Rock Still Lives

By: AC Covarrubias, Staff Writer

         Music is an art form that has been around since the dawn of humanity and as we evolve, so makes the music we have created. Rock is one genre that nowadays seems to be an endangered genre. There are bands such as imagine dragons who by themselves are a fantastic rock band, but they are not as influential as bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC. These bands are not the kings, but the gods that molded rock as we know today. Rock is being different in its purest form. It is all about gambling on your music, which is something most music records nowadays tend to avoid. Songs such as Black Sabbath (which is a song made by Black Sabbath in their first album, Black Sabbath in 1971), Stairway to Heaven, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, and Back in Black. Before the early 2000s music was evolving in new and unique ways, one could never have imagined. Black Sabbath gave birth to heavy metal, Led Zeppelin created what is considered the greatest rock song of all time, The Rolling Stones were the ones to invent arena rock, and AC/DC established the noisy good-time rock ‘n’ roll we know and love.

         So what? What relevance does it have in a world that is more in tune with rappers, pop stars, and EDM producers? The answer is reliability. Rock can be made in any form and still be loved, but again, retain its genre. Songs such as The Immigrant Song makes you feel that you are a Viking. Jumpin’ Jack Flash can make you feel upbeat and happy. Black Sabbath (the song) can make you feel a sense of dread and fear of mortality. Back in Black makes you feel like a badass, ready to defeat whatever comes at you. The bands who made these songs wrote them from their experiences, lessons, and imagination, not from corporate sellouts as common of as today. Not to say that all music artists of today are sellouts, or to say that all of these rock bands wrote all of their songs, they just made enough to get the world’s attention. It is what makes rock an art form, and poetry. Whether it is hard rock, metal, blues rock, or classic rock, one thing's for sure, music, in general, can bring people together.

Stations of the Cross at the O’Sullivan Gallery

By: Patrick O’Neill, Staff Writer

This week at Regis’ own O’Sullivan Art Gallery, Trine Bumiller displayed and discussed her new series of paintings, Stations of the Cross.

Trine Bumiller, a Denver artist studied art at various institutions including in Rome. Her work has been displayed in museums and galleries across the world. She even has installations at the Colorado Convention Center and has displayed pieces at the Botanic Gardens and Denver’s Robischon Gallery.

This particular installation had 14 large paintings stretched out on the 4 walls of the gallery. These dynamic pieces presented a symbolic study of the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross describes Christ’s last day of life as he carried the cross to the hill, according to the Bible stories.

From the beginning of her artistic career Trine was always interested in sacred and holy places. She wanted to create a “soothing and contemplative” installation and thought what better place than Regis’ O’Sullivan Gallery. As few know, the O’Sullivan Gallery was once Regis’ chapel before the new one was built. Trine Bumiller was inspired by the design and atmosphere on the building and wanted her work in it.

Trine was inspired by a Jewish artist, Barnett Newman’s abstract representation of the Stations of the Cross. Many artists such as Matisse and Rothko have portrayed the Stations of the Cross throughout their careers.

Trine was also inspired by natural subjects and uses up to 40 layers of paint on each canvas. She tried her best to incorporate elements seen in tree branches in these pieces with dull colors. Since about 1996 Trine has been working on similar natural and religious themes in her work, keeping stories and memories alive.

“What are we without our memories,” she said in her gallery talk on January 31.
The Stations of the Cross will be running at the O’Sullivan Gallery until February 15. The Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am – 4pm and on Thursday from 2-8pm.

Regis University’s Annual Career & Internship Fair

By: Patrick O’Neill, Staff Writer

On February 5th, all students and alumni are invited to Regis University’s Career & Internship Fair from 10am to 2pm in the Field House.

Regis will be hosting companies and organizations across many different trades and industries. All of these organizations are hiring for jobs and internships, and are looking for Regis community members to fill them.

The Career & Internship Fair will be a way to build a network with future employers and explore your fields of interest. Be sure to bring a resume and dress professionally for the fair.

You can find more information and look into the various attending companies and organizations by downloading the free Guidebook app on your smartphone. This app allows you to search for your career and internship interests based off your major field of study. The app also has lists of every attending organization and their mission. To access the Regis Career Fair search “Regis Career Fair 2019” in the app after you download it.

Additionally, the fair will provide free LinkedIn Headshots from 10-11 AM and from 1-2 PM.

New Year, New Movies

By: Allison Upchurch, Staff Reporter

As we all get into the swing of the new year, movie theaters across the country are gearing up for a wide array of new releases. Get your popcorn ready and start budgeting for movie tickets because here are some movies that may be worth checking out in 2019:

  1. On the Basis of Sex (Now Playing)

While this movie was technically released in 2018, its story is one that’s especially relevant as we go into 2019. This movie is the story of the career of lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she earns a law degree and brings a case to the U.S. Court of Appeals to end gender discrimination.

  1. Alita: Battle Angel (Expected Release: Feb. 14, 2019)

Based on Yukito Kishiro’s 1990 manga series and produced by James Cameron, this movie takes place in a dystopian future where a scientist builds Alita from scraps in the junkyard. As she starts to become more aware of the world around her, and find allies, she is trained to become a bounty hunter and must learn to evade the enemies that loom above.

  1. Wonder Park (Expected Release: March 15, 2019)

This animated adventure from Paramount Pictures brings the thrill of the amusement park to the big screen as the movie follows June and her re-discovery of the park she dreamed up with her mother when she was a kid. Now, a threatening force decides to take over the park, and June teams up with her anthropomorphic friends to save it.

  1. Avengers: Endgame (Expected Release: April 26, 2019)

One of the biggest movies of 2018, Avengers: Infinity War, left the heroes of the Marvel Universe (and moviegoers) in distress. But Avengers: Endgame comes as the light at the end of the tunnel as our heroes must regroup, take stock of what they still have, and figure out a fool-proof way to take down the all-powerful Thanos.

  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Expected Release: July 26, 2019)

There’s no business like show business in Quentin Tarantino’s new thriller drama about TV actor Rick Dalton, his stunt-double and friend Cliff Booth, and the circumstances of the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate that happened right next door to Dalton’s house.

  1. Downton Abby (Expected Release: Sep. 20, 2019)

The popular British series of the same name that ended in 2015 is continuing on the big screen. Fans of the show and moviegoers will once again be transported away to the British country side of the early 20th century as the entire original cast of the show reprises their roles of the Crawly Family and their servants that work on the estate.

  1. Star Wars: Episode 9 (Expected Release: December 2019)

The famous space saga that takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away continues after the events of The Last Jedi. While much information of the actual plot is yet to be released, the characters of The Resistance will continue to fight in their struggle to liberate the galaxy from the authoritative rule of The First Order.

All these films and many more are coming out this year, so take advantage of student discounts on tickets at select theaters near Regis like Harkins Arvada and Alamo Drafthouse at Sloan's Lake and experience the wonder and entertainment of the big screen.