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Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch: An episode you just can’t review

Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch: An episode you just can’t review

by Alex Dembeck and Darbe Reesman

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

Warning: This article contains spoilers You’d be lying if you said that you’ve never watched a show and wished you could have changed the ending or the choices made by the characters. Thanks to Netflix, now you can. Within the last two years, Netflix has released four interactive children's televi...

Aquaman— DC Comic rises to the surface but still sinks below Marvel

Aquaman— DC Comic rises to the surface but still sinks below Marvel

by Maya Apau and Daniel Apau

January 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Will Aquaman remain in Atlantis or on the stage of the Oscars? Imagine if you were split between two worlds: Atlantis and Earth. For DC Comic  underwater superhero, on land he is Arthur Curry, and underwater he is Aquaman. Aquaman is a Warner Bros, DC Comic movie that is about the city of Atlantis bein...

Smash Ultimate smashes expectations: Players love new characters and modes

Smash Ultimate smashes expectations: Players love new characters and modes

by Dana Kullgren and Alex Kullgren

January 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

9.95/10 stars How did a video game released in December sell over 3 million copies in less than two weeks and win Best Fighting Game of the Year and Best Game on the Nintendo Switch? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the newest game in the Smash Bros. series, and it achieved all of the above due to its i...

How to Thrift Like a Teen: Tips to update your 2019 wardrobe

How to Thrift Like a Teen: Tips to update your 2019 wardrobe

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-In-Chief

January 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

For the past few years, we’ve seen a resurgence in the market for resale and consignment shops. Second-hand stores like Goodwill are no longer shameful places to shop. In fact, according to research by global consulting group WSL Strategic Retail, Gen Z-rs are spending 40% more time in consignment sho...

Graduate Robisch makes Mice, a short film, with the help of theater students

Graduate Robisch makes Mice, a short film, with the help of theater students

by Cara Bond and Jacob Blue

January 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

On January 3, 4, and 5, alumni and former theater student Lincoln Robisch (Class of 2017), along with his film team from Towson University, gathered in the auditorium to begin filming for Robisch’s short film, Mice. Based on John Steinbeck’s acclaimed novel Of Mice and Men, Robisch’s film showcases...

Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

On December 7, Netflix released the new film Dumplin', based on the novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. Having loved the book, I was eager to see how the movie measured up, especially since it was produced by a streaming service instead of by a production company like Warner Bros. or Universal. I must say...

Rappers stay relevant with new releases

Rappers stay relevant with new releases

by Andrew Lyons, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

The last two years have seen a rebirth for the hip-hop genre, prominently with the birth of the subgenre, “mumble-rap” encompassing a majority of the new generation rappers. With new sounds and subgenres, Only a select few manage to rise to stardom. One way the rappers stand out in the crowd i...

What happens when you combine Disney and Final Fantasy? A Kingdom Hearts review

What happens when you combine Disney and Final Fantasy? A Kingdom Hearts review

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Have you ever wanted to be severely confused about a plot while simultaneously cursing Donald Duck under your breath? That is essentially the Kingdom Hearts experience. The original and first Kingdom Hearts is a Playstation 2 game released on March 22, 2002. Though it may seem like an odd combinat...

Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” approaches loss in a masterful blend of past and present

Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” approaches loss in a masterful blend of past and present

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Five brothers. One Murderer. One mother. One lover. One girl. An odd assortment of animals, including but not limited to a mule residing in the kitchen. From the first chapter, Markus Zusak’s book Bridge of Clay is a rich tapestry of characters and history, backstories and modern day conflict. It is a ...

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