Melanie Patterson

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“The Iron Claw” and the curse of the Von Erich’s

A recently released film, “The Iron Claw,” has captivated audiences with its portrayal of a family name cursed by tragedy within the wrestling community. Although it debuted in December 2023, the movie is now available on streaming platforms. This movie dives into the competitive world of professional wrestling back in the early 1980s and focuses […]

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“Madame Web” spins a web of disappointment

Marvel’s latest film, “Madame Web” was released this month on Valentine’s Day. This standalone origin story focuses on a heroine from the original Marvel comics that can see the future. The film puts a modern twist on the actual storyline, changing a blind, old lady into a young, attractive woman working as a paramedic in […]

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Rowing through theaters: “The Boys in the Boat”

With the Summer Olympics returning this year, it is fitting that the movie “The Boys in the Boat” was released. This movie depicts the University of Washington rowing team that competed at the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics. It is quite an uplifting story, how nine working-class men coming out of the depths of the Great […]

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Snow lands on top of the movie charts

The long-awaited “Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is finally out. Fans who read the book, written by Suzanne Collins in May 2020 have been patiently anticipating this movie release, and it did not disappoint.    Arguably the most important part about book to movie adaptations is the integrity of the plot. Despite the […]

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Taking advantage of the music in the Windy City

Looking to do something off-campus in one of the largest cities in the U.S.? Luckily, our campus is so close to Chicago. Fortunately, the Windy City is home to many great venues to see artists of various talents perform. There are plenty of performances coming up that would be a fun way to break up […]

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Second season of “The Bear” has some beef!

Chicago is a place that is known for its food – deep dish pizza, hot dogs, popcorn and is full of cultural hubs like Greektown and Chinatown. Another thing the Windy City has to offer is their renowned Italian beef sandwiches, which are especially famous at Portillos.  The streaming platform Hulu highlights Chicago’s food scene […]

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