The Guilfordian

Return of the movie menace: ‘Star Wars’ franchise joins the dark side

Lucas Collazo, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” That is the first thing we ever see in a “Star Wars” movie before fading out to the title card with that infamous theme composed by John Williams and diving into all the fun and action of the iconic series. Over many years, “Star Wars” has ga...

Star Wars animated series gives new spin

Star Wars animated series gives new spin

Brendan Shoemaker, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

Star Wars has been a worldwide phenomenon since A New Hope was released in 1977, creating a dedicated fanbase, many popular spin-off series and merchandise sold by the truck load. Myself, as well as countless others, grew up on the Star Wars prequel films that were released in the early 2000s, reigniting...

Super Bowl commercials need improvement

Super Bowl commercials need improvement

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

While the Philadelphia Eagles brought in their first Super Bowl win, the commercials were not as victorious. When people watch the big game, they like to be entertained. The commercials are supposed to be funny and take your mind off daily stresses. They didn’t do that this time, with a few exceptions....

Abrams fails to awaken the Force, viewers

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Starships, droids, Jedi and epic battles in space. All these things and more make up one of last year’s most anticipated movies. “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” is the seventh installment in the Star Wars saga originally started by George Lucas in 1977. The new addition, set 30 years...

Features Fun Facts

Aubrey King, Features Editor

December 4, 2015

Apparently, the forces of finance are with Twentieth Century Fox. Three weeks after the release of “Star Wars,” the film giant’s stock quadrupled in value, going from $6 in June 1976 to nearly $27 after the “Star Wars” release. If C-3PO’s reactions are any indication, R2-D2 has a bit of...