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‘The Martian’ impresses with suspense and science

‘The Martian’ impresses with suspense and science

Abby Neal, Copy Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under A&E, Movie Review, Showcase

If you haven’t had enough of Matt Damon in space, “The Martian” is the movie for you. “The Martian” is a suspenseful, hilarious movie that will leave any space enthusiast on the edge of their seat. The film begins in the middle of the United States’ third manned mission to Mars. When an extreme san...

“Unfriended” Movie Review

“Unfriended” Movie Review

Kamri Goff

May 12, 2015


Filed under Movie Review

“Unfriended” is a thriller with a modern twist. The movie is told through the computer screen of teenage Blaire Lily, played by Shelley Hennig. The movie finds a new and creative way to exploit the consequences of cyberbullying that is present in today’s world. The film opens with six high school...

One Extraordinary Night April 9

Lauren Klapper, Photo Editor

April 13, 2015


Filed under A&E, Photos

            Photos by Lauren Klapper...

Taco Republic Dinner Review

Taco Republic Dinner Review

Lauren Klapper, Photo Editor

April 6, 2015


Filed under Restaurant Review, Showcase

The interior of Taco Republic is very vibrant, lively and colorful. The food could be described in the same way. My companion and I started off our meal with a small order of the José five cheese queso. The dip came with fresh, warm tortilla chips and salsa that made an impression. Taco Republic’s...

Grand Budapest Hotel Review

Grand Budapest Hotel Review

Jalen Zwart

March 6, 2015


Filed under Movie Review, Showcase

*This film is rated R for language, some sexual content and violence.* Grand Budapest Hotel is a shockingly hilarious, yet meaningful depiction of a world so far away from us in structure, it almost seems a fantasy. The movie recounts the story of a remarkable concierge for the hotel, Gustave H,...

Selma Review

Selma Review

Jalen Zwart

February 20, 2015


Filed under Movie Review

“Selma” is an action-packed blast from your history class. This thrilling historical film keeps moviegoers on the edge of their seats, and sometimes even on the verge of tears. This movie follows famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in his mission to have federal laws put into place...

The Magical Mockingjay

The Magical Mockingjay

Kaila Trowbridge

December 12, 2014


Filed under Movie Review

Mockingjay is the final book of the Hunger Games Trilogy, which was written by Suzanne Collins. These books were adapted into widely-beloved films. The first two movies, “The Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire,” have been epic and have left viewers wanting more. The final book, Mockingjay, was...

The French Bee is Magnifique

The French Bee is Magnifique

Keegan Sparks

December 12, 2014


Filed under Restaurant Review

Imagine Paris. The Eiffel Tower, the shopping and, of course, the overwhelming aroma of croissants are all things that come to mind. Now, imagine that a taste of Paris exists in your own backyard. Well, now it does, thanks to the delicious bakery, The French Bee. This hidden gem is located on Missouri...

New romantic comedy comes to the big screen

New romantic comedy comes to the big screen

Mikaela Papageorgiou

December 4, 2014


Filed under Movie Review

“The Best of Me” is Nicholas Sparks’ newest chick flick. It tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two high school sweethearts who reunite in their home town 20 years after the death of a close friend. The reunion rekindles old flames and has the storyline jump from present day to 20 years earlier,...

Tune In: Artist Spotlight – Broods

Tune In: Artist Spotlight – Broods

Keegan Sparks

November 2, 2014


Filed under A&E, Tune In

Hi guys! Thanks for tuning in. This week, I'd like to spotlight a recent obsession of mine: Broods. Broods is an indie pop duo, comprised of siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott. Georgia, the lead vocalist of the group, is 20, two years younger than her talented brother Caleb. Caleb primarily serves a...

Pizza Studio Review

Pizza Studio Review

October 31, 2014


Filed under Movie Review

From the outside, Pizza Studio looks as if it’s going to be a tiny shack, with minimal seating and congested lines. However, when I stepped inside the restaurant, I was pleasantly surprised. Instead of a being packed in like a bunch of sardines in a can there was plenty of elbow room. The establishment...

A ‘Grease-y’ situation securing rights

Maddie Hays

October 27, 2014


Filed under A&E

Eisenhower era. Rock ‘n’ roll. “Leave It to Beaver.” Poodle skirts. This era saw two competing cultures: a wholesome one in which the film The Ten Commandments was celebrated, and another that was dazzled by the seemingly raunchy Elvis Presley. Today’s popularity of the 1950s can partly...

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