotional rollercoasters. For “The Book of Henry,” it would be described as an emotional Apollo mission, or in other words a testament of every element coming together and pulling of something excellent. Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) is a boy genius. Not only does...

In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

In Retrospect: Wait until Dark

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
June 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Commentary, Showcase

Wait until Dark is a 1967 thriller, starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, that tells the story of Lisa, “the World’s Champion Blind Woman”. She suffers her condition as the result of a bad car accident that happens off-stage before the curtain opens. Since then, she’s been attending blind...

‘The Mummy’ curses Universal’s new franchise

‘The Mummy’ curses Universal’s new franchise

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

“Dark Universe” – that is how the Universal Studios calls its attempt to establish a new movie series full of classic monsters. After watching Disney make billions with its Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the studio with the globe logo now wants its own piece of the pie, but success is not alw...

‘Freaky Friday’ a musical hit

‘Freaky Friday’ a musical hit

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Even if you think you know the story, ‘Freaky Friday’ the musical at Houston’s Alley Theatre still surprises and delights. This new musical production of the familiar tale of a mother and teenaged daughter mysteriously swapping bodies is even better than the Lisney Lohan version. Both Heidi...

In Retrospect: The Jungle Book (2016)

In Retrospect: The Jungle Book (2016)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
June 6, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

There are at least three moments in Disney’s remake of The Jungle Book that stand out. The first is when Mowgli is threatened by a landslide with a herd of wildebeests. The second is the hypnotic and surreal meeting between the main character and Kaa the Python (Scarlett Johansson). The last is...

Alien: Covenant, Unimpressive

Alien: Covenant, Unimpressive

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

There is an old saying that “You can’t go home again”. There is also such a thing as the Law of Diminishing Returns. Alien: Covenant, the latest outing of the franchise, finds itself caught in an unworkable position between those two poles. Taking place in the year 2041, a colony ship designated...

Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Chris Cornell lead singer of ‘Soundgarden’ dead at 52

Skarleth Velasquez, Egalitarian Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, News, Showcase

Chris Cornell, Lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave passed away at the age of 52. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a Detroit concert with Soundgarden that night. Cornell's rep called th...

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

In Retrospect: Finding a Third Way: The Four Feathers (1939)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Commentary, Showcase

Harry Faversham has a problem. As a peer of the realm, growing up during the reign of Queen Victoria, certain obligations are expected of him. This means he is saddled with the pressure of “great expectations”, all of which are meant to bring honor to his family name and glory to the British Empire,...

In Retrospect: A Question of Values: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

In Retrospect: A Question of Values: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

C.D. Calderon, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Somewhere around or near the mid-point of this film, a Country/Western star (played by Alden Ehrenreich) finds himself having to fill in as a leading man in an empty role for a sophisticated, high society movie. It’s the kind of film made for “serious” types. In other words it’s the last place...

SXSW Quick Bites: 12 movies you should watch (or not)

SXSW Quick Bites: 12 movies you should watch (or not)

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under A&E

‘Song to Song’ (5/10) Faye (Mara), a musician we never see making music, goes out with Cook (Michael Fassbender), a music mogul, to boost her career. Then she meets BV (Ryan Gosling) and falls in love, meanwhile Cook starts dating Rhonda (Natalie Portman), a waitress and marries her. At the same...

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