Arts & Entertainment

Ariana Grande’s New Single Sparks Conversation on Personal Growth from Relationships

By Emily Prendergast Fans are raving about Ariana Grande’s new single named “thank u, next.” This song was preceded by numerous tweets by the artist including the words, “thank u, next” calling out her ex-fiance, Pete Davidson. Fans speculated that this would be the title of her new album, not expecting her to drop the Read More …

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Restoring an 18th Century D.C. Neighborhood

By Rachel Stevens The Blagden Alley and Naylor Court Historic District is a new hip neighborhood between 9th and 10th Streets and M and O Streets in the city’s northwest quadrant. What makes these two blocks significant are the alleys that remain almost perfectly intact in their original 1865 alignment. New restaurants and coffee shops Read More …

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Gets to the Heart of Queen’s Legacy

By Miriam Trujillo “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the first major biopic on the career of Freddie Mercury, was released to theaters this past weekend on November 2nd. Since Queen has often been considered one of the world’s most important bands, the movie has a lot of expectations to live up to. Fans have long been eager to find Read More …

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Legally Blonde the Musical: Interviews With the Cast

Interviews By Amanda McShane The Rome School of Music, Drama and Art is putting on the production, Legally Blonde the Musical this weekend. I had the opportunity to interview the Catholic University students who play the main characters in the show. Anna Phillips-Brown, Ashton Schaffer and Becca Malachowski explained the rewards and challenges they each Read More …

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Music Tells a Great Story in Suor Angelica, a Catholic University Opera

By Miriam Trujillo With a week left of rehearsal, the cast and crew of Suor Angelica are almost ready to share their production with the university. Ever since the school year began, Catholic University’s music school has been busy preparing the annual fall opera.   On rehearsal nights, the Ward recital hall is lit up and Read More …

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DC Street Art

By Allie Wertz In an attempt to limit illegal graffiti, Washington D.C. is publicizing and initiating street art programs.  Instead of trying to prohibit local artist’s expressions, the district is providing them with a legal alternative. In the past, street artists would illegally spray paint murals on any available building wall. The city responded in Read More …

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Catholic University Celebrates Spooky Season with Halloween on Campus

By Abby Anderko It is spooky season at Catholic University, and there are many ways students and professors alike get to get their scare on. All over campus, events are hosted to get the community into the Halloween spirit. Campus Ministry held their annual Halloween on Campus event on Thursday October 25th, where professors and Read More …

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Candace Masters Art Work

By Amanda McShane Candace Masters, a 2005 graduate of the university art department is showcasing her work with her “Entangled” exhibit at the Salve Regina art gallery focusing on her personal experiences as well as other women’s struggles. Her work “Entangled” has been shown from August 30 through October 26 in the Salve Regina Art Read More …

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It Won’t Take Your Soul, But It Might Take Your Courage

By Gabriel Romito When most Americans think of horror movies, they think of the classic slasher films, such as Halloween or Friday the 13th, or the more modern paranormal productions. Like The Conjuring.  It would truly be rare to find people on the streets of Washington, D.C. who, when asked what their favorite horror movie might Read More …

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The Importance of Being Earnest

By Miriam Trujillo The Catholic University drama department presented a fully staged version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest this past weekend. The audience could tell that they were in for a lighthearted treat as soon as they walked into the theatre: A group of actors was gathered around the onstage piano, singing Read More …

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