2019 Oscar Nominations Historic In More Ways Than One
Feb05

2019 Oscar Nominations Historic In More Ways Than One

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer The nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards were announced late in January, and with a diverse list of nominees, this year’s ceremony is setting up to be a major improvement after past #OscarsSoWhite controversies. Leading the pack with 10 nominations each are the British-set period drama The Favourite and the Mexican-American foreign language film Roma, both of which are nominated for Best...

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Review: Fantastic Beasts 2 Plays Fast and Loose with Harry Potter Canon
Dec05

Review: Fantastic Beasts 2 Plays Fast and Loose with Harry Potter Canon

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer Currently sitting at a 39% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the lowest rated movie in all of the Harry Potter film franchise. It also had the lowest opening weekend on record for all of the films. Despite all the ire it generated in fans, the anticipated sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them started off well enough. Eddie Redmayne...

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Winter Book Releases To Be Excited About
Nov14

Winter Book Releases To Be Excited About

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer The cold months of winter are perfect for curling up indoors with a blanket, some coffee or cocoa, and a good book to read. If you’re looking for a new book to stimulate your mind and warm your soul this winter, look no further than these current and upcoming book releases that are worth the hype. Becoming by Michelle Obama, out now: In this deeply personal memoir, the former First Lady chronicles her...

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PBS Searches for the Great American Read
Sep12

PBS Searches for the Great American Read

By Jacqueline McMahon, Staff Writer Everyone has heard about the concept of the “Great American Novel,” a book that encapsulates the spirit and culture of the United States, while also possessing great literary merit. But what is it that makes a book a great American read? Is it the prose, the storytelling, the characters, or a combination of the three? Does a book have to be impeccably written to be considered great, or is an...

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A Preview of Schmucker Art Gallery’s Fall Exhibitions
Aug29

A Preview of Schmucker Art Gallery’s Fall Exhibitions

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer A new fall semester brings a new set of exhibits to Gettysburg College’s Schmucker Art Gallery. Schmucker Art Gallery provides students with opportunities to engage in discussions about important cultural events, research projects, and explore new topics in art. The first of Schmucker’s new fall exhibitions is The Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500 – 1825, open from Sep. 4 to Dec. 7, with an...

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