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New Netflix series tackles tough topics

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Loosely based on the book of the same name, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” explores the events leading up to a teenage girl’s suicide in a chilling, nonlinear narrative of her life. Enter Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). She’s cool and alternative, but like most teenagers, she wants to fi...

‘Powerless’ holds potential

‘Powerless’ holds potential

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Superhero movies and tv shows have become more and more popular in recent years. “Powerless,” a new series from NBC, takes this concept in a new direction. The sitcom airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and focuses on the story of ordinary citizens living in the calamity caused by the epic clashes betwee...

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

As the album title and artwork suggest, “Blossom,” by the German indie-folk band Milky Chance, projects a brighter, more uplifting sound than the band’s first album, “Sadnecessary.” “Sadnecessary,” released in 2013, was filled with dark, moody tunes of bass and acoustic guitar. It incl...

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Pitch Perfect”’s Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, in the romantic, comedic and dramatic film, “Table 19.” Eloise, the ex-maid of honor, struggles to decide whether or not to attend the wedding of her oldest friend after her brother, and best man, dumped her over text. She eventually decides...

Gaudino’s serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

Gaudino’s serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

By Caitlin Bush, Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews, Showcase

The original Gaudino’s Italian Market opened in the early 1940s on the corner of Mack and Drexel in Detroit by Peter Gaudino. On Feb. 2, over 77 years after the original, the restaurant reopened. The restaurant has been in the Gaudino family for generations. Now his granddaughter, JoMarie and her ...

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

From the CW comes a fresh take on a classic comic book series in the form of the new TV show: “Riverdale.” The series is on Thursday nights at 9 and is based on the Archie Comics with some notable differences.  It features the same beloved characters — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jo...

Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

By Josie Bennett, Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews

For consumers looking towards a new way to help them embrace the mindfulness lifestyle, “Aura” might just be the app to get them started. “Aura” is a personalized application that helps the user organize a happy zen-like lifestyle. It has designated “mindful moment” times for the user to parti...

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews

∞ Loop is a modern approach to the age-old puzzle game format. Inspired by the infinity symbol, it is deceptively easy to get entangled in this game, which tests players’ problem solving abilities and perception skills. The game is minimalistic in its design. Its graphics are unembellished, ran...

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

For those looking for a movie that keeps them on the edge of their seat, wondering how all of the seemingly random scenes connect, “A Cure for Wellness” is the perfect fit. The movie begins when newly-promoted Wall Street stockbroker Mr. Lockhart (Dane Dehaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss A...

‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

By Josie Bennett, Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

One of anticipated releases of the winter of 2017, Sheryl Scarborough’s new book “To Catch a Killer” boasts a thrilling mystery with teenagers working out a recent and decade old case. The mystery follows main character Erin Blake, whose mother was murdered 14 years ago. In the hopes of figuring...

The Game Stop: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

The Game Stop: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

“Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan” is a first-person RPG designed as a throwback to the genre’s text-based origins. It retains the same style of gameplay, but has a different plot than its predecessors. Players take control of an exploration guild, a group of adventurers who explore lab...

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After being called “the Beatles of this generation” by Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globe awards and boasting a No. 1 song on the charts, the Migos are showing listeners that their superstardom has only just begun in their second studio album. The rap trio, consisting of relatives Offset, Qu...