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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...

‘Passengers’ is predictable yet entertaining

‘Passengers’ is predictable yet entertaining

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Passengers,” starring well-known and charismatic actors Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, portrays the lives of the only two awake spaceship riders Jim Preston (Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Lawrence) and the struggles they encounter on their ride to a new planet where they will start a new life. The...

From 2003 to 2016

From 2003 to 2016

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2016


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

The upbeat tunes of the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray” made their way to live TV on Dec. 7 on NBC. “Hairspray” tells the story of an overweight teenager who becomes a local TV star when she lands a spot on The Corny Collins Show. Taking place in 1962 Baltimore, Turnblad fights body shaming an...

‘It’s Strange!’ but who are we to judge?

‘It’s Strange!’ but who are we to judge?

By Josie Bennett and Alyssa McLarty

November 18, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

After a whopping 14 movies since its first release in 2008 with “Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to grow. Now with the latest face to the melting pot of cinema super heroes, “Doctor Strange” It avoids the cookie-cutter mold typical to the Marvel universe. Sure, it has a ...

Keys’ album hits all the right notes

Keys’ album hits all the right notes

By Anna Post, Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews

There have been numerous politically charged albums about social injustice and inequality on iTunes lately. But Alicia Keys’ latest album, “Here,” stands out from them all. After four years of agonizing silence, Alicia Keys emerges with a new look and new sound. She exchanges her eloquent pian...

Reigns app engages fun, logic

Reigns app engages fun, logic

By Tarun Sanikommu, Intern

November 16, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Created by DevolverDigital, Reigns is an app that feeds players’ authoritative side. In the game, players act as the king, making decisions that influence the kingdom itself, as well as the king personally. It doesn’t just focus on just one king though. After one king dies it moves on to the ...

98.7 Amp Radio’s Boo Bash is Halloween hit

98.7 Amp Radio’s Boo Bash is Halloween hit

By Emma Brock, Design Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Audio, Media, Music, Reviews, Video

Electronic dance music artist Diplo made his second appearance in Detroit on Halloween night. He was last at the Mad Decent Block Party this past August. Boo Bash is an event which 98.7 AMP radio hosts every Halloween. The event is full of EDM music, dancing and people dressing up in all kinds of dif...

The Game Stop: Cardinal Quest 2

The Game Stop: Cardinal Quest 2

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

“Cardinal Quest 2” is a Turn-Based Roguelike that began life as a flash game, and eventually made it’s way to mobile devices. Its simplistic nature makes it easy to pick up, but the complex design makes it hard to put down. Players take control of one character class out of a possible seven, each of which ...

Sims pack offers variety of new locations, experiences

Sims pack offers variety of new locations, experiences

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

November 9, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Electronic Art’s goal for their new expansion pack, “Sims 4: City Living,” was to create a diverse town for its Sims citizens. And the creators did just that. It offers many new features, like a new city, careers, trait, furniture and clothes, that will appeal to all players. This pack makes...

‘Designated Survivor’ is worthy of the nation’s appreciation

‘Designated Survivor’ is worthy of the nation’s appreciation

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Since the scares of entire areas being wiped out during the Cold War, one cabinet member must sit out of every big event at the capital, so if a catastrophe were to occur while the many Washington bigwigs were gathered in one spot, someone would be able to take over the presidency. This person is call...

New Kendare Blake novel offers fresh idea, plot in uninventive genre

New Kendare Blake novel offers fresh idea, plot in uninventive genre

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

“Three Dark Crowns” by Kendare Blake will entertain any fan of series such as “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games,” where there is not only action and betrayal on the field but also behind closed doors. In Fennbirn, three triplets are born to the queen. Separated at birth, each is doomed to inherit a powe...

Back with a bang

Back with a bang

By Asia Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After taking a break from music for a few years, Solange Knowles comes back with a bang. Born in Texas, she has made the charts with her recent album “A Seat at the Table.” This is Knowles’ third album, following “Solo Star,” ”Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams” and 2012 EP(extended play), “...