GOT Answers? These Game of Thrones Finalists are our Favorites to Nab the Crown

New episodes of HBO’s highly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones are being released every Sunday until May 19. Speculation is rampant as to how the series, based on the books of George R.R. Martin, will end. Betting sites have sprung up for fans to wager on the winner of the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms. What will happen? Here are the smart money’s possibilities.


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Jon Snow

Jon Snow, born Aegon Targaryen, is the favorite to win and for good reason. If you accept that his family, the Targaryens are the rightful rulers, the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen has the strongest claim to the throne.

‘The Bastard of Winterfell’ joined the Nights Watch to escape the bastard status and quickly rose to the rank of the youngest Lord Commander in the history of the Nights Watch, earning his leadership chops.


Jon Snow differs from other characters in that he has no real desire for power. If news were to get out that he was brought back to life by the Lord of Light, there is no way of knowing how the kingdom would react.



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Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys the Stormborn, aka The Breaker of Chains, The Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea and the Rightful Queen of the Seven Kingdoms has dedicated her life to taking the throne.  Do you really think that someone who goes through the trouble of introducing themselves with so many titles would stand compliant and allow someone else take the Iron Throne?


How she will respond when she finds out that Jon Snow’s claim could be argued as more rightful than her own?

A debate exists as to whether or not the Targaryens have a legitimate claim to the throne.  The last Targaryen to rule, the Mad King, was murdered because he was planning on burning alive the people of King’s Landing.  Will people accept a Targaryen ruler after the severe breach of trust?



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Cersei Lannister

Money is power. The current ruler of the Seven Kingdoms has secured funding from the Iron Bank, allowing her to purchase the Golden Company, the most fearsome and skilled group of sellswords (mercenaries) in the free cities.

Cersei has also managed to secure the Iron fleet, granting her the strongest naval presence in Westeros.  Since Cersei currently sits on the Iron Throne, she holds the defensive advantage – and can fight off challengers from behind the castle walls.


Mercenaries are notoriously fickle, and could easily switch sides with inducements or for their own advantage.  While they were brought to Westeros by Euron Greyjoy, and paid for by the Iron Bank, Euron could easily be convinced to order the Golden Company to fight for Daenerys.



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The Night King // Bran Stark

Will evil triumph?

The Night King has access to the formidable – and united – army of the dead.  The lack of unity amongst the living could be exploited by the malevolent Night King as he marches south, adding more and more members to his army with each victory.


The Night King’s success depends on the divisiveness of the humans. If Cersei, Jon Snow, and Daenerys unite forces, his odds of succeeding diminish.



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Gendry Waters

Gendry is the only living son of the last king, Robert Baratheon, but his mother was not a queen, and illegitimacy weakens conventional claims to the throne. Should his heritage be acknowledged and honored, people might rally and support him.  Game of Thrones is known for unexpected twists and turns, so an apparently unlikely outcome for a minor character is definitely in contention as a possibility.


Although Gendry is the son of Robert Baratheon, he is unacknowledged and carries the last name “Waters.”

Game of Thrones keeps surprising fans at every turn.  As much as we would like to think we know who will rule the kingdom,  the truth is all we can do is wait and see what happens on May 19!

Everything Old is New Again

Where can you get today’s trending clothes? Try your parents’ closets. Fashion trends that were popular back in the 90’s have come back with a vengeance to today’s. Prowl placed photos of old trends next to photos of the current Chapman students, showing how fashion tends to repeat itself over time.

1. Fanny Packs

Fanny packs are not only worn around the waist but also across the body as a different style choice. Fanny packs are popular for music festivals and traveling for hands-free safety.

2. Tube Tops

Tube tops were often worn with low rise jeans, exposing girls’ midriffs. Now, tube tops are typically worn with high waisted bottoms and are worn at parties or as an everyday outfit.

3. Backpack Purses

Backpack purses are still as cute and convenient as they were in the late 90s. Now a variety of sizes, styles, materials, and patterns are for sale at many stores, including high-end brands such as Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci.

4. Denim Skirts

Denim skirts are worn almost exactly how they were in the 90’s. In fact, denim skirts are one of the most treasured finds in thrift shops today. They can be found in different colors, maybe even with buttons up the front.

5. Windbreakers

Windbreakers were affordable and commonly worn by sports teams in the 90s. Now they are sold, for much higher prices, at stores such as PINK, Vans, and PacSun as vintage fashion statements.

6. Overalls

Overalls, both long and short, have come back in numbers. There are so many style options to purchase today. Overalls come in different colors, styles and fits. Depending on your style, overalls are a great piece to add to your wardrobe because they are automatically a complete outfit.

7. Scrunchies

Scrunchies are a recent comeback trend, but often times girls are seen with one in their hair or on their wrists.  Although they were a staple in the 90s for their neon colors, they are sold in every color today, however subdued colors are more popular today.

8. Cat Eye Glasses

Cat eye glasses were popular in the 1950s. Regardless of the decade they are popular, this trend seems to always start with famous actresses or models. Cat eye glasses came back after high end fashion models wore them as a part of their streetwear.

9. Bucket Hats

Bucket hats were a popular trend worn mainly during outdoor activities, like a day at the beach. Today, many rappers and surfers have brought back the bucket hat, less about keeping sun off your head and more about bringing back the old-school style.

10. Mom Jeans

More comfortable and trendy than ever, mom jeans are back. Mom jeans are now commonly worn with holes, different washes, or even with the bottoms of the jeans cuffed up. People praise mom jeans for their comfort and effortless look.


Chapman majors as vines

Many of us are still mourning the death of Vine back in 2016. But still, app or no app, everyone has a six-second vid that truly describes them. So, as we wait patiently for Vine 2, here is a list of Chapman majors as vines to keep you going.


1. Broadcast journalism and documentary

2. Communication studies

3. Economics / Business administration


4. Vocal Performance / Theatre arts


5. Health Science


6. Chemistry


7. Mathematics


8. Film Studies


9. Dance performance


10. Political Science

Asian American students’ take on ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” follows the story of sheltered teenager, Lara Jean, who writes a series of love letters to five boys she has fallen in love with throughout her life. The letters aren’t meant for the boys to read, but rather they are a way for Lara Jean to let go of them. But one day, her letters are sent out anonymously and she is forced to confront the feelings she had bottled up since her first crush.

The film garnered buzz for featuring an Asian American actress as the lead. “Crazy Rich Asians,” also released this past summer, features an Asian American female lead as well, but some college students relate more to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Perhaps it’s everyone’s inner giddy teenager coming out to play, or the innocent essence the Netflix rom-com has. Regardless, Asian American teenage girls got to see a star that looks like them.

We decided to ask some of Chapman’s very own Asian American students about their opinion on the film and what it means to them. Take a look at their reactions to notable scenes and their answers to some questions many are asking.

ChapCRIBZ: Episode One

The school year has begun and Chapman students are in the process of putting together together their new rental homes. Follow three students, the self proclaimed “Bravi Boys”, on a tour of their home, the famed “Snet House”, for tips and tricks on how to put together the perfect Chapman living space.





Top Movies You Should Be Seeing This Summer!

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In just a few short weeks, Chapman students will be free for the summer! One thing to do while you don’t have to stress about schoolwork is to catch some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the year. Here are just a few of the many movies that are sure to give you some bang for your buck (or MoviePass) this summer.

*Spoiler Alert!*
Everything’s a sequel…

Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: April 27

The long-awaited third installation of the franchise became the highest grossing film of all time by making $257 million within three days of its release, beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens by $10 million. Avengers: Infinity War features an all-star cast of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth (just to name a few). The stakes have never been higher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy unite to stop the evil Thanos from finding all six Infinity Stones and destroying the universe.

Watch the Avengers: Infinity War trailer here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Deadpool 2
Release Date: May 18

Following the success of its first installment, Deadpool 2 tells the story of the crude and raunchy superhero Deadpool created by Marvel Comics as he forms his own team of mutant heroes called the X-Force to save a young mutant Russell from the time-travelling villain, Cable.

Watch the trailer for Deadpool 2 here!
To purchase tickets, click here.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: May 25

Only five months after the release of The Last Jedi, Disney and Lucasfilm present the origin story of one of the most beloved characters in the series, Han Solo, in the latest installment of the mighty Star Wars franchise. Through a series of dangerous adventures, Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and confronts the notorious gambler and smuggler Lando Calrissian (played by musician and actor Donald Glover).

Watch the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Ocean’s 8
Release Date: June 8

This all-female addition to the Ocean’s franchise features eight incredible actresses, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna. Follow these ladies as master criminal Debbie Ocean recruits seven other thieves to pull off the heist of the century at the annual Met Gala. Their goal? To steal a diamond necklace that’s worth more than $150 million.

Watch the trailer for Ocean’s 8 here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Incredibles 2
Release Date: June 15

A family-friendly superhero film brought to you by Disney’s Pixar Studios, Incredibles 2 picks up where the original film ended 14 years ago. In this film, Elastagirl starts a new job to campaign for the return of the “supers”, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet: staying home to supervise Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. In addition, the superhero family joins their ally Frozone to fight a new villain: the Screenslaver.

Watch the trailer for Incredibles 2 here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Date: June 22

A little under two months after Avengers hits theaters, Chris Pratt returns to the big screen for his second movie of the summer to lead the second installation of the new Jurassic Park series. After the failed experiment of creating a dinosaur-themed theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. On their journey, they come in contact with terrifying new breeds of dinosaurs while discovering a conspiracy that threatens life as they know it.

Watch the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Release Date: July 6

Paul Rudd returns as the iconic size-shifting superhero and teams up with the Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly. Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Scott Lang tries to balance his home life with his duties as Ant-Man as he is presented with a new mission to uncover secrets from the past.

Watch the trailer for Ant Man and the Wasp here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

For even more awesome movies coming out this summer, click here.

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Students review ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.


“Avengers: Infinity War” hit theaters April 27 and has quickly risen to the top of the box office charts, beating out “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for highest-grossing film, becoming the biggest global opening in history. This film was 10 years in the making, including a cast of more than 20 superheroes from the Marvel universe. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive, with an 84 percent rating by Rotten Tomatoes critics and 92 percent by the audience. Many students believe that the film’s success was well-deserved.

Junior graphic design major Jennifer Johnson had great anticipation for the film.

“The fact that this has been in the works and building up for 10 years, through 18 films, there’s no doubt it was going to be big,” Johnson said. “I even blocked about 30 words and phrases on Twitter to be safe, because I wanted to experience it with a fresh mind.”

For junior creative writing major Ashley Musick, she was afraid that her limited knowledge of the Marvel universe would impact her viewing experience.

“Since I haven’t seen all the Marvel films, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to understand it, but I found the film very easy to follow,” Musick said.

Captain America leads Black Panther, Winter Soldier, Black Widow, The Hulk and others towards an unseen foe. Photo by Disney used with permission under fair use.

It took a couple viewings for junior strategic corporate communications major Brandon Garcia to really appreciate the film.

“The first time I saw it, I came out very entertained but very skeptical and unsure of the quality of the narrative,” Garcia said. “The second time I saw it, I decided to analyze it a bit more and realized that this movie is subtly genius.”

Marvel’s Iron Man. Photo by Disney used with permission under fair use.

Throughout all the moments in the film, junior graphic design major Olivia Hosbein especially enjoyed the humor.

“I think the jokes are genuinely funny and help lighten the mood, being that they are trying to save the universe and all, which is pretty bleak,” Hosbein said.

Erin Crowder, a sophomore communications studies major, loved seeing powerful women working as a team on screen.

“My favorite part of the movie was the scene with Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Okoye as they fought Proxima Midnight,” Crowder said. “I don’t necessarily consider myself to be a feminist, but I was definitely getting behind this scene and its girl power.”

Mantis tries to wake Thor as the rest of the Guardians crew stands by. Photo by Disney used with permission under fair use.

There were also moments that weren’t as popular with audiences.

“I really didn’t like how Loki died. He’s supposed to be the God of Mischief, and his big plan to defeat Thanos is to sneak a knife on him?” Crowder said. “He should have gained Thanos’ trust by being at his side, and then come up with a creative way of attack. A knife isn’t going to bring him down.”

Johnson was disappointed with the film’s ending.

“Not because it was poor writing or anything, but because it completely mutilated my heart.” Johnson states, clearly overwhelmed by the turn of events. “Killing Groot for the second time is unacceptable. It was hard enough to watch him sacrifice himself in the first “Guardians,”, and now that he’s closer to being fully grown, they kill him off again? I also can’t get Spider-Man’s scene out of my head. ‘Mr. Stark I don’t feel so good…I don’t want to go.’ That was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve had to watch. He’s so pure and just wants to help save the universe with uncle Tony!”

Spider-Man clings to the side of an alien spaceship. Photo by Disney used with permission under fair use.

Ultimately, the film drew a range of emotions from its audience. Musick had conflicting feelings about Thanos.

“He was a villain you couldn’t fully hate,” she said. “I saw a little bit of logic in his methods, and I think that’s kind of the scary part. Of course you can’t wipe half of the planet out, that’s immoral. But then you can also see his point in that it allows the people left to have a better existence and balance out the universe.”

The movie left Johnson in contemplation for days.

“It’s been five days since I saw it and I’m still thinking about it constantly,” she said. “After that ending, I was in denial and literally couldn’t go to sleep because of how upset I was. I think Captain America did a great job summing up all of my emotions at the end, defeated and on the ground simply muttering, ‘oh God.’”

Without a happy ending, Musick felt defeated by the movie.

“A superhero movie is there to provide hope and this idea of no matter what, we can save the world and good will always prevail. But to lose so many of our heroes and have that not be the case, it was really a hard concept to walk away with,” she said. “It was like you were being told that your hope was false, this is reality and that superheroes don’t always win.”

Thanos on his way to collect all six Infinity Stones. Photo by Disney used with permission under fair use.

The ambiguous ending and promise of a fourth Avengers film left students to wonder what will happen next.

“I have hope that somehow everyone who died didn’t actually die and Thanos will be defeated,” Hosbein said. “I don’t know how they’re going to do it, but they just have to.”

Johnson doesn’t believe the popular theories of other fans.

“A lot of people think that they’ll get the Time Stone and bring everyone back. In my opinion, that seems too easy and is the same as saying it was all a dream.” Johnson said, “Dr. Strange was very persistent in the fact that he would do whatever it takes to protect the Time Stone from Thanos, even if it meant letting Stark and Parker die. However, when it came to it, Strange ended up giving it over and said that it was the only way. Earlier he looked into the future and saw that the Avengers only win 1 out of 14,000,605 scenarios. He knew what he was doing, and I guess we have to put our faith into him and that everything that happened needed to, in order for them to eventually win.”

Dr. Strange and Wong protect the Time Stone. Photo by Disney used with permission under fair use.

“I think the technology Wakanda has will help get the Infinity Stones back, or somehow reverse Thanos’ actions.” Musick said, “Since we were just introduced to Wakanda in “Black Panther,” there is still a lot we don’t know about their tech.”

While the next Avengers film will not be released until May of 2019, other Marvel films are set to hit theaters this year, such as “Ant-man and The Wasp” July 6 and “Venom” Oct. 5.

Undie run’s most memorable moments

Students gathered in the piazza await the flood gate opening. Photo by Ian Craddock

One of the biggest traditions here at Chapman University is the infamous Undie Run, where students blow off steam and the stress of finals by stripping down and running through the streets like headless chickens. Undie Run is held every semester on the wednesday of finals week, kicking off at midnight. Here are some students recounting their Undie Run moments – the good, the bad, and the totally bizarre.

Freshman year instead of participating, I got together with a group of friends and sat on the wall near Musco Center. There are these poles that stop cars from driving onto campus, and I was told that was the best seat to see people crashing and falling into them. And boy, was it fun. The first wave of people saw the poles, but it was the second and third that didn’t and those were the ones who ate it. It sounds sinister, but it was hilarious.
– Emma Liegler, Junior Public Relations and Advertising Major

I did undie run a couple times, but I don’t really remember them that much. But a couple of my friends for undie run did the total opposite and did a “suit stroll”, where they ran around the circle in suits.
– Christopher Donly, Senior Creative Writing Major

My undie runs always ended with someone getting hurt or injured. Like this one time my friend had worn new shoes on the run, and by the time the night was finally over she had completely peeled off the skin on her heels and was bleeding all over my carpet. It took forever to get the stains out.
– Anonymous

I think my most memorable memories from the run were when people stood on the back of my wheelchair the entire run just screaming their heads off!
– Makenna Sewell, Senior Business Administration Major

Gif by Sydney Druckman

I dressed up as one of the McPoyle brothers from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and drank a lot of milk and vodka and it was not good. Would not recommend.
– Jayson King, Junior Creative Writing Major

Once I saw a guy running around in a swimsuit and a blow-up donut around his waist.
– Jennifer Johnson, Junior Graphic Design Major

Students hyping up for the run. Courtesy of Ian Craddock

My friend one time ended up in Dean Price’s office at 3 a.m. after Undie Run and he bought her tacos.
– Anonymous

I think the best moment had to be running with my good pal, Jayson King. Rounding the circle, we saw a benevolent group of Jesus preachers shaming all Chapman students for their ‘villainous nudity.’ And in front of them were multiple men and women making out with each other.
– Henry Miller Mein, Junior Creative Writing Major

A religious gathering protesting Undie Run last semester as students watch. Courtesy of Ian Craddock