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Marvel’s top five

Marvel’s top five

Katie Ryan, Practicum Writer

December 3, 2017


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In the wake of a new “Infinity War” trailer and the 10th anniversary of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” (MCU) coming up, it’s time to reflect on the reason college students even go to the movies anymore. Granted, everyone has their own opinions and their own preferences when it comes to...

The new 2018 Grammy nominations

Taylor Stenroos, Practicum Writer

December 3, 2017


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Awards season is coming back in full swing as the nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday morning. The nominations were met with both praise and criticism as artists compete for the sought-after titles. Jay-Z is currently leading off the nominations with a total of eight,...

Honor and Glory: giving depth to the whimsical

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

December 3, 2017


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Last week, I went in depth with analyzing the effects of World of Warcraft returning to its roots with faction warfare, and the visually stunning cinematic that accompanied the announcement of Battle for Azeroth. This week, we’ll be looking at the somewhat out-of-left-field cinematic “Honor and Glory.” Announced...

The Switch: a year in review

The Switch: a year in review

Bernie Bronsberg, Photography Editor

November 21, 2017


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This past summer Nintendo continued their innovative tradition with the release of the Switch, the world’s first fully portable home console. As the year comes to a close many are asking if the Switch will live up to the hype or will it follow in the path of the Wii U? The device itself is a compact...

The reputation of Swift

The reputation of Swift

Rachel Spurlock, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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After nearly a year of social media silence, Taylor Swift has finally released her much anticipated album “Reputation.” Swifties have anxiously awaited this sixth studio album to see what era of Taylor we should expect for her next world tour. “Reputation” released Friday, Nov. 10 through Big...

Battle for Azeroth:

Battle for Azeroth:

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

November 12, 2017


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It’s that special time of year again when the nerds of the world unite in Irvine, California to celebrate the unveiling of all new things Blizzard. The company, after merging with Activision some years ago, has since produced such games as Overwatch, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and most recently...

V a p o r w a v e

V a p o r w a v e

Gabe Sagherian, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


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Nostalgia for 1980s through 1990s pop culture seems to have crept into every single mass medium. Musicians have embraced the sounds of the synthpop and alternative scenes at the time, as well as some of the easy listening of the time. Programs like “Stranger Things” and movies like “Drive” were...

The thrill of Sam Smith

Taylor Stenroos, Practicum Writer

November 12, 2017


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On Nov. 3, Sam Smith released his long-awaited second studio album, “The Thrill of It All.” Although it has been three years since Smith released his debut album “In the Lonely Hour” his break from music has definitely not hampered his ability to create meaningful and soulful songs that both...

Who wins the battle of the sexes?

Who wins the battle of the sexes?

Hannah Tollen, Practicum Writer

November 12, 2017


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"Battle of the Sexes" premiered in movie theaters on Sept. 22, 2017. The movie details the life and career of one of the most famous female tennis players of all time: Billie Jean King. It spotlights the famous 1973 tennis match between King and Bobby Riggs, the number one men’s tennis champion at...

Grouplove tours with Imagine Dragons

Grouplove tours with Imagine Dragons

Abby Goss, Practicum Writer

November 12, 2017


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For the past two months, alternative rock band Grouplove has been touring with the best-selling artist Imagine Dragons on their Evolve tour. Best known for their song “Tongue Tied,” Grouplove is not widely known by mainstream music listeners. Many listeners have heard songs by them but simply...

…Ready for Swift?

Taylor Stenroos, Practicum Writer

November 6, 2017


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Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift is one of the biggest names in the music industry. From her humble beginnings as a wannabe country music star to selling out arenas and records worldwide, Swift’s incredible success has gained her a net worth of over $280 million. Swift has been noticeably absent...

What’s up in the upside down

What’s up in the upside down

Halle Nelson, News Editor

November 6, 2017


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Sometimes it can be really bad for a show if a first season does phenomenally well. Fans will build up a show to a standard that can’t possibly be met for future installments in the series. When a show doesn’t meet and exceed its standards in future seasons, the series will inevitably face severe...

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