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Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Caitlin McAndrew-Beckmen, Designer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Digital Media, Entertainment, Movies, Opinion

"Beauty and the Beast" takes the movie theaters by storm with excellent actors and actresses, beautiful sets, makeup and costumes. The original animated film came out in 1991 and was a big hit amongst family households and still is today. With a cast of well known actors and actresses, "Beauty and the ...

Review: Mass. St. Fish House

Review: Mass. St. Fish House

Sam Mohanty, Reporter
January 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

  Walking into The Fish House, I thought it would be one of those fancy places where a high school student couldn’t afford anything on the menu. Noticing the fancy lighting, fish bar and jazz playing in the restaurant, I started worrying that maybe I did not bring enough money. I sat down before...

Review: “Spin!: Neapolitan Pizza”

Review: “Spin!: Neapolitan Pizza”

Rowan Plinsky, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Food, Top Stories

On the drive to "Spin!: Neapolitan Pizza", a slight debate took place in the back of my mother’s Toyota Corolla. My entire family was hungry, except for my mother. I made the suggestion for her to just order some french fries and then sample everyone else’s plates. To which she countered with: “Rowan,...

Review: “Battlefield 1”

Review: “Battlefield 1”

Jackson Barton, Online Editor in Chief
November 15, 2016
Filed under Digital Media, Entertainment

“What follows is frontline combat. You are not expected to survive,” a title card says, seconds before the player is thrusted into the shoes of an American soldier in northern France during World War 1. The player has one impossible objective: hold the line. The German Empire’s desperate advance...

Earthquake sways student body, community

Earthquake sways student body, community

Jackson Barton, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

“I’m speechless. I can’t believe it. It was such an ordeal, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forget it in my whole life,” an anonymous sophomore said. Many students can recall the Great Kansas Quake of 2016 which occurred on September 3, that is if they were awake. But for the survi...

Review: “Don’t Breathe”

Review: “Don’t Breathe”

Jake Clark, Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Health and Lifestyle, Movies, Top Stories

Horror and thriller films in the past few years have been infamous for their bad performances, predictability and disconnected characters. The recent film release “Don’t Breathe” is no different. The premise of “Don’t Breathe” is this: a group of financially unstable teenagers are plan...

Modern R&B icon Frank Ocean stuns listeners with first album in four years

Modern R&B icon Frank Ocean stuns listeners with first album in four years

Sam Spencer, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 10, 2016
Filed under Digital Media, Entertainment

“Blonde” opens in a dream state. It feels simplistic, calm, like you are listening from the bottom of a swimming pool. Somewhere between the start of the album and the end of the second track, “Ivy”

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Pokemon GO catches attention of students, community

Pokemon GO catches attention of students, community

Jackson Barton, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Health and Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

Over the summer, the nation was suddenly engulfed by the largest “Pokémania” since 1999. The international phenomena to “catch ‘em all” reached students and teachers alike.

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Review: “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Review: “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Evan Frook, Reporter
May 5, 2016
Filed under Movies

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice suffers from an excess of ideas and lack of organization. It had it’s high points, but was irresponsible with management. The movie commits too much time preparing for the films following it (read: studio pressure) to leave enough for the long list of ideas that the...

Editor reviews Basil Leaf Cafe

Editor reviews Basil Leaf Cafe

Sam Spencer, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Food

My first impression of Basil Leaf Cafe was that it was closed. When I drove by, the lights were so dim they didn’t look like they were on. My next step after realizing the restaurant was open was attempting to find a parking spot. A small lot behind the cafe, located at 616 W 9th St...

Copy editor shares her experience at Genovese

Madi Engnehl-Thomas, Copy Editor
March 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Food

When walking downtown, you don’t really notice certain restaurants. Usually I’m not willing to spend more than $10 on a meal, simply because I’m practically a starving student, even though my parents pay for majority of my things. A friend and I went to Genovese, or as their sign said, “Geno...

Locked In recieves mixed reviews by reporter

Locked In recieves mixed reviews by reporter

Lauren Brittain, Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

There were 26 minutes and 30 seconds left on the clock. The room was growing hotter. As we opened the last lock in the room we hoped to find the four numbers needed to unlock the keypad on the door. Instead, we peered inside the cabinet to find a hidden room, full of more locks and clues we had...

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