Author Archives: Troy Lafond

K-pop sensation BTS crosses over to US

K-pop sensation BTS crosses over to US

The album sold more than one million copies in three hours. (Photo courtesy of Elite Daily) Troy Lafond Connector Editor On BTS’s new EP, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” Halsey appears as a feature on the lead single “Boy with Luv” and the track “Make It Right” features Ed Sheeran as a songwriter. For a

Lightning did not strike for ‘Shazam’

Dwayne Johnson was originally in talks to play the villain of Black Adam, who ended up not appearing in the film. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor At the beginning of the second act of “Shazam,” the newest entry in the DC Cinematic Universe, there is a scene where the titular

Blackpink comeback falls flat

“Kill This Love” is the fastest music video to ever reach 100 million views on YouTube. (Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN News) Troy Lafond Connector Editor Blackpink is a K-pop girl group who burst onto the scene in 2016 with a string of hits, including “Playing with Fire” and “As If It’s Your Last,” which garnered them

Billie Eilish review: The perfection of the debut album

To promote the album, Eilish will go on tour starting April 24, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Darkroom and Interscope) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” is the debut album by teenage alternative-electropop singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. Eilish has rapidly captured the streaming world by storm with her debut EP “Don’t

The Mueller report: what students think

Troy Lafond Connector Editor Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice Special Counsel’s Office had been investigating potential collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia in the 2016 election for the past two years. During the two years, as President Trump publicly criticized the report on multiple occasions, the investigation also expanded to determine is

‘Love, Death & Robots’ is a mess

David Fincher, the director of “Fight Club,” is one of the show’s producers. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Love, Death & Robots” is a Netflix adult animated anthology sci-fi show where each of the 18 episodes focuses on either love, death, robots or a combination of each. Each episode was animated by

‘Us’ is no sophomore slump

“Us” had the best opening for an original live-action film since James Cameron’s “Avatar” in 2009. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Us” is the second directorial project by Jordan Peele, following up on the massive commercial and critical success of “Get Out.” Following up a project as fantastic as “Get Out”

‘One Day at a Time’ Season 3: Netflix’s hidden gem

The opening theme of “One Day at a Time” is performed by Gloria Estefan. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Friday, Feb. 8, Netflix released the third season of “One Day at a Time,” a sitcom that follows the lives of a Cuban-American family living in Los Angeles. It is based on

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