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Up-and-coming artists deserve recognition

Up-and-coming artists deserve recognition

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons Though many of today’s popular icons in the music industry produce high-quality content in their song production, people tend to forget about the beauty that lies in the music of up-and-coming artists. These hidden treasures possess just as much talent as mainstream artists, ...

New film worth the hype

New film worth the hype

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons A new movie receiving a lot of hype and attention lately is “A Quiet Place” directed by John Krasinski, who is popularly known as Jim from “The Office.” “A Quiet Place” stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as parents living in a futuristic society where it has become dange...

Church and state issues, showcased beautifully

Church and state issues, showcased beautifully

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons The third installment to the series, “God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness,” delivers exactly what audiences have come to expect from the series: a wonderfully modern storyline, amazing characters and beautiful truths.   This Christian drama is perfectly fit with problem...

Super hero series on success, failure

Super hero series on success, failure

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Wikimedia Commons With Marvel and DC movies coming out left and right these days, it’s easy to miss other great superhero franchises. One of these is the “My Hero Academia” anime, or “Boku no Hero Academia” in Japanese. The story follows a junior high boy named Izuku “Deku” Midoriya...

‘Wrinkle in Time’ emphasizes emotion, diversity

‘Wrinkle in Time’ emphasizes emotion, diversity

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons There are some movies out there that I find almost impossible to form an opinion on. Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is one of them This fantasy adventure film is brought to us by Disney and is based on the Madeleine L’Engle novel of the same name. I came into this fi...

Kelly Clarkson does it again

Kelly Clarkson does it again

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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Creative Commons Since winning the first season of “American Idol” in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has made an admirable effort in keeping her music relevant in the world of entertainment. With hits such as “Because of You” (2004), “Stronger” (2011), and “Piece by Piece” (2015), Clarks...

Pop band showcases beauty through simplicity

Pop band showcases beauty through simplicity

Brian Alexander, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons Superorganism is a new indie pop band that just released its first self-titled album in March 2017. Let’s start with the obvious. Superorganism’s self-titled album is weird, and to be honest, at first I did not like it. When I first heard the album, the unabashed poppi...

Long awaited ‘Immortal Reign’ doesn’t disappoint

Long awaited ‘Immortal Reign’ doesn’t disappoint

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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Creative Commons The sixth and final installment of Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms series “Immortal Reign” was recently released and has been an anticipated read for many fans of the high fantasy series. But considering it the final book of a series, did it live up to the excitement? ...

Standing ovation for ‘Standing on My Knees’

Standing ovation for ‘Standing on My Knees’

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Sydni Abel Anxiety, joy, suspense and worry were just four of the emotions I felt while viewing the  student directed play produced at the university, “Standing on my Knees.” The play is about Catherine (Kaitlyn Kearschner) who is a poet who suffers from schizophrenia. After being releas...

‘Rise’ exceeds expectations

‘Rise’ exceeds expectations

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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The first episode of the new series “Rise” left many people intrigued and hopeful for the new drama. While many were doubtful as previews gave the pretense of being too similar to many other musical based shows, “Rise” added a fresh, modernized format to the televised idea of high school ...

‘The Raven Cycle’ series full of mystery, murder

‘The Raven Cycle’ series full of mystery, murder

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Creative Commons For as long as Blue Sargent can remember, she has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She has never believed in true love and never thought the warnings would be a problem until she becomes entangled in the strange lives of Aglionby Academy students, and sees th...

Telling her story the way she wants it to be told

Telling her story the way she wants it to be told

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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Eva Rinaldi Taylor Swift’s newest music video for her song “Delicate”, featured on her album “Reputation”, has reached number one on Youtube’s trending music page as of March 13th. iHeartRadio Music’s most recent female artist of the year released the video March 11th during the awards ...

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