The Phantom of the Opera steals the audience away, bringing the drama, emotion, and terror to life.

The Prowess of the Opera

Saniya Shah, Managing Editor July 16, 2022

A few months ago, at some ungodly hour of the night (for me, around 11:30 p.m.), it struck me that I had not yet listened to The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. Given my general liking for musicals and...

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In light of Chinese New Year, beautiful artwork takes center stage.

Beauty in Culture

Bernie Huang, Media Staff February 2, 2022

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Governors Ball was an outstanding an fantastic way to involve music back to everyones life.

Music Resurfaces and Flourishes Despite Covid-19

Maddie Levi and Ella Mancuso January 11, 2022

The music industry has been revitalized with music festivals, concerts, and new album releases.   Covid-19 did not prevent Governors Ball 2021 from coming back bigger and better than ever before....

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Taylor Swift came out with her absolutely outstanding album on November 12, 2021.

“I Remember It All Too Well”: Taylor Swift’s Red is the Break-Up Album We Never Knew We Needed

Linda Petersen, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

Breaking up is hard to do. Take it from me, I know.  I’ve never considered myself a heartbreaker, but let’s just say that my July Spotify playlist contained a lot of Taylor Swift. And by a lot,...

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Ben Platt performs with the cast of Dear Evan Hansen onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.

Words Fail: Dear Evan Hansen is a Missed Opportunity

Linda Petersen, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

I was so excited about "Dear Evan Hansen"... until I watched it. Based on the 2015 Tony-award-winning musical of the same name, "Dear Evan Hansen" chronicles the story of conflicted teenager, Evan Hansen,...

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Donald Ray DJ Johnson Jr, Laura Lee, and Mark Speer of Khruangbin perform in London, England.

The B-Side: “The Universe Smiles Upon You”

Henry Purcell, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

It’s pretty difficult to look cool while walking down a hill, but if someone does it while listening to “The Universe Smiles Upon You,” at least they’ll feel like they do. The debut album from...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosts one of the largest and most extravagant events of the year: The Met Gala.

Opinion: The Most Meaningful Looks Amidst a Meaningless Met Gala

Julia Clark, Staff Writer September 18, 2021

The Met Gala is one of the world's most exclusive invitationals, a party hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, at which in attendance are amongst the most powerful names in pop culture....

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J. Cole released his new outstanding album, “The Off-Season,” on May 14, 2021.

J. Cole brings success with “The Off-Season”

Lora Simakova, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

Killa, it’s The Off-Season. Initially titled “The Fall Off,” but now called “The Off-Season,” J. Cole’s new album is  not one to disappoint. It’s been three years since the rapper released...

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The (Boring) Game Is Afoot In “Enola Holmes”

The (Boring) Game Is Afoot In “Enola Holmes”

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film and TV October 21, 2020

★★½ As far as late-night, not-really-paying-attention viewing goes, one could certainly do worse than Netflix’s Enola Holmes. It’s not really bad — producer/star Millie Bobby Brown is certainly...

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“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 28, 2020

★★☆☆☆ A film like The Call of the Wild is built around dogs. The canine star determines the success of this type of film and its appeal (or lack thereof), which explains why Call of the Wild...

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