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Sonny’s Side Note: How UFC was cheated out of a playoff spot

Sonny’s Side Note: How UFC was cheated out of a playoff spot

By Sonny Mulpuri, Web Managing Editor

January 1, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

There was only one undefeated college football team this season. That team was the University of Central Florida, who finished their season 13-0 after a 34-27 win over number seven ranked Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Now, in its fourth year, the College Football Playoff got to witness familiar faces compe...

School-lovers anonymous

School-lovers anonymous

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

When Rachel Berry said, “How lucky am I to have something so hard to say goodbye too?” as she graduated in “Glee,” I didn’t truly understand how she felt. Yes, I could watch the parting of ways at high school graduation. I could see the emotion glaring from the Netflix app on my iPhone. But...

“Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” by Green Day review

“Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” by Green Day review

By Elizabeth Ballinger, Page Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Photo credit: Green Da y Just over a year since their last album, “Revolution Radio,” was released, punk rockers Green Day have come out with a compilation of their greatest hits, spanning an almost 30-year career. It features songs from their first studio album, “Kerplunk!,” all the way to ...

Minding Invisible Illness

Minding Invisible Illness

By Erin Kaled, Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Over 50 million Americans—20 percent of the population. One in five people suffer from an autoimmune disease. Unfortunately, I am one of those people. I’m not looking for a pity party. I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m just a person asking for others to understand more about this “invisible il...

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

By The Editorial Board

December 6, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

The Michigan Senate is trying to use water to put out a grease fire. During a time when mass shootings are becoming a common occurrence, there has been public outcry for both more restrictions and freedoms on firearms. The Senate is taking a pro-NRA, pro-Republican route by expanding gun freedoms ac...

Sims 4: Cats & dogs gains features but loses pets

Sims 4: Cats & dogs gains features but loses pets

By Allison Lackner, Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

“Sims 4 Cats & Dogs,” the newest expansion pack for “Sims 4,” speaks for itself -- cats and dogs can now be integrated into gameplay. Introducing a pet into a Sim’s household makes it more realistic — but at the same time is a lot to handle. While the pack includes new clothing options...

“Air Born” exceeds former expectations

“Air Born” exceeds former expectations

By Katelynn Mulder, Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

“Air Born” by J.L. Pawley is a mix of fantasy and science fiction that is sure to attract any fiction lover. With many new twists, the novel hardly resembles “First Flight,” the first draft of the book previously available on Wattpad and Amazon. This allows for both old and new readers to exp...

Constant coordination

Constant coordination

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Executing technique and hand-eye coordination, “Darts of Fury” allows players to compete with friends and family in an entertaining game of skill and patience. The objective of the game is to hit the highest point values to lower one’s score with three darts. Once the darts are used up, it...

“Feelings” causes all the feels

“Feelings” causes all the feels

By Alex Goossen, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

  Hayley Kiyoko’s new single, “Feelings,” is about the feeling you get when you start to develope a new crush. The beat manages to be both soft and upbeat, the bass is smooth and adds a rich taste, the drums pop methodically. The whole song’s atmosphere is relaxing and works with the ...

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After much anticipation, Taylor Swift dropped “Reputation.” Selling over 700,000 copies on its first day, “Reputation” is the most talked about album this fall and is predicted to sell over 2 million copies — surpassing her past albums, each of which saw sales of over 1 million in the first ...

Latest episode of “The Walking Dead” resolves cliffhanger

Latest episode of “The Walking Dead” resolves cliffhanger

By Katelynn Mulder, Page Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Season eight, Episode three of “The Walking Dead,” “Monsters,” proved to be an interesting but lacking conclusion to the events of the previous episode. With the constant fighting now between Rick and Negan's forces, viewers are kept constantly on the edge of their seats. But much like previous s...

Sleep is for the weak

Sleep is for the weak

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

At two in the morning, most people are sleeping. Not Jake Miller. Since January of this year when he split from his record label, Miller spent the early hours of the morning in his room, learning how to play the piano and produce music from the comfort of his apartment. He began releasing what he ...