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From MC to RMT: How MC Alumni Are Shaped by Their Theatre Experiences

From MC to RMT: How MC Alumni Are Shaped by Their Theatre Experiences

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


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The movie Heathers has many iconic lines, including "Dear Diary: My teen angst bulls*** now has a body count,"—"Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?" and "How very," an expression of boredom and disinterest in what others are saying. This must have been the opposite reaction Summer Dinner The...

We are here for “Us”

We are here for “Us”

Jake Brown, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

Director Jordan Peele has created one of the most confusing yet symbolic movies of the year. Us is a creepy thriller about a family who is on vacation in California, but is greeted with insane murderous copies of themselves who attempt to murder the family. The mom, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o)...

Shazam! Movie Review

Shazam! Movie Review

Jake Brown, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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"Shazam!" is about a 14-year-old foster kid named Barry Batson (Asher Angel) who has run away from several foster homes in an attempt to find his mother. After a failed attempt to find his real mom, he is sent to another foster family with five other siblings, including Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Gazer)....

Fighting with My Family Review

Fighting with My Family Review

Jake Brown, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


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Fighting with my Family is an origin story about current WWE Diva wrestler Saraya "Paige" Knight (played by Florence Pugh) as she tries to fight her way to the WWE stage. The film is about a family in England, trying to make ends meat by hosting a wrestling camp lead by Ricky Knight (Nick Frost) and...

After being a professor for 18 years, Cynthia Pfanstiehl is saying Good Bye to Montgomery College.

After being a professor for 18 years, Cynthia Pfanstiehl is saying Good Bye to Montgomery College.

Josalyn Perez, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


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Anthropology professor, Cynthia Pfanstiehl, will be retiring after this spring semester to spend more time with her retired husband. In her eighteen years of teaching, she taught Intro to Social Anthropology, Human Evolution and Archaeology, and summer Field Independent Studies. Pfanstiel has been...

A “Compleat” delight to watch, “Stage Beauty” raises motifs of discrimination during 1600s

A “Compleat” delight to watch, “Stage Beauty” raises motifs of discrimination during 1600s

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


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As many know, during Shakespearean times, women were not allowed to perform onstage. Therefore, men played the female parts. Imagine the predicament male actors were in when King Charles II decreed that women could play the female roles. The show "Compleat Female Stage Beauty" plays this situation comedically...

WCW: Anna Akana

WCW: Anna Akana

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


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For Women's History Month, each week the Advocate will post a WCW. This week, we're starting with Anna Akana. Anna Akana is an Asian-American actress and comedian best known for her YouTube channel, where she posts comedy sketches, advice, and short films. She lives in Los Angeles, is a cat lover...

✌︎ Top 5 GENUINE BOPS by black female artists ✌︎

✌︎ Top 5 GENUINE BOPS by black female artists ✌︎

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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Black History Month has come to an end, and sure, this month has, in no way, brought an end to the reign of racism in America. Black people are still underprivileged with black women facing the most racial prejudices.   While this February has had its ups (the imprisonment of R. Kelly), it h...

Who was Ida B. Wells?

Who was Ida B. Wells?

Anna Sohn, Staff writer

February 27, 2019


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Ida B. Wells (1862 – 1931) was an investigative journalist who lived during Reconstruction-era America, known best for her work in exposing lynching practices. Her social work in fighting racism and sexism through the power of the pen and public speaking made her into one of America’s pioneering...

MC Artist Profile: April Thomas

MC Artist Profile: April Thomas

Josalyn Perez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Health & Fashion, Showcase, Slider, Social, Uncategorized

America's Next Top Model or Victoria's Secret's next angel, April Thomas. I got the chance to ask April a few questions about her aspirations and what it's like to be a local model. Can you begin by telling me who you are and what you do? I was born in (the) Dominican Republic but I am from ...

Brace Yourself for Valentines Day

Brace Yourself for Valentines Day

Jarata Jaffa, Assistant Editor

February 14, 2019


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Ugh! Another year, and you're still single, huh? Well, you’re not the only one feeling this way. Brace yourself for Valentine's day! According to Wikipedia, Valentine's Day began in the early 1900s and was recognized as a significant, cultural and religious celebration of romance. Valentine...

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard uses Town Hall to inspire change

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard uses Town Hall to inspire change

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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New energy from Montgomery College President Dr. Derionne Pollard is placing new expectations on staff and faculty to improve the MC student experience on Tuesday, Feb. 5, when Dr. Pollard hosted a Town Hall discussing issues impacting faculty performance she had reflected on during her 6-month...

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