Arts & Culture



The hidden meanings in horror films

When you watch a movie, how often do you question the meaning behind it? For decades, filmmakers have incorporated symbolic references to real-world events in their work while still providing…







McComics: March

With spring theoretically on the horizon, this week’s comics from Nathan Wright, Clint Wright, and Olivia Culver are following the theme of “springtime” and can be read below.


The good, the bad, and the Oscars

This Sunday, the 91st Academy Awards ceremony was held, and mistakes were made. Not mistakes in the sense of anything fixable, but mistakes nonetheless. Mistake #1: Nominating “Bohemian Rhapsody” for…


A review of ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

“We peddle perception, thin as a bubble.” “Velvet Buzzsaw” (2019), written and directed by Dan Gilroy, is a playground for postmodern anxieties. This satirical horror embodies what philosopher Jean Baudrillard…


‘Compulsory Measures’

This winter, the McDaniel College Rice Gallery holds an exhibit centering around the theme of obsessive compulsiveness in visual art. The exhibit, called “Compulsory Measures,” explores the process of quieting…


McComics: February 24

With the second print issue of the semester upon us, it is time for the second batch of McComics! This week’s theme was love, and below you will see comics…



McComics: February 4

Last semester, students in the communication department’s Communication and Culture course submitted weekly comics to the Free Press, and we are pleased to feature a few artists who have chosen…


McComics: December 9

Below is the final week of comic strips created by students in the communication department’s Communication and Culture course. On behalf of our staff, our readers, and all who involve themselves…


McComics: December 2

Below are the comic strips created by students in the communication department’s Communication and Culture course. This week, they pay homage to classic comic strips. The images and content are used…



McComics: November 18

Below are the comic strips created by students in the communication department’s Communication and Culture course. Check back every Sunday for new comics.   The images and content are used…