Best Films of the Year

By: Aiyanna Moore ~Staff Writer~ Guardians of the Galaxy “Guardians of the Galaxy” tells of five unlikely heroes that band together to take down a villain, forming unconventional friendships along the way in this summer blockbuster. Chris Pratt as leader Peter Quill, a.k.a Star– Lord, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as tree-like lifeform Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, work well together to ensure that “Guardians of the Galaxy” is every Marvel fan’s dream. Gone Girl On their fifth anniversary, Nick Dunne reports his wife, Amy, missing, only to have the media … Continue reading Best Films of the Year

Xavier Singers flash back to the past

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Singers tap into the audience’s feelings of nostalgia as they perform their newest show, “Now and Then: When Past Meets Present.” “Now and Then” features musical hits of the past, including songs by Queen and *NSYNC, and current hits by Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran. “Our original idea for the show was to take a look at how songs today show a great reflection of songs from the past,” junior Vice President of singers, Bill Bentley said. Following the theme of past and present, the group welcomes several Singers alumni to join the … Continue reading Xavier Singers flash back to the past

‘Longest Ride,’ predictable yet enjoyable

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Nicholas Sparks, an American romantic novelist, has had 10 novels adapted to film. While it seems that Sparks certainly has the love story formula down pat, it must be mentioned how repetitive this formula has become. Sparks has become well-known for his romantic-drama films that feature a relationship that’s typically doomed from the start, whether it is by class, war or some other devastating factor and he seems to have no qualms about killing off his main characters. Sparks’ newest film adaptation, “The Longest Ride,” is no different when it comes to his successful formula. … Continue reading ‘Longest Ride,’ predictable yet enjoyable