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‘Death Note’ falls short of potential

‘Death Note’ falls short of potential

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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Death Note, a notorious world-famous manga, follows the story of an intelligent high school student named Light who obtains a mysterious notebook possessing the ability to kill any person as long as he knows their name and face. Developing a God complex and secretly killing criminals under the alias...

‘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...

Netflix delivers series of fortunate decisions

Netflix delivers series of fortunate decisions

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


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Netflix has produced a television version of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” seemingly custom-made to impress my inner 14 year old. Having grown up reading Snicket’s marvelously macabre and depressing novels about the misadventures of three children stalked by an evil actor hell-b...

Becoming A Binge-Watching Recluse

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the past five years, streaming video content has become the popular way to enjoy television and movies. Being able to retrieve your favorite show or watch a memorable movie at the tap of a finger is the reality we all live in. Companies like Netflix and Hulu are the two, main streaming video...

Stranger Things is worth the study break

Stranger Things is worth the study break

Darrian Breedlove, Staff writer

September 1, 2016


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Nothing beats the classics in film and television, and this summer’s newly added Netflix thriller “Stranger Things” is guaranteed to become one show that will never get old with time. “Stranger Things” is set in 1983 in a small town of Indiana (which right off the bat intrigued me as I ...

TripAdvisor’s worst nightmare – Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures

TripAdvisor’s worst nightmare – Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures

Gavin Gaddis

October 12, 2015


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“Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures” is a bit of an enigma. If one were to take the cardboard miniatures and intentionally old-school charm of Wes Anderson and combine them with the rapid-fire jump cut pace of popular YouTube comedians, you’re approaching the aesthetic of “Oscar’s ...

Benefits of friends

Morgan Falconer

October 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Student life can be greatly improved by making friends here on campus. College friends are the people to hang out with and who invite you to parties, but they can also have an impact on other parts of one’s life. Obviously study groups are a big help. I met one of my college friends in an Englis...

Transition

Morgan Falconer

August 25, 2015


Filed under Cartoons

University to spend $330,000 on WiFi fix

University to spend $330,000 on WiFi fix

Bobby Shipman

August 24, 2015


Filed under News

The university will spend around $330,000 on WiFi improvements starting this week, said Information Technology Executive Director Richard Toeniskoetter. Anyone who has logged on to the university’s WiFi in the past few weeks may have noticed their service dragging, or even dropping altogether. T...

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