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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...

Walking Dead deadset on keeping fans on their toes

Abby Goss, Practicum Writer

October 30, 2017


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On Sunday, Oct. 22, season eight of the hit TV series “The Walking Dead” premiered on AMC. “The Walking Dead” is a post-apocalyptic horror series based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman. The show first premiered on Oct. 31, 2010. Since then, it has gained a mass of loyal fans. The show...

Kaleo comes to the tower

Emily Rodden, Special to the Quad

October 30, 2017


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Has there ever been an over usage of the Icelandic flag as a decoration? Well if there ever was, it would be at a Kaleo Concert. On Nov. 18 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania right down the street from the 69th Street station, Kaleo performed along with Wildwood and ZZ Ward. Wilder...

Niall Horan’s “Flicker” lights sparks

Hannah Tollen, Practicum Writer

October 30, 2017


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On Oct. 20, Niall Horan released his debut album “Flicker.” With a track list of 13 songs and a whole lot to live up to, the release of “Flicker” would be the make or break of Horan’s solo career. Growing up in Mullingar, Ireland, Horan formed one-fifth of the band formally known as One...

Looking back to the past with #PuberMe

Taylor Stenroos, Practicum Writer

October 30, 2017


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The awkward stage of life: a.k.a. our teenage years that most of us could not wait to get out of (don’t worry teens—you’ll make it out eventually). For those of us who can look back at our teenage years without complete disgust, we remember the agony of getting our braces tightened, the never-ending...

The consequences of cult classics

Gabe Sagherian, Special to the Quad

October 24, 2017


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The long awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s neo noir sci-fi classic “Blade Runner,” titled “Blade Runner 2049,” finally arrived in theaters on Oct. 6 after years of dispute over the direction the sequel should take. Ultimately, the film turned out to be a triumph of filmmaking, and a sequel that...

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