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“13 Reasons Why” Review

“13 Reasons Why” Review

Story by Daniela Burrows, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

What do you get when you mix stereotyped teen angst, an unrealistic suicide and a tape recorder? Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why,”a highly bingeable new series that attempts to navigate mental health and teenagerhood but misses it’s mark on several key ideas. Its utilization of a fantastic cast of break...

Lamar’s New Album Has Us All Saying “DAMN.”

Lamar’s New Album Has Us All Saying “DAMN.”

Story by Victoria Lee
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Top Stories

When you're Kendrick Lamar, the new music you create has to be original, earth-shaking, powerful, and completely unique. When you’re Lamar, you’re held to a certain standard when dropping a project. It’s a standard that rightfully comes with being one of music’s most influential culture-shapers...

“Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Will Take Your Breath Away

Story by Tristan Price, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

You wake to a strange and mysterious voice, only to find yourself in a damp and dark rock cave, alone with only the detached voice to guide you out. Following the directions of the voice, you make your way outside. As you walk forward, a warm light shines from the exit of the cave, and as you run from...

Power Rangers Reboot Kicks Up Childhood Memories

Power Rangers Reboot Kicks Up Childhood Memories

Story by Drew Atkins, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Movies, Reviews

It was easily one of the most anticipated movies this year. Something about a reboot of a childhood classic excites kids, and triggers a nostalgia most wouldn’t think a 16-year-old could have. Whether you religiously watched Power Rangers shows, or just couldn’t avoid the merchandising commercials,...

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 716 “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 716 “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”

Story by Luke Oldham, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, The Walking Dead

We are going to War! The seventh season of “The Walking Dead” wrapped up in epic fashion. An intense battle between the Saviors and the combined forces of Alexandria, The Kingdom and The Hilltop finalized the remarkable season. Basically, the episode picked up where the last one left off....

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 715 “Something They Need”

“The Walking Dead:” Episode 715 “Something They Need”

Story by Luke Oldham, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, The Walking Dead, TV

In this week’s installment of “The Walking Dead,” the group paid a visit to Oceanside, the all-women community that Terra stumbled upon in weeks prior. Also, Sasha is captured by Negan’s Saviors and she pleads with Eugene to help her out. At the beginning of the episode, Terra comes clean...

“Kedi” Documentary Sheds Light on the Life of Cats in Instanbul

“Kedi” Documentary Sheds Light on the Life of Cats in Instanbul

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

A number of us have pets: dogs, cats, fish etc. But imagine a world where no being was owned by anyone and yet communities, families and individuals who coexist with animals while considering them to be their own children. This reality is true in the city of Istanbul, the setting for the moving documentary...

Kendrick Lamar Continues His Singles Saga on Today’s Surprise Song “The Heart Part Four”

Kendrick Lamar Continues His Singles Saga on Today’s Surprise Song “The Heart Part Four”

Story by Luke Oldman, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The undisputed king of hip hop, Kendrick Lamar, posted a simple roman numeral “IV” to Instagram on Thursday morning, leading many to believe he was hinting at a new upcoming album.  It all seemed to add up, being that Lamar has released three full-length studio albums in his career, and a fourth...

Umphrey’s McGee Throws a One-Two Punch at Observatory

Umphrey’s McGee Throws a One-Two Punch at Observatory

Story by Mary Ford, Arts Editor; Humor Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

As concert performances go, Umphrey's McGee can run hot and cold. Sunday night, they were on fire. Normally reminiscent of a free-form rock group like Phish, Umphrey’s McGee brought their sound down to a heavier tone at the Observatory. Celebrating someone’s birthday, the progressive jam band bro...

Low Fidelity: Obituary Releases New Album and Music Video

Low Fidelity: Obituary Releases New Album and Music Video

Story by Kieran Zimmer, Features Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Low Fidelity

Florida death metal legends Obituary returns to the graveyard once again with a new self-titled album, as well as a fun-yet-brutal video for lead single “Ten Thousand Ways to Die.” Musically, “Obituary” doesn’t stray from the old-school death metal formula derived by the band in the 1980s...

The Tale as Old as Time Returns to the Big Screen

The Tale as Old as Time Returns to the Big Screen

Story by Mallika Seshadri, Assistant Opinion Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Aware of Disney’s propensity for sappiness--yet ecstatic to see my childhood favorite Disney princess come to life in this live action rendition--I entered the theater to see “Beauty and the Beast” with one of my closest friends. We settled into our seats and as the excruciating number of commercials...

“Logan:” A Success in Marvel

“Logan:” A Success in Marvel

Story by Patrick Hall, Photo Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

It seems after what felt like a dynasty of multimillion blockbuster hits and soulless Hollywood money makers, Marvel has finally reached a place where they can claim they have produced a masterpiece. “Logan” is one of those rare superhero movies that come out once every decade, succeeding in their...

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