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Awesome 80s Prom

Emily Errico, News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Variety

With an opening night on April 12, the SMSU Theatre Department ended their 50th anniversary season with Awesome 80s Prom written by Kevin Davenport and the Class of ‘89. The production was an interactive show that replicated a prom taking place in 1989. Audience members could socialize with well-kno...

April 2018 free games lineup

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under A&E

The new month brings in new games for both Playstation Plus and Xbox Gold members, and we have got some doozies. This month for PS Plus members we have Mad Max and Trackmania Turbo. For Xbox Live Gold members we have The Witness, Assassins Creed: Syndicate, Cars 2 and the classic Dead Space 2. Mad Max, ...

Burnout: Paradise City comes out ahead

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under A&E

Since the first Burnout game dropped in 2001 on PlayStation, Xbox, Gamecube, and even the Dreamcast, the series has maintained a steady pace for themselves in the video game industry. However, more recently they have decided to remaster one of my all-time favorite Burnout games onto the new gen syst...

Hopes of adventure sink following Sea of Thieves’ release

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under A&E

Imagine becoming a pirate. Sailing the sea, looking for treasure, putting together a crew and engaging in ship-to-ship combat and other grand adventures. All of this and more was promised in Sea of Thieves, an open world pirate adventure game for the Xbox One and PC. Except that there isn’t more. The sea...

A Way Out is a far out cooperative experience

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under A&E

I remember when I had just picked up my very first PlayStation 2, and suddenly I had become one of the coolest kids on the block. But the best feature about the PS2 and from consoles before it was the ability to sit down and play with friends from the neighborhood. Cooperative games that could have be...

A Wrinkle in Time doesn’t fold

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under A&E

I haven’t seen or read A Wrinkle in Time for years, so I went into the movie theatre with a pretty open mind on how this make of the story would be. I knew from commercials that the plot was about a moody young girl (Meg) who’s visited by three women of the universe to help her rescue her dad that ...

A new Russia in Doctor Zhivago

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


Filed under A&E

It’s damn-near impossible to miss what’s been going on between Russia and the United States lately, whether related to President Donald Trump or not. A lot of people are quick to condemn the Russian government and by extension, its people. Doctor Zhivago is a reminder that the government isn’t alway...

Fine Arts Celebration runs from March 22 to May 1

Jim Tate, Press Release

March 27, 2018


Filed under A&E

Marshall, Minn. — There will be something for everyone at the twelfth annual Fine Arts Celebration, being held March 22 through May 1 at Southwest Minnesota State University. Vocal and instrumental concerts, theatre productions, readings, art displays, costume making and more are on the schedule. ...

March 2018 free games lineup

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under A&E

Another month rolls by, and that means there’s a new line up for Playstation Plus and Xbox Gold members. For PS Plus, we have Bloodborne, which was released in 2015, and Ratchet and Clank, which released in 2016. The Xbox Gold games include Trials of Blood Dragon and Superhot, both of which release...

Annihilation: the film that will destroy your expectations

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under A&E

Annihilation is science fiction horror film that keeps you on edge and in mysterious interest. Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer, this movie keeps a very close relation to the book. At a U.S. government Area X facility on the southern coast, cellular biology professor and former U.S. Army soldier Le...

Annual Women’s History Month poetry reading in honor of Professor Susan McLean

Annual Women’s History Month poetry reading in honor of Professor Susan McLean

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, News, Top Stories

After 30 years of working for SMSU, Susan McLean is retiring. To celebrate her years of work here and success as a poet, McLean’s colleagues surprised her by deciding that the Women’s History Month poetry reading would contain poems that were all hers. The reading took place on March 14 from 12:...

Kingdom Come: Deliverance fails to deliver

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under A&E

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, released February 13, is a new first-person action role-playing game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was published by Deep Silver, who has brought us games such as Dead Island, Saints Row IV, and its latest entry, Persona 5. Deep Silver has teamed up with relatively new...

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