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Recovery Road is worth waiting for

Recovery Road is worth waiting for

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2016
Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

Rating: 4/5 stars Based off of the novel by Blake Nelson, Recovery Road is an interesting story that centers around high school junior Maddie Graham, who is reprimanded by her principal for being peer pressured into underage drinking. The principal gives her two options: expulsion or a sobriety progra...

Geometry Dash Meltdown is comprable to original

Geometry Dash Meltdown is comprable to original

By Caitlin Bush, Assistant Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rating: 2.5 stars Geometry Dash Meltdown is an almost identical version of RobTop Games AB previously successful app Geometry Dash. This makes it seem like an unnecessary creation, but it’s new features give it a spooky feel that may attract some gamers. The goal of the Geometry Dash Meltdown ...

Neo Monsters proves a successful successor

Neo Monsters proves a successful successor

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rating: 4 stars Boasting a similar storyline and setting to Pokemon comes Neo Monsters, the spin-off engineered for mobile devices. The app centers around your character as it navigates the peculiar, yet enticing world of Neo Monsters. Chalk-full of animal-like creatures that hold special powers, it i...

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
January 8, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4.5 stars When the fighting elements of Secret of Mana meet Roguelike elements of Rogue Legacy, the result is Wayward Souls. There isn’t much to base the story off of. Each character has their own individual narrative, but they’re all somewhat generic, stop-the-bad-guy type of plot. Wh...

Sims 4: Get Together proves a worthy expansion pack

Sims 4: Get Together proves a worthy expansion pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner
December 16, 2015
Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Sims 4: Get Together is the only expansion pack worth buying and downloading to this date in order to enjoy gameplay. The expansion pack is worth the $40 price since it adds things Simmers couldn’t even imagine in their wildest dreams, exceeding their expectations. The expansion pack comes with a Eur...

The Game Stop: Project X Zone

The Game Stop: Project X Zone

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2015
Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4 stars If there were three words to describe Project X Zone (pronounced “cross zone”), they’d be “an enjoyable mess.” By combining the various game franchises of Sega, Namco Bandai and Capcom, Project X Zone delivers a surprisingly complicated mix of tactical role play and fighting gam...

Ham for Hamilton

Ham for Hamilton

By Sarah Wietecha, Assistant Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Any new show added to Broadway has some big shoes to fill. Hamilton, the newest edition to 46th street, does not disappoint. America’s founding fathers are reborn on stage to share the story of the youngest founding father and the face of the $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton. It follows Hamilton’s jour...

Purpose matures teenage heartthrob

Purpose matures teenage heartthrob

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor
November 22, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Justin Bieber has made a lot of mistakes, but clearly, it’s not too late to say sorry. Whether it was abandoning his pet monkey in a German airport, visiting a brothel in Rio or tearing through a residential area full of kids in his Ferrari, we all held a grudge against the doe-eyed singer. Bieber...

The Game Stop: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

The Game Stop: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2015
Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

3.5 stars If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That is the philosophy of Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, since it combines elements of games from the Super Nintendo era of gaming into an engaging puzzle platformer. The story itself is silly on purpose. Legend tells of an extraordin...

VIXX concept album adds charisma to Kpop group

VIXX concept album adds charisma to Kpop group

By Josie Bennett, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Kpop group VIXX, or Visual Value in Excelsis, is known for its six talented members N, Ken, Leo, Ravi, Hongbin and Hyuk. The band has brought together extravagant concepts ranging from colorful to dark into their new concept album Chained Up.  This new release takes a turn from their comeback album Lov...

Out-of-this-world plot highlights positives of The Martian

Out-of-this-world plot highlights positives of The Martian

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2015
Filed under Movies, Reviews

Rating: 3.5 stars Just the fact that reputable eye-candy and A-lister Matt Damon is the lead actor in The Martian is reason enough to watch the newly released movie. The flick itself, released Oct. 2, blends a gripping plot with dry humor in a captivating yet feels-as-if-it’s-nine-years-long movi...

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under Books, Reviews

From the master of scary stories The Shining comes a new collection of short stories called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. In this new book, Stephen King has once again demonstrated his ability to write stories that cause readers to jump out of their skins. However, the stories are not all just spooky sci-fi...