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Cookin’ With The Boys, Episode 1: Ribs

Cookin’ With The Boys, Episode 1: Ribs

By Alex Gibbs

October 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Video

I should probably start out by saying that I and my fellow Sentry staff members participating in this feature--Will Fletcher, Emory Maxwell, and Stewart McCullough--are not good cooks. Not even just that, we have little to no experience in cooking. Yet, we, inspired by one who came before us, the gr...

Movie Preview: Justice League to fly to theaters in November

Movie Preview: Justice League to fly to theaters in November

By Tynes Carroll

October 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, DC Comics’ newest installment, Justice League, will hit theaters on November 17th. The cast includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and ...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Ten

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Ten

By Kelly McBride

October 6, 2017


Filed under Audio, Entertainment

In 1991, Pearl Jam released their debut album, Ten, and the Grunge Rock revolution was born.  Along with bands Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam came out of the Seattle area and flooded pop-culture with distorted amps and charged lyrics. Ten started as a project by guitar...

Around Town: Rainbow Kitten Surprise rocks it out at Duling Hall

Around Town: Rainbow Kitten Surprise rocks it out at Duling Hall

By Madeline Claire Hughes

October 6, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment, Features

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, an alternative rock band from Boone, North Carolina, stole the show Monday night at Duling Hall. Tickets went on sale June 12 and were sold out a few days before the concert. Opening for RKS was the band Elliot Root from Nashville, Tennessee. Their music set the atmosphere for ...

Album Review: Melodrama by Lorde

Album Review: Melodrama by Lorde

By Genevieve Hurst

October 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Listen on YouTube Lorde’s album Melodrama was released June 16, 2017. This was Lorde’s second album, following Pure Heroine, which was released in 2013. The album is said to follow a single house party, speaking of the loneliness and awkward encounters that often ensue. The first single, “Green Ligh...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Seven + Mary

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Seven + Mary

By Kelly McBride

September 29, 2017


Filed under Audio, Entertainment

Listen on YouTube Seven + Mary by Rainbow Kitten Surprise is an album that stands out because of its original sound. Lead singer Sam Melo met his band at Appalachian State University in the heart of bluegrass country. In 2011, the band released Seven + Mary, but they didn’t see much recognition past the college bar scene until their YouTube popularity st...

Around Town: The Avett Brothers shine at Thalia Mara

Around Town: The Avett Brothers shine at Thalia Mara

By Madeline Claire Hughes

September 24, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment

On September 21st, The Avett Brothers played at Thalia Mara Hall with Langhorne Slim as their opening act. The Avett Brothers are an American folk rock band from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. The co-lead vocalist are Scott Avett who plays the banjo and his brother Seth Avett who plays the guitar....

Kelly’s Album of the Week Archive

By Kelly McBride

September 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

February 16, 2018: Stadium Arcadium by Red Hot Chili Peppers     December 15, 2017: Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins     December 8, 2017: From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet     November 17, 2017: Il by Meat Puppets   ...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: All Hail West Texas

Kelly’s Album of the Week: All Hail West Texas

By Kelly McBride

September 22, 2017


Filed under Audio, Entertainment

All Hail West Texas by The Mountain Goats shows the power that one man, a tape recorder and an acoustic guitar can have. John Darnielle single-handedly created this album in his house on a boombox recorder, and he wrote his lyrics on the margins of his hand outs from a job orientation class. A...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Teens of Denial

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Teens of Denial

By Kelly McBride

September 15, 2017


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Opinion

Teens of Denial is the second labeled album Car Seat Headrest has released. These guys have created an album that has originality in lyrics, style, tone, and attitude that reminds me of Pixies-style alternative rock. To see a rock album emerge with popularity these days is rare, but with a track like ...

New Taylor Swift song immediately controversial

New Taylor Swift song immediately controversial

By Ainsley O'Quinn and Allie Wise

August 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Singer songwriter Taylor Swift shocks the world with a new single, "Look What You Made Me Do," that dropped last night (August 24). Since 2006, Swift has consistently been releasing music every two years up until her last album, 1989.  This album was released in October of 2014, and fans have not...

Spider-Man swings into theaters, topping box office

Spider-Man swings into theaters, topping box office

By Tynes Carroll

July 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

For the past fifteen years, a large hole has been evident in the superhero universe: a successful Spider-Man film. One that doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth or questioning why such a bad movie could belong to such a beloved superhero. Of course, there was reboot after reboot of the character, but n...

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