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Beach: Hacksaw Ridge, best war film in years

Beach: Hacksaw Ridge, best war film in years

Nick Beach, Reporter

November 7, 2016

“Hacksaw Ridge” is an unrelenting machine of a film. It is a ride from start to finish with few flaws. Mel Gibson is back behind the camera directing his first film after 10 years and the results show. Gibson is best known for directing “Braveheart,” a film that won best picture and best director...

Boulevard’s rad new radler

Boulevard’s rad new radler

Brian Hayes, Reporter

November 7, 2016

It’s not quite a beer, but it’s damn good. Boulevard’s Cranberry Orange Radler is something new and delicious to drink this fall. History The word “radler” is translated from German to “cyclist.” Early in the 20th century, there was a bicycle trail just outside of Munich, in sou...

Project Run-a-Way runs its way onto campus

Project Run-a-Way consisted of wearable art created by WSU students, alumni and area high school students.

Marissa Campbell, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016

Bird people, mermaids, trash and POTUS all flocked to the McKnight Art Center on Saturday. With an eclectic grouping of categories and 29 teams participating, McKnight was packed with creative and wearable art designed by students. Project Run-a-Way held its 9th annual show on Nov. 5. The event was...

Linnabary: 2 Chainz – king of consistency

Linnabary: 2 Chainz – king of consistency

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016

In a rap world that continually grows weirder and off-the-wall, 2 Chainz knows his niche. 2 Chainz, formerly Titi Boi, is the equivalent of Wichita State men’s basketball’s Shaquille Morris: hard-working, consistent, charismatic and funny. He may not be the flashiest or most groundbreaking in...

Ouija sequel capitalizes on Halloween hype

Ouija sequel capitalizes on Halloween hype

Nick Beach, Reporter

November 3, 2016

“Ouija: Origin of Evil” is a worthwhile horror watch this Halloween season. The sequel far outperformed the first movie in the series and was a legitimately fun watch. “Origin of Evil” is by no means perfect but it did a lot of positive things. I saw the first Ouija movie a couple years...

The birds are back in town

Dancers preform to a rendition of The Beatles “Black Bird” in front of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State. The dance was part of the unveiling ceremony of the restored Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) mural.

Robert Hite, Reporter

November 3, 2016

Wichita State Freshmen Desmond Fleener had never seen the complete Joan Miró mural on the south side of the Ulrich Museum of Art in person until Sunday. “It’s amazing, it really is,” she said. “It’s surreal.” She had seen the mural on postcards and in pictures. “You just see the...

Eight days is not enough

Eight days is not enough

Robert Hite, Reporter

October 19, 2016

I have been a Beatles fan most of my life. I have most of their CDs, intend to get them all, and have read several books about the band and a few biographies about the individual members. So seeing the movie “Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years” directed by Ron Howard at the Orpheum Theatre as...

Review: Affleck leads fulfilling action ride in “The Accountant”

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Nick Beach, Reporter

October 16, 2016

Ben Affleck stars in the crime-drama thrill ride "The Accountant." The film does not disappoint. The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor, who is best known for "Miracle" and "Warrior." The film had mysterious marketing — I first saw the trailer over the summer and had no idea what it was...

Macdonald takes the lead in “Beatrice and Benedict”

Renee Macdonald, portraying Beatrice, rehearses Thursday afternoon in Miller Concert Hall for the opera “Beatrice & Benedict” opening Thursday and running through the weekend. Macdonald is a second year graduate student and, as an opera performance major, is required to take at least one semester of French, Italian and German. “Beatrice & Benedict” is sung in French with spoken dialogue in Shakespeare’s English.

Alex Bullock, Reporter

October 14, 2016

William Shakespeare influenced many over the centuries, including French Composer Hector Berlioz. Berlioz wrote “Beatrice and Benedict” in 1858, based on Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” The Wichita State Opera will perform “Beatrice and Benedict” in honor of Shakespeare’s...

Documentary succeeds with powerful storytelling

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TJ Rigg, Reporter

October 13, 2016

In December 2011, journalist Adam Knapp wrote a newspaper story called “There’s only one Burt,” which detailed the story of Burt Humburg, an All-American football player who played at Southwestern College in Winfield. Humburg, originally from Andover, spoke to Knapp about his coming out as a...

Review: “Girl on the Train” is fun despite flaws

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Nick Beach, Reporter

October 13, 2016

Paula Hawkins released a novel, "The Girl on the Train," in 2015 that reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list. It still sits atop some lists and has been the mystery thriller of the past couple years. It has now been adapted to the big screen and released in theaters across the world. Th...

Migration’s end: Joan Miró’s ‘Bird People’ mosaic nears completed restoration

Attendants to Tuesday’s Joan Miró mosaic reception enjoy the view of the restored Personnage Oiseaux, or “Bird People,” mosaic. The mosaic’s restoration was a nine year process.

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

October 13, 2016

The birds are back in town – and looking better than they have in years. The Ulrich Museum of Art held a reception on their south balcony celebrating the near-completed restoration of Joan Miró’s “Personnage Oiseaux" (translated into English as "Bird People") mosaic. The Tuesday evening reception...