10/3/2023, 5:24pm

The Ultimate 31-Day Halloween Marathon

Every October, one of the quintessential elements of the month is watching spooky movies. Whether you consider yourself a fan of being scared or not, something about watching films with a horror edge just feels right. However, streaming has made the selections plentiful, but narrowing down your watchlist a nightmare. As a self-proclaimed horror fanatic, I feel now is the time for me to aid my fellow students and make your October binges a lot easier:

10/3/2023, 5:11pm

My new obsession: ‘The Golden Bachelor’

Oh Bachelor Nation, how I have despised you.  I am no opponent of reality TV – I cannot get enough of “The Masked Singer,” for god’s sake – but for years I viewed the “Bachelor” franchise as a permanent member of the lowest tier of reality television franchises, along with “The Real Housewives” and nearly anything else on Bravo. My entire perspective on the franchise may be changing, and it’s all thanks to one man – Gerry Turner, also known as “The Golden Bachelor.”

10/3/2023, 5:05pm

Grace's Weekly Record: 'Bewitched'

Laufey Lín Jónsdóttir, who goes by the mononym Laufey, enchants her listeners in her sophomore album “Bewitched” with dreamy, modern jazz that makes them feel like they are in a romantic film.

9/26/2023, 4:20pm

Grace’s Weekly Record: ‘songs’

Have you ever listened to an album, and suddenly felt like you have been transported to a forest — with birds chirping and creek water streaming? Adrianne Lenker’s indie-folk album “songs” encapsulates that feeling.

9/26/2023, 4:18pm

3 fall movies to cozy up with

Last Saturday was the first day of fall, and I spent it as one should, bundled up in blankets on a rainy day with my favorite fall movies. It is my tradition to watch these films as soon as there is a slight autumn breeze. The chilly, rainy day, along with my pestering cold, was the perfect excuse to begin my binge-watch. Here are the three movies I watched, and that you should also watch on your next cozy day in. 

9/19/2023, 12:10pm

‘Stranger Things’ releases Scoops Ahoy ice cream

If you watch “Stranger Things,” then you are probably familiar with Scoops Ahoy that was featured in season 3. Scoops Ahoy ice cream is now sold by the pint in Walmart stores. This line of ice cream launched Wednesday, Sept. 13, with seven new flavors.

9/19/2023, 12:00pm

Kim van Alkemade introduces new novel: 'Counting Lost Stars'

Kim van Alkemade is a New York Times bestselling author of “Orphan #8.” She talked about her newest book, “Counting Lost Stars,” which was released on July 18, at Stewart Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The event began at 7 p.m. and people were glued to their seats until the very end. 

9/19/2023, 12:00pm

Broadway’s “Some Like it Hot” is frustratingly lukewarm

As I make my way into the Shubert Theatre, I am preparing for a knockout musical. As Daphne says in her eleventh-hour number, “You Coulda Knocked Me Over With A Feather.” For me, “Some Like it Hot” struggled to knock me over. I doubt a hundred feathers would have been able to.

9/19/2023, 12:00pm

It’s not summer without ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’

As summer slips away, it’s easy to escape into the crunching leaves and cozy sweaters of autumn without remembering the souvenirs this summer has given us. An important keepsake from summer 2023 is the second season of “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” a book trilogy now adapted into an Amazon Prime original series that encapsulates the freedom and fear of formative years. So before we curl up under our blankets with pumpkin spice lattes, let’s reminisce on the series that had us all rooting either against the main character or for one of two very attractive brothers.

9/13/2023, 12:29pm

‘Hotel California’ brings Eagles’ hits to Shippensburg

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles brought the ’70s band’s distinct country and rock sounds to Shippensburg this past weekend when they performed at the Luhrs Center on Sept. 8. Their set was quite diverse, with slower songs early on and most of the heavy rockers coming after the intermission, before finishing with some non-Eagles covers.

9/12/2023, 12:00pm

These 5 books were challenged: Why?

1.  “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins Depending on your school, this book series may have been banned. Parents were against their children reading the series due to the violence, language and other sequences that contained content they did not think their children should be reading. Although, the book series may have been banned and/or challenged simply because the theme is of a rebellion and the main character challenges authority. 

8/29/2023, 12:00pm

Grace’s Weekly Record: ‘We’ll All Be Here Forever’

The places we grow up in have the power to affect our lives forever. Noah Kahan’s folk album “Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever)” describes the bittersweetness of being stuck in your hometown and what can happen when you finally leave it.