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Rape Crisis Centers 50th Anniversary Art Show

Rape Crisis Center’s 50th Anniversary Art Show

Ava Kahn March 12, 2023

The Rape Crisis Center’s youth advisory board, GameChangers, is hosting an art show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rape Crisis Center (RCC). RCC 50th Anniversary Art Show: At the Intersection...

Review of Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania: Too Big for Its Own Good

Review of Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania: Too Big for Its Own Good

Max Knight February 27, 2023

*Minor Spoilers* The first of Marvel’s Phase 5 movies has arrived, and its title is more of a mouthful than ever; Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania entered theaters this last weekend. However, the...

My *Correct* Ranking of SZA’s SOS

Alexandra Saffman February 27, 2023

In classic Wisconsin fashion, an ice storm hit the roads the day I was supposed to go to a SZA concert in Chicago. I love my friends, and they all have pretty impeccable driving records–only having owned...

Rihanna is Back: and Controversial?

Rihanna is Back: and Controversial?

Monika Jeraj February 27, 2023

It’s safe to say that all of State Farm Stadium was buzzing before Super Bowl LVII’s halftime show. Rihanna. A household name for over a decade. Who wouldn’t be excited? Opening with B**** Better...

Grammys Recap

Grammys Recap

Ben Arnoldussen February 26, 2023

Yes, it’s that time of the year, when we find out what artists are still the biggest of the decade, up-and-coming, or one-hit wonders.    Most shocking: Harry Styles wins Album of the Year When...

Review of Avatar: The Way of Water

Max Knight February 3, 2023

It’s no controversial statement to say that Avatar is a strange franchise. Despite its massive budget and even larger box office revenue, the reception of the first film was mostly lackluster, aside...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever--a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever–a Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Eva Eckel November 23, 2022

Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was one of the most anticipated movies of this year, starring Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda,...

Fran Lebowitz probably thought my friend was stupid…A Review of “An Evening with Fran Lebowitz” at the Overture Center.

Alexandra Saffman November 22, 2022

Fran Lebowitz. Writer, Comedian, Occasional Actor, Public Speaker…Thinker. A woman who has been praised for her wit and sardonic social commentary. I saw Fran at the Overture Center–the hub of activity...

A Review of Don’t Worry Darling: Too Good to Be Good

Ben Arnoldussen November 16, 2022

Olivia Wilde’s latest film, which she co-stars, as well as directs, was set for big anticipation, and after releasing in theatres on September 23rd, the 2022 film was both amazing and a plane crash to...

The DDAF Macbeth Play was a Success!

The DDAF Macbeth Play was a Success!

Ben Arnoldussen November 15, 2022

After two amazing shows this past weekend, Memorial's Fall play was a success! With almost a full house each night, each performance was filled with laughter, thrills and tragedy. Many viewers said "You...

Founder and CEO Ben Arnoldussen wearing his custom rings and necklaces.
(Courtesy of Ben Arnoldussen)

Interview with Teen CEO and Founder of Calvagna Jewelry: Ben Arnoldussen

Sophia Jiang November 13, 2022

Meet Ben Arnoldussen the founder, CEO, and creative jewelry designer of Calvagna Jewelry, a brand that emphasizes quality material and customization that makes every customer feel unique. Not only can...

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