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The Game Stop: Cave Story

The Game Stop: Cave Story

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2016


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

Cave Story was made entirely by one man: Daisuke Amaya. It took five years, and is one of the most famous independently developed games ever made. In the beginning, the game throws players into action immediately without a tutorial, and that’s surprisingly one of the best things about it. Nothin...

The 100 provides new twist on classic apocalyptic plot

The 100 provides new twist on classic apocalyptic plot

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2016


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

In a post-apocalyptic world, Clarke Griffin, along with 99 others, must try and survive on a possibly radioactive Earth. Filled with unseen developments and unique characters, author Kass Morgan creates a new take on the classic end-of-the-world story in The 100. After humanity put the world into ...

Current Serial season lacks novelty

Current Serial season lacks novelty

By Alex Harring, Web Assistant Editor

March 9, 2016


Filed under Podcasts, Reviews, Showcase

In 2009, Bowe Bergdahl was a household name. Bergdahl abandoned his post in Afghanistan only to be captured until 2014 after the Taliban made a deal with the United States government. He was an icon for the war with many asking the same unanswered question: why did he leave his post? It’s 2016 and...

RWBY web series provides unique plotline

RWBY web series provides unique plotline

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Created by the late Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth, RWBY (pronounced “ruby”) is a web series that recently made it’s way to Netflix. Initially designed to promote Poser Pro 2014, the show has evolved into one of the most enjoyable web series ever created. RWBY takes place in the world of Remnant, which is chaot...

Pool provides refreshing listening experience

Pool provides refreshing listening experience

By Abbey Cadieux, Assistant Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 4 stars There’s a certain odd feeling that comes with driving down a mysteriously vacant cityscape just after dark. Indie pop band Porches’ newest album, Pool, encaptures that exact scene. For listeners looking for something to play while cruising down lit-up streets and feeling dreamy,...

Sensational actors play out predictable plot

Sensational actors play out predictable plot

By Allison Lackner and Bella Lawson

February 9, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 3.5/5 stars As the eleventh whirlwind romance to be produced from novel to film, Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice, had big shoes to fill. The movie is just like the other soppy love stories but with enhanced performances and visually-appealing scenery. The differences  made the same old same...

Sia releases captivating new album

Sia releases captivating new album

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 4 stars In her lyrics, Sia claims to not care about singing on key, but someone on her team must. Her new album, This Is Acting, is by far her most powerful set yet. Boasting a power-plop sound, Sia clearly moved past provocative cage dancing to convey her message. The beginning of the a...

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack delivers boho style, but lacks movies

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack delivers boho style, but lacks movies

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

February 2, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack adds a boho chic theme along with two movie related items to the Sims world. The themes combined aren't compatible but the items prove useful for Simmers due to well execution. Still, EA should have created two separate packs, one for the boho items and one with a wider ...

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2016


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

4 stars Players will know off the bat if they’re interested in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe. Vocaloid music fans will appreciate the combination of dating simulator and rhythm game elements. Those who are on the fence may be put off by the style and difficulty, but will enjoy the presentation greatl...

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor

January 17, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Netflix’s Making a Murderer weaves a chilling tale of corruption and conspiracy in the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department and illuminates a web of lies that has ruined the life of Steven Avery. But this series is real—it isn’t a tale of conflict built around Matthew McConaughey's molasses...

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 3 stars In only their second movie together, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell play characters with polar-opposite personalities, different views on matters and often contradict each other. Brad Whitaker (Ferrell) is the smooth jazz radio station worker, lame and emotional stepdad who is just t...

Recovery Road is worth waiting for

Recovery Road is worth waiting for

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2016


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

Rating: 4/5 stars Based off of the novel by Blake Nelson, Recovery Road is an interesting story that centers around high school junior Maddie Graham, who is reprimanded by her principal for being peer pressured into underage drinking. The principal gives her two options: expulsion or a sobriety progra...