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‘Amazing Race’ review

‘Amazing Race’ review

December 11, 2015

27 seasons is a long time to be on television.  There are few shows that have maintained their spot on television for that long.  Especially a reality TV show.  Yet The Amazing Race has been airing on CBS since May of 2001.  CBS has tried their hand at a few competition shows that have ended up as duds.  Take The American Baking Competition.  Th...

Long live the Queen: ‘Reign’ review

Long live the Queen: ‘Reign’ review

December 11, 2015

Game of Thrones-esque violence, with the emotion and drama of Downton Abbey, while keeping the politics of The Tudors and the sex scandal suspense of Grey’s Anatomy or any Shonda Rhimes show. These are the elements that build the CW show Reign. Acting led by Teen Wolf’s Adelaide Kane, Reign fits the mold of a television dramas show but breaks the tradi...

Feminism infiltrates country music

Feminism infiltrates country music

Rachel Leman, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2015

Breakout country duo Maddie and Tae have released their first single, “Girl in a Country Song,” along with a video that draws attention to sex inequality in modern country music. “Basically, we wrote the song out of pure annoyance at how women were being portrayed in country music,” Tae Dye, of the band, said. The number one country hit ...

AUDIO: ‘The Last 5 Years’ review

AUDIO: ‘The Last 5 Years’ review

Joe Koski, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2015

Promotional material for review purposes courtesy of Lucky Monkey Pictures and Grand Peaks Entertainment...

‘Interstellar’ review

‘Interstellar’ review

May 20, 2015

Talents like Christopher Nolan only appear once every few decades. Not only has his style and influence transcended both modern pop-culture and the standard blockbuster fare, he has also found the sweet spot between the summer visual effect spectacles and the provocative art-house film. Nolan’s films include such megahits as 2008’s The Dark Kni...

Vans Warped Tour 2015

Vans Warped Tour 2015

May 15, 2015

It’s the birthplace of the Next Big Things. The pilgrimage mecca for sk8r bois and riot gurrrls across the nation. It’s beautiful, it’s chaotic, it’s magic. It’s Vans Warped Tour 2015. The longest running, largest traveling music tour in North America, Warped Tour has been warping minds since 1995. If you’re unfamiliar with it, think...

‘Bombs Away’ bombs in U.S.

‘Bombs Away’ bombs in U.S.

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2015

Australian family band Sheppard has made their U.S. debut with their first album, Bombs Away. Unfortunately, despite the war cry title, the album falls short on the battlefield. Formed by siblings George (vocals), Amy (vocals), and Emma Sheppard (bass), along with their friends Jay Bovino (guitar and producer), Dean Gordon (guitar), and Michael ...

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: review

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: review

March 31, 2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (MH4U) was released in America on February 13, 2015 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS systems by Capcom. Many fans were upset when Nintendo announced exclusivity on Monster Hunter however now that the game is out it’s clear that both Capcom and Nintendo made the right decision. One of the key new features of MH4U is the a...

It only takes FourFiveSeconds to retune music

It only takes FourFiveSeconds to retune music

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2015

‘Tis the dawn of a new age of music. Gone are the auto-tuned arias, the screeching bass drops, and the meat dresses and egg chairs. Music is getting back to its roots: celebrating raw, awe-inspiring talent-- and at the forefront of this new era is Rihanna in a belted jean jacket, Paul McCartney at her side, and Kanye West staring deep into your soul. Rihanna’s...

The Beatles’ Abbey Road

The Beatles’ Abbey Road

February 6, 2015

Me And My Rixton Heart

Me And My Rixton Heart

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2014

Rixton may be a new band, but their sound is already classic. You swear you’ve heard that beat before, know that riff, sang those lyrics in your sleep, and yet they’re all completely original. The familiarity is comforting. Rixton serves as the new soundtrack for driving home with your windows rolled down and your stereos blasting. The band hails...

David Fincher’s Gone Girl review

November 7, 2014

Adults from the millennial generation aren’t getting married as early or as often as previous generations, according to a study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. After seeing Gone Girl this past weekend, this isn't a surprising statistic in the slightest. Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name and directed by acclaime...

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines with sharp wit and humor

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines with sharp wit and humor

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2014

In A World… stars Lake Bell, who wrote and directed the film, as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach hoping to break into the male-dominated Hollywood niche industry of voice-overs. She competes with her egotistical father, played brilliantly by Fred Melamed, and his protege (Ken Marino), for a sought-after trailer narration gig which will reinstate the in...

Super Smash Bros for 3DS

Super Smash Bros for 3DS

November 3, 2014

Nintendo released Super Smash Bros for 3DS in Japan on September 13th and in North America on October 3rd  in an attempt to tie fans of the series over until the long awaited Wii U version comes out. Super Smash Bros for 3DS is the first Super Smash Bros title to be released on a handheld and while some franchises fail at the transition to this l...

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