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‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ lacks charm of first movie

‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ lacks charm of first movie

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2018


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With Harry Potter finished, the Fantastic Beasts franchise has stepped up to capture the attention of new and old fans alike with a new story that still connects to the wizarding world. The second installment to the Fantastic Beasts series, “Crimes of Grindelwald,” was released mid-November and two...

‘The Good Place’ more than a comedy

‘The Good Place’ more than a comedy

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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NBC is a business known for creating works that are inventive and realistic. “Saturday Night Live” is one of its signature television shows that reflect its reputation. They continue building this persona with a  new comedy act called “The Good Place.” The focus of the production is Ele...

A Christmas switcheroo in ‘The Princess Switch’

A Christmas switcheroo in ‘The Princess Switch’

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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When a Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess run into each other and find they look like twins, they agree to switch places for a couple of days leading up to Christmas. Through their plan, they find unexpected sparks of romance. Who wouldn’t want to become royalty? The Netflix original, “The Prince...

Play pulls the heart strings

Play pulls the heart strings

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 27, 2018


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My one complaint about “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is that tissues should have been offered to everyone upon walking in. Needless to say, I cried pretty much the entire time. Not pretty crying either. The kind of crying where you’re trying to subtly wipe the snot and hope that the room is dark enoug...

Deception, edginess shown in ‘Hill House’

Deception, edginess shown in ‘Hill House’

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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“The Haunting of Hill House,” a new show on Netflix, has become successful in its first few weeks, and has rejuvenated the feeling of terror this generation of TV shows and movies are meant to have. The series begins with the Crain family in the newly famous Hill House and their plan to flip the...

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ dark, full of good vs. evil

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ dark, full of good vs. evil

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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Many millennials can recall the slapstick humor of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” that featured Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina and Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick as her wacky aunts, Hilda and Zelda. Her talking cat, Salem, voiced by Nick Bakay, added a sarcastic tone to the story. These characters bro...

New Jon Bellion album thoughtful, insightful

New Jon Bellion album thoughtful, insightful

Megan Thorne and Jordan Auker

November 13, 2018


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Jon Bellion, best known for the song “All Time Low,” released his fifth album Friday after teasing fans for the past month on how far along he was producing his music. The album “Glory Sound Prep” features 10 tracks that focus on Bellion’s time with fame, insecurity and life and features ...

‘Jurassic Park’ novel deserving of own recognition

‘Jurassic Park’ novel deserving of own recognition

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018


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The first thought that follows the word “dinosaur” is probably the movie “Jurassic Park.” However, what made the movie such a hit, and even possible in the first place, is the novel it was based on. Michael Crichton’s novel “Jurassic Park” has the same general premise as the film. ...

‘Lore Olympus’ retells a classic Greek myth

‘Lore Olympus’ retells a classic Greek myth

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018


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Modern retellings of Greek mythology never fail to be entertaining. In the webtoon “Lore Olympus” created by Rachel Smythe, Greek mythology mixes with modern day culture to retell the classic story of Hades and Persephone. In the webtoon, Hades is the ruler of the Underworld and the only one of ...

‘Leap!’ inspires to chase dreams, take chances

‘Leap!’ inspires to chase dreams, take chances

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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“Leap!” is a light-hearted, animated film that is enjoyable for the characters’ journey of making their dreams become a reality. Set in the 1800s, two orphans break out of their orphanage to embark on an adventure to the City of Lights, a.k.a. Paris, where they will be able to accomplish th...

‘Lemon’ album captures complexities of life

‘Lemon’ album captures complexities of life

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2018


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Active since 2009, notorious Japanese rock/pop artist Kenshi Yonezu has blown many away with his recently released mini album titled “Lemon.” The mini album comprises three songs, titled “Lemon,” “Cranberry and Pancake” and “Paper Flower.”  While “Lemon” and “Paper Flower” con...

Book society leads to self-discovery in ‘Guernsey’

Book society leads to self-discovery in ‘Guernsey’

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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A drunk man shouldn’t name a society. If it’s named in front of the Germans during the German occupation, then it will have to be taken seriously if one does not want to be caught doing something against the rules. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is a Netflix original...

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