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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 ...

The Game Stop: Slime Rancher

The Game Stop: Slime Rancher

By Amelia Abraham, Intern

October 27, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Slime Rancher is a toned-down, role-playing game made to satisfy gamers who’d like a break from more objective-based and stressful recreations. The player is free to roam around the Far, Far Range while being politely encouraged to corral slimes, sell the slime’s byproducts, and improve life on The Ranch. ...

Cuphead worth time and money

Cuphead worth time and money

By Amelia Abraham, Intern

October 20, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Saying that Cuphead is difficult game is an understatement. However, the diverse cast of bosses, interesting characters and the game’s charming style makes it a must-download for 2017. Cuphead was released on September 29th on Steam and Xbox One and already has overwhelmingly positive reviews ...

10 binge-worthy Netflix shows

10 binge-worthy Netflix shows

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

“Friends” This 1990s sitcom details the lives of six young New Yorkers, Monica (Courteney Cox), Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Joey (Matt Leblanc) and Chandler (Matthew Perry). The show follows their friendship, love, careers and parenthood along with...

“Color Ballz” is challenging fun

“Color Ballz” is challenging fun

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

October 16, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

The player sits there wondering where the time went after playing Color Ballz. The new updated version of this game is highly addictive for all ages. The player just wants to keep playing in hopes of beating their previous score. This app is an updated version of Arkanoid with a colorful twist....

‘TBH’ app proves to be popularity contest

‘TBH’ app proves to be popularity contest

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

October 16, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Only available in certain states including Michigan, TBH is an app used by many high schoolers to see who likes you and why. In the app, classmates can choose students for different polls based on what they think best fits one’s personality. When first opening the app, it generates through your ...

Season five of ‘The Goldbergs’ premieres on ABC

Season five of ‘The Goldbergs’ premieres on ABC

By Hannah Zalewski, Intern

October 13, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Season five of “The Goldbergs” premiered on Sept. 27th on ABC. Picking up right where it left off in season four, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is getting ready to go to college. In true Beverly Goldberg (Wendi Mclendon-Covey) fashion, she follows Erica to college and stays the first night in her daughter...

“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...