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No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

February 26, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

The newest Sims expansion pack, Sims 4 Laundry Pack, comes with country chic items and clothes that can transform the Sims house and warborde to look like it came out of an episode of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” This new pack allows players to decorate the Sims’ homes with a rustic vibe, which can ex...

5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Following their 2015 sophomore album, “Sounds Good, Feels Good,” the only music released by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer was a single for the 2016 movie “Ghostbusters.” Now, almost two and a half years later, the band came back with “Want You Back,” the debut single for their upco...

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Music, Reviews

Attempting to shy away from her reputation as “Justin Bieber’s protege,” and make a name of her own, Madison Beer released her debut album “As She Pleases” on Feb. 2. The album was preceded by singles “Dead” and “Say It To My Face,” and featured five new songs. “As She Pleases...

Challenge and speed make “Downwell” a blast

Challenge and speed make “Downwell” a blast

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

February 7, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Blasting through the depths of a well while surrounded by durable enemies, players will be pressed into split-second decisions and quick reactions to overcome the high-speed challenge of “Downwell.” With 2D graphics and ‘gunboots’ to support the player, the only way forward is down. Beginni...

Showing up and showing out

Showing up and showing out

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

February 2, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

On Sunday, Jan. 28, the highly anticipated Grammy award show took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Every year, a big aspect of the program is the red carpet and what celebrities arrive wearing. The stars typically show up to out-do all of their fellow competitors, and this year continued that  ...

Crazy Ex-girlfriend excels in third season

Crazy Ex-girlfriend excels in third season

By Amber Braker, Page Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

"Crazy Ex-girlfriend," The CW's unique musical sitcom, is back with its third season and another new theme song.  So far it’s diverging from its whimsical roots in favor of more overtly dark themes than previous seasons. Despite having low viewership compared to other CW series, the show has found ...

Riverdale winter premiere packs action and suspense

Riverdale winter premiere packs action and suspense

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

January 30, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

  After an action-packed winter premiere of  “Riverdale,” viewers will come back for more. It premiered Jan. 17 on the CW network and introduced the audience to a new character and went further into the drama that has been happening all season. After the reveal of the Black Hood, the seaso...

Top 10 movies you shouldn’t miss coming out this year

Top 10 movies you shouldn’t miss coming out this year

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

A Wrinkle in Time (March 9) Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kailing and Reese Witherspoon, “A Wrinkle in Time” is based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. It follows Meg Murry, her brother and her friend on a quest to find her scientist father.    The Incredibles ...

From YouTube star to pop star

From YouTube star to pop star

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

January 26, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Former YouTuber and music sensation Troye Sivan released his new song “My My My!” on Jan. 10. In the past, Sivan has created hit songs like “Wild” and “Youth.” Sivan’s songs are dream pop, which is a subgenre of alternative rock. His fans expected a lot from the pop icon, and he has exceeded t...

Go Plane: Great concept, poor execution

Go Plane: Great concept, poor execution

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

January 26, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Set above a blue sky, the controllable plane in mobile app “Go Plane” can actively dodge incoming rockets through the swipes and movement of a player’s finger. The app features a variety of unlocks and is packed with possible challenges, unfortunately caused in part due to multiple technical issue...

Constant Track

Constant Track

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rider is an app that tests a gamer’s reaction skills. This game makes users follow a constant path, with small obstacles arising during the game, which can make it hard for players to advance and increase their scores as they play more. One unique feature is the bike-flipping part of the game. The bi...

The Game Stop: Harvest Moon Skytree Village

The Game Stop: Harvest Moon Skytree Village

By Amelia Abraham and Cordy Wettstein

January 24, 2018


Filed under Features, The Game Stop, Video Games

Harvest Moon Skytree Village is a repetitive, unintuitive game. Players spawn as a young adult on a farm, after selecting their gender and preferred name, and are greeted by the Harvest Goddess, who explains that Skytree Village was once able to be lush and beautiful when the Villagers cared. This gave ...