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‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

‘How to Murder Your Life’ falls flat

By Josie Bennett, Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Beauty enthusiast Caitlin Marnell, or Cat for short, is a New York-based writer who was formerly the beauty editor of Lucky Magazine but now works with XoJane. She dipped her nails in the autobiography genre with her book “How to Murder Your Life.” At first look the book seems very intriguing, especially with a title that makes readers...

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

In his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” Detroit rapper Big Sean reveals exactly why he won’t be taking any losses with a new, motivated outlook on both his life and music. From dropping his previous well-received albums, “Finally Famous,” “Hall of Fame” and “Dark Sky Paradise” t...

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

By Emma Brock, Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Following in the shadow of the successful horror flicks “The Ring,” and its sequel, expectations were set high for the newest addition, “Rings.” Viewers would think that recreating an old thriller in today's era would make it a lot more frightening to the modern day person. Unfortunately, that wasn’t...

Vinsetta Garage keeps history, adds new flavor

Vinsetta Garage keeps history, adds new flavor

By Erin Kaled, Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews, Showcase

Opened at the end of 2011, the restaurant Vinsetta Garage draws people in because of its historic background. While the garage unlocked its doors over 91 years ago, the place now has a new purpose: to serve food like burgers, mac & cheese, noodle bowls and coal-fired pies. From the light seepi...

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

By Maxwell Murray, Intern

February 6, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Syd, lead singer in The Internet, released her debut solo album “Fin.” The sound of the album can be described as a mixture of ‘90s R&B, taking inspiration from artist such as Aaliyah, yet it's still modern enough for today’s listeners. Syd, short for Syd Tha Kyd, started off her career in the altern...

The Game Stop: Project X Zone 2

The Game Stop: Project X Zone 2

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Building on an already good formula, “Project X Zone 2” makes major improvements across the board from its predecessor, cementing it as a vastly superior game. Much like the original, “Project X Zone 2” is a huge crossover between the video game franchises of Namco, Capcom and Sega. Despite...

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ keeps charming original features while building on storyline

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ keeps charming original features while building on storyline

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

February 4, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

The highly anticipated Netflix show, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” became available for streaming on Jan. 13. With high expectations from viewers, the remake proved to be just as interesting yet more entertaining than its predecessors. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” was first a book ...

New book is necessary, interesting addition to popular series

New book is necessary, interesting addition to popular series

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews

“The Fall of Hades” is a unique continuation of the Michael Vey series. Author Richard Evan’s sixth edition to the series is likely to leave old fans wanting more but may disappoint those who expected this newest installation to live up to the expectations created by the last book in the series, “Storm of L...

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

By Emma Brock, Digital Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

While some may easily rise to stardom, others have to take the long road. The 1960s-style movie musical, “La La Land,” puts a romantic twist on the classic tale of aspiring artists in Hollywood. Mia (Emma Stone), a budding actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), an enthusiastic jazz musician, ...

Sheeran bounces back

Sheeran bounces back

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After an agonizing year-long sabbatical, Ed Sheeran has returned to the world of music, releasing two singles on Jan. 6.  The new singles, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” offer a taste of what will be on his new album “Divide,” which comes out March 3.   “Castle on the Hill...

New app dies on the grapevine

New app dies on the grapevine

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Vine, the popular social media network for shareable six-second videos, announced in October of 2016 that the app was closing its doors. Vine launched stars such as Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly and Ruth B, the singer of the popular song “Lost Boy,” into their careers. Now that Vine is officially shu...

NBC’s ‘Timeless’ is worth the time

NBC’s ‘Timeless’ is worth the time

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

NBC’s series, “Timeless”, combines science fiction and history to create an original take on the conventional time travel trope. It took a break from it’s first season for the holidays but will be returning to its usual time slot at 10 p.m. on Monday, January 16. The show chronicles the a...