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Scofield Hall houses many advisors for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

An Endless Road to Graduation

Troi Buford, Staff Writer
April 12, 2024

  Many students at UMKC have found themselves having to come back an additional semester to take another class – or classes – just when they believed they were supposed to walk across the stage.         Students already have to deal with the stress that comes...

The show has brought back an old fanbase as well as bringing in new fans.

Review: X-Men’s Explosive Comeback

Troi Buford, Staff Writer
April 9, 2024

  “X-Men ‘97’s” incredible return to the television screen has caught many people off guard.    Most people have lost faith in Disney’s ability to make quality TV shows after a series of financial and critical flops. After shows like “Echo” and “Secret...

The show was highly advertised on Netflix, but received mixed reviews.

A Lukewarm Retelling of a Classic Story

Troi Buford, Staff Writer
March 4, 2024

  Netflix’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is a slightly above average adaptation of the beloved 2005 animated series. The story, just like the cartoon, follows Avatar Aang and his friends as they traverse the four nations in search of masters who will be able to teach...

The state of film has been questioned by fans and critics.

Opinion: Cinema is in Trouble.

Troi Buford, Staff Writer
February 24, 2024

  The current state of cinema is in a spotty situation; “Poor Things,” “The Iron Claw,” “Zone of Interest” and many more films of high quality have shown that the era of lower-budget movies may be the future.    Box office flops like “The Flash,” and “Ant-Man:...

Iron Claw was released Dec. 22, 2023.

Review: The Von Erich’s Story

Troi Buford, Staff Writer
February 16, 2024

  Sean Durkin’s masterful 2023 film, “The Iron Claw” features the famous Von Erich family and their infamous tragic story. This incredible and heartbreaking story opened to praise from both critics and audiences, earning $36.5 million at the box office on a $15.9 million...

Malcom X can be streamed on Max or purchased on Amazon Prime.

Opinion Unveiling Malcom X: Spike Lee’s Best Film

Troi Buford, Staff Writer
February 13, 2024

  Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X,” starring two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington, is an incredible film that delves into the life of the remarkable civil rights leader.    The 1992 film follows X as a young man as he enters a life of crime, his incarceration and his...

Concerns about the validity of award shows such as the BAFTAs have been rising in popularity, especially online.

BAFTA Outcry: Lily Gladstone’s Snub Raises Questions about Award Season

Troi Buford, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024

 Lily Gladstone, considered to have one of the best performances of the year, was snubbed of a  leading actress Bafta nomination last week.   This overlook left many confused and angry about the situation, especially considering the high praise Gladstone received for her...

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