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Forgotten generation: Who comprises Generation X?

(12/03/19 5:00am)

The “OK Boomer” phenomenon has taken the world, in reality and online, by storm. A joint effort of the millennials and Generation Z, this curt but powerful phrase has both offended and befuddled baby boomers. The kids of the ‘80s, ’90s and 2000s cannot help but feel like many baby boomers, especially those in power, do not truly understand the complexities of the world we are inheriting. 

Zimmerli exhibition demonstrates ties between arts, STEM

(10/08/19 6:35pm)

The Zimmerli Art Museum hosted its second Art After Hours event of the semester last Tuesday, Oct. 1, centering around its impressive new creative exhibition rooted in scientific knowledge: “Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein.” The rather interdisciplinary evening was buzzing with conversations revolving around the two stars of the show, science and art. 

'Oscar bait:' How filmmakers court those coveted gold men

(09/25/19 4:00am)

"Oscar bait" films, as their moniker suggests, are films that are supposedly created for the purpose of winning Academy Awards, rather than solely cashing in on box office returns. Films gather Oscar buzz throughout the year and cater to critics and cinema-goers alike by applying a combination of clever marketing tactics and cinematic tropes and narratives. 

Views from 'Bachelor Nation': Portraying love on reality TV

(09/12/19 4:00am)

Recently, I’ve become a part of a reality television social media fandom known as “Bachelor Nation.” I got hooked on to the series of shows — “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” — last year, when I felt like my brain cells deserved a break and I had exhausted all the content that I consumed on the regular. 

Beats on the Banks takes indie turn with Young the Giant

(04/30/19 9:30pm)

Rutgers–New Brunswick faced some torrential rainfall on Friday, and the band Young the Giant certainly brought the thunder. This semester’s Beats on the Banks headliner dazzled its audience with its amalgamation of evocative alternative rock and indie pop music. Come April 26, the quintet took to the stage at the College Avenue Gymnasium, hosted by Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) to perform songs off their latest album, “Mirror Master,” as well as their greatest hits, like the poignant “Cough Syrup.”