Let’s face it, our summer days used to consist of enjoying our favorite artists live in concert, but then things changed when COVID-19 came. Concerts hold significance when it comes to enjoying a day with your friends or family while listening to songs from your favorite artist. You no longer had to lay on your bed only being able to listen to them on your music streaming platforms, but instead find yourself jamming with others who enjoyed the same artist as you.
Rupi Kaur is a 27-year-old poet who self-published her way into unlikely success. Indian born, Canadian bred, Kaur began her writing journey towards authorship as a 21-year-old college student. She would write poems and make little doodles to go with them and posted these literary works on social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram. As a student at the University of Waterloo, studying rhetoric and professional writing, she would attend writing workshops.
When the states went under lock down due to COVID-19 early April, 2020, there wasn’t much for any of us to do. According to Stream Elements and Arsenal.gg, the live-streaming sector grew a full 45 percent between March and April. Year over year, the industry is up by 99 percent. As technology is becoming more prevalent in our lives, we rely on it to fulfill our daily needs and wants, for instance, our phones.
With the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman on Aug. 28, 2020, fans from around the globe have posted grieving Tweets, hosted Black Panther viewing parties, and celebrated his incredibly inspiring, though too short, life.
On Aug. 22, “Freeform” premiered “Love in the Time of Corona,” a miniseries featuring four interwoven stories. Each of the characters within the four stories faces problems surrounding their love lives, all complicated by the global pandemic. Although many of the situations were relatable to viewers, many were not due to the fact each of the characters were well off and not highly impacted by the virus. It feels disrespectful to release, and profit off of, such a simple show while we are still in the midst of the pandemic. Spoilers are ahead.
On “Star Wars” Day, May 4, the final episode of the seventh and final season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” was released on Disney +. The show stars Ashley Eckstein as Anakin Skywalker’s former padawan Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Clone Captain Rex, and Sam Witwer as Maul.
“On My Block”- Four high school friends Monse, Cesar, Ruby, and Jamal are from an inner city in Los Angeles trying to have as normal a life as possible. Their city has two gangs, the Prophets and the Santos which have been in a feud for years. They try to help get Cesar out of the gang, but end up getting wrapped up in it along the way.
The season one finale of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” aired on May 3, but NBC hasn’t announced if there is a second season coming in the fall. Even with its short season, only totaling 12 episodes, there are still many reasons why this show is worth watching.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease that causes respiratory illness, that spreads through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze, many major music events have been cancelled or postponed. Here is a tentative list of some of the biggest.
Eastern Connecticut State University’s Performing Arts Department is proud to present “The Brothers Size” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight.” The production will run in the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) DelMonte-Bernstein Studio Theater from March 3-8.