Belleza Universal Pageant Review

By Anthoni Haynes On Friday, April 8 The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) hosted their annual Belleza Universal pageant in the Student Activities Center for the first time since 2019. The pageant was the last event of LASO’s Latin week. Belleza Universal was a magnificent display that showcased the talents and cultures of women from different ethnic backgrounds. This years […]

24th Annual ASU Fashion Show Review

By Anthoni Haynes On March 26th, the African Student Union hosted its extravagant and palatial annual fashion Show in the Student Activities Center its first fashion show hosted by ASU since the Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s fashion show was called SORËË: The Awakening. Soree not to be confused with soiree means “arise” in Twi, a West African language. But indeed, a […]

Jonestown Terror in the Jungle Review

By Anthoni Haynes This past weekend I re-watched the documentary, Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle. The documentary was a four-part mini-series that covers the Reverend Jim Jones, his cult the Peoples’ Temple and the tragedy that is known as the Jonestown Massacre, a mass murder suicide which left over 918 people dead at the temple’s remote settlement in the rainforest […]

HARLEM TV Show Review

By Esther Alatishe The long-yet-somehow-fast year of 2021 brought with it many works of film and TV that reflected some very real aspects of life: the mundane, the chaotic, the ridiculous, the ironic, the disappointing, the ambiguous, and the happy. One of those works was the first season of the Amazon Prime TV show Harlem. Don’t get me wrong– the […]

Woke S1 Review

By Maia Vines Hulu’s new show, Woke, tells the story of Keef Knight, a black cartoonist living in the San Francisco-Bay Area who battles with issues of racial injustices and stereotypes that make up his everyday life. After an incident in which he is racially profiled and mistaken for a mugger, Keef, played by Lamorne Morris, has an awakening, eventually […]

“Cielito Lindo”: A National Symbol of Mexico

By Fernando Acevedo “Ay, ay, ay, ay Canta y no llores Porque cantando se alegran Cielito lindo, los corazones” Maybe you recognize these lyrics or have heard it before. These lyrics are from the famous Mexican song “Cielito Lindo,” originally by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés. The song has become a trademark for Mexico as it has gained huge popularity since […]

Movie Review: Us

By Jorge Jaquez If you met your doppelgänger, would you become their best friend? What would you do if they tried to kill you and replace you? Jordan Peele, the director of “Get Out,” which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, has delivered an even more formidable film. Peele, the first African-American to win the achievement, also directed “Us,” […]