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“Ship of the Dead” leads with more good than bad

“Ship of the Dead” leads with more good than bad

By Katelynn Mulder, Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

The third book in the Magnus Chase series “Ship of the Dead,” leads the reader on a fast-paced, action packed, and often times hilarious quest to prevent Ragnarok, the end of the world. This installment in the series takes place an entire summer after the events of the last book, where Magnus...

‘American Made’ engages viewers with dramatic history

‘American Made’ engages viewers with dramatic history

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“American Made,” a movie inspired by true events, keeps viewers constantly engaged through fast-paced action and periodic, comedic breaks. Tom Hanks stars as Barry Seal, a commercial pilot who gets recruited by the CIA to take clandestine images of Central America during the Cold War. However, looking...

‘Gotham’ breathes new life into story-line

‘Gotham’ breathes new life into story-line

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

October 3, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

     Season four of “Gotham” premiered Thursday,  Sept. 21 on FOX. The episode was action packed from start to end and was overall really good.        This season they brought back a lot of older character but also introduced many new ones. They created the Scarecrow, Catwoman, P...

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

By Anna Post, Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

From being a puerile and bubbly childhood country star to becoming a more vulgar persona in early 2014, Miley Cyrus has proved to be dynamic. Her eclectic poppy undertones and electric vocals have changed, but Cyrus’s musical origins have always resided in country. In her new album “Younger Now,” Cyrus gr...

Super Mario Run shows potential

Super Mario Run shows potential

By Hannah Zalewski, Intern

September 29, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

If an addicting game that requires little effort on the player's part is what people are looking for, then Super Mario Run could be the perfect match. Super Mario Run consists of four intertwined games: World tour, Toad Rally, Kingdom builder, and Remix Ten. Campaign mode, or World Tour, allows players t...

The value of a bullseye

The value of a bullseye

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

September 28, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Without the tradition of archery, many of the achievements and values that I have would be hindered or non-existent. There would not be a first-place league trophy of an archer, quiver equipped and bow in hand on my bookshelf. The material possessions, though,  are not worth more the weekly occurrin...

The Good Place could take two paths in upcoming season

The Good Place could take two paths in upcoming season

By Amber Braker, Page Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

NBC’s Thursday night sitcom,“The Good Place,” offers an original and comedic depiction of the afterlife. The show builds a world in which there are two destinations after death: The Good Place and The Bad Place. Throughout one’s life, points are awarded and deducted for good and bad deeds. When on...

‘The People vs. OJ’ relives biggest trial in the 90’s

‘The People vs. OJ’ relives biggest trial in the 90’s

By Arzoo Chhaya, Intern

September 27, 2017


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

As the 10 year anniversary of the popular reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” approaches, fans are compelled to think of the family’s first shot at fame during the infamous trial of OJ Simpson, making the release of the 10 episode Netflix series, “The People vs. OJ,” all the more ...

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Seven months after releasing their debut album “Landmark,” Saint Paul, Minnesota natives Hippo Campus are back with a new EP. “Warm Glow” features three new tracks with a sound reflecting the title, but still manages to fall short. The record is nothing new from the band’s previously establ...

Sims 4: Toddler Stuff Pack review

Sims 4: Toddler Stuff Pack review

By Allison Lackner, Business manager

September 25, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Although simmers saw the appearance of toddlers in Sims 4, the update was missing cute clothes and accessories for the new characters. The latest Sims pack, Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack, promised new options for the toddlers to express their personalities, burn off energy and make friends, yet it fell s...

Abnormalities are becoming a routine

Abnormalities are becoming a routine

By Rory Angott, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Why? Why is this our world? Why does everything seem like the only way it can go is awry? It’s tough. Everyday news headlines threaten the destruction of our world by the governments that beg for our trust. By climate change. By the media. Anything that a government can point its finger at, it w...

Learning through literature

Learning through literature

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Uncategorized

Two weeks ago, a Mississippi school district made national headlines for pulling “To Kill A Mockingbird,” a historical fiction piece with a resonating message about equality and social injustice, from its curriculum. The school district released a statement, saying “the book made people uncomfo...