Adam Beam Opinion Editor


Bringing the YWCA to campus

If you have ever wandered the hallways of the Ceddia Union Building at Shippensburg University, you have likely come across the colored banner for the Pride Center. The Pride Center is only part of a much bigger resource on campus. In the winter of 2021, CUB 232 was officially dubbed the PAGE Center (Pride and Gender Equity) and combined forces with the former Women’s Center.  Of the many resources the PAGE Center provides to the student body, the most important one is connecting students with agencies outside the realm of Shippensburg University. 

Safety on Campus: Student leaders reflect on the semester

As the semester draws to a close, it is often a time for many students to reflect on the past three months as a whole: the ups, the downs, the good, the bad and the ugly. The semester is different for each student, but the fall semester, in particular, had many students concerned about one thing — safety. 

'Small Island, Big Song' is a beautiful piece of culture

Over the past few months, I have been seeing many promotional materials for “Small Island, Big Song.” Not just from the Luhrs Performing Arts Center, but professors from across several different departments have been encouraging their classes to attend the performance on Monday. 

'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' is a lukewarm sequel

It is astounding how, five films in, no sequel or reboot has succeeded in capturing the magic of the original 1984 masterpiece that is “Ghostbusters.” A true lightning-in-a-bottle film, everything came together to create one of the all-time great film comedies with one of the all-time great casts. Unfortunately, Sony will not let the series rest, and they are once again trying to make “Ghostbusters” their new MCU with the new “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.”

Netflix's attempt at 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' misses the mark

There is no denying that even those critical of animation cannot deny that the original “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is one of the greatest television series of all time. From its masterful storytelling, timeless characters, rich world-building and gorgeous animation, it is a series that will transcend generations. So many were worried when Netflix announced that they were going to give it a shot, bringing the world of “Avatar” to live-action. I mean, it worked so well the first time.

'On Your Feet' fails to strike a chord

I will be the first to admit that I am in no way familiar with the music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. I love “Conga,” and that is really all I know about their discography. Heck, I was not even familiar with the songs of their titular musical, “On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.” However, I was still curious when the show was performed at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

'Madame Web' must be seen to be believed

“He was in the Amazon with my mom when she was researching spiders just before she died.” I wanted to get the joke out of the way, because sadly, this incredible line is not in the finished movie. However, that does not mean there are not plenty more hilariously awful lines to be found in “Madame Web.”

'Argylle' is worse than kitty litter

Whatever happened to Matthew Vaugh? I mean obviously he’s still working, but why can’t he make a good movie anymore? “X-Men: First Class” is the best “X-Men” movie and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is one of the best action films of the past decade, but ever since then it’s been dud after dud. 

From screen to stage: 'Back to the Future' musical shines on Broadway

Of all the movies of the 1980s, none have stood the test of time — pun intended — more than “Back to the Future.” Robert Zemeckis' time-travel classic has been a favorite for nearly 40 years. But despite its legendary status, the series has been dormant since the end of the trilogy back in 1990. However, while we are not getting a new movie anytime soon, the DeLorean has crashed its way onto the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre in “Back to the Future: The Musical.”