ARTS ENTERTAINMENT


2/21/2023, 12:00pm

PAGE Center presents “The Vagina Monologues”

The PAGE Center presented “The Vagina Monologues” in McFeely’s Cafe on Feb. 17 and 18. “The Vagina Monologues” is a play written by Eve Ensler based on real interviews she conducted with more than 200 women. 


2/21/2023, 12:00pm

The Reflector Hosts Annual Post-Love Open Mic

The Reflector, Shippensburg University’s on-campus literary journal, held its annual Post-Love Open Mic on Thursday, Feb. 16, in Stewart Hall. Attendees were encouraged to share their work about love, heartbreak and everything in between.


2/14/2023, 12:53pm

MSA and RHA host “Live at Apollo”

The heart of Harlem made its appearance in Shippensburg on Thursday, Feb. 9, in Stewart Hall for the annual “Live at Apollo” event hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA). A celebration of black history and talent, this event featured various student performances in true Apollo fashion. 


2/14/2023, 12:41pm

“Anastasia” is a beautiful journey to the past

Since the Broadway shutdown, my musical intake has been pretty subpar. The last show I saw on Broadway was “Beetlejuice” in February 2020. And the last show I saw on tour was in December 2021. So, of course, I was thrilled to see “Anastasia” was making it to Luhrs, and seeing it live truly reminded me why I love musical theatre.


2/14/2023, 12:38pm

My Comfort Show: “Jane the Virgin”

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and in this household, that means doing skincare, eating chocolate and watching comfort shows. One of them happens to be “Jane the Virgin.”


2/14/2023, 12:34pm

6 love songs to add to your Valentine’s Day playlist

1. “Valentine” by Laufey - Do you remember when you had your first valentine? Laufey is on cloud nine in this tune, singing, “‘Cause I think I’ve fallen in love this time / I blinked and suddenly I had a Valentine.” Her smooth, jazzy vocals make this a perfect love song to play for anyone you’re head over heels about!


2/7/2023, 12:00pm

Contemporary Classics: A Gallery Henoch exhibit comes to Ship

Shippensburg University has seen various art exhibitions come through its arts program. From unconventional ceramics to kitsch-based sculptures to bold performance pieces, SU is no stranger to provoking artworks. However, Kauffman Gallery’s newest exhibit “Contemporary Classics,” is a different breed of art than what small-town Shippensburg has previously experienced. The exhibit, which is comprised of various works from different artists, comes from the eminent New York group Gallery Henoch. These artists’ works focus on different varieties of photorealism and trompe l’oeil techniques to create a refined and truly memorable exhibit. 


2/7/2023, 12:00pm

Losing Control: Female Rage in Film

2022 gave us many things to be grateful for, and among them is how writers have captured the ability to convey aggressive women in TV and film. Past portrayals of violence in films like “American Psycho,” “The Shining,” and “Joker” have fostered the idea that aggression is exclusively a male trait. However, as women challenge male violence both on screen and in real life, new films and TV series have begun to reflect this unabashedly.


1/31/2023, 4:03pm

Book Review: "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber

Coming out of a book slump can be difficult, especially if you have not read in a few months — or longer. You may not have the motivation to read, choose to do another hobby that does not take up as much energy, etc. Selecting the right book is crucial because going for the wrong one could just make you more prone to not reading. Picking up something exciting allows a reader to feel that spark again. “Caraval” by Stephanie Garber is that spark.


1/31/2023, 3:50pm

Review: Demon Slayer Season 2

Season 2 of the anime series “Demon Slayer” has been released on Netflix. As a long-time fan of the series, I was ecstatic to find the preview for it on Netflix’s home screen. 


1/31/2023, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: Is AI Art dangerous?

Over the past few months, the evolution of artificial intelligence has been immense. In particular, the access and use of AI has been incredibly fascinating, yet concerning at the same time. On the one hand, people are able to create ideas and images at lightning-fast speeds and it has admittedly even led to some great meme-worthy posts on social media. However, the joke becomes less funny when people begin to realize that this type of technology not only becomes a security risk, but could also be dangerous for artists worldwide. AI Art is incredibly dangerous to the art community. Not only is art being stolen from the artists who create it, but AI Art takes away from what art is. 


1/24/2023, 12:00pm

Review: ‘The Menu’

When I first saw the trailer for “The Menu,” it instantly went on my must-watch list. A cross between black comedy and suspense horror about the restaurant industry? Sign me up!


1/24/2023, 12:00pm

Review: ‘Glass Onion’ breaks glass ceilings

Following the success of the 2019 cult classic “Knives Out,” the decision to make a sequel to the original film was certainly a bold one, though it fulfilled nearly every expectation. Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” puffs out its chest as the second installation in the “Knives Out” universe, confirming there will be a series of colorful whodunits like it.


1/24/2023, 12:00pm

America brings the rockin’ ‘70s to Luhrs

The Luhrs Performing Art Center 2022-23 season has been hit after hit. On Thursday, Jan. 12, the hits kept coming when the beloved British-American rock band, America, took the stage to play some of their familiar favorites.


1/24/2023, 12:00pm

Pacifying the nepotism babies

In an industry that is reliant upon reboots, a successful person’s child could be considered a reprisal of their own achievements. People receiving more opportunities because of their surname has been a reoccurring tradition within any industry; now, it’s more abundant than ever. However, nepotism gives undue advantage to someone who may not necessarily merit such treatment.