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Hollywood should embrace POC, women in popular roles

Hollywood should embrace POC, women in popular roles

09/27/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  Known for its glamorous stars throughout the years, Hollywood never had trouble casting the perfect person for the perfect role in films and TV shows. However, after recent controversies in the acting industry surrounding fan outrage at casting people of color (POC), moviegoers need to leave their ignorance […]

Tabletop gaming and its ever-widening popularity

Tabletop gaming and its ever-widening popularity

By Isaac Davies | Staff Writer Tabletop games have started to make a large comeback in recent years. On Aug. 18, nine voice actors walked onto a stage in front of over 5,000 screaming fans from all over the world to play, of all things, Dungeons & Dragons. While thousands of people coming together, both […]

‘The Duke’s’ fall guide to major and minor flicks

‘The Duke’s’ fall guide to major and minor flicks

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer Fall 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting mix of major blockbuster releases and indie darlings. Here is The Duke’s run-down of the films we are most excited to see: It The clown-fearing beware: We are only a few weeks away from the new It coming to town. […]

E3 Recap: One writer’s most anticipated releases

E3 Recap: One writer’s most anticipated releases

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer Every year, developers and journalists alike flock to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where new titles are revealed to the masses. This year’s E3 did not disappoint, with each press conference revealing games that made my wallet weep. Since there are too many games to discuss, here are my top […]

‘Star Wars’ returns without originality

‘Star Wars’ returns without originality

By Sean Ray | a&e editor The latest entry in the “Star Wars” series is only three weeks old and has already made $1.5 billion. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has shattered several box office records and looks to be on its way to toppling “Avatar” as the highest grossing movie of all time, not […]

‘Battlefront’ comes close but misses mark

‘Battlefront’ comes close but misses mark

By Grant Stoner | The Duquesne Duke The first entry in the series in 10 years, “Star Wars Battlefront” attempts to recapture the great and varied game play of the originals. Unfortunately,  just like a Stormtrooper, it misses its mark. At its core, “Star Wars Battlefront” is a multiplayer shooter that transports players into engaging […]

As movie budgets grow, movie posters are left behind

As movie budgets grow, movie posters are left behind

By Sean P. Ray | a&e editor These days, it seems very difficult to escape movie advertisements. They show up on television, on the internet, on billboards; just about any place one can think of, they are there. However, while movie trailers seem to grow increasingly more exciting with each year, movie posters only seem […]