Student Minds

Art stand-outs in modern day

By Patrick Fleming
On April 20, 2017

For the last few years, media has experienced an incredible amount of growth. However, some people can forget that this is all art of some sort.

This raises the question on which pieces of art really stand out among all of the others, whether it is through movies, video games, books or paintings.

Because of this, several students around campus were asked what works they felt every college student should take a look at.

There was a lot of talk about musicals, which incorporated a multitude of genres from comedy to horror.

"‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ I feel like everyone should see that," Cassandra Schultz, freshman, said. "It’s just really entertaining and super fan and campy."

She and her friends went on to discuss how they liked the film because of the fact that there was really no reason for it to exist, adding a sense of obscure art to the entire project.

"‘Hamilton,’ for one, the play itself is played by a bunch of people of different colors" Esmeralda Noria, freshman English student, said. "Lin Manuel Miranda was also an English major and the way he structured some of those songs for the characters, like Eliza, since she was the one who eventually fell in love with him, she supported him. Well, she would beatbox, which supported the rap."

She continued to talk about the structure of the play and how different characters’ styles of singing helped reflect who they were.

"‘Grease,’ because I have seen some people who have not seen it yet and I’m like, ‘What? You’re missing out!’" Noria said. "It’s a classic and it has really good music, in my opinion."

She also talked about how the characters all stood out to her as being both entertaining and likeable.

"The movie ‘About Time,’ it is super recent, so it is not a classic, but it will be," Madasen Briggs, freshman, said. "It’s such a casual sci-fi movie about a guy who can travel through time. Every famous British actor is pretty much in it. It’s really good, everyone should see it."

She went on about the plot of the movie and how the main character is shown how each of his actions end up affecting his life.

Yet, there was also some talk of what kind of work went into video games.

"[Playing a video game] is a different experience," Kara Marunet, sophomore, said. It’s also interesting how they make video games and how they develop them. So, that’s a full experience. It takes a whole lot to do it, so I find it interesting to have a different perspective on video games."

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