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“Cuphead”: diamond in the dirt

“Cuphead”: diamond in the dirt

November 20, 2017

“Cuphead” is a crisp, action-packed, surprisingly difficult 1930s-styled and cartoon-based sidescroller that was released in late September of this year exclusively on the Xbox One and Windows platforms. The game had been in development for the past seven years, which seems long,  but when you look at the painstaking process of making the game, you can see where this time went. It is a “rubb...

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

November 8, 2017

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo. The movie is about Thor finding himself on a strange planet while having a run in with the Hulk and trying to battle the evil goddess Hela at the same time. As usual I’ll start out with the positives. Chris Hemsworth does a great job at playing Thor, he pretty much was born to play Thor...

The toss-up of college athletics

The toss-up of college athletics

November 7, 2017

During one of my swim practices, I was listening in on a conversation about my teammates who want to swim in college and how they are looking at colleges primarily for their swimming programs. This sparked my attention because as a student who has a passion for sports and who has considered playing sports after high school, I have always battled the question on whether or not playing division sports ...

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

November 2, 2017

“Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is directed by Tyler Perry and stars Tyler Perry, Tito Ortiz and Diamond White. The story (if you wanna call it a story) is about Madea’s daughter wanting to go out and party on Halloween with these frat guys from a college that is near their house and her dad and Madea do not want her to go. I guess I’ll go ahead and start out with the little amount of good thing...

Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

September 26, 2017

“Logan Lucky” is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Seth MacFarlane. The movie depicts two brothers attempting to pull off a heist in North Carolina during a NASCAR race. The movie does a great job at making a solid heist movie and does not go for the usual cliches like a lot of movies are doing now. One thing the movie does really well is crea...

Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

August 30, 2017

I was looking through Netflix one day and instead of watching “Narcos” like I was going to, I spotted this movie called “Chasing Coral”. “Chasing Coral” is a documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski and stars famous marine biologists Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, and Phil Dustan. The movie describes how the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been slowly bleaching since 1986 and ho...

Life of a high school student

Life of a high school student

April 7, 2017

As a high-school student, life can often be busy with extracurricular activities. Schoolwork, jobs, sports, fine-arts and clubs are just a few of the things that fill the time of many teenagers. Although having several activities going on at one time can be stressful, students find that participating in things they enjoy is fun. Senior Maddie Ganka has filled her time with choir, friends and h...

Sgt. Pepper’s: 50 years later

Sgt. Pepper’s: 50 years later

April 3, 2017

Arguably the most iconic music group ever, The Beatles were on top of the world throughout the early to mid 1960’s. They were teenage heart throbs the minute they appeared on Ed Sullivan in 1964. Yet only three years later, they embraced the drug culture, grew mustaches, and significantly matured past their once teenage audience. “We’re more popular than Jesus now,” quipped Lennon in 196...

Tale as old as time

Tale as old as time

March 23, 2017

The film “Beauty and the Beast” released March 17, 2017, was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. This movie is a romance/fantasy directed by Bill Condon. Belle is a girl trying to save her dad from a beast. The Beast used to be human, but had a curse placed on him for not helping a women during a storm. Belle’s dad was also looking for shelter during a storm, but he was ...

“Appetite for Destruction” 30 years

“Appetite for Destruction” 30 years

February 21, 2017

30 years ago Ronald Reagan was president, the economy boomed, gangster rap emerged with N.W.A., Matthew Broderick was exalted for his lead in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and MTV was constantly on the TV set. However, you cannot complete 1987 without the hit album Appetite For Destruction from Guns N’ Roses. Recorded in March ‘87, the most commercially successful debut album ever was released by Gef...

Ride the Vaporwave

Ride the Vaporwave

January 12, 2017

There are a lot of genres, sub genres, and micro genres within the fine art of music and the variety is so vast that finding new and original content can be pretty easy. However, finding something truly unseen and unique in all of the clutter is a rare thing. Usually, you end up with something new, but you can tell that it drew a lot of inspiration from somewhere else. Yet, every once in awhil...

40 years since the release of “The Stranger”

40 years since the release of “The Stranger”

January 12, 2017

After being launched into super stardom in the early 1970’s from the success of his two first albums, Cold Spring Harbor and Piano Man, Billy Joel was under harsh inspection from the media due to the moderate commercial success and the unfavorable critical response to his next two albums, Streetlight Serenade and Turnstiles. However, Joel made a comeback and perfected his craft with the release of his sm...

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