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Muy bien

Muy bien

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor
August 15, 2017
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“Spinning on Blue” by Bien exceeded my expectations. Mostly because I had none. The Nashville pop-indie trio made their self-titled debut EP back in September of last year, according to Indietronica. Only having a handful of songs, the group has mainly featured singles. Bien released the...

‘Baby Driver’ perfectly blends hot tunes, hot rubber

‘Baby Driver’ perfectly blends hot tunes, hot rubber

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor
August 15, 2017
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Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ blends car chases, excellent actors chewing scenery, and a mind-blowing soundtrack into a movie so enjoyable I’ve seen it in theaters twice since its June 28. release. To be completely honest, writing this review makes me tempted to pick up tickets for a third go-around. Cursed...

‘The Dark Tower’ stands flaccid

‘The Dark Tower’ stands flaccid

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
August 15, 2017
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As with most Stephen King movie adaptations, all I can say is there are better movies than these. The plot of ‘The Dark Tower’ is quite simple thanks to the movie over-simplifying everything and turning it into a half-assed kid-friendly story: A kid named Jake from New York City has visions of...

Unicorn frappuccino throws customers for a loop

Unicorn frappuccino throws customers for a loop

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
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I would definitely be surprised if Starbucks hasn’t broken world records or its own records with the addition of its newest refreshment to the menu. What is this drink, you may ask? Why, it is none other than the brand new Unicorn Frappuccino, available until April 23. Of course this new treat add...

MST3K returns, nerds rejoice

MST3K returns, nerds rejoice

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
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After an 18-year hiatus, a comedy megalith is back on the small screen riffing on horrible movies with the crowd-funded “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return.” For those in the back who’ve never heard of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” (or MST3K), the basic format of the show is simple: a...

Panic! at the Disco gives fiery and explosive performance

Panic! at the Disco gives fiery and explosive performance

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer
April 19, 2017
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Panic! At the Disco not only sold out the KFC Yum Center, but also my heart. With a performance that was full of energy and flawless vocals, the last original band member, Brendon Urie, and his touring members had the crowd on its feet from the very beginning. The band started the night with a musi...

‘Bates Motel’ ties up loose ends, delves into human nature

‘Bates Motel’ ties up loose ends, delves into human nature

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
April 19, 2017
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“Bates Motel” is screeching to a halt as quickly as it seemed to start, loose ends being tied up and raw emotion filling the cracks. The A&E drama’s penultimate episode aired Monday, leaving the audience amidst former sheriff Romero taking Norman hostage and demanding to see Norma’s body...

Mid-series book falls short

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
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As a college student and avid bookworm, it is typical for me to read books that fall into the category of young adult or new adult. However, once in a while, I pick up a middle grade novel to get a taste of the colorful and rich worlds of fiction that younger readers are exploring these days. But tha...

‘Bordertown’ fails to keep out bad animation, lame jokes

Gavin Gaddis, Community Engagement Manager
April 12, 2017
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Fox’s new failed attempt at humor, “Bordertown,” is like what would happen if one took every failed joke in “Family Guy” and cut them into a 22 minute sitcom. In the fictional border town of Mexifornia, a border guard named Bud Buckwald (Hank Azaria) deals with the supposedly endlessly frustr...

The Maine stays vulnerable with latest album release

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
April 12, 2017
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I’m a sucker for a well-written lyric. That’s exactly what The Maine delivered in its sixth studio album. The band celebrated its 10th anniversary with the release of “Lovely Little Lonely,” a 12-track album that showcased its continued ability to be vulnerable. The album had a similar sound to its 2...

‘13 Reasons Why’ raw, potentially problematic

‘13 Reasons Why’ raw,  potentially problematic

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
April 6, 2017
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“13 Reasons Why” is addictive. I watched the 13 50-60-minute episodes in two days. However, I think it’s rather dangerous material to wade through in 13 binge-able episodes. Several other reviews of this show, which came out on Netflix Friday, have pointed out that this show really can only a...

Tall Ships offers ‘raw’ sound

Tall Ships offers ‘raw’ sound

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 6, 2017
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Tall Ships released its second album, “Impressions,” in March. Never having heard of the band before, I researched its history. From what I discovered, the band has had a hard go of things. Tall Ships has been an independent band for a number of years, due to lack of money, management and label....

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