The Crossover

Tokyo Godfathers: The Best Christmas Movie You Never Heard Of

Tokyo Godfathers: The Best Christmas Movie You Never Heard Of

Eric Banks, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

With the holiday season underway, many brace themselves in preparation for the customary force-feeding of Christmas classics. Films like Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, and A Christmas Story will be shown...

Birdie Bergeron Takes Burlington by Storm

Birdie Bergeron Takes Burlington by Storm

Bel Kelly, Associate Editor December 6, 2021

Writer, actress, model, poet, and singer-songwriter behind Piccarda; Birdie Bergeron has done it all. Now, she’s gearing up to finish the fall semester at Champlain College in the Professional Writing...

THE FRENCH DISPATCH. Photo Courtesy of  Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Wes Anderson Serves a Four Course Meal with The French Dispatch

Sammie Lee Wilhoit, Contributor December 2, 2021

Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch was released on October 22. The film explores the articles in the last issue of an American news magazine. It is a collection of stories strung together. From a...

Burlington Bagels

Burlington’s Best Bagels (and Beyond!)

Katherine Townsend, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

If you grew up like me, eating store-bought Thomas bagels and the occasional Dunkin Donuts on a good day, then the Greater Burlington bagel scene will absolutely blow you away. In my two years living in...

Craig Mitchell deejaying. Photo by: Luke Awtry.

Craig Mitchell: DJ, Musician, Activist, and Community Member

Abbey Berger-Knorr, Contributor November 18, 2021

“Within these walls on this dance floor there’s no such thing as gay or straight, White or Black, man or woman,” proclaims Craig Mitchell. “We are all one people united by rhythm.”  Whether...

Screengrab from Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue: A Perfect Commentary on Celebrity

Eric Banks, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

The year is 1997, and upcoming animation director Satoshi Kon has just released his debut film Perfect Blue at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. No one had seen anything like it. Here was a Japanese...

Screengrab from Succession.

Father Knows Best: How the Roy Siblings are Trapped in Succession

Zoe Leone, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

“I am deeply concerned for the well-being of my brother. Our entire family has supported him through his many attempts at rehabilitation for his multiple addictions, but the events of the last days have...

Dune: Another Mind-Blowing Epic From Denis Villeneuve

Dune: Another Mind-Blowing Epic From Denis Villeneuve

Noah Phillips, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And once it has passed, I will...

The first step in the transitional housing process is residence at 89 North Street. Image courtesy of: ANEW Place.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Katherine Taddeo, Contributor October 28, 2021

There is an ancient philosophical guideline that countless people have tried to follow throughout human civilization: love thy neighbor. ANEW Place, a Christian nonprofit homeless shelter organization...

Benches behind Aiken Hall. Photo: Elizabeth Marando.

Best Outdoor Havens on Campus to Escape the Hustle of College

Elizabeth Marando, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Returning to in-person learning after being cooped up inside for so long makes Champlain’s outdoor nooks seem much more inviting. Their convenience and uniqueness allow us to experience college in relaxed...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is Just So Beautifully Stupid

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is Just So Beautifully Stupid

Noah Phillips, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

Of all the comic book movies to be released in the past decade, few were as insane as Venom (2018). Despite receiving terrible reviews from critics, the film not only grossed nearly a billion dollars at...

Reevaluating the Original Space Cowboy

Reevaluating the Original Space Cowboy

Eric Banks, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

On September 3, 2001, the first episode of Shinchiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop aired on Adult Swim, exposing American audiences everywhere to a show that can only be described as a uniquely postmodern...

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