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The Ragnarok of superhero films is nowhere in sight with the success of Thor 3

The Ragnarok of superhero films is nowhere in sight with the success of Thor 3

by Nicholas Stephan, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As we approach 2018, Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe continues to impress fans and critics with their ‘marvelous’ films. Marvel finished the year strong with Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the Thor franchise released in early November. The rest of their films to be released till 2019 include Black P...

In the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” Dickens battles and defeats his inner Scrooge

In the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” Dickens battles and defeats his inner Scrooge

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017

Are the same old Christmas movies leaving you less than jolly? Do the repetitive plots and cheesy lines of Hallmark Christmas movies make you say “Bah Humbug?” For a breath of peppermint-fresh air, watch The Man Who Invented Christmas to witness “The Christmas Carol” told from the other side o...

Destiny 2: New and improved or a frustrating failure?

Destiny 2: New and improved or a frustrating failure?

by Tyler Roman, Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Praised by critics and complained about by the fans, the Destiny franchise released its second game September 2017. The game was made to be a fresh start, with all progress and items not moving over to the second game, to ensure that everyone had a fair chance when beginning the adventure. This gener...

Riverdale is back and will leaving you wanting more

Riverdale is back and will leaving you wanting more

by Greyston Harding, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

*SPOILERS AHEAD* Riverdale is back in the midst of its second season, and the show is more intense than ever. Riverdale is based on the classic Archie Comics, centering around Archie Andrews and his close group of friends, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. At the end of Season One, ...

Another new Taylor: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” constantly evolving

Another new Taylor: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” constantly evolving

by Yesenia Montenegro, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A brand new sound: Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated new album Reputation was released November 10. With 15 new songs on her sixth studio album, we get to hear a totally different kind of music from Swift. Swift has gone through an extreme transformation, but even though she and her music have change...

Flicker Album Review: Niall Horan produces first acoustic solo album

Flicker Album Review:  Niall Horan produces first acoustic solo album

by Lindsey Russo, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ever since Niall Horan’s new album "Flicker" came out, it has been playing on repeat on my phone. Niall Horan was previously a part of One Direction until they took a “break,” which eventually turned into a complete split. One Direction had been together for five years and became famous on X-Factor. Each member auditioned ...

Nothing strange here: Stranger Things Season 2 turns fans upside down

Nothing strange here: Stranger Things Season 2 turns fans upside down

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor in chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD* Stranger Things returned for its second season on October 27, 2017. In the week building up to the release, fans (including me) were foaming at the mouth. We had been waiting over a year for this, and when the show dropped, it did with a bang. More than most other series c...

Drama department puts on successful production of The Giver

Drama department puts on successful production of The Giver

by Emily Webb, Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017, Showcase

On Sunday, November 19, the drama department wrapped up its production of the 2017 fall play, The Giver. With excellent casting and use of sets and lighting, the cast and crew did a wonderful job of making this classic novel's coming-of-age story become colorful. The Giver is a story that centers ...

Get ready for sleepless nights with MBK’s sinister audio dramas

Get ready for sleepless nights with MBK’s sinister audio dramas

by Nicholas Stephan, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Halloween

In a world full of modern horror and cult classics, it’s rare that something other than a movie or book makes it big with fans and critics. The horror industry often finds itself incapable of bringing fresh scares to an audience that’s ‘seen it all’, but Youtube’s Mr. Betty Krueger’s popular a...

8 Reasons To Watch The 8th Season Of TWD

8 Reasons To Watch The 8th Season Of TWD

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Walking Dead First aired on AMC October 31, 2010. Seven years later the show is growing more popular every day. Season 8 premiered, October 22, 2017, her's why you need to watch. 1. Modern-Day horror Story We follow the story of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as he wakes up from a coma as a resu...

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