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Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical

By Kaley Makino, Web Section Editor

November 1, 2014


Filed under Reviews

Motown may represent music of eras past, but that doesn't mean this musical isn't interesting or relevant to this generation’s boy-band, bubble gum-pop-obsessed teens. Though I am far from a "Directioner,” I too entered the auditorium with the preconceived notion that this would be a bland produc...

Indecent disguises change the meaning of Halloween

Indecent disguises change the meaning of Halloween

By Haley Reid, Managing Editor

October 31, 2014


Filed under Ideas

This Halloween, expect a slew of pretty princesses, bloody zombies and ... Ebola viruses? I didn't misspeak. People are actually doing this. While costume stores don't seem to be taking their usual silly, politically incorrect get-ups to this level, eBay and Amazon are swarming with people buying and...

Arrow season premiere proves to be just as exciting as ever

Arrow season premiere proves to be just as exciting as ever

By Thomas Remenar, Assistant Editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under TV Shows

Grade: 4.25 stars Lately DC Comics has been trying to defeat its archrival, Marvel Comics, by creating the biggest multi-medium empire. DC has recently announced 11 movies that will be released between now and 2020. They also announced three new televisions shows: The Flash, Gotham and Constantine. ...

The great escape

The great escape

By Wendy Ishmaku, Business Manager

October 24, 2014


Filed under Ideas

Everyone needs a happy place, a place they can go when everyday life becomes a bit too much to handle. Mine happens to be the shore of Lake St. Clair. The ripples of the water are simply gorgeous, and the horizon that looks never-ending enhances the beauty, making it seem as if something so mesmerizing...

Saying no to status quo

Saying no to status quo

By Radiance Cooper, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Ideas

Hank Green defines the adolescence period as the struggle between the need to stand out and the need to belong. This power struggle is nothing new to our generation or the generations that came before us. The decision you make in the end could change for better or worse. The status quo is a very popular...

Google’s Chromecast makes the transition from smart phones to smart televisions

Google’s Chromecast makes the transition from smart phones to smart televisions

By Ritika Sanikommu, Assistant Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Reviews

The newest addition to the family of media streamers, Chromecast arrived on July 24, 2013. Google’s most recent product received all the hype it deserved. Along with Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire, Chromecast was all set to be used with every smart television owner in the world.  But,  it has users...

Which Wich

Which Wich

By Jen Kusch, Section Editor

June 1, 2014


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews

Every sandwich shop has its hook. A gimmick, a jingle — call it what you please, but every sub franchise has one, whether it be Subway’s “five dollar foot-long” or “freaky fast delivery” (I’m looking at you, Jimmy John’s). Which Wich, Kercheval’s newest carbo-loaded addition, possesses...

Small Plates

Small Plates

By Lauren Semack, Senior Assistant Editor

May 15, 2014


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews

Right across from the Detroit Opera House sits a minuscule restaurant called Small Plates. Filled with tables covered in butcher paper, younger guests draw while adults admire the tastefully spray-painted artwork covering the walls. The concept of this unique restaurant is modeled after other countries’...

If I Stay

If I Stay

By Marie Bourke, Senior Assistant Editor

May 2, 2014


Filed under Books, Reviews

Mia’s happy, carefree family goes out to visit a friend’s house one morning but in a split second they are all thrown from the car as it collided with another on the highway. This is the opening to the book If I Stay. Mia stands on the side of the road and sees her parents’ gruesome, lifele...

Divergent

Divergent

By Rey Kam, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2014


Filed under Movies, Reviews

Divergence. It may surprise some people to know that divergent thinking actually exists in real life. Convergent thinkers think in straight lines, they will follow a set of logical steps to arrive at what they think is the correct solution to a problem. Divergent thinkers, however, employ an out-of-the-box...

Fluff of a pup

Fluff of a pup

By Mora Downs, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2014


Filed under Ideas

As I stare into his furry face, my heart melts and I fall even more in love with him, even while he’s tearing my flesh with his sharp, tiny teeth. Puppies are hard work. They believe the world is their chew toy and attack everything close to their faces. Some adventurous pups find ways to have severa...

TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under Ideas

There are some real gems in the previous generation of video game consoles. So, I decided to play three games that are well known for being spectacular. These are games I've heard so much about but haven’t had a chance to play until now. I've spent a few weekends playing these games, and I had a good...