Artists of TCC: Sedricka Morris

Artists of TCC: Sedricka Morris

TCC Talon’s Natalia Areas sat down with Sedricka Morris, a TCC student whose passion is her art. Morris paints in her free time and is currently working towards her dream of becoming a recognized fashion designer.  NATALIA When did you discover your artistic abilities? MORRIS “I actually discovered my talent when I was three years old by drawing on the hallway wall with a box of crayons that my mom bought me for Christmas.” NATALIA Where do you get your inspiration from? MORRIS “My 9th-grade art teacher, Mr. Stefano. He motivates…

The Zanders Review: Painting Pictures

The Zanders Review: Painting Pictures

Kodak Black has become a cult icon in the state of Florida over the course of the last three years. His infamous Kodak Black Dance, putting his pinkie on his teeth, and his hit singles have carried him to an elite status amongst high-school and college-aged Floridians. So far, the 19-year old rapper has only released mixtapes, which are basically free versions of an album. This all changed on March 31 when he released his first studio album “Painting Pictures.” The 18-track debut album comes on the heels of his…

The Zanders Review: Rather You Than Me

The Zanders Review: Rather You Than Me

On March 17, 41-year-old hustler turned rapper Rick Ross released his ninth studio album “Rather You than Me.” Rather You Than Me is an album that is best listened to off the coast of a beach with a fancy drink in your hand.  It just has a rich, luxurious vibe to it. From the opulent think piece “Scientology” to the silky “Santorini Greece,” the album sounds like an ode to the old Grecian days.  

The Russell Review: Your Name

The Russell Review: Your Name

Minor Spoilers Ahead: You’ve been Warned! If you had the opportunity to temporarily switch places with someone in a different situation than your own, what would you do with that time? This is an idea explored at length in Makoto Shinkai’s animated film Your Name, which was released last year in Japan. Thanks to critical and commercial acclaim in Japan, it was recently sent to American cinemas for a limited run. While the movie comes off as predictable at first, as everyone has seen the “walk a mile in someone…

The Russell Review: Power Rangers

The Russell Review: Power Rangers

Minor Spoilers Ahead: You’ve been Warned! It was difficult to watch Power Rangers without feeling like I was 6 years old again. I haven’t felt nostalgia and childlike wonder in the theater like this in quite some time. The Power Rangers were a big part of my after-school ritual for years, and knowing that a big budget version of the costumed “teenagers with attitude” was coming to theaters got me more excited than I expected. While it’s not a revolutionary movie, Power Rangers is arguably the best children’s show movie…

The Russell Review: Kong: Skull Island

The Russell Review: Kong: Skull Island

Minor Spoilers Ahead: You’ve Been Warned! Few movie monsters are as iconic as King Kong. Originally introduced in 1933, this gigantic ape has been a mainstay in Hollywood cinema, popping up in some sort of reboot or remake every couple of decades. There were the mostly unenthused 1976 and 1986 versions, the wonderful 2005 portrayal directed by Peter Jackson, and now the latest movie, Kong: Skull Island which takes the most drastically different approach. One of the most interesting changes is the setting. While essentially every King Kong movie so…

The Russell Review: Logan

The Russell Review: Logan

Minor spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned! Having been a comic book and superhero fan my whole life, I have always been invested in the “X-Men” franchise, through the good (X2, Days of Future Past) and the bad (I’m looking at you X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine). One of the consistencies through the whole series, however, has been Hugh Jackman’s performance as Logan, the Wolverine. Knowing that Logan was his last performance, I already went into the movie with a flood of emotions. I must say, those emotions didn’t stop through…

The Russell Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

The Russell Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

Minor spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned! Few words in Hollywood bring up mixed feelings as much as “sequel.” It tends to bring up a feeling of hesitance from critics and audiences alike. Even though fantastic sequels like The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II, and The Dark Knight exist, there’s also Speed 2: Cruise Control, Taken 2, and The Exorcist 2. Will the movie up the ante and stakes of the first? Will it just retread familiar plot points? Will the villain be as good in the sequel?

How to Get Joy

How to Get Joy

For this to work, you’ll need to open yourself up It will require a few measuring tools and a bowl Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Grab the largest bowl you can find Dig down deep on the inside of you and scoop up that cup of pain Dig again and scoop out hurt, add it to the bowl Then add 2 cups of frustration, 3 cups of disappointment, 4 cups of fear 2 cups of dishonesty, 7 cups of anger, 1 cup of regrets, and 5 cups of sadness…

Brooke Lewis is a photographer that has been taking pictures for six years. She is 21 years old and is currently studying Editing, Writing, and Media at Florida State University. Her main subject matter in her photography is typically nature, but recently she has begun photographing holiday family portraits as well.