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

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By Arzoo Chhaya, Intern

September 27, 2017

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

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By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

September 25, 2017

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

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By Allison Lackner, Business manager

September 25, 2017

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...

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

April 12, 2017

Loosely based on the book of the same name, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” explores the events leading up to a teenage girl’s suicide in a chilling, nonlinear narrative of her life. Enter Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). She’s cool and alternative, but like most teenagers, she wants to fi...

‘Powerless’ holds potential

'Powerless' holds potential

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017

Superhero movies and tv shows have become more and more popular in recent years. “Powerless,” a new series from NBC, takes this concept in a new direction. The sitcom airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and focuses on the story of ordinary citizens living in the calamity caused by the epic clashes betwee...

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017

As the album title and artwork suggest, “Blossom,” by the German indie-folk band Milky Chance, projects a brighter, more uplifting sound than the band’s first album, “Sadnecessary.” “Sadnecessary,” released in 2013, was filled with dark, moody tunes of bass and acoustic guitar. It incl...

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

Table 19 brings together an underrated cast for an average movie.

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017

“Pitch Perfect”’s Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, in the romantic, comedic and dramatic film, “Table 19.” Eloise, the ex-maid of honor, struggles to decide whether or not to attend the wedding of her oldest friend after her brother, and best man, dumped her over text. She eventually decides...

Gaudino’s serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

Gaudino's serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

By Caitlin Bush, Editor

March 6, 2017

The original Gaudino’s Italian Market opened in the early 1940s on the corner of Mack and Drexel in Detroit by Peter Gaudino. On Feb. 2, over 77 years after the original, the restaurant reopened. The restaurant has been in the Gaudino family for generations. Now his granddaughter, JoMarie and her ...

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

'Riverdale' brings Archie comics to life on screen

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017

From the CW comes a fresh take on a classic comic book series in the form of the new TV show: “Riverdale.” The series is on Thursday nights at 9 and is based on the Archie Comics with some notable differences.  It features the same beloved characters — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jo...

Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

By Josie Bennett, Editor

March 1, 2017

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

∞ 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

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...