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Doctor Strange movie review

Doctor Strange movie review

Grant Aden, Sports Editor
November 29, 2016 • 39 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, movies, showcase

Beginning back in 2008 with Iron Man, Marvel Studios have produced 13 films including Captain America, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers. Now, the newest entry into the cinematic universe is Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch, well known from the TV series Sherlock, stars as Stephan S... Read more »

“Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens” game review

“Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens” game review

Alex Rossi, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016 • 113 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, games

The game stays true to the LEGO videogame franchise formula, with new gameplay mechanics to add on to the experience.

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A Pentatonix Christmas review

A Pentatonix Christmas review

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment editor
October 29, 2016 • 285 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

They have done it again. Pentatonix, a Grammy Award winning acapella group, released their third Christmas album on Oct. 10, entitled “A Pentatonix Christmas,” it reached the No. 1 slot on the iTunes pop chart within the first week of release. When I heard they were releasing another Christmas... Read more »

Citrine album review

Citrine album review

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment editor
October 27, 2016 • 119 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

Hayley Kiyoko teased her fans for a solid month before the release of her new EP “Citrine” with teaser trailers, music videos and Instagram posts. Finally, at midnight, Sept. 30, she released it to the public and it is even better than expected. Compared to other Disney child stars, Kiyoko has... Read more »

“Doom” game review

“Doom” game review

Alex Rossi
October 21, 2016 • 119 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, games

“Doom” is a an intense, first-person shooter game known for its destructive weapons that have fast, fluid movement.

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Brick + Mortar concert review

Brick + Mortar concert review

Carly Anderson, Convergent Media Writer
October 15, 2016 • 71 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

Brick + Mortar are an indie-pop duo from New Jersey, whose music is consistently described as “controlled chaos”, since their concert performances almost always include props and videos and stories that create an entirely unique concert experience.

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“Batman: Arkham Knight” game review

“Batman: Arkham Knight” game review

Alex Rossi
October 4, 2016 • 155 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, games

“Batman: Arkham Knight,” which was released June 23 of last year. The game is set after the events of the “Batman: Arkham” franchise, where Batman fights the ultimate threat against the city he has sworn to protect in the new game.   Scarecrow returns and has teamed up with The Arkham Knight, who ... Read more »

Grace VanderWaal steals America’s Got Talent

Grace VanderWaal steals America’s Got Talent

Dani Fischer
September 15, 2016 • 268 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music, showcase

Critics were calling America’s Got Talent  the most exciting season yet, on Wednesday, Sept. 14. When it came down to the final three, only one percent of the vote separated magicians Jon Dorenbos and the Clairvoyants, and singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal. America was holding it’s breath in wa... Read more »

“No Man’s Sky” game review

“No Man’s Sky” game review

Alex Rossi
September 8, 2016 • 343 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, games

 “No Man’s Sky,” a first person perspective exploration and crafting game, is set in a procedurally generated “sandbox” galaxy that currently contains over 18 quintillion planets. “No Man’s Sky” mirrors similar game play as “Minecraft”, “The Long Dark”, “Journey” and “Eli... Read more »

Home of the Strange album review

Home of the Strange album review

Justin Cupps, News Editor
September 6, 2016 • 222 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

After returning to the music scene following an almost universally adored sophomore studio album Mind Over Matter (2014), alternative rock band Young the Giant released their newest album, Home of the Strange, on Aug.12 with new twists on their music. But before that, a short history of this band. Originally formed in 2004 and dubbed ‘The ... Read more »

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