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Movie Review: Alita Battle Angel improves live-action anime movies

Movie Review: Alita Battle Angel improves live-action anime movies

by Thomas French, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2019

December 15, 1990, the first issue of the manga Battle Angel Alita was released to Japanese audiences. A generation later, Western audiences watched the action-packed trailer for Alita: Battle Angel. My reaction was a cynical “How would Hollywood mess up?” Hollywood and anime movies have been ...

Listen to all your favorite songs…But at what cost?

Listen to all your favorite songs…But at what cost?

by Spencer Derrenberger and Michael Strathman

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“I like that I can download things and listen to them even without internet, so I don’t have to compromise all my data, or if I’m going on a flight or something.” That sounds great, right? Many music listeners feel the same way that Brooke Derrenberger, a Spotify subscriber, feels about musi...

Holmes and Watson: Fans not amused by Ferrell and Reilly team-up

Holmes and Watson: Fans not amused by Ferrell and Reilly team-up

by Emily DiPasquale and Amanda Krandell

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Fans all know Will Ferrell and John Reilly, the big comedic goofs from movies Talladega Nights,  Step Brothers, and Anchorman 2.  For their new movie, Holmes and Watson, everyone was prepared for an astonishing performance, but hopes were dashed when fans came to the realization that the movie is ...

The return of Rock N’ Roll: new bands create familiar 70’s sounds

The return of Rock N’ Roll: new bands create familiar 70’s sounds

by Josh Tidd and Vince Prouty

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

Many people today miss the sound of old rock and roll from the sixties and seventies, but modern bands often recreate this vintage sound. Here are some bands to listen to if you are interested in finding old, gritty, and distorted rock and roll. Led Zeppelin/Greta Van Fleet If you’re interested in the hard guitar driven rock o...

Finite tools, Infinite possibilities

Finite tools, Infinite possibilities

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

A majority of visual art programs for phones and tablets come at a cost, whether it’s a monetary charge in order to use the software or limited access to the "full version" tools. While Infinite Painter does set restrictions on the complex features of the app, restricting full access after a seven-day trial, ...

Best Stan Lee cameos of all time

Best Stan Lee cameos of all time

by Haley Enders and Lexi Keeling

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Stan Lee, a comic book writer, editor, and publisher, passed away on November 12th, 2018. At the age of 95, Lee left behind a legacy of the creation of numerous comic book characters. Lee was best known as the primary writer of Marvel Comics for two decades. Lee was the father of Marvel, having come up...

Bird Box – it’s worth taking your blindfold off to see

Bird Box – it’s worth taking your blindfold off to see

by Erich Miller and Ashley Visscher

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

The drama thriller Bird Box captured the hearts of many in the days following its release as one of the most anticipated Netflix originals of 2018.  In the opening of the film, the main character, Malorie, yells at her children to never take their blindfolds off, no matter what. The movie then cuts t...

FIFA 19: worth the money?

FIFA 19: worth the money?

by Braden Weinel and Jullian Rodriguez

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

In January, students try out their new gifts from over the holidays, especially video games. One game in particular that people are loving is FIFA 19. With new game modes, features, graphics, and play styles, the newest edition of the FIFA series has definitely grasped our attention. While the grass ...

PewDiePie is the KING of YouTube–at whatever cost

PewDiePie is the KING of YouTube–at whatever cost

by Tabitha Moses and Seth Moses

January 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Subscriber *clap* review *clap* Felix Kjellberg, more commonly known as PewDiePie has been the most subscribed YouTube channel since 2013. He is a Swedish YouTuber and individually creates, edits, and publishes all of his content.  However, T-Series, an Indian music and film company gave Kjellberg a run for his mo...

21 Savage produces unique second album

21 Savage produces unique second album

by Bailey Spore and Nick Hayslett

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

Late 2018, 21 Savage dropped his second studio album i am > i was (read “i am greater than i was”). Overall the album is great, minus one bad song. i am > i was is very different from the first album, but it's good. Soon after the album's release, on 12-21-18, 21 took to Twitter to announce that a fea...

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