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Amanda from saw in the reverse bear trap.

Why I still love the “Saw” franchise

The soap opera of horror franchises — complete with blood, guts and traps
Om Dighe, Arts & Entertainment Columnist September 15, 2023

“Game over.” This is one of my favorite horror movie lines of all time, and it’s a big part of one of my favorite horror series: “Saw.” The franchise that has since been condemned as “torture...

Open Mic Night: A new Trinity tradition?

Open Mic Night: A new Trinity tradition?

Open Mic Night’s repeated success might be a sign that it isn’t going away anytime soon
Lottie Correia, Arts Reporter September 15, 2023

Trinity University’s second annual Open Mic Night featured a wide variety of performers and a huge audience turnout. If this keeps up, Open Mic Night might become a permanent fixture here at Trinity. Last...

TU Film Club goes bigger and better than ever

TU Film Club goes bigger and better than ever

Fueled by post-pandemic success, TU Film Club offers more off-campus activities
Lottie Correia, Arts Reporter September 7, 2023

After transitioning to the screening room in Dicke Hall last year with great success, the Trinity University Film Club is arranging to expand club activities further; this includes trips to movie theaters,...

Art professor Jongwon Lee helps a student during class.

One letter isn’t always better: B.A. vs. B.F.A.

What it means to major in visual art at a school that doesn’t offer B.F.A. degrees
Aubrey Jackson, Arts & Entertainment Reporter September 7, 2023

The most common types of undergraduate, or bachelor, degrees at four-year universities are Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). Trinity offers an art...

Unearthing the genius in Hozier’s “Unreal Unearth”

Unearthing the genius in Hozier’s “Unreal Unearth”

The singer-songwriter genre bends in his new gloom-ridden alternative rock album
Lauren Roddis, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 7, 2023

Ten years ago, I fell in love. I was sitting in the back of my parents’ minivan, and I heard a beautiful Irishman sing about going to church. That Irishman was Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, better known...

A first-year, a prom and a doll’s house walk onto a stage

A first-year, a prom and a doll’s house walk onto a stage

From family drama to college humor, Trinity theatre has some variety in store
Lottie Correia, Arts Reporter August 31, 2023

This fall, the Trinity theatre department has a season of dark and humorous entertainment awaiting the Trinity community. Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2” and Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin’s...

BookTok to Netflix: Social media’s impact on storytelling

BookTok to Netflix: Social media’s impact on storytelling

Internet popularity takes stories from books to the screen, highlighting diverse young voices
Aubrey Jackson, Arts & Entertainment Reporter August 31, 2023

In an age of streaming services and diminishing cable usage, the process of creating and distributing movies and television is shifting. In the past few years, especially this summer, books that have become...

Hollywood stands up to poor studio treatment

Hollywood stands up to poor studio treatment

Dismal studio offerings to writers and actors leave unions with no choice but to strike.
Lauren Roddis, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 31, 2023

On May 2, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike in response to conflicts over labor and pay with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). On July 14, the Screen Actors...

Om’s favorite films of 2023 (so far)

Om’s favorite films of 2023 (so far)

A comprehensive ranking of some of the best films that have released this year
Om Dighe, Arts & Entertainment Columnist August 31, 2023

Hollywood may have had its share of lows in 2023, whether they be terrible movies (e.g., “The Flash”) or the circumstances of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American...

Staying cool as the shows bring the heat

Staying cool as the shows bring the heat

Tips from Trinity students on how to stay safe during the summer concert season
Aubrey Jackson, Arts & Entertainment Reporter August 31, 2023

Despite record-breaking temperatures, this summer’s heat has not stopped music lovers from going to concerts, even at outdoor venues. While personal safety is a factor at any concert or large gathering,...

Barbie” is not a revolutionary masterclass in feminism

“Barbie” is not a revolutionary masterclass in feminism

Basic feminist ideas may be reductive but they still introduce audiences to some feminism
Lottie Correia, Arts Reporter August 31, 2023

Although “Barbie” displays feminist ideas, it lacks intersectionality and simplifies what it means to be a woman or person assigned female at birth (AFAB) living under patriarchy. The film sticks to...

The making of “The Mess We’ve Made”

The making of “The Mess We’ve Made”

5 senior art majors prepare their final exhibit at Trinity
Abby Jackson, Arts & Entertainment Reporter April 27, 2023

Trinity’s graduating class of 2023 includes five art majors: Isa Keene, Jessica Oskam, Ava Sommer, Ruby Walker and Sally Wyma. Together, they are displaying their work in the Michael and Noemi Neidorff...

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