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Becky G EP review

Becky G EP review

Caryn Corliss, Staff Writer

January 31, 2014

Upon first hearing Becky G at the Pulse dance convention in October, I was impressed. I was in a concert, like environment; mega screens, mega speakers, mega stage in the front, professional dancers, choreographers and about 500 students learning choreography to “Built for This” Becky G’s third...

“Lone Survivor” brings the war movie genre home

“Lone Survivor” brings the war movie genre home

Matthew Rutherford, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

The man who created one of the worst movies of all time silenced critics by creating one of the best movies this year. Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor” is inspiring, empathetic and jaw-dropping, all things that his flop of a movie “Battleship” were not. Taking place in Afghanistan in 2005, the...

Staff Oscar predictions

Staff Oscar predictions

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

January 28, 2014

With the recent Oscar announcements, the staff decided to make its picks for who should win in each of the six main categories. Here are the staff picks: Her –A very emotional and deeply relatable tale about the quest for love gives this film the edge over big contenders. The best part is that one...

“Her” leaves a mark on the concept of love

“Her” leaves a mark on the concept of love

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

January 27, 2014

In Spike Jonze’s latest film, the audience is subject to the depressing life of Theodore Twombly, a recently divorced writer who falls in love with his new operating system that is the accumulation of everything he has ever needed in a friend. The movie dishes the audience emotion turmoil, taking in...

Colorless film adds new light to cinema

Colorless film adds new light to cinema

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

January 24, 2014

“Nebraska,” the ode to small-town life, is the latest masterpiece from director Alexander Payne. The film follows an older alcoholic man (played by Bruce Dern) who makes his way to Nebraska from Montana to collect a million dollars that a mail ad claims he has won. Accompanying him is his son who...

A PC game that’s actually scary

A PC game that’s actually scary

Sam Boyd, Sports Editor

November 1, 2013

Shock and fear. If I had to choose two words to describe “Outlast” (Red Barrels Games), those would be it. From the second I pressed start, I realized that this dark and drab game is nothing to mess with. Playing as journalist Miles Upshur, who is investigating a psychiatric hospital in Colorado,...

Bite Sized: Cafe Brazil

Bite Sized: Cafe Brazil

Madeline Cannon, Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2013

Located at President George Bush Toll Road and Josey Lane, Café Brazil offers a diner feel with fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. You can’t miss the brightly colored décor and welcoming street appeal. I went on a Saturday night at dinner time with a friend, and as soon as we walked in, we...

Anime Review: Attack on Titan

Anime Review: Attack on Titan

Ridah Syed, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

To the general public, “anime” is thought of as cartoons with a reckless hero archetype, fighting to save the world and girls drawn with extraordinary features. While most mainstream animes have predictable plotlines and stereotypical characters, there are a few titles that stick out from the rest;...

On the Record: Tunes to help you sleep

On the Record: Tunes to help you sleep

Sanobar Chagani, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

During nights when your mind won't settle down to let you sleep, you often toss and turn and count sheep. Luckily, music is a great alternative for soothing a busy brain. Here's a playlist of calming songs that will help you fall asleep: A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope: This song provides a light...

The Walking Dead to The Walking Dud?

The Walking Dead to The Walking Dud?

Sam Boyd

October 12, 2013

The Walking Dead is at times scary, funny, and entertaining. And that is to say that I love the show. Yes, some people say that they focus too much on dialogue and ignore what got them famous in the first place, but I think the series is doing what they need to advance the plot and the character arcs....

On the Record: Tunes to wake you up

On the Record: Tunes to wake you up

David Chambers, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013

Golden Reverie – {{{Sunset}}} This purely instrumental song is a little more tranquil than most of the songs on this list, and justly so. Some mornings are a day to watch the sun rise, walk through the forest and generally just sit back and take in the day. With its string-and piano-centered melody and overa...

America Surrenders: Death of originality

America Surrenders: Death of originality

David Chambers, Web Editor

April 19, 2013

We all know when a movie is going to be a for-sure hit: the trailers on television and YouTube, the hype that consumes every semi-casual chat and even our own personal excitement. We have all had this feeling about one movie at least once a year. But something to note about these movies as of late is...