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“Cruella”: Classic Villain, New Perspective

“Cruella”: Classic Villain, New Perspective

Sydney Lawson and Tegan Ruhl September 3, 2021

“If she doesn’t scare you… no evil thing will.” The old song still rings true in Disney’s new take of the classic villain Cruella De Vil. “Cruella” is the origin story of an orphan...

The spirit of Halloween trapped inside of movies

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2020

Halloween is slowly approaching, but it doesn’t feel like the spooky season. Balancing a job and school on top of a pandemic has made it harder for students to relax. Sometimes it’s OK to sit back...

The Topical is a hilarious garbage fire

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor October 14, 2020

Did you know that America started a war with Mars? Did you know that having George Clooney live in the attic increases property value? Neither did I until the Topical told me about it. The Topical is...

Disney+ has something for everyone

Will Phillips, Staff Writer December 2, 2019

“Do you have Disney+? I need to watch ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’!” said every college student ever.  In case you’ve been living under a rock, Disney recently launched its new streaming service,...

Sony and Disney’s dispute over Spider-Man worrisome for fans

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager September 1, 2019

Spider-Man has always been one of my favorite superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When they introduced Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in “Captain America: Civil War,” I was ecstatic. Tom Holland...

Disney monopolizing the film industry with Disney+

Disney monopolizing the film industry with Disney+

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer August 27, 2019

I can’t change the fact that I support Disney or the feelings I possess towards the company. I grew up watching Disney Channel and Disney movies, therefore, Disney will always belong to a special part...

Retelling of classic Little Mermaid tale drowns any possible success

Retelling of classic ‘Little Mermaid’ tale drowns any possible success

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer March 12, 2019

This is not a review of the well-known Disney movie “The Little Mermaid,” but a retelling of the classic tale. This version of “The Little Mermaid” came out on Netflix in 2018 but failed to make...

‘Wrinkle in Time’ emphasizes emotion, diversity

Emma Corry, Staff Writer April 4, 2018

Wikipedia Commons There are some movies out there that I find almost impossible to form an opinion on. Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is one of them This fantasy adventure film is brought...

The beauty behind a beastly argument

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer March 14, 2017

The 2017 rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” has a gay character, and everyone has been going back and forth about it. Though we may disagree about it, we need to acknowledge that the content isn’t...

Many of Jonathon Becker’s theater masks on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. The masks will be on display until Feb. 18 when a closing ceremony will take place.

New Harmony Gallery features theater masks

Taylor Hall, Staff Writer February 1, 2017

After making theater masks for more than 20 years, Jonathan Becker’s works will be on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. “It always feels great to be recognized for the work I’ve...

Dinosaur film warms the heart

Dinosaur film warms the heart

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor December 9, 2015

“The Good Dinosaur” has one of the most confusing openings I’ve seen in a Disney movie. Director Peter Sohn appears in front of some concept art to tell the audience how he’s created a movie...

Former student dances his way to Disney

Ariana Beedie January 6, 2014

Jade Perry, a former USI student, received a position to work at Disney World - something he’s only dreamed about. The 24-year-old gave himself three tries to achieve his lifelong goal and made it on...

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