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Sadness personified in song

Sadness personified in song

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
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From ants getting squashed on the ground by a busy man’s boot to the elderly woman whose family waits by her bedside for the heart monitor to flatline, every creature will eventually die, and part of the human condition is grieving over a loved one’s death. This, in part, is the message behind ...

Jackman delivers perfect final “snikt”

Jackman delivers perfect final “snikt”

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
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“Logan” is both everything a movie about Wolverine should be and a heartfelt goodbye to the superhero movies of yesteryear. In the year 2029 super-powered mutants are all but extinct, with no naturally born mutants surfacing in the past 25 years. Logan (Hugh Jackman) hung up the cowl of Wolverine d...

‘Get Out’ terrifyingly real

‘Get Out’ terrifyingly real

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 15, 2017
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“Get Out” is a stressful watch in the best way. It’s fast-paced, compelling and horrifying whilst also being a mirror to hidden racism in society. The plot hinges on Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) spending a weekend at the home of his girlfriend of fourth months, Katie. He’s concerned because she’s n...

A pop-punk perfected performance

A pop-punk perfected performance

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer
March 15, 2017
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From the opening acts to Twenty One Pilots, the Emotional Roadshow concert fulfilled my “HeavyDirtySoul.” Twenty One Pilots opened its set by projecting the nine circles from the “Blurryface” album cover onto a black curtain covering the stage. A face then appeared on the black curtain and said ...

‘Shadowhunters’ ends on high note, leaves want for more

‘Shadowhunters’ ends on high note, leaves want for more

Darrian Breedlove, Staff writer
March 15, 2017
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Shadowhunters aired its midseason finale with episode ten “By the Light of Day” and will not be returning with the second part of season two until early June. The midseason finale surprised me in good ways and bad, but left me wanting more. It’s going to be a bit of a wait. “By the Light of D...

New ‘Bates Motel’ takes fresh twist on source material

New ‘Bates Motel’ takes fresh twist on source material

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 1, 2017
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“Bates Motel” is back, and with every scene viewers inch closer to the original source material of Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Season five picks up 18 months after the end of last season, where audiences were left to grapple with Norma Bates’ death and Norman Bates’ further descent into madness. T...

‘Shadowhunters’: better than pilot, but ‘frustrating’

‘Shadowhunters’: better than pilot, but ‘frustrating’

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
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“Shadowhunters” has become a show that time and time again gives me conflicted feelings. One moment I’m smiling and laughing at things pulled from the books or cool new substances, and the next I’m grimacing at the complicated changes and plot-holes that are created. While season two is a mass...

University play tells ‘important story’

University play tells ‘important story’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 24, 2017
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Through a coming-of-age narrative and passionate performances, “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” felt genuine. The story of “Crumbs” follows teenager Ernestine Crump (Jesmelia Williams) and her family as they navigate Brooklyn as an African-American family in the 1950s. As Ernestine grows, Will...

Similarity a good thing in new Japanese video game

Similarity a good thing in new Japanese video game

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff writer
February 24, 2017
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“Nioh” on the surface appears to be a clone of another popular Japanese game series, “Dark Souls.” Both games have similar mechanics such as a summoning feature that allows players to call for help from other players when necessary and a shrine system that functions the same way bonfires do in the...

Everything is still awesome in ‘Lego Batman’

Everything is still awesome in ‘Lego Batman’

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
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Gotham City’s caped crusader is back, and this time he’s blocky. Spun off from 2014’s surprisingly heartwarming “The Lego Movie,” “The Lego Batman” continues the adventures of Batman (deftly voiced by Will Arnett) in a beautifully Lego-fied Gotham City. The film opens with the Joker (phoned ...

BTS: ‘Something new to experience’

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
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Korean pop is a musical phenomenon that is quickly rising in popularity all across the globe. How could it not? South Korean music displays colorful wardrobes, exquisite dances, attractive artists and catchy songs. So it’s no wonder that K-pop has become a sort of religion in all parts of the world....

‘Rings’ embodies ‘unnecessary sequel’

‘Rings’ embodies ‘unnecessary sequel’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 21, 2017
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You can’t spell cringes without “Rings.” This addition to “The Ring” and “The Ring 2” is why the sequel phenomenon in Hollywood needs to stop. The premise of these movies is a deadly video that kills its viewers after seven days, and the only way to prevent your death is to make a copy ...

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