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Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’ promotes self-identity search

Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’ promotes self-identity search

Written By Chandni Shah, For The Globe

October 30, 2019

Whenever someone asks me for a book recommendation, usually my first response is “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath, and when they ask why I tell them that if I had to pick a book that clearly renders the search for identity — which we all at some point chase — it would be this one. The novel follows th...

Oliver Tree includes Pittsburgh on ‘Goodbye Farewell’ tour

Written By Luke Mongelli, For The Globe

October 23, 2019

On Sat. Oct. 12, Oliver Tree made his way to the brand new Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks, just outside of Downtown Pittsburgh, to perform for his last time on his “Goodbye Farewell Tour.” The Roxian is new to the city, bringing life and business to the main drag of McKees Rocks. The theater has ...

McCarthy’s The Road’ tells sad story of father and son

McCarthy’s The Road’ tells sad story of father and son

Written By Chandni Shah, For The Globe

October 23, 2019

One thing my high school English teacher always asked was, “how does language make meaning?” How can an author change the way we think about the world that we live in with words? Whether it be poetry, an article, a good book or even the lyrics to a song, they all have the potential to alter our minds and how ...

Waterparks wins new ‘FANDOM’

Written By Kylie Thomas, For The Globe

October 23, 2019

A man with brightly colored, green hair screams through speakers, “You had your own Awsten Knight (hi).” This could only mean one thing, a brand new album from Waterparks called “FANDOM.” Waterparks released their newest album, “FANDOM,” on Oct. 11. As Waterparks’ third studio album, it...

Margaret Atwood returns with ‘The Testaments’

Margaret Atwood returns with ‘The Testaments’

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

October 23, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s 1984 “The Handmaid’s Tale” has done everything but fall out of popularity in the 35 years since its publication. The book was adapted into a movie in 1990, and more recently, an Emmy award-winning Hulu Original series came out starring the talented Elisabeth Moss. In fact, 35 years af...

Zombieland: Double Tap follows up original

Written By Jared Murphy, News Photo Editor

October 23, 2019

Rule #1: Cardio. You never know when you’ll need to outrun a zombie. Horror comedy “Zombieland: Double Tap” was released in theaters on Oct. 18. Ten years after the first “Zombieland” movie, this installment follows the same group as before: Columbus, Tallahassee, Little Rock and Wichita, as th...

Cozy playlist ready for autumn season

Written By Gianna DiPaolo, For The Globe

October 23, 2019

Fall is here, and it’s time for a cozy playlist that can make you feel what the autumn season is all about. This ten-track playlist, it will take you through a whirlwind of emotions, and make you feel even cozier than you were before! Track #1: “Brooklyn” by Patrick Droney A track from a widely und...

Tove Lo releases fourth studio album ‘Sunshine Kitty’

Written By Mya Burns, Copy Editor

October 16, 2019

On Sept. 20, 2019, Swedish singer Tove Lo released her fourth studio album, “Sunshine Kitty.” The indie-alternative album is full of tracks that are like an iceberg— if you just listen to the beat and the sound of the lyrics, you can bop along to it. However, once you sit down and listen to the...

Commonly banned book ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ touches on anti-war themes, alien society and effects of PTSD

Commonly banned book ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ touches on anti-war themes, alien society and effects of PTSD

Written By Chandni Shah, For The Globe

October 16, 2019

Language has the ability to transcend time, articulating the events of history and the lasting effects those events possess. Books are the keepers of language, passing on the words of past generations to guide the future — to point us in the right direction. So, when these books get banned from certain p...

Hulu movie ‘Little Monsters’ mixes horror with comedic fun and a touch of romance

Written By Hannah Walden, Co-Features/A&E Editor

October 16, 2019

If you enjoyed the comedy/zombie thriller “Shaun of the Dead,” Hulu’s “Little Monsters” might hit your funny bone and entertain with the typical zombie action. “Little Monsters” is a delightfully hilarious and wonderful story of how a horrible situation can change someone’s life for the be...

DC’s ‘Joker’ breaks October domestic box office record on opening weekend

DC’s ‘Joker’ breaks October domestic box office record on opening weekend

Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 4, DC released “Joker” to theaters, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s infamous villain. The movie is advertised as a drama/thriller film, and it has an R rating with a two hour and two minutes runtime.  “Joker” shows the backstory of the villain before he became the Joker; his n...

Netflix documentary series to bring insight on immigration laws

Written By Hannah Walden, Co-Features/A&E Editor

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 2, Netflix released a six episode documentary series about the lives of undocumented immigrants and the hardships they face. In 2018, eight undocumented families took the extraordinary risk of allowing film crews to chronicle their lives as they faced potential deportation. “Living Undocumented”...