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“Split” thrills with psychological suspense

“Split” thrills with psychological suspense

Grace Haworth, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

“Split,” a true thriller, combines the effects of multiple personality disorder with the stress and fear of a kidnapping to create a film that keeps the audience on edge. Main character Kevin “Wendell” Crumb (James McAvoy) suffers from multiple personality disorder. His failure to control th...

Chili’s impresses with wide variety of options

Chili’s impresses with wide variety of options

Sascha Dean, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Restaurant Review

When my date and I walked into Chili’s, the delicious aroma of food made up for the time it took to find a parking spot, although the restaurant was just as full. Luckily, we only had to wait for about 15 minutes to be seated. Our waitress took our drink orders as soon as we sat down, and within two ...

“Black Mirror” provokes thought on the technological age

“Black Mirror” provokes thought on the technological age

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2017


Filed under A&E, Show Review

A social media website that is so omniscient that your online presence can determine the type of job or house you get. A compound where young adults must spend years of their lives on stationary bicycles to power the rest of the world. A service that allows one to speak with deceased loved ones, using...

“Jessica Jones:” Rediscovering series proves worthwhile through action-packed, sensitive plot

“Jessica Jones:” Rediscovering series proves worthwhile through action-packed, sensitive plot

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Show Review

As someone who gets very bored very easily, I find it difficult to watch just one show at a time. Even binge-watching can get messy, because I’ll quit in the middle of an episode and not come back for months. I never had this issue with Netflix’s original show “Jessica Jones.” As Netflix is con...

“The Unexpected Everything” thrills readers with fun characters

“The Unexpected Everything” thrills readers with fun characters

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under A&E, Book Review

“The Unexpected Everything” by Morgan Matson is a heartfelt novel about love, friendship and family. Morgan Matson once again has written a novel filled with dynamic characters and a great setting. Andie’s friends, Bri, Toby, Palmer and Tom are not just background characters. They all contribute...

Private detective series absorbs viewers while avoiding cliches

Private detective series absorbs viewers while avoiding cliches

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under A&E, Show Review

Netflix has blessed us as a people more than once by adding shows that might not otherwise come to the public’s attention. Whether this is in the form of an original series or simply some obscure TV program, I’m personally grateful for all that Netflix has to offer–none more so than when I’m watchin...

“Passengers” review

“Passengers” review

Grace Haworth, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

“Passengers,” a unique mix of a sci-fi thriller and a love story, is a movie like none I have ever seen before. This coherent combination of two genres that don’t usually meet is centered of two people (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) waking up from suspended animation 90 years early on a s...

Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s masterpiece lives up to standards

Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s masterpiece lives up to standards

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under A&E, Show Review

For a show that continually warns its viewers to look away, Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” makes it difficult to do so. Its combination of stars such as Neil Patrick Harris catch the attention of those who did not even read Lemony Snicket’s series of books that the show is based of...

“The OA:” A new take on sci-fi television

“The OA:” A new take on sci-fi television

Scout Molder, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under A&E, Show Review

In the past few years, Netflix has put out several hit original series, including “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Making a Murderer,” and “Stranger Things.” Most recently, Netflix has created the hit show “The OA,” which is listed as No. 7 on Business Insider’s top s...

“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

January 18, 2017


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Although we have all taken an American history class, our view of issues central to our nation’s history is often shallow and one-sided. One of these issues is that of race; many interpret race relations in American history as beginning and ending with slavery. While it’s easy to read the narrative of r...

‘Carry On’ sparks interest with fantasy world

‘Carry On’ sparks interest with fantasy world

Hannah Haworth, staff writer

January 1, 2017


Filed under A&E, Book Review

Simon Snow is the chosen one. In this magical world, Simon Snow is the most powerful wizard ever born, and he has been chosen to fight the villain of ”Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell, the Insidious Humdrum. While Simon makes his way through his final year of school and deals with relationship drama...

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

December 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

From Nifflers and Thunderbirds to the Roaring 20s and dark magic, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” expands the Harry Potter universe in ways that are, indeed, fantastic. While some qualities of the movie are compelling and magical, other aspects of the plot did not quite meet my (admittedl...

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