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Mr. Jump

Mr. Jump

By Abbey Cadieux, Intern

March 31, 2015


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rating: 3 stars Current Apple App Store “editor’s choice” game Mr Jump is one of the more difficult obstacle jumping games on the market. Indie software studio 1Button is responsible for the creation of this predictably simple way to pass time. The app has experienced near overnight success,...

Crossy Road

Crossy Road

By Sarah Wietecha, Intern

March 17, 2015


Filed under Apps, Reviews

3 stars Crossy Road; Hipster Whale; November 20, 2014; Android and Apple; free The first thing that a user of the app Crossy Road sees on the screen is a pixilated chicken and a whale. The app is reminiscent of the classic game Frogger and is just as addicting. Crossy Road starts out with an average ...

Agent Alice app

Agent Alice app

By Josie Bennett, Assistant Editor

March 15, 2015


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rate: 3 stars To those who love all things mystery, a new game has come out to satisfy your insatiable mystery craving. A new gameplay app called Agent Alice has proven to be puzzling, entertaining and worthy of players’ consideration. In the game, the player in placed in the role of the main c...

Helix Season Two

Helix Season Two

By Katelynn Mulder, Intern

March 14, 2015


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

The survivors from Helix season one come back to investigate a new pathogen on an island where a mysterious cult has lived for the past 500 years. The cast is led by Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell), Brother Michael (Steven Weber), Dr. Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky) and Dr. Sarah Jordan (Jordan Hayes). The sh...

Brave Frontier

Brave Frontier

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

In a time where free-to-play mobile games are either quick cash-ins or lack substance, Brave Frontier stands out. Brave Frontier is based in the world of Grand Gaia, which is divided into six continents. The player, who is a summoner, is brought into the world by Lord Lucius, the guardian of the world....

Jupiter descending

Jupiter descending

By Josie Bennett, Assistant Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Uncategorized

  A year after its failed  pre-release in 2014,  Jupiter Ascending has now reached theaters. The initial release, while viewed by a limited audience, received such negative reviews that the film’s full release was delayed and the entire movie was reworked. However, the movie itself is not...

PhotoMath fails to help

PhotoMath fails to help

By Billy Moin, Assistant Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Stars: 1.5 They’re all over Twitter: links to math apps that will supposedly do homework and help raise GPAs. But PhotoMath doesn’t get the job done. PhotoMath is an app that uses a phone’s camera to scan a math problem that it then solves. However, the app has multiple problems. When first opened,...

Impossible Road

Impossible Road

By Alex Harring, Intern

February 4, 2015


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rate: 2.5 stars If you're looking for a game that lives up to its name, Impossible Road is the perfect stop. But if you want a game that's easy to understand and play, then this app isn’t the right fit. Impossible Road boasts a cool blue and white design, however, its beauty is only skin dee...

Candy Crush Soda Saga

Candy Crush Soda Saga

By Lauren Sexton, Intern

January 28, 2015


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rate: 1 star Candy Crush Soda Saga is nothing but a bitter addiction. The award-winning Candy Crush Saga was released in 2012 and quickly developed into an obsession. Soda Saga was similarly marketed as a game with mind-bending puzzles and good graphics—a perfect recipe for a fun time. But this...

Sims 4: The Outdoor Retreat

Sims 4: The Outdoor Retreat

By Allison Lackner, Intern

January 27, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

  Rate: 4 stars While the wilderness has never the most attractive place, with bugs chewing on skin, noisy birds and crickets and the flesh-eating animals, a new game pack may make Sims fans willing to take on the outdoors. Origin released Sims 4 The Outdoor Retreat earlier this month. The...

The Namesake proves to be a page-turner

The Namesake proves to be a page-turner

By Dora Juhasz, Web section editor

January 15, 2015


Filed under Reviews

When Evan’s father committed suicide, it left his life in a tragic puzzle that seemed hopeless to piece together. The Namesake tells the painfully raw story of a gifted high schooler who just suffered the loss of his father in a way that has left a terrible emotional scar. After learning that h...

Purity Ring

Purity Ring

By Kaley Makino, Web Section Editor

December 14, 2014


Filed under Music

Last week Kim Kardashian may have broken the Internet, but this week Purity Ring shattered the electronic music scene. The two-part synthpop duo released an original song and video titled "Push Pull" for the first time, after a two year hiatus—and it doesn’t live up to the suspense. Purity Ring,...