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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...

Astros’ winning streak at 10

Astros’ winning streak at 10

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The winning streak is at 10 after the Astros complete the sweep of the Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Springer hits another lead-off homer.

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...

Gurriel hits a grand slam, in 7-2 victory

Gurriel hits a grand slam, in 7-2 victory

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Gurriel hits a grand slam in 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins. Astros improve to 27-12. Dallas Keuchel takes mound tonight looking for seventh win.

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...

The Beautiful Struggle: Graduation Edition

The Beautiful Struggle: Graduation Edition

Jimmieka Mills, Editor in Chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

As this semester comes to a close and graduation is right at the door let us celebrate those who have made it through and struggled beautifully through the chaos of higher education. Before enrolling at HCC, Tony “Guitar” Copeland taught himself to play guitar, was a helicopter repairman in the...

Textbook sticker-shock free degree

Textbook sticker-shock free degree

Alyssa Foley, News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Houston Community College is launching two degree options for students which feature zero textbook costs. In fall 2017, the Z-Degree pilot program will start offering an Associate of Arts in business Administration and an Associate of Arts in General Studies. Both degree tracks will be completely...

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