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The Game Stop: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

The Game Stop: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

3.5 stars If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That is the philosophy of Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, since it combines elements of games from the Super Nintendo era of gaming into an engaging puzzle platformer. The story itself is silly on purpose. Legend tells of an extraordin...

VIXX concept album adds charisma to Kpop group

VIXX concept album adds charisma to Kpop group

By Josie Bennett, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2015


Filed under Music, Reviews

Kpop group VIXX, or Visual Value in Excelsis, is known for its six talented members N, Ken, Leo, Ravi, Hongbin and Hyuk. The band has brought together extravagant concepts ranging from colorful to dark into their new concept album Chained Up.  This new release takes a turn from their comeback album Lov...

Out-of-this-world plot highlights positives of The Martian

Out-of-this-world plot highlights positives of The Martian

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2015


Filed under Movies, Reviews

Rating: 3.5 stars Just the fact that reputable eye-candy and A-lister Matt Damon is the lead actor in The Martian is reason enough to watch the newly released movie. The flick itself, released Oct. 2, blends a gripping plot with dry humor in a captivating yet feels-as-if-it’s-nine-years-long movi...

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2015


Filed under Books, Reviews

From the master of scary stories The Shining comes a new collection of short stories called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. In this new book, Stephen King has once again demonstrated his ability to write stories that cause readers to jump out of their skins. However, the stories are not all just spooky sci-fi...

Rop plays out a tired design

Rop plays out a tired design

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2015


Filed under Apps, Reviews

1 star ✫ The app Rop may be aesthetically-pleasing, but as the old saying goes, “it's what's on the inside that counts.” Although the design peaks users’ interests, its content is lacking. When the player opens the app to see beautiful shapes and simplistic lines and text, they're put in ...

The Game Stop: Okami

The Game Stop: Okami

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4.5 Stars Practically bursting with traditional Japanese culture, Okami offers a palette of unique ideas. From the water color style of the graphics to the unique puzzle solving, Okami is a much different experience from most games. The story begins with a recounting of the legend of the...

Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack lacks true Halloween spirit

Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack lacks true Halloween spirit

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

November 3, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

The only spooky thing about Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack is how little you get for $10. Halloween is associated with tricking-or-treating and haunted houses, both which this pack lacks. A new feature that comes with the pack is a pumpkin carving station. The Sims can increase their handiness skill (a hobby the Sim...

Sounds Good Feels Good lives up to its name

Sounds Good Feels Good lives up to its name

By Mora Downs, Life Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Music, Reviews

Rate: 4 out of 5 stars ✫✫✫✫ Following their first arena tour, Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer released their sophomore album Sounds Good Feels Good. The record dropped on Oct. 23, and the album promotion kicked off at the beginning of the Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour. The ban...

New album revives Gomez’s image

New album revives Gomez’s image

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor

October 24, 2015


Filed under Music, Reviews

Another Disney princess has arrived. While she hasn’t lost either of her heels or met her own Prince Charming, Selena Gomez is carrying on the Disney dynasty with her new album Revival. Gomez is counted among the ranks of this decade’s own modern royalty, Disney alums with the star power neede...

The Game Stop: The World Ends With You

The Game Stop: The World Ends With You

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

  Many Role Playing Games (RPGs) have an extremely similar setting: knights, wizards, dragons and medieval times. That’s nice and all, but it becomes tiring after a while. That’s where The World Ends With You, or TWEWY for short, comes in. TWEWY follows the story of Neku Sakuraba, a te...

The Muppets perform their way back onto television

The Muppets perform their way back onto television

By Bella Lawson, Intern

October 20, 2015


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

2.5/5 stars The echoes of “Mahna Mahnas” fade into a modern transformation. Previously portrayed as lovable puppets in shows and movies, children have obsessed over the Muppets since the first episode of Sam & Friends aired in 1955. However, on the new ABC show, the Muppets are featured in a n...

Beach House suprises fans with unexpected album

Beach House suprises fans with unexpected album

By Abbey Cadieux, Intern

October 20, 2015


Filed under Music, Reviews

Beach House surprised fans recently with the drop of their sixth album Thank Your Lucky Stars. It is a premeditative collection of songs totally unrelated to their previous album Depression Cherry, released just two months ago. With Depression Cherry still in the spotlight, Beach House gave fans whiplash wi...