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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...

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. ...

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...

Bravely Default

Bravely Default

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2014
Filed under Reviews

Grade: A It starts with a cry for help. It is the player’s duty to stop the land from being swallowed by darkness. And thus, Bravely Default begins. Bravely Default follows the story of four characters. There’s Tiz, a 19-year-old country boy whose entire village is swallowed up by a chasm that...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

By Ritika Sanikommu, Staff Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under Reviews

Synopsis This film continues in the path of the first installment by a similar name and leads up to Bilbo trying to retrieve the Arkenstone from Smaug’s captivity. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), along with Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Thorin (Richard Armitage), the future dwarf king and his compan...

Pawn

Pawn

By Lillian Rancourt, Intern
December 17, 2013
Filed under Reviews

What if you had 30 seconds to decide your future? But there’s a catch, you must give up everything. After failing a test that decides a person’s rank in society, the protagonist of Pawn by Aimee Carter, Kitty, believes she has nothing left to live for. That is, until she is given a new chance at...

iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3

iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3

By Alex Batts, Intern
December 17, 2013
Filed under Reviews

Introduction The iPhone: a phone that has revolutionized the world of technology. But is it still number one? Or has a new phone emerged to become the reigning champion? The Galaxy Note 3 phablet (phone tablet.)  We broke down the differences so you can decide which one is right for you. Display an...

ElfYourself

ElfYourself

By Erin Haggerty, Intern
December 16, 2013
Filed under Reviews

Tech-savvy folk may be familiar with the JibJab website, where the user can insert pictures of himself or herself and friends into bodies of silly elves. Now the fun has moved to the App Store, making JibJab Elf Dance available as an app. To use the app, the user uploads pictures off the camera roll ...