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Mysterious hero brings justice in ‘School 2017’

Mysterious hero brings justice in ‘School 2017’

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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Justice is attained through the actions of a hooded figure who knows how corrupt his school is, but everyday life at school gets a little more interesting when one of his plans doesn’t go too smoothly. “School 2017” is all about equality and righteousness coming into play at an unfair, discri...

Twenty One Pilots release fifth studio album

Twenty One Pilots release fifth studio album

Megan Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2018


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Almost two weeks ago, dynamic duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from Twenty One Pilots released their newest album “Trench.” The album is their fifth studio album following “Blurryface”, which was released in 2015, keeping up with the band’s tradition to release a new album every three year...

‘This is Us’ full of quality, family topics

‘This is Us’ full of quality, family topics

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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“This Is Us” is a quality, relatable network television show on NBC that has broken records. Whereas many dramas aimed toward older audiences like “Lost” have storylines that become needlessly complicated or trite, “This Is Us” takes a more wholesome approach to family life by analyzing...

Theatre season opens with strong performance

Theatre season opens with strong performance

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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The university’s theatre held its first production of the season this weekend with the play “The Dog in the Manger.” The romantic comedy was set in royal 17th century Spain, and was filled with many fun characters that had me laughing at the ridiculous schemes and jokes. The play quickly ca...

‘Vampire Weekend’ debut album full of complexity

‘Vampire Weekend’ debut album full of complexity

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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Vampire Weekend is a band known for its catchy beats, intricate lyrics and Afro-pop, but few know of the origins of the band members themselves. Ezra Koenig is the front-man of the group and graduated Columbia University with a degree in English literature. His bandmates Chris Balo, Rostam Batma...

‘Scythe’: A utopia that fails to be perfect

‘Scythe’: A utopia that fails to be perfect

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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Would you take the chance to go to a world where there is no longer any more hunger, illnesses, warfare and misery? In “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman, the world seems to be perfect. Everything has been perfected—even death is no longer an issue. Citra and Rowan, two teenagers of different backgrounds, are cho...

‘Let’s Play’ showcases Youtube culture, diversity

‘Let’s Play’ showcases Youtube culture, diversity

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2018


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YouTube culture, memes and themes of social anxiety meet diversity and relationships of different variety in the webcomic “Let’s Play” written and illustrated by Mongie. Available on WebToon, “Let’s Play” tells the story of Sam, a shy and introverted gamer who has finally developed he...

‘Flame in the Mist’ full of female empowerment

‘Flame in the Mist’ full of female empowerment

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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A purpose in life is what people strive for, but when a purpose is constructed by someone else, how will you be able to make it your own?   In "Flame in the Mist” by Renée Ahdieh, the daughter of a samurai is sent off to be married to a prince. Mariko, the filial daughter she is, agrees to ...

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ exhibits disappointing protagonist

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ exhibits disappointing protagonist

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


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One thing became clear to Netflix following the release of  “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the internet had a growing fan base for “The Fosters” star Noah Centineo. Luckily, another film starring him dropped Sept. 7 that fans were buzzing in anticipation for. However, following its ...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” resurrects teen comedy genre

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” resurrects teen comedy genre

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a Netflix original movie that has become widely successful and has revived the teen romantic comedy genre. The story’s protagonist is Lara Jean Song-Covey who is biracial, half Caucasian and half Korean. Her ethnic background can be observed in her family...

Standards of beauty addressed in South Korean drama

Standards of beauty addressed in South Korean drama

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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Society’s toxic standards of beauty are hard to get past, and they are not often spoken about. Only when these standards are brought up and shown to the viewers can they fully understand the stress and importance of the issues being brought up. In “My ID is Gangnam Beauty,” the audience follows a college...

“Hadestown” making its way to Broadway

“Hadestown” making its way to Broadway

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


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Every once and a while, there’s a new piece of media that takes an old concept and turns it on its head. It uses that old concept to reflect many of the fears and desires felt by the people of today. In 2010, Anaïs Mitchell released a concept album called “Hadestown.” The album was a folk ...

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