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Being the weagukin

Being the weagukin

By Josie Bennett, Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” ignited a K-pop explosion in America, and the Korean craze has continued to grow.   Yet for all its increasing popularity, the small country of South Korea is still a mystery to most Westerners. Author Frank Ahrens sheds some light on the enigmatic country from within its very...

The Gamestop: Vainglory

The Gamestop: Vainglory

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016


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

When the iPhone 6 was first announced at the 2015 Apple Keynote, there was a lot of attention given to one game in particular, and that game was Vainglory, a  Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) perfected for touch. It takes the foundation of the genre and adds it’s own flare, making it feel ent...

J-Views blends versatile tunes

J-Views blends versatile tunes

By Abbey Cadieux, Print Editor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

One of the best parts of watching any good documentary or television show is the soundtrack. Whether a song lays over swooping visuals of a snow-capped mountain or an illuminated cityscape at night, there is something about being fully entranced by the effect that instrumental music provides listeners with. ...

Britney Spears-based app is similar to other related games

Britney Spears-based app is similar to other related games

By Allison Lackner, Assistant Editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

If one is looking for a game to suck all their free time away, download Britney Spears: American Dream. The app seller, Glu Games Inc., stays true to their title. The games they produce are addicting. This company just released its newest game with Britney Spears, but it is essentially a replica of...

Lemonade tastes bittersweet

Lemonade tastes bittersweet

By Anna Post, Print Editor

May 23, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Watch out and fear the defiant wrath of Beyoncé’s new visual album Lemonade. The album is dynamic. It contains similar sweet beats to Bey’s previous hits while adding a zest of flavor with her new ones. Chilling tunes like “FOWARD” are mixed with vivacious melodies such as “6 INCH”. The...

‘Heathers The Musical’ opens at Ferndale theatre, pleases audiences

‘Heathers The Musical’ opens at Ferndale theatre, pleases audiences

By Alex Harring, Asst. Managing Editor

May 22, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

As a high school junior, Jordan Gagnon can probably relate to her character in Heathers The Musical easily. Heathers tells the story of Veronica Sawyer (played by Gagnon), a senior whose life is filled with teen angst, influenced by bad boys with bad dads and surrounded by death. Playing at The Ringwald in...

Sea Hero Quest helps Alzheimer research, is entertaining

Sea Hero Quest helps Alzheimer research, is entertaining

By Billy Moin, Managing Editor

May 19, 2016


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Video Games

Created by Glitchers in collaboration with several groups including Deutsche Telekom and Alzheimer’s Research, Sea Hero Quest is the result of an effort to devise a new way to collect dementia research. In the game, the character helps his father rediscover creatures he once found long ago. Playe...

Beyond 14 proves to be addictive

Beyond 14 proves to be addictive

By Giuseppe Parison, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Video Games

Beyond 14 is a simplistic yet addictive puzzle game in which the player must match tiles of the same number on a board to increase their score. Each tile has a number on it. As the user connects tiles of the same number, (it can be a connection of two or more), that tile has its number increased by...

The Game Stop: Bravely Second

The Game Stop: Bravely Second

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2016


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

In February 2014, Square Enix released Bravely Default worldwide to mainly positive reviews, including my own. Two years later, Bravely Second: End Layer takes players back to the fantastic world of Luxendarc to experience more of what the original did right. If you haven’t played the original B...

New season of The Americans offers interesting plot

New season of The Americans offers interesting plot

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Crime and love can be used to describe a typical thriller. However, season four of The Americans is not your typical thriller. The Americans is set in the 1980s during the Cold War. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are considered a normal American couple, but their true allegiance li...

Mind of Mine impresses vast audience

Mind of Mine impresses vast audience

By Asia Simmons, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Editor's note: An in-depth review of Zayn's album is featured in issue 12 of North Pointe. Former member of One Direction, Zayn Malik,  has came out with a solo album, Mind of Mine, which is a taste of pop, soul, hip hop, and electronic music. Mind of mine includes songs “It's you,” “Like I would,...

Riders adds action to original story

Riders adds action to original story

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

An original story paired with endless action, Veronica Rossi’s Riders will surpass the reader's expectations. Recovering from his own death, main character Gideon Blake experiences a series of strange events. Least of all is a mysterious girl informing him that he is now War, one of the four hor...