New Play Festival

This spring the Covenant College Theatre Department will diverge from its traditional spring musical in order to put on a brand new event. Dubbed the “New Play Festival,” this event is a compilation of ten brand new ten-minute plays that deal with the topic “Returning Home,” which are written by students and staff of Covenant College. In an interview, theatre department head Deborah Kirby, the advent advisor, called the play festival a “celebration for the performing arts.” She explained the event’s focus, saying, “since the playwrights who submitted plays were not delegated just to the theatre department, we have an opportunity of seeing what abundant talent lies around our campus.”

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Gushing on Gone Girl

In light of the hype surrounding the David Fincher-directed film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s thriller novel Gone Girl, I went and saw it for myself . My hopes were up and I was excited despite the fact that I hadn’t seen a single preview. At the same time, I lacked knowledge as to the plot, beside the fact that I knew it was labeled “jarring.” Well, I found it to be pretty darn jarring. SPOILER ALERT now, just in case you haven’t seen this movie and ever want to take the plunge. For those of you who would like to read the gut reactions that Elizabeth Ann Fogal had to Gone Girl, keep reading.

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Selma Review

Selma was released in 2014 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches.  It came at a convenient time in our country’s history, as the Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice incidents have stimulated a national conversation about our supposedly post-racial society. Intrigued, I was ready to see Selma when it came out. Selma was a phenomenal work, and it’s deserving of our attention not only as a well-made film, but as a thought-provoking story. Selma was a phenomenal work, and it’s deserving of our attention not only as a well-made film, but as a thought-provoking story.

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