Crusader of the Week: Austin Miller ’18

Crusader of the Week: Austin Miller ‘18 Alexandra Smith, Chief Culture Editor   Hometown: Cranston, Rhode Island Major: Political Science Best Dorm: Clark Favorite Holy Cross Class: Discerning God and Discovering Self with Professor Vodoklys Least Favorite Holy Cross Class: Social Ethics with Karen Guth Number of All-Nighters Last Semester: 3? Favorite Spot on Campus: Lunch in the hoval with Lou, Reilly and Tucker Favorite Color: Red Favorite Ice Cream: Any variation of chocolate Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Catch Me If You Can Favorite Song/Artist: Song – Glamorama,  Artist- The Killers Favorite T.V. Shows: Thrones, True Detective, … Continue reading Crusader of the Week: Austin Miller ’18

The Good Place: Morality Behind a Comedy

Meghan Shaffer Culture Editor In a season so full of critically-acclaimed heart-wrenching dramas like This is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale, T.V. comedies seem to have taken a backseat. So, enter onto the scene NBC’s The Good Place, a 30-minute comedy from the creator of The Office and Parks and Recreation with a surprisingly serious undertone. Eleanor Shellstrop, played by an outstanding Kristen Bell, wakes up in a clean bright waiting room and is welcomed by man-in-charge Michael (Ted Danson), who tells her she died and made it to the “Good Place.”  In the Good Place, everything is tailored to … Continue reading The Good Place: Morality Behind a Comedy

Sza’s Ctrl Perfectly Illuminates Every Twenty-Something’s Struggle for Control

Alexandra Smith Chief Culture Editor The first time I listened to New Jersey born singer Sza’s (born Solána Rowe), debut album Ctrl, I felt a beautifully disarming mixture of uneasiness and joy. I could tell by listening to the album’s first two tracks, “Supermodel” and “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott, that the album wasn’t going to sound like anything I’d ever heard before, and it definitely wasn’t going to fit neatly into one genre. Sza herself describes “Love Galore” as a “tropical bop,” while the rest of the album has hints of R&B, indie rock, and soul. But the beats … Continue reading Sza’s Ctrl Perfectly Illuminates Every Twenty-Something’s Struggle for Control