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If books could kill: A podcast review

If books could kill: A podcast review

Hanna Vos, A&E Editor - Variety Editor

October 14, 2019

If someone gives someone advice on killing someone and getting away with it, are they responsible for any murders committed using the advice? This is the theme of the podcast called Hit Man, researched and hosted by awarded journalist Jasmyn Morris. In 1983, a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for...

Downton Abbey: A walk through history

Downton Abbey: A walk through history

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

For those who enjoy history, fashion or humor, Downton Abbey is an amazing viewing experience! Julian Fellowes captivates his audience by bringing together many great elements for an awesome movie. Fellowes also directed the six series show of the same name. Downton Abbey is set in the 1920s in Engl...

Hypnosis, obedience, and entertainment

Hypnosis, obedience, and entertainment

Andrew James Gully, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Depending on one’s viewpoint, the idea of being hypnotized can be tantalizing or terrifying. Hypnotist Freddie Justice visited campus and gave a performance last week on Oct. 11. As I sat in his audience, I was spurred to action when he began to ask for volunteers. Not only did I emphatically raise...

The Joker: An uncomfortable but important movie

The Joker: An uncomfortable but important movie

Nicklaus Ludwig, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The Joker is a movie that will make viewers be comfortable being uncomfortable. The slow progression of Arthur Fleck, a comedian with mental health issues, losing his joy and happiness is truly disheartening. Arthur seems to be in bliss when going through life. No matter how much society treated him like...

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A novel to gobble up

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A novel to gobble up

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Bernadette Fox is kind of like the family member that you love, despite the fact that they’re a little bit over the top and out-there. She adores her daughter, Bee, more than anything, and she has a very unique sense of getting revenge on the mean girls in town. You’ll start to fall in love with...

Svaha Apparel: Empowering children to embrace their passions.

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Sophisticated, simple, and chic, Svaha apparel specializes in unique clothing for young girls with the option to wear fun STEM-themed shirts, shirts with female competitors, firemen, researchers, and other inspirational figures on them. This apparel encourages boys to wear colors and designs that they...

Nine: A gloomy and bleak album

Nine: A gloomy and bleak album

Nicklaus Ludwig, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

The new blink-182 album Nine was released on Sep. 20, 2019. It’s a great album for those who seek the nostalgia of the band’s early work. As for the progression as a band, this album isn’t the best.  When listening to Nine I find the same old same old punk band that I’ve enjoyed listening to. Nin...

Album Hour: Kirk by DaBaby

Album Hour: Kirk by DaBaby

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

DaBaby has been one of the biggest new stars of this year due to his single “Suge”, his album Baby on Baby, and his numerous features. DaBaby has landed on a Chance the Rapper album and a Post Malone album. He’s also hopped on remixes that made the song even more popular, like “Truth Hurts”...

Gotta see It

Gotta see It

Matthew Stude, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

As a longtime fan of horror movies who used to watch one every other night with my brother, I whole-heartedly enjoyed seeing It Chapter Two. I delved into the representation of the shapeshifting demon and its grip on the town of Derry deeper than I expected to, but it reminded me why I liked seeing t...

Barke’s Box Office Report

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief

October 1, 2019

Barke’s Box Office Report   In its debut week, Abominable won the box office with $20.1 million. Judy made a smaller splash due to showing only at a select 461 theaters but still managed to earn $3.1 million. Here is last week's breakdown. Abominable, 20.1 mill...

Alumni Chris Green’s artwork showed at MAFAC

Alumni Chris Green’s artwork showed at MAFAC

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Walking into the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC) building for the first time brings about a rush of senses. Initially, I heard the high-pitched pingthat came with the bell’s indication of the door being opened. Following the bell, I heard the quiet conversations being held between viewers ...

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Young Thug has been one of the most prominent rap artists of the latter half of this decade. Not only due to how much content he has released, but due to his very unique style. With Young Thug, the weirder and more off-the-wall his performances are, the better for him. The main thing holding hi...

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