All Articles by Erika Howard

NJR invites students to meet bands, should have planned as well as practiced

NJR’s “Meet the Ensembles” performance was musically sound, but poorly organized

‘Glee’ characters go from annoying to downright unlikeable in new episode

“Glee” seems to care little about what its fans think of its characters, resulting in an unrelatable group of people who are so cruel to each other it hardly seems worth spending the time on.

Louvre show sparks emotional response with technique and charisma

The Louvre Performance Ensemble’s most recent performance, entitled “IMPACT,” played off the idea of important moments that shape your life, but perhaps could have handled the theme with a bit more subtlety

Newest ‘HIMYM’ episode continues potential final season’s downward spiral

“How I Met Your Mother” continues to disappoint with it’s latest installment, focusing on the end of Ted and Victoria’s relationship, and the beginning of Barney and Brover’s.

‘Music from Another Dimension’ tries to please all, thrills none

Aerosmith’s latest albums is a roller coaster– the highs are incredibly high, but the lows sink lower than ever.

Pride Network’s fall show is anything but a drag despite limited attendance

UR Pride Network’s Fall Drag show was a resounding hit, thanks to the enthusiasm and performing prowess of the drag queens and kings.

New ‘NCIS’ episode overcomes lackluster plot

Hit crime procedural “NCIS” is still going strong in it’s 10th season, but it’s not thanks to the writers– it’s all down to the actors.

‘Paranormal Activity 4’ fails to find originality and fright

“Paranormal Activity 4″ suffers from an affliction that strikes many horror sequels: lack of new ideas

‘B—- in Apartment 23’ moves from occasionally funny to stand-out comedy

“Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23″ returned to our television screens on Tuesday, and it’s better than ever

CT Recommends: BriTANick

CT Recommends: BriTANick, the incredibly funny, internet-based comedic duo known for hits like “Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer” and “A Monologue for Thee”

Funnyman Ferguson wins hearts with life-based comedy

Craig Ferguson, stand up comedian and late night T.V. show host, came to UR and charmed his Meliora Weekend audience with anecdotal comedy.

Todd Theater production suffers from intolerable original material

Todd Theater’s production of “Ubu Roi” has excellent sets, costumes and actors– but these are not enough to compensate for the actual play

Festival facilitates familial bonding with song and dance

The Mid-Autumn Festival, put on by CSA, took the time to remind the audience to reconnect with family and friends, all while providing a night of great entertainment

‘Glee’ premiere gives fans new hope for fourth season

The new season of ‘Glee’ seems to be less about the crazy plot and drama, and more about getting back to basics– and fans are pleased.

CT Recommends: StarKid Productions

CT: Recommends StarKid Productions. Because they’re “super-mega-foxy-awesome-hot.”

Nik and the Nice Guys charms crowd with covers and capes

Local band Nik and the Nice Guys combined music with comedy through the use of props and costumes — much to the delight of the audience

Nevergreen concert suffers from low attendance and sub par music

The Nevergreen performance falters both in terms of music and turnout, resulting in an awkward Yellowjacket Weekend concert.

‘Asylum’ episode is insanely good

“Doctor Who” returned this week with “Asylum of the Daleks”– and it definitely didn’t disappoint.

Show an instant hit despite flaws

Instant Noodles Dance Crew showed off their incredible skill, but the audience got to see less of them than they’d like.

Don’t be a fool, wrap your tool: Use a condom

Students at UR and the United States in general have a serious lack of information regarding sexual health. Better sexual education policies could ensure students develop healthy practices in the bedroom.

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