October 21, 2018

Year in review

BY TAYLOR PACE The new year has begun, putting 2017 in our rear view – a hard year to forget, but one many will happily leave behind. In the United States, President Donald Trump made it through his first year of presidency, wreaking domestic and global havoc by implementing the travel ban on Muslim countries, pulling out of the Paris Agreement, cancelling the Trans-Pacific partnership and naming Jerusalem the capital … Continued

Logan exciting for adult fans

BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Standing through the sunroof of a limousine a group of young, drunk and rowdy white men glide past a seemingly endless line of Mexicans at the border yelling, in a snobbish stupor, “U-S-A, U-S-A.” This is the first, but not the last, piece of social commentary which tracks alongside the main plot of Logan, director James Mangold’s newest film featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. This movie will conclude … Continued

Good vibes and good music

By Wendy Huenul-Valdes It feels like floating on a bed of twinkling stars. Donald Glover’s new song Me and Your Mama takes you into a different time and space. The song was released Nov. 10 and is to be included in his upcoming album Awaken, My Love!, which is expected to be released on Dec. 2. Me and Your Mama starts off slow and then progresses with the addition of … Continued

Fantastic Beasts lives up to expectations

By Meghan Weatherall Saying it was magical may seem a bit cliché, but that’s what Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was. As the Waterloo theatre lights dimmed and Hedwig’s Theme filled the room with its classical chime, the crowd fell silent. Like myself, many in attendance for the Nov. 17 premiere have waited for more than five years for a new Harry Potter movie. I felt like shouting … Continued

The play is afoot – Cambridge theatre keeps its audience coming back night after night

By Cassidy Foulds The 2016/2017 season started on a good note after the Cambridge Community Players performed The Game’s Afoot, a show that not only kept the audience thinking, but it kept them grinning. The play, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Patsy McCleery, is set in the 1930s, and revolves around a group of actors. Broadway star William Gillette, played by Randolph J. Johnston, invites all of his … Continued

The Donkey Sanctuary a safe refuge

BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER They’re friendly, small, very cute and need to live on acres of farmland to feel in their natural habitat. This makes them everything but easy to take care of. Donkeys are part of the horse family, Equidae, as are zebras. At The Donkey Sanctuary in Guelph, which began operations in 1992, they currently have nearly 100 donkeys. “Here in North America, we are more familiar with horses … Continued

Students developing research magazine

BY CHRIS HUSSEY When Tom Bishop, co-ordinator of the bachelor of design program, met with the applied research department in the summer of 2015, he didn’t really know anything about the research being done at Conestoga College. So, when he learned about what kind of projects the college was doing, he saw an opportunity. “I found myself thinking, ‘This is amazing. We have to tell this story,’” he said. About … Continued

Food bland at Red Lobster

BY CHRISTEL ALLISON If you’ve been anywhere but under a rock recently, you know that sales at Red Lobster have spiked due to the lyrics from Beyoncé’s new song Formation. Red Lobster is a popular seafood franchise that was purchased by San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in 2014. The Kitchener location is at 1732 King St. E. Once you walk in, there’s a bar across from a … Continued

Ferrell underwhelms in Daddy’s Home

BY MIKE STROMME Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and Mark Wahlberg (Ted, Boogie Nights) compete mano a mano for ultimate dad supremacy in Sean Anders’ (Horrible Bosses 2, We’re the Millers) latest comedy, Daddy’s Home. Ferrell plays Brad Whitaker, a vanilla, white collar, by-the-book, suburban stepfather to two young children following their mother’s divorce. While Whitaker struggles to get the love and admiration from these kids, their biological father, Dusty … Continued

New college library a beehive of activity

BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER When you walk into a library, you expect it to be silent. At Conestoga College, that is not the case. The newly renovated space is a beehive of activity, with students gathered in groups, discussing projects, or photocopying and printing documents. The Doon Library Resource Centre is a vibrant place, thanks in part to a major renovation that involved two phases last year. Its grand opening took … Continued

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined is Meyer’s last-ditch effort

BY MICHELLE MAISONVILLE Over the past decade the Twilight saga has gained quite the loyal following, but it also received its fair share of criticism. One was that Bella was just a damsel in distress. At the end of 2015 Stephenie Meyer released Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, a novel that swapped all genders in Twilight, with the exception of Charlie and Renee, Bella’s parents, and Beau’s parents. In Life … Continued

Former Disney star releases hot new pop album

BY SARA SASILA Selena Gomez became famous as an actress in the Disney channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, acting in the show until it ended in 2012. She then went on to form her own band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, in hopes of accomplishing a successful career in music. After releasing three reasonably successful records, Gomez said the band would be taking a break to focus their attention … Continued