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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer creates hype

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer creates hype

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Wikipedia Commons The trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” was released last week, and it is receiving all sorts of hype from across the globe. Marvel is only growing bigger and better with each film released. Having recently found great success with “Thor: Ragnarok” and teasing the antici...

‘Our Town’: well done, not well chosen

‘Our Town’: well done, not well chosen

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Megan Thorne “Our Town,” a play production put on by the university’s theatre department,  was not interesting at all. It is a three-act play that tells the story of a fictional small town called Grover’s Corner between 1901 to 1913. The main character in this story is the stage manager, who add...

Wild west sci-fi, well worth the watch

Wild west sci-fi, well worth the watch

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Creative Commons The wild west is often thought of with images of cowboys and Indians or damsels in distress and gunfights— robots are not often thrown into the mix. HBO’s “Westworld” combines western and science fiction themes together in a unique, entertaining new television series....

Saw franchise continues with unnecessary installment

Saw franchise continues with unnecessary installment

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2017


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Creative Commons When a franchise releases an installment with the tagline “The Final Chapter,” the world usually takes that at face value and moves on with life. Psych. Seven years after the seventh and “final” installment in the Saw franchise, along comes “Jigsaw.” “Jigsaw” tak...

Thor: Ragnarok, another marvelous Marvel movie

Thor: Ragnarok, another marvelous Marvel movie

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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Flickr Marvel has produced another entertaining addition to its franchise with the recently released “Thor: Ragnarok.” The third movie in the Thor film series features the god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth) trapped on the other side of the universe as a prisoner forced to compete in a deadly gladia...

‘The Night Circus’ thrills, enchants

‘The Night Circus’ thrills, enchants

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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London kiwi The circus arrives without warning. It is a circus that mysteriously appears and disappears; a circus that only opens at night, full of enchantments and breathtaking wonderments never seen before. Once you enter the circus, it’s difficult to tear yourself away from it. “The Nig...

Smith releases second single for ‘The Thrill of It All’

Smith releases second single for ‘The Thrill of It All’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 6, 2017


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Wikipedia Commons Sam Smith released his single “Burning” Oct. 26. “Burning” is the second single Smith has released in wake of his upcoming album “The Thrill of It All” set to be unveiled Nov. 3. Smith told Radio 1 “Burning” is his favorite song on the album, saying it is the m...

Horror-comedy inventive, solid

Horror-comedy inventive, solid

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

November 1, 2017


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anygator With a premise essentially the horror version of “Groundhog Day”— a girl is stuck reliving the same day, and when night falls, she’s murdered by a mysterious figure in a baby mask— you’d think “Happy Death Day” could get a little boring. On the contrary. “Happy Dea...

Ahdieh duology flaunts strong female protagonist

Ahdieh duology flaunts strong female protagonist

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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brsanderswrites Inspired by “Arabian Nights”, “The Wrath and the Dawn” duology written by Renée Ahdieh unfolds the tale of a dangerous love between a cursed king and a young woman seeking vengeance. Every night, Khalid the Caliph of Khorasan takes a new bride only to have her executed at ...

‘Stranger Things 2’ avoids sophomore slump

‘Stranger Things 2’ avoids sophomore slump

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 1, 2017


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Ryan Holt The surprise, summer smash hit of 2016 was “Stranger Things.” Before social media helped spread the word that a coming of age tale involving middle schoolers and their quest to find their missing friend who was abducted by interdimensional beings, was worthy of a binge watch, the show was rela...

‘White Famous’ pales in comparison to ‘Californication’

‘White Famous’ pales in comparison to ‘Californication’

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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PanARMENIAN Tom Kapinos has jumped back in the Showtime saddle for the first time since his Golden Globe and Emmy winning show, “Californication.” The only question is, will “White Famous” be as successful as his previous work? Showtime is the place to go if you want raw, unadulterated en...

‘Game of Thrones’ season 7, well worth the wait

‘Game of Thrones’ season 7, well worth the wait

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Wikipedia Commons Winter has arrived in Westeros, and it’s worse than anyone could imagine. Released this past summer, the penultimate season of Game of Thrones aired with only seven episodes opposed to the usual ten per season. However, the lack of ten episodes did not damage the season in t...

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