Magazine and Blog Written by Students for Students

text

Super Bowl XLVI

Was Madonna right for the Super Bowl? Most certainly! Madonna took us on a 12 minute trip singing her hits with a little help from Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., LMFAO and Cee Lo Green. Putting together a great half time performance that shows even though she maybe old, she is very much still alive and kicking, literally. Even while lip syncing Madonna still has it! When asked about her half time show before the game, believe it or not, Madge stated she was very nervous. But the show must go on! Madonna had also pulled a hamstring, but that didn’t stop her.

"I feel like I’m one of the football players right now with all of the physical therapy I have to do, but I’m good," she said, according to NFL.com. She also said it shouldn’t stop the Patriots’ TE, tight end, for those who may not be the biggest football enthusiasts, Rob Gronknowski who had sprained his ankle prior to this Sunday’s big game. Unfortunately, Gronkowski and the Patriots could not pull through like Madonna.

Starting out with her single “Vogue”, Madge was accompanied by Gladiators while she was mounted upon a chariot. Some thought her dancers were the only talent on the stage. “Music” was up next with guests LMFAO, followed by her new single “Give Me All Your Luvin” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. As most of you saw, M.I.A. caused some controversy by flippin’ the bird right to the camera. This lead into her piece of “Open Your Heart” with Cee Lo Green. He stayed right there until the end, through “Express Yourself” and “Like a Prayer”.

With receiving 10,245 tweets PER SECOND, it was the busiest time Twitter has ever had. Topping the birth of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s child Blue Ivy on Twitter. Madge’s tweets averaged to 8,000 TPS for five minutes. Tweets were up 200% since last year’s super bowl as well. Madonna hoped her show would be “A feast for the eyes and ears” what do you think?

Watch Madonna’s performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyfdoZldrS4

text

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”: MissRepresentation

     The media impacts us every day. Film, T.V., Magazines, Advertising and the like surround us every second of everyday. The effects of this are staggering. Photoshop has ripped apart young girls’ self worth and has made them strive to ideals that are unreachable. Boys are subjected to images of “perfect” supermodels and hold the girls and women they see in their daily lives to that extreme. The media places so much emphasis on a woman’s looks and physical features. It has convinced our society that a woman’s worth lies in her physical attributes and not in her intelligence or talents.
       MissRepresentation, a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, aims to change the way the media portrays women and how women are treated in today’s society, which has caused the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Interviews with such public figures as Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, and Rachel Maddow contributes greatly to the documentary as well as powerful stories from teenaged girls. The facts and figures presented in the film are startling and jaw-dropping. There will be a screening of MissRepresentation on April 11 at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center. Let MissRepresentation show you what’s been right under your nose.
         To find out more go to missrepresentation.org

text

Hi I’m Marissa Gonzalez, I’m a journalism major and freshman here at Purchase College. I’m also the section editor of entertainment for The Purch! This section will include the buzz in music and all things entertainment, mainstream or from names you may never even heard before. I’ll try my best to keep you guys up to date on here!