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Choose Trainspotting

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Though it may be hard to accept for those who grew up with the film as a cornerstone of their youth, it’s been exactly 20 years since we last visited the characters of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), Simon a.k.a. “Sick Boy” (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle), from...

The life of Jake Gyllenhaal

Rob Gabe, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

If there’s one actor who has earned my complete attention, meaning if his name is on the billing I’ll most likely be attending a screening no matter what, it’s the 36-year-old, still yet to be nominated for an Oscar, Jake Gyllenhaal. The man has taken on a host of darker roles these past few...

Weekend at Oscars

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Sitting in my room watching the Oscars along with many college students, I noticed something different happening at this year’s Oscars. The Oscars aired on Sunday, Feb. 26, and “La La Land” was announced as the winner of Best Picture, just to realize there had been a mistake and that “Moonlight”...

“Blithe Spirit” at WCU

Janice Rabian, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Tired of the spring semester already? Dreading graduation? Or maybe you’re just sick of the gray winter weather. Come and escape from it all at West Chester University Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “Blithe Spirit” this March! Featuring quick quips, romantic intrigue and lots...

Checking out “The Night Of”

Rachel Alfiero, Features Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

I’ve grown a lot during the past few years at college. I’ve gained and lost interest in a fair share of things that used to mean a lot to me. Case in point: awards season. It was only two years ago that I wrote an article for The Quad about the Oscars, and looking back, I may have been losing...

Record-breaking possibilities at Oscars this year

Doménica Castro, Special to The Quad

February 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

So far, TV has entertained us with the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Grammy Awards, and now, as Sunday, Feb. 26 looms importantly ahead of us, the heralded Academy Awards wait patiently around the corner. With Jimmy Kimmel as the host, the 89th round of the famed Oscars ceremony...

Adele’s big Grammy moment

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Whether you are a Beyoncé fan, an Adele fan or both, there was no denying that Adele’s acceptance speech was everything and more when she won a Grammy for Album of the Year last Sunday, Feb 19. Beyoncé slays at life, but so does Adele, and I was so excited for her when she won Record of the Year...

Gaga takes Houston

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

On Sunday, Feb. 5, the Falcons faced the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Even though the game did turn out to be quite interesting, the halftime show isn’t something to gloss over. Lady Gaga took the stage, and whether we were looking forward to her performance for weeks or just there to watch the game,...

A sailor’s guide to the Grammys

Doménica Castro, Special to The Quad

February 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Now, I’m usually not fond of country music, so I might not be the best person to review “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards: Best Country Album and Album of the Year. Actually, maybe I’m the perfect person to review this album, because when I say I thoroughly enjoyed...

Fire Emblem app hits stores

Eric Ryan, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The market for phone-gaming applications has been ripe for the taking for years, and now it seems that major gaming developers have turned their attention to iPods and Androids, such as when Nintendo released Fire Emblem Heroes on Thursday, Feb 2. The app runs as a mini version of the original game,...

Migos and the balancing act of culture

Jeffrey Holmes, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Riding on the success of their number one Billboard single “Bad and Boujee,” the Georgia trio of Migos are set for a fantastic 2017 with their sophomore record, “Culture.” Between its ridiculous video of the members eating ramen out of Chanel purses and the influx of memes quoting its “rain...

The xx releases new album

Eric Ryan, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Coming off the success of his solo debut “In Colour,” DJ Jamie xx rejoined his bandmates Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim in The xx on Jan. 13 for their third album “I See You.” The minimalist indie pop band was looking to stray from the sound of their original releases “Coexist” and “xx,”...

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