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Continuing with an old sound

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
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“Winter Wheat” is the second solo album for Canadian singer John K. Samson. Samson is the former lead singer of the indie rock band The Weakerthans, which is  currently on hiatus. With The Weakerthans on hiatus, Samson is able to use his experience from fronting the band for 17 years to help fur...

Don’t read in the dark

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
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With Halloween just around the corner, many are trying to get into the holiday spirit by watching scary movies, carving up pumpkins and visiting local Haunted Houses. However, if you wish to experience shivers crawling up your spine and the thrill of being creeped out, I highly recommend picking up th...

The House of Lecter: weirdly spooky

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
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While the House of Lecter haunted house on Main Street never fully delivers a scary experience, there is something to be said of its plucky can-do attitude. There is something to be said about the House of Lecter’s location. Crammed into one of the skinny three story walk-ups that line Main, one do...

Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs

Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
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I’ve yet to find a single acquaintance who lives in the Evansville area that had a positive opinion of The Old Courthouse Catacombs. Now that I’ve been through the place myself, I can see why.

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It certainly is ‘A Seat at the Table’

It certainly is ‘A Seat at the Table’

Taylor O’Neil Hall, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016
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Solange Knowles' newest album gives "a glimpse into what it’s like to be black in America."

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Feeling cagey about ‘Luke Cage’

Feeling cagey about  ‘Luke Cage’

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
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Marvel’s newest series based on an existing hero is here, and it unfortunately picks up the same gloomy attitude of its predecessors “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.” The pilot episode of “Luke Cage” opens with the titular Cage, a bulletproof man with superhuman strength trying to rebuild his ...

Empire of Storms: The end was the best part

Empire of Storms:  The end was the best part

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
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Let me start off with a brief explanation about my relationship with the Throne of Glass series. I read the first book around May of last year. I fell in love with the characters and the plot immediately. I flew through the rest of the books like there was no tomorrow. When the fourth book, titled Queen ...

Welcome to a new album

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 30, 2016
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On July 20th when My Chemical Romance flew the Black Parade flag on their website I was ready to pull out the dark eyeliner, cut my side bangs and bring out all of my emo clothes, until I found out that there wasn’t a revival tour but in fact a new album coming out. It was an emotional rollercoaster ...

ARQ – Stupid name, alright movie

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
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“ARQ” is a dystopian sci-fi flick exclusive to Netflix about Renton (Robbie Amell), an apparently brilliant engineer, who wakes up several times. Well, he wakes up several times because an infinite energy source in his garage is causing a three-hour time loop because of reasons. Unfortunately this ...

No sophomore slump for Frank Ocean

No sophomore slump for Frank Ocean

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
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I remember listening to “Channel Orange” in 2013 and thinking how mesmerizing all of the songs on it were. There was nothing like it at the time of its release. It was utter bliss; my ears felt like they were cheating on Top 40, because I listened to it more than anything else. Fast forward th...

I Am the Ambassador: Nothing’s rotten in Denmark

I Am the Ambassador: Nothing’s rotten in Denmark

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
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If the key to a successful reality show is a bickering cast and manufactured drama, Denmark did not get the memo. Originally produced as a Danish slice-of-life style reality series, “I Am the Ambassador” follows the daily routine of Rufus Gifford, the current US ambassador stationed in Denmark. Gifford ...

Stranger Things is worth the study break

Stranger Things is worth the study break

Darrian Breedlove, Staff writer
September 1, 2016
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Nothing beats the classics in film and television, and this summer’s newly added Netflix thriller “Stranger Things” is guaranteed to become one show that will never get old with time. “Stranger Things” is set in 1983 in a small town of Indiana (which right off the bat intrigued me as I ...

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