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Mary Fletcher

Mary Fletcher, Current Sauce - Contributing Writer

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“Oops! I see a hole!”: Shalynn Zachary (Annelle) styles Tracee Leblanc’s (Truvy) hair during a rehearsal.

Cane River Theatre Company sets the stage for community theatre in Natchitoches

September 6, 2023

Northwestern State University of Louisiana has been...

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Safe Deposit Vaults, Dime Savings Bank: Griswold Street, Corner of Fort, Detroit, Michigan

Does Kaleidoscope redefine the “heist film” genre?

February 2, 2023

Statistically speaking, there are at least 40,000 different...

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The Northwestern State University of Louisiana Student Theatre Organization presented STOcase: Songs of the Rainbow as their fall production.

STO members shine in fall STOcase: “Songs of the Rainbow”

December 4, 2022

The Northwestern State University of Louisiana Student...

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An aspect I particularly enjoyed was the interaction with the venue’s architecture in highly creative ways.

Modern in Motion never ceases to amaze

October 21, 2022

Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s Dance...

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30H!3, otherwise known as Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman, provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

Demons Come out at Night pep rally headlined by 3OH!3

September 26, 2022

The “Demons Come Out at Night” pep rally was held...

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One of the most enduring symbols of the series is a time machine called the TARDIS, which stands for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space

Doctor Who: a timeless classic

September 6, 2022

Next year will mark 60 years since “Doctor Who”...

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The film takes a deep dive into how modern day dating apps can take a twisted turn from finding potential love to horror.

“Fresh” examines human connection

April 8, 2022

The modern dating scene can be full of horrors. With...

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Whether you’re a comfortably cringey, yet perfectionistic teen like Mei or anything else, everyone’s got an untamed side that other people may want to know about.

“Turning Red” is an unflinching look at tweenhood

March 31, 2022

The 2000s was a rather interesting time in the world’s...

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Who knew that four working-class lads from Liverpool would change the landscape of popular culture and the music business?

“The Beatles: Get Back” examines the end of a legacy

February 24, 2022

Who knew that four working-class lads from Liverpool...

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President of Northwestern State University of Louisiana Marcus Jones announced on Feb. 15 that the mask mandate on campus would be lifted.

Students react to lifting of mask mandate

February 18, 2022

President of Northwestern State University of Louisiana...

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The movie Encanto invites its viewers to express themselves around those they consider family.

“Encanto” lives up to the hype

January 21, 2022

The Madrigal family may not talk about Bruno, but everyone...

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The musical Firebringer appears to be one of innovation and positivity. It brings the audience along for a journey through the eyes of an open-minded main character.

STO’s “Firebringer” brings the heat

January 19, 2022

The Northwestern State University of Louisiana Student...

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This new generation of the Home Alone attempts a more modern twist on physical comedy.

Is Disney’s take on “Home Alone” worthwhile?

December 5, 2021

The “Home Alone” series of films is one of the...

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Alice in Borderland is a series about a set of violent games the characters must win to survive using a deck of cards that depict each of their aptitudes.

“Alice in Borderland” is filled with the unexpected

December 2, 2021

It’s a rather familiar story: a young girl falls...

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As the semester comes to an end and with final exams on the horizon, it’s important to take care of yourself during this stressful time.

How to engage in end of semester self-care

December 2, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Finals week is quickly...

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George Bailey is a pillar of his community: the idyllic town of Bedford Falls. He seems to live the perfect life with his wife Mary (played by Donna Reed) and his children. However, the audience soon learns that the Bailey family’s life is not picture perfect.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” has a lesson to teach viewers

November 30, 2021

“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” Does...

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What was supposed to be a weekend of good music and fun soon turned deadly when Travis Scott took the stage on Nov. 5, 2021.

What happened at AstroWorld?: students weigh in

November 29, 2021

Travis Scott is known the world over for his rap anthems,...

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One of the factors in the musical’s success was having the first non-binary supporting character in a Broadway musical. However, the producers did not handle representing the character of Jo with the due care that they deserved.

“Jagged Little Pill” fails to provide the representation it promises

November 3, 2021

“Jagged Little Pill,” Diablo Cody’s, best known...

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Even just a small act of genuine kindness can invite any person to trust someone.

“Raya and the Last Dragon:” a princess who doesn’t need saving

October 14, 2021

A magical dragon, a warrior princess and the fate of...

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Reservation Dogs does a good job of representing Indigenous Peoples cultures and traditions.

“Reservation Dogs” works to properly represent indigenous people

October 5, 2021

For decades, the media has struggled with the best...

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This is where junior college programs, popularly known as JuCo ball, come into play. The Netflix series “Last Chance U” profiles several junior college football programs, namely East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi.

“Last Chance U:” a heartworming redemption story

September 21, 2021

Every student athlete dreams of the day that they will...

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The Pogues (ne’er-do-well surfer kids) and the Kooks (trust fund babies) are not necessarily one-dimensional characters, which is a breath of fresh air in teen dramas such as this one.

Outer Banks brings depth to the teen drama genre

September 14, 2021

With its focus on youth culture and solid storylines,...

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The Wicked Wisdom influences are apparent throughout the album, but they are especially apparent in “Don’t Save Me.”

Willow Smith recreates her legacy with newest album

September 7, 2021

Willow Smith has struck gold yet again with “Lately...

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Her appearance in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and her musical influences speaks to the wider appeal of the 2000s aesthetic.

“SOUR” Review: God! it’s brutal out here

Olivia Rodrigo returns listeners to the 2000s
August 30, 2021

For the longest time, teenage angst has made an excellent...

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