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Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

By Josie Bennett, Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews

For consumers looking towards a new way to help them embrace the mindfulness lifestyle, “Aura” might just be the app to get them started. “Aura” is a personalized application that helps the user organize a happy zen-like lifestyle. It has designated “mindful moment” times for the user to parti...

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews

∞ Loop is a modern approach to the age-old puzzle game format. Inspired by the infinity symbol, it is deceptively easy to get entangled in this game, which tests players’ problem solving abilities and perception skills. The game is minimalistic in its design. Its graphics are unembellished, ran...

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

For those looking for a movie that keeps them on the edge of their seat, wondering how all of the seemingly random scenes connect, “A Cure for Wellness” is the perfect fit. The movie begins when newly-promoted Wall Street stockbroker Mr. Lockhart (Dane Dehaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss A...

‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

By Josie Bennett, Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

One of anticipated releases of the winter of 2017, Sheryl Scarborough’s new book “To Catch a Killer” boasts a thrilling mystery with teenagers working out a recent and decade old case. The mystery follows main character Erin Blake, whose mother was murdered 14 years ago. In the hopes of figuring...

The Game Stop: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

The Game Stop: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

“Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan” is a first-person RPG designed as a throwback to the genre’s text-based origins. It retains the same style of gameplay, but has a different plot than its predecessors. Players take control of an exploration guild, a group of adventurers who explore lab...

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After being called “the Beatles of this generation” by Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globe awards and boasting a No. 1 song on the charts, the Migos are showing listeners that their superstardom has only just begun in their second studio album. The rap trio, consisting of relatives Offset, Qu...

Highly anticipated flick features strong acting, plot, but lacks exciting ending

Highly anticipated flick features strong acting, plot, but lacks exciting ending

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews

Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities or personality states remain present and may alternately take control of an individual. These different identities may have different mental ages, mental states ...

‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

By Josie Bennett, Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Beauty enthusiast Caitlin Marnell, or Cat for short, is a New York-based writer who was formerly the beauty editor of Lucky Magazine but now works with XoJane. She dipped her nails in the autobiography genre with her book “How to Murder Your Life.” At first look the book seems very intriguing, especially with a title that makes readers...

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

In his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” Detroit rapper Big Sean reveals exactly why he won’t be taking any losses with a new, motivated outlook on both his life and music. From dropping his previous well-received albums, “Finally Famous,” “Hall of Fame” and “Dark Sky Paradise” t...

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

By Emma Brock, Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Following in the shadow of the successful horror flicks “The Ring,” and its sequel, expectations were set high for the newest addition, “Rings.” Viewers would think that recreating an old thriller in today's era would make it a lot more frightening to the modern day person. Unfortunately, that wasn’t...

Vinsetta Garage keeps history, adds new flavor

Vinsetta Garage keeps history, adds new flavor

By Erin Kaled, Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews, Showcase

Opened at the end of 2011, the restaurant Vinsetta Garage draws people in because of its historic background. While the garage unlocked its doors over 91 years ago, the place now has a new purpose: to serve food like burgers, mac & cheese, noodle bowls and coal-fired pies. From the light seepi...

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

By Maxwell Murray, Intern

February 6, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Syd, lead singer in The Internet, released her debut solo album “Fin.” The sound of the album can be described as a mixture of ‘90s R&B, taking inspiration from artist such as Aaliyah, yet it's still modern enough for today’s listeners. Syd, short for Syd Tha Kyd, started off her career in the altern...