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Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album, “GUTS” released Sept. 8.

Olivia Rodrigo becomes the boss of girl bosses with ‘GUTS’

Bryce West, News Editor September 27, 2023

When Olivia Rodrigo released “SOUR,” I thought it was going to be impossible to reach the heights that it did. I was skeptical when “GUTS” was announced June 26 because I wondered how she could...

Geometry Dash, released Aug. 13, 2013, is a platformer where the player completes parkour levels to the beat of music. Even though it is a simple game, it holds up as one of the best platformers of the 2010s.

‘Geometry Dash’ still holds up as one of the best platformers of the past decade

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 25, 2023

Platformers made a big resurgence in the late 2010s. Games like “Celeste,” “A Hat in Time,” “Journey” and the “Mario” franchise put platformers back on the menu for a lot of gamers. “Geometry...

Baldurs Gate 3, released Aug. 3, is a top-down, role-playing game inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. Baldurs Gate 3 stands out as an outlier in a polished and well-crafted game in a business that has become complacent and greedy.

‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ spits in the face of gaming industry greed

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 19, 2023

*This review contains light spoilers for “Baldur’s Gate 3”* The video game industry is in a weird spot right now. Even though there have been a lot of excellent games released, there has been...

Starfield, released Sept. 6, is an open-world role-playing game set in the vast emptiness of space. While Starfield has enthralling exploration and fun combat, the games technical state renders it unplayable.

‘Starfield’ is a broken, unplayable mess

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 11, 2023

This year has been great for video games. “Dead Space (2023),” “Resident Evil 4 (2023),” “Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” “Baldur's Gate 3” and “Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon”...

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is based on the original Power Rangers TV series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’ is still fascinatingly ridiculous almost 30 years later

Bryce West, News Editor September 5, 2023

"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” aired for the first time on Fox Kids 30 years ago. The show was based on another popular Japanese superhero program, “Super Sentai,” and became an instant success in...

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama that ran for five seasons from 2008-2013. Breaking Bad is highly regarded as one of the greatest shows ever made.

‘Breaking Bad’ is the best thing to happen to television

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 5, 2023

Television is a messy way of storytelling and engagement. You have a story being told in dozens, if not hundreds of episodes, each ranging from 15, 30 or 60 minutes. In that time, a lot can happen, such...

Evil Dead Rise is the fifth film in the iconic horror franchise. (Courtesy of Warner Brothers)

“Evil Dead Rise” is a bloody good time

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

“The Evil Dead,” released in 1981, was an extremely low-budget horror film made by a bunch of college friends in the woods during a few grueling weeks of filming. It was one of the first films that...

Speed Racer is a visually stunning blockbuster released 15 years ago. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

“Speed Racer” was ahead of its time, and now it can shine

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

When “Iron Man” was released 15 years ago, it began a huge change in the cinema landscape, snowballing the industry into where it is at today. A week after “Iron Man” was released, “Speed Racer”...

Resident Evil 4 (2023) is the remake of Resident Evil 4 (2005). It evolves the original into one of the most fun games I have ever played.

“Resident Evil 4 (2023)” reminds me why I started playing video games

Ian Young, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

“Resident Evil” has the weirdest and most complex history of any video game franchise. With 30 games released since 1996, “Resident Evil” has come a long way. During that span, the franchise released...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise. (Photo courtesy of Hasbro and Netflix)

An in-depth look at the Power Rangers “Once & Always” 30th anniversary special

Bryce West, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2023

The Power Rangers are back for more. Released yesterday, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” sees the Power Rangers' triumphant return for a 30th-anniversary special on Netflix. However,...

The honey toast at 2nd Language features a warm loaf of crispy-crunchy toast, warm miso syrup, fresh seasonal fruit and vanilla gelato April 1. (Photo by David Graber)

2nd Language: Best for an indulgent snack

David Graber, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

My adventurous taste buds brought me on a journey through Evansville to 2nd Language at 401 NW 2nd St. for a second time. In all honesty, it has been about seven months since my last visit, as I was...

The Last of Us Part II is the sequel to The Last of Us. It follows Ellie and her obsession to seek revenge against those who wronged her. (Photo courtesy of PlayStation Studios)

“The Last of Us Part II” sets the bar for video game storytelling

Ian Young, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

*This review contains massive story spoilers for “The Last of Us Part II”* I consider “The Last of Us” one of the greatest games ever made. With its emotional and enthralling characters, it proved...

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