Fall Concert Preview: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Students have been eagerly waiting for months to find out who the headliner will be for the annual fall concert. On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, the Campus Activity Board (CAB) will hold their annual fall concert. This year, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie will be the headliner for the show.

Campus Activity Board Soaks up the Rest of Summer with Sensational Event

On Aug. 31, 2019, the Campus Activity Board (CAB) at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT hosted “Soaking Up Summer” on Webb Lawn. From the hours of 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. students at Eastern were able to enjoy badminton, lawn games, shell decorating, BBQ food, snow cones, and so much more to prolong summer’s stay in Willimantic.

A Spectacular Masterpiece: ‘Spider-Man Life Story’

On Aug. 28, the final issue of the six-issue miniseries, “Spider-Man: Life Story” by Chip Zdarsky and artist Mark Bagley was released. The comic is another fantastic take on the amazing web slinger from Marvel Comics but in this story, readers will see not just one time period of Peter Parker’s life but all 57 years of the character’s existence. Most comic book characters don’t actually age within their stories. For example, despite Superman being created in 1939, readers will still see the Man of Steel depicted as roughly a 30-year-old man in comics today; the same is true for many Marvel characters. This story looks at the Spider-Man character and asks how would his groundbreaking stories act out if he aged like many of his original readers did throughout the latter half of the 20th century and into the beginning of the 21st.

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.