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New book is necessary, interesting addition to popular series

New book is necessary, interesting addition to popular series

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews

“The Fall of Hades” is a unique continuation of the Michael Vey series. Author Richard Evan’s sixth edition to the series is likely to leave old fans wanting more but may disappoint those who expected this newest installation to live up to the expectations created by the last book in the series, “Storm of L...

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

By Emma Brock, Digital Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

While some may easily rise to stardom, others have to take the long road. The 1960s-style movie musical, “La La Land,” puts a romantic twist on the classic tale of aspiring artists in Hollywood. Mia (Emma Stone), a budding actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), an enthusiastic jazz musician, ...

Sheeran bounces back

Sheeran bounces back

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After an agonizing year-long sabbatical, Ed Sheeran has returned to the world of music, releasing two singles on Jan. 6.  The new singles, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” offer a taste of what will be on his new album “Divide,” which comes out March 3.   “Castle on the Hill...

New app dies on the grapevine

New app dies on the grapevine

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Vine, the popular social media network for shareable six-second videos, announced in October of 2016 that the app was closing its doors. Vine launched stars such as Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly and Ruth B, the singer of the popular song “Lost Boy,” into their careers. Now that Vine is officially shu...

NBC’s ‘Timeless’ is worth the time

NBC’s ‘Timeless’ is worth the time

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

NBC’s series, “Timeless”, combines science fiction and history to create an original take on the conventional time travel trope. It took a break from it’s first season for the holidays but will be returning to its usual time slot at 10 p.m. on Monday, January 16. The show chronicles the a...

‘Passengers’ is predictable yet entertaining

‘Passengers’ is predictable yet entertaining

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Passengers,” starring well-known and charismatic actors Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, portrays the lives of the only two awake spaceship riders Jim Preston (Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Lawrence) and the struggles they encounter on their ride to a new planet where they will start a new life. The...

From 2003 to 2016

From 2003 to 2016

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2016


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

The upbeat tunes of the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray” made their way to live TV on Dec. 7 on NBC. “Hairspray” tells the story of an overweight teenager who becomes a local TV star when she lands a spot on The Corny Collins Show. Taking place in 1962 Baltimore, Turnblad fights body shaming an...

‘It’s Strange!’ but who are we to judge?

‘It’s Strange!’ but who are we to judge?

By Josie Bennett and Alyssa McLarty

November 18, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

After a whopping 14 movies since its first release in 2008 with “Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to grow. Now with the latest face to the melting pot of cinema super heroes, “Doctor Strange” It avoids the cookie-cutter mold typical to the Marvel universe. Sure, it has a ...

Keys’ album hits all the right notes

Keys’ album hits all the right notes

By Anna Post, Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews

There have been numerous politically charged albums about social injustice and inequality on iTunes lately. But Alicia Keys’ latest album, “Here,” stands out from them all. After four years of agonizing silence, Alicia Keys emerges with a new look and new sound. She exchanges her eloquent pian...

Reigns app engages fun, logic

Reigns app engages fun, logic

By Tarun Sanikommu, Intern

November 16, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Created by DevolverDigital, Reigns is an app that feeds players’ authoritative side. In the game, players act as the king, making decisions that influence the kingdom itself, as well as the king personally. It doesn’t just focus on just one king though. After one king dies it moves on to the ...

98.7 Amp Radio’s Boo Bash is Halloween hit

98.7 Amp Radio’s Boo Bash is Halloween hit

By Emma Brock, Design Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Audio, Media, Music, Reviews, Video

Electronic dance music artist Diplo made his second appearance in Detroit on Halloween night. He was last at the Mad Decent Block Party this past August. Boo Bash is an event which 98.7 AMP radio hosts every Halloween. The event is full of EDM music, dancing and people dressing up in all kinds of dif...

The Game Stop: Cardinal Quest 2

The Game Stop: Cardinal Quest 2

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

“Cardinal Quest 2” is a Turn-Based Roguelike that began life as a flash game, and eventually made it’s way to mobile devices. Its simplistic nature makes it easy to pick up, but the complex design makes it hard to put down. Players take control of one character class out of a possible seven, each of which ...