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Dungeons and Dragons: The nerdy 80’s hobby is now a modern sensation

Dungeons and Dragons: The nerdy 80’s hobby is now a modern sensation

by Thomas French and Matthew Strahlman

November 15, 2019

 “Okay. There are three goblins about 15 feet in front of you. Everybody, roll for initiative.” This scenario is familiar to D&D players and fans of Stranger Things as well. “Dungeons and Dragons” is an incredibly immersive role-playing game created in 1972 by Gary Gygax, and is still widely playe...

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo is best anime of the year

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo is best anime of the year

by Christian Dorsey, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Last month on The Lance, there was a review of the Demon Slayer anime. When reading this article, one would get the idea that this was the best anime of this year. That is simply wrong. A new anime is airing on Toonami that puts Demon Slayer to shame. Absolute shame. Ladies and gentlemen, this is only...

Raising Dion: This superhero storms into our hearts

Raising Dion: This superhero storms into our hearts

by Caroline Hobson, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Move over Marvel. Get ready for a new kind of superhero. Dion's magic and superpowers will glue  you to the television, begging for more. On October 4, Netflix, released a new original show called Raising Dion. The show focuses on a single mother struggling to raise a boy with “superpowers,” or...

Cheesy Movie Review: ”After” viewing it 3 times, can’t wait for sequel

Cheesy Movie Review: ”After” viewing it 3 times, can’t wait for sequel

by Kendall Martin, Editor

November 4, 2019

After, rated PG-13, is a romantic drama, directed by Jenny Gage available on Netflix beginning in the fall.  I've watched it three times.  It's not the world's greatest movie, but After is great for an "after"noon of movie-watching. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was rated 17% by the critics, and w...

Why are we so scared of clowns?

Why are we so scared of clowns?

by Emily Love, Editor

October 30, 2019

Are you scared of clowns?  You definitely are not the only one. There is a lot of stigma around clowns, especially with Pennywise, the killer clown in the new movie IT Chapter Two.  Representations of innocence, like dolls, mothers, and clowns become terrifying when they embody evil. The first clowns were jesters, profe...

Happy Halloween: Emphasis on “happy” with these 5 movies from childhood

Happy Halloween:  Emphasis on “happy” with these 5 movies from childhood

by Leah Bolger, Editor

October 28, 2019

Most people this Halloween are going to go for the big scare by watching IT 2, but I’d be more happy sitting at home and watching one of these five fan favorites!  Test your knowledge of these movies by taking this trivia quiz. Monster House Monster House was one of the more “spooky” movies I watche...

What happened to single-player RPGs?

What happened to single-player RPGs?

by Christian Dorsey, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Earlier this year, a server option known as World of Warcraft Classic for the MMORPG World of Warcraft was released that enabled players to experience the game as it was back in 2004. While a fun throwback, this gamemode doesn’t entirely encapsulate the genre’s single-player heritage, which goes all ...

Put on a happy face and go see Joker

Put on a happy face and go see Joker

by Jacob Blue, Managing editor

October 22, 2019

“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. ” - William Shakespeare in Hamlet What makes a character truly iconic? With a character like Hamlet, the interpretation of the character's motives and actions can be done a thousand times over and still convey a certain respect for the original source ...

Demon Slayer Season 1 creates a massive wave in the anime scene

Demon Slayer Season 1 creates a massive wave in the anime scene

by Thomas French, Editor

October 21, 2019

While some might be turned off by the mention of anime or manga, Demon Slayer feels like many other fantasy stories that western audiences are familiar with. Stories like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings have a similar dark fantasy vibe. Even if someone isn't a big anime fan, they should give Demon Slayer a chance.

Post Malone bends and blends genres in “Hollywood’s Bleeding” album

Post Malone bends and blends genres in “Hollywood’s Bleeding” album

by Ethan Hart and Alexis Fowler

September 30, 2019

Catchy. Boundary-pushing. Smooth. Introspective. These are all words that describe Post Malone's new album Hollywood's Bleeding with stunning accuracy. Its universality and earworm lyrics make this album a solid listening choice in the car at night with the windows down, during a tough workout in the g...

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