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“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...

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...