Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Is Still Relevant 56 Years Later

Photo Credit: Francesco Ungaro (via Unsplash) The first Dune novel was originally published in 1965, making it 56 years old this year. Although society has gone through many changes over the past five decades, namely technological advancements, the dystopian perspective…

Why We Should Keep the Record Culture Alive: A MUN Musician’s Perspective

July 17th marked the second “Record Store Day” of the summer, a set date to support local independent record stores with rare, limited-edition releases internationally. As such, this allows people the opportunity to both appreciate and support the culture of…

A Fond Farewell to the Mount Pearl Theatres

Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan            The Mount Pearl Theatre, which resided in Mount Pearl Square (more commonly referred to as Sobeys Square) on Topsail Road has permanently closed as of June 1st, 2021. The theatres’ story began in 1981 when…

Invincible Review

After their smash hit The Boys, Prime Video has decided to adapt another hyper violent superhero story, this time from the mind of the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman. In Invincible, Mark Grayson, voiced by Steven Yeung, is…

Spiral (2021) Review

Content Warnings: human & animal death, torture, gore/blood, drugs, jumpscares, flashing lights/images, gun violence. Featured image from IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10342730/) Hitting the theatres mid-May, Bousman and Stolberg’s Spiral brought the ninth instalment of the Saw series. Starring Chris Rock, Samuel L.…

Youtube Premium Student Discount, A New Competitor in the Streaming Wars?

As I’m sure many who are reading this can agree, I love saving money wherever I can. Mostly this means that I get my groceries at Sobeys on a Tuesday for that sweet 10% student discount, but that’s just scratching…

Godzilla vs Kong Review

The fourth entry into Legendary Studios’ Monsterverse series of movies, bringing together two of the greatest movie monsters of all time. King Kong and Godzilla originally faced off in 1962 with Toho Studios’ King Kong vs Godzilla, a very corny…

The End of an Era – Electronic Duo Daft Punk Retire

Photo Credit: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona (via Unsplash) As dismal as the past year has been, we now add to the queue of sorrowful events the retirement of the enlivening electronic music pioneers, Daft Punk. Though they will not be producing…

Conspiracy Theories: Impacts, Appeals, and Countermeasures

There has been a disturbing rise in the last few decades in baseless conspiracies. Spread throughout the internet, these conspiracy theories can sometimes be harmless jokes that most don’t take so seriously, like Walt Disney being cryogenically frozen, or that…

Support Local: Student Art Edition!

The new year has started and with it comes new resolutions, a new semester, and new creations. Student-run small businesses have been up and coming over the last few years, and especially flourished over quarantine when many had nothing to…