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Rop plays out a tired design

Rop plays out a tired design

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2015
Filed under Apps, Reviews

1 star ✫ The app Rop may be aesthetically-pleasing, but as the old saying goes, “it's what's on the inside that counts.” Although the design peaks users’ interests, its content is lacking. When the player opens the app to see beautiful shapes and simplistic lines and text, they're put in ...

The Game Stop: Okami

The Game Stop: Okami

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
November 6, 2015
Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4.5 Stars Practically bursting with traditional Japanese culture, Okami offers a palette of unique ideas. From the water color style of the graphics to the unique puzzle solving, Okami is a much different experience from most games. The story begins with a recounting of the legend of the...

Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack lacks true Halloween spirit

Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack lacks true Halloween spirit

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner
November 3, 2015
Filed under Reviews, Video Games

The only spooky thing about Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack is how little you get for $10. Halloween is associated with tricking-or-treating and haunted houses, both which this pack lacks. A new feature that comes with the pack is a pumpkin carving station. The Sims can increase their handiness skill (a hobby the Sim...

Sounds Good Feels Good lives up to its name

Sounds Good Feels Good lives up to its name

By Mora Downs, Life Editor
October 30, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Rate: 4 out of 5 stars ✫✫✫✫ Following their first arena tour, Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer released their sophomore album Sounds Good Feels Good. The record dropped on Oct. 23, and the album promotion kicked off at the beginning of the Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour. The ban...

New album revives Gomez’s image

New album revives Gomez’s image

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor
October 24, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Another Disney princess has arrived. While she hasn’t lost either of her heels or met her own Prince Charming, Selena Gomez is carrying on the Disney dynasty with her new album Revival. Gomez is counted among the ranks of this decade’s own modern royalty, Disney alums with the star power neede...

The Game Stop: The World Ends With You

The Game Stop: The World Ends With You

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2015
Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

  Many Role Playing Games (RPGs) have an extremely similar setting: knights, wizards, dragons and medieval times. That’s nice and all, but it becomes tiring after a while. That’s where The World Ends With You, or TWEWY for short, comes in. TWEWY follows the story of Neku Sakuraba, a te...

The Muppets perform their way back onto television

The Muppets perform their way back onto television

By Bella Lawson, Intern
October 20, 2015
Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

2.5/5 stars The echoes of “Mahna Mahnas” fade into a modern transformation. Previously portrayed as lovable puppets in shows and movies, children have obsessed over the Muppets since the first episode of Sam & Friends aired in 1955. However, on the new ABC show, the Muppets are featured in a n...

Beach House suprises fans with unexpected album

Beach House suprises fans with unexpected album

By Abbey Cadieux, Intern
October 20, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Beach House surprised fans recently with the drop of their sixth album Thank Your Lucky Stars. It is a premeditative collection of songs totally unrelated to their previous album Depression Cherry, released just two months ago. With Depression Cherry still in the spotlight, Beach House gave fans whiplash wi...

Fun Run 2 worth running out of storage

Fun Run 2 worth running out of storage

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2015
Filed under Apps, Reviews

3/5 Stars Not as fun of a run as the first one, Fun Run 2 recently released on the app store. It’s similar to the first, but the differences between the two range from hits to misses. The original game was victorious with its reviews: a hit with all ages with critics raving. Fun Run was very enjoyable so it...

Hearing Heathers: musical adaption doesn’t disappoint

Hearing Heathers: musical adaption doesn’t disappoint

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
October 17, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Remember that movie about the group of elites? The one about Heather, Heather and Heather? It's back and better than ever as an off-Broadway musical. The story is definitely memorable and the soundtrack proves it. Heathers: The Musical features a wide range of songs. It’s full of diverse tunes ...

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By Mora Downs, Managing Editor
October 12, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews, Uncategorized

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Ryan Adams’ heartwrenching cover of 1989 adds depth to Taylor Swift

Ryan Adams’ heartwrenching cover of 1989 adds depth to Taylor Swift

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor
October 11, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Is that Bruce Springsteen? Angus and Julia Stone? And why do those lyrics sound so familiar? It couldn’t be Taylor Swift. Or is it? Ryan Adams, former frontman of the alternative country group Whiskeytown, released a cover album of Taylor Swift’s multi-platinum album 1989, which dropped in...