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Thursday December 8th

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Disney’s ‘Andor’ is a breath of fresh air for ‘Star Wars’ fans

When it was announced during Disney Investor Day in late 2020 that Tony Guillory, who was the co-writer of 2015’s “Rogue One,” would be writing a series centered around Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), one of the lead characters from Disney's “Rogue One,” it certainly wasn’t a highlight for many fans. The show had struggled with getting off the ground and dealing with production issues due to the pandemic, especially with Guillory not being available to direct. Many fans thought this series wouldn’t even come into existence — let alone be anything astounding.

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Highlights from the 50th Annual American Music Awards

After a long year of notable music releases, tours and performances, the 50th Annual American Music Awards (AMA) has come to an end. The show aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. to share a love for music and to celebrate this year’s musical accomplishments. Winners were decided by fans who voted online. 

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'Falling for Christmas' Review: A Christmas Catastrophe

“Christmas is the time for miracles,” says child actress Olivia Perez in Netflix’s new film “Falling for Christmas.” Unfortunately, it’s not Christmas, and there are no miracles that could have saved the film. “Falling for Christmas” also stars “Mean Girls” actress Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet and George Young. While Netflix released the rom-com on Nov. 10, the film did not kindle any joy for the upcoming holiday season and only created nonsensical cliches, cringe-worthy subplots and terrible acting. 

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Director’s Cut: Wes Craven

Wes Craven was an American film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and actor. He directed nearly 30 films and TV shows throughout his career, but he is best known for the “Scream” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” franchises. He has been revered for his contributions to the world of horror spanning across his 45 year long career.

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KOHESION hosts SPOOKHESION — their debut showcase as a recognized organization

KOHESION, a student-run Korean pop (K-pop) dance team at the College, hosted their debut showcase SPOOKHESION on Oct. 29 in the Brower Student Center with the support of various cosponsors, including Asian American Association (AAA), Barkada, Chinese Students Association (CSA), Indian Student Association (ISA), Japanese Student Association (JSA), Korean Student Association (KSA), Mexican Student Association (MEXSA), Taekwondo, Unified Greek Council (UGC), Union Latina (UL) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. 

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Art the Clown: The scariest clown in horror

“Terrifier” (2016) is an independent horror film that was written, produced and directed by Damien Leone. The film features a clown by the name of Art the Clown, brilliantly played by David Howard Thornton. Art the Clown is a demonic entity donning mime-like clothes and face paint, and always smiling to show his filthy teeth. Since the film’s release, Art has carved out a place for himself in the horror world, and with the release of “Terrifier 2” (2022), it is safe to say that Art has earned a place amongst some of the best villains. 

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