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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 ...

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 ...