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‘House of Gucci’ review: full of talent, great historical fashion

“House of Gucci” is the newest release from director Ridley Scott and the crime-drama is based on a true story, telling the tale of the relationship and tragic murder of Maurizio Gucci by his wife, Patrizia Reggiani. The cast consists of exclusively a-list celebrities, with Lady Gaga and Adam Driver starring as Patrizia and Maurizio respectively, but the film also showcases actors such as Jeremy Irons in the role of Rodolfo Gucci, Al Pacino in the role of Aldo Gucci and Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci.

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High school students preparing for the Honors Council festival (photo courtesy of Julia Duggan).

College faculty share their knowledge with high school students during 2021 Honors Festival

The lights turned on, the stage was set and high school students were dropped off by their parents for the return of the Honors Festival at the College. Every year, high school students are invited to audition for the Honors Festival where they will study under College faculty and perform a concert in a short period of time. This year, the students had two rehearsals and a concert all on Sunday, Nov. 21. The rehearsals happened at both the Music Building and at Kendall Hall while the concert happened at Kendall at 5 p.m. 

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What We’re Listening To: ‘Anything Goes’ with Emma Chamberlain

“Anything Goes,” the podcast hosted by YouTube personality Emma Chamberlain, has been and continues to be a popular form of entertainment for young people across the globe. The 20-year-old influencer has become well known for her honesty and relatability that she translates to her viewers through her multiple platforms. She gained her following after starting her YouTube channel in May 2017 and since then has branched out to create a series on Instagram Reels, her own coffee brand and her highly-rated podcast “Anything Goes.”

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Kombucha girl visits the College for talk show with CUB

“Fear of failure? Get over it.” These were one of the first words spoken by Brittany Broski, better known as famous Tik Tok influencer Kombucha girl, during her talk show with CUB on Monday, Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m. Everyone in the student center was treated to a bountiful amount of laughs and some “real talk”

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The College hosts high school marching band competition

On Halloween, the college awoke to cymbals crashing, drummers drumming and trumpets warming up their sound for the New Jersey Marching Band Championship hosted by the College. This is a high school marching band competition where 40 schools competed between four different categories to see which marching band was the best. The competition started at 6:30 a.m. and finished at around 9 p.m.

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WTSR’s first ever jam session brings musicians together

Amidst the fluorescent lights and acoustic panels on the walls, four students sat in the basement of Kendall Hall tuning their guitars. WTSR 91.3 FM hosted their first ever jam session on Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. allowing any College student, regardless of their major or skill level, to bring their instruments and make music in a freewheeling environment. 

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ does justice to the original while keeping things fresh

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” released in theaters on Nov. 19th and was directed by Jason Reitman, who is the son of Ivan Reitman, the director and producer of the original two “Ghostbusters” films. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” stars Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon. The film follows the family of Egon Spangler, the former Ghostbuster played by Harold Ramis who unfortunately passed away in 2014. The Spangler family moves onto their grandfather’s old farm as they uncover the secret past of their seemingly normal small town in Oklahoma. 

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Taylor Swift transforms ‘Red’ track, ‘All Too Well,’ into a short film, releases ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift is known for her storytelling. From her high school romance tale in “You Belong With Me” to her three-part “Teenage Love Triangle” with “Cardigan,” “August” and “Betty” (all songs from her eighth studio album, “Folklore''), her songs are always more than just melodies. Swift revises her beautifully-crafted songs yet again in “Red (Taylor’s Version),” which was released on Nov. 12.

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‘Night Teeth’ review: film makes you say ‘not another vampire movie’

Netflix released the film “Night Teeth” on Oct. 20, starring actors such as Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Debby Ryan and Lucy Fry. In the film, Benny (Jorge Lendenborg Jr.), a naive college student, takes the place of his brother, Jay (Raúl Castillo), for an all-night gig as a chauffeur. As per assignment, Benny picks up two girls, Blaire (Debby Ryan) and Zoe (Lucy Fry) from a large mansion and drives them to several LA nightclubs. Zoe tells him he has to hit all of the clubs by morning, no exceptions. 

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‘Antlers’ may lack in its story but not in its monster

“Antlers,” which was released on Oct. 15, was directed by Scott Cooper. This film was pretty heavily anticipated because of its credited Guillermo del Toro production. It follows a teacher in a small town in Oregon as she and her brother, the local sheriff, start to uncover rumors about local disappearances and deaths from a mythological deer creature. 

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Ed Sheeran's album '=' equals disappointment

On Oct. 29, Ed Sheeran released his new LP “=” (“Equals”). The album landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and two of its singles “Bad Habits” and “Shivers” peaked in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 (the tracks got placed second and sixth respectively) despite resistance against the “Bad Habits” music video. 

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How a TikTok-famous pug is helping us decide the fate of our day

Noodle, a 13-year-old pug, was able to stand up today. Therefore, it will be a good day. It is a bones day. Noodle has recently become a TikTok sensation when his owner, Jonathan Graziano, 30, began to post daily videos of the dog’s ability to stand. When the pug stands, Graziano rules the day as a “bones” day, and when he flops over, it is considered a “no bones day.” 

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Homecoming performances lit up spirit week

After almost two years since the pandemic, homecoming was officially back on Oct. 2 with both students and alumni joining together on this special day. The Student Government Association hosted the show and helped put the event together. There was food, games and other outdoor activities. Many organizations were outside the school, engaging with the other students and encouraging them to participate. One thing a lot of students and alumni looked forward to was the spirit week performances. 

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