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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...

Rihanna stages fresh, memorable concert

Rihanna stages fresh, memorable concert

By Anna Post, Print Editor

April 3, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

The lights dimmed. The stage glowed. The singing commenced. Rihanna begins the concert with her song “Stay” and the eloquent piano played along as the Queen of Pop made a dramatic entrance. In a jumpsuit and hood, she walked through the crowd with a cape flowing behind her. It seemed almost G...

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,...