Avengers: Endgame Recap (SPOILERS)

The conclusion so many of us have been yearning for has finally arrived and it does not disappoint. For a francise to last as long as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and to do as well as it has, is a feat in itself, but “ Avengers: Endgame” shatters most if not all expectations. It is a satisfying end to almost all of the original Avenger’s storylines. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do, it’s worth all three hours it lasts. Also, once you see it, you can read the rest of this article which will now CONTAIN MINOR TO MAJOR SPOILERS. Please, if you read on, do not blame me for anything you find out.

Club Spotlight: People Helping People

People Helping People, or PHP, is a volunteer-based club whose mission is to involve students by directly engaging social issues that affect the local and global community, while also providing the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills. PHP gives students valuable connections to volunteer opportunities in Willimantic and the surrounding towns.

DC Comics is Back With “Shazam”

Shout one word and everything has changed in a strike of lightning. DC Comics is back at it again with yet another film to compete against the monopoly that has become the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the hype for “Avengers: Endgame” grows, “Shazam” is here following in Aquaman’s footsteps and securing a foothold for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Taylor Swift is Back with “Me!”

On April 26, Taylor Swift released her lead single, “Me!” from her upcoming seventh studio album featuring Brendon Urie.

The song was highly anticipated by fans due to Swift’s promotion. Her website featured a countdown to April 26, on April 13, leaving fans speculating new music was on the horizon. A mural of a butterfly was painted by Kelsey Montague, a street artist, which various news outlets reported had connections to new music from Swift. On April 25, crowds of her adoring fans gathered as Montague emblazoned the word, “Me!” atop, where Swift appeared and revealed that the butterfly was a part of the countdown. In an interview with Robin Roberts, she confirmed the name of the single, as well as the fact Urie, lead singer of Panic! At the Disco, is featured on it.

The Convoluted Journey “To Damascus”

An appealing cafe with modern-styled interior design, mixed with war propaganda and old horror films, such as Nosferatu, projecting on the wall, opened Eastern’s Theatre Department’s rendition of August Strindberg’s “To Damascus” with a weird, ominous tone that continued to spiral from there.

Winter is Here in the “Game of Thrones” Universe

“Game of Thrones” season eight debuted on April 14. It starts in symmetry with the absolute first scene of season one, yet rather than The Lannisters touching base at Winterfell, it’s Daenerys and  her band of guides, including her trusted advisors and dragons, Jon Snow, and a multitude of Unsullied.

The End of an Era Has Arrived With “Avengers: Endgame”

132 characters. 21 movies. One cinematic universe. On April 26, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes gear up for one more fight in “Avengers: Endgame.”

The next “Avengers” installment is 11 years in the making. Dating back to “Iron Man” in 2008, Marvel has been rapidly pushing out movies to conduct a narrative that leads into this next entry. They have coined this is as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and each movie has its own place on the timeline, holding details that are relevant to understand what is about to take place.

“On My Block” Tackles Real Life Issues Through Entertainment

“On My Block” is a Netflix Original Series that premiered March 2018 and followed four teenagers growing up in the rough neighborhood of Freeridge while balancing school, relationships, gangs, and family. The second season premiered March 29, and picked up with the aftermath of Ruby Martinez, played by Jason Genao, and Olivia, played by Ronni Hawk, being shot while celebrating Olivia’s quinceanera as a result of gang violence.

Tame Impala Test Our “Patience” with Return to the Music Scene

On April 12, Australian music project Tame Impala released “Borderline,” their second single in the past few weeks, spearheading their arrival back to the music scene.
Tame Impala, who is Kevin Parker, the writer, recorder, performer, and producer of the music, has not had a release since the summer of 2015 with “Currents.”

City Girl Tells Narrative Through Music

City Girl is an independent artist and producer based in Los Angeles, California. Her music blends lo-fi ambiance and pop into an atmospheric experience that puts listeners into a trance. She currently has one EP and 5 albums. Her third album, “Neon Impasse,” was the first I heard by her and made me want to listen to more of her work. On her Spotify About page, instead of a conventional biography, she has put a narrative of “Neon Impasse”, adding more context to the album’s songs, and potentially giving listeners something to imagine while enjoying her music.