Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ appointment stirs controversy

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Almost two months following Jon Stewart’s announcement that he would depart from his longrunning, critically-acclaimed “The Daily Show,” producers stated that correspondent Trevor Noah will take over as host either in late 2015 or early 2016. However, a slew of critics have pointed to the South African comedian’s Twitter account as reason not to promote him to Stewart’s host spot. The resultant struggle ignited a firestorm of controversy. Noah had previously tweeted what some alleged to be offensive comments about women and Jewish people. Over the years, Noah has garnered a reputation for … Continue reading Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ appointment stirs controversy

Jon Stewart to leave ‘Daily Show’

By: Jessica Griggs ~Guest Writer~ After 15 years at the helm of one of America’s favorite satirical news programs, Jon Stewart announced that he will be leaving the “The Daily Show” later this year. Stewart cited a feeling of restlessness for his leaving the show and said that both the show and the viewers do not deserve “an even slightly restless host.” “The Daily Show” is Comedy Central’s longest- running program followed by South Park, and Stewart stated that it is time for someone else to have the “incredible opportunity” to host. Since its creation in 1996, “The Daily Show” … Continue reading Jon Stewart to leave ‘Daily Show’

“Rosewater” brilliantly entertains

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ You can almost smell the rosewater. Late-night comedian Jon Stewart recently made his directorial and writing debut in “Rosewater,” the inspiring true story of an Iranian-born Canadian journalist named Maziar Bahari who was imprisoned after covering the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the violent protests that followed. Stewart mostly leaves comedy behind when telling Bahari’s story. For 118 days, Bahari, played by Gael García Bernal, was imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin prison on the accusation that he was an American spy. Bahari endured physical and psychological torture as his mother, pregnant wife and … Continue reading “Rosewater” brilliantly entertains