Abbygale Hockenberry Staff Contributor


‘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.

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. 

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. 

‘STOMP’ shakes the ground at Luhrs

On Thursday, the Luhrs Arts Center featured ‘STOMP,’ the international sensation. The cast consisted of eight performers: Micah Cower, Jose Filgueira, Declan Hayden, Madeline Jafari, Zahna Johnson, Riley Korrell, Sean Perham and Cade Slattery. 

A draw-dropping Senior Art Exhibit

The Senior Art Exhibit opening reception took place Saturday at the Kauffman Gallery in Huber Arts Center.  The gallery featured senior art and design majors Heather Barley, Kimberly Braet, Cameron Conroy, Kaitlyn Durff, Mariana Espinosa, Sarah Lieberman, Carlos Mora-Fallas and Alexis Woodring. Each artist was given the chance to speak about their work that they had shown.

"The Weeknd: Live at SoFi Stadium" review

HBO Max released The Weeknd’s “Live at SoFi Stadium” concert film on March 3. SoFi Stadium is in Inglewood, California. The film featured the last show to the first leg of the singer’s “After Hours Til Dawn Tour.” “Live at the SoFi Stadium” is the first live album by The Weeknd. It is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other music streaming services.

Will Marvel actor’s arrest impact the MCU?

Actor Jonathan Majors was arrested Saturday, March 25, and faces alleged harassment and assault charges. This caused the actor to receive backlash from fans and the public. The investigation is still taking place. Majors’ team is currently collecting evidence to prove his innocence and clear his name. 

Is sci-fi too optimistic about the future?

Many shows, books, movies and games fall under the science fiction genre, also known as sci-fi. Are we subjected to think that the artificial science portrayed on screen or on pages is what the future will look like? There are a countless number of fiction stories that heavily have science sequences. To name a few film series: “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “The Matrix,” and “Divergent.” There are also video games: “Cyberpunk,” “The Division,” and “Halo.” The list goes on and on.