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Book Review: Big Magic

Book Review: Big Magic

Melissa Petruzzi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

Most people have heard of the author Elizabeth Gilbert from her successful novel Eat Pray Love which became a hit motion picture, but in my opinion this was not her greatest work. Big Magic, published in 2015, has become an invaluable resource to me as a writer. The book has a witty, conversati...

Clybourne Park to Close Cal U Theatre’s Spring 2017 Season

Clybourne Park to Close Cal U Theatre's Spring 2017 Season

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2017

The Cal U Theatre department is closing their spring season with a performances of Clybourne Park this weekend. The show opens Thursday April 27 at 7pm and runs through Saturday April 29 with performances at 7pm on Friday and both 2pm and 7pm on Saturday. Clybourne Park was written by Bruce Norris...

The Battle of the Greeks Begins with Greek Sing 2017

Members of Delta Zeta and Sigma Tau Gamma perform at this year's Greek Sing competition.

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

April 26, 2017

On Sunday, April 23 the Performance Center was packed by the Greek life organizations here at California University of Pennsylvania all competing in the Greek Sing competition. Greek Sing is a competition that requires sororities and fraternities to team up and create a themed piece to dance and lip-sync...

Netflix Spotlight: Iron Fist

Netflix Spotlight: Iron Fist

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2017

Iron Fist was released on Netflix on March 17 for fans who had been waiting for the next show highlighting another member of superhero group, The Defenders. Previously Netflix had released two seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and most recently Luke Cage. After the success of Luke Cage many fans were...

Book Review: The Shack

Book Review: The Shack

Elizabeth Pedder, Contributor

April 18, 2017

“The Shack,” a movie now playing in most theatres, is based upon the novel, “The Shack,” written by William Paul Young. It is a tragic, but inspirational story about one man’s struggle, Mackenzie, coming to terms with the loss of his five-year-old daughter, Missy. She was brutally murdered...

Netflix Spotlight: Thirteen Reasons Why

Netflix Spotlight: Thirteen Reasons Why

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2017

After a long wait full of advertisements and promotional videos, Netflix released the highly anticipated new show called 'Thirteen Reasons Why' on March 31. This Netflix series is based off of the book originally written by Jay Asher in 2007. The series is currently rated a 9.1 out of 10 on IMDb. IMDb...

Book Review: Black and Blue

Book Review: Black and Blue

Elizabeth Pedder, Contributor

April 6, 2017

"Black and Blue" is written by Anna Quindlen, a Pulitzer Prize winning author.  It is a story of “escaping.” What is there to escape? Quindlen writes about escaping the environment, escaping the life of abuse and mental anguish, escaping the person responsible for the cause of the abuse and mental...

Paint-N-Sip Success

Paint-N-Sip Success

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017

On March 28, students were able to relax and enjoy an hour of stress relief during their common hour at a paint-n-sip. The Student Activities Board hosted the event in their office, which is located next to the Vulcan Theater in the Natali Student Union. Recently paint-n-sips have become a very popular...

Published author reads fiction at English department event

Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 29, 2017

"Chauna's story tells of a different kind of mushroom... A world that is beautiful, wild, a little dangerous, but also worth exploring." That was how Dr. Brent House introduced author Chauna Craig on Wednesday in the University Chapel on the California University of Pennsylvania campus. Craig made...

Department of Theatre and Dance takes on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee gets into character.

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017

Blaney Theatre has officially been transformed into the Putnam High gymnasium for the 25th Annual Spelling Bee. California University of Pennsylvania's Department of Theatre and Dance is performing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this Thursday and Friday at 7pm as well as Saturday at 2p...

Most Anticipated Blockbusters Through Summer 2017

Jonathan Hershey shares some of the most anticipated blockbusters this year.

Jonathan Hershey, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

The Fate of the Furious – Releases April 14th The 8th film of the fast and furious franchise comes out this April following the events of the 7th film with Dom Toretto betraying his family... or is he?   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Releases May 5th After two long year...

Book Review: The Things They Carried

Book Review: The Things They Carried

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

March 24, 2017

War is a sensitive subject, no matter what side of politics anyone chooses to be on. However, Tim O'Brien decided to tackle the idea head on in his novel, The Things They Carried. O'Brien had the novel published back in 1990, but the lessons from the story are still relevant today. O'Brien uses col...

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