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“Tired”

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

September 29, 2017


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Tired when I slip out of bed Tired as I head to the shower Tired as water slips down my head More tired with each passing hour Tired as I get dressed Tired as I brush each tooth Tired as I try to look my best Most tired of avoiding the truth Tired as I wander to class Tired as I take my seat Tired as...

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell: a magical reading experience

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


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Set in Napoleonic-era England during the early 19th century, Susanna Clarke has created Harry Potter for adults. The story begins when Mr. Norell, a scholar and proven magician, shows that he is more than willing to lend his talents to the war effort. However, he doesn’t want anyone else to study magic...

“Baby Driver” is a thrilling ride

Emily Errico, News Editor

September 29, 2017


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Since its release on Aug. 25 and earning a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” has defied expectations and thrilled audiences with its innovative integration of subtle choreography and an energetic soundtrack into a fast-paced crime story. In the simplest of terms, “Baby ...

iPhone X: cell phone or sell phone?

Heidi DeSutter, Graphic Design Editor

September 29, 2017


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Are you ready for the new iPhone X? Or perhaps I should ask if your bank account is. The iPhone X (which by the way is pronounced iPhone “10”) is one of Apple’s most exciting releases to date. The entire front panel, unlike previous iPhone’s, is all screen. It is made of surgical-grade stain...

“Ode to the Beholder” Beholder”

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Lo and behold the mighty Beholder (Purple is the color this season) with its many rays of death, disintegration, destruction (Rays for days, though not of the Romano or Charles variety). It’s a machine meant to protect you as you disintegrate your foes (Just avoid explosives aimed at the cent...

“It” doesn’t clown around

John Palmer, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Having not read a single Stephen King novel or seen an adaptation of one, I went into the theatre with a completely blank slate for this film. A few thoughts from friends, family and other folk gave me a few ideas on what to expect, but otherwise my mind was free of any spoilers or preconceptions. I knew it was...

“Person of Interest”: A show worth watching

Sarah Palmeter, Graphic Design Editor

September 14, 2017


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Have you ever taken a moment to stare at a surveillance camera wondering if anyone was staring back at you? Watching you? “Person of Interest” is a show that is actioned packed with such ideas. When a billionaire tech savvy genius named Harold Finch creates the Machine for the government, he failed t...

Destiny 2: One Big Step for the Series

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Following the mixed reception of its predecessor, Destiny 2 was released for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 6th. The game is a first-person shooter where you take the role of a guardian, an explorer, and a soldier who journeys around the solar system fighting hordes of aliens. Despi...

“Wind River” blows away all expectations

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

September 14, 2017


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When a young, Native American woman is found dead in the snow of a reservation, Cory Lambert (Jeremey Renner), a tracker for the Fish and Wildlife Service, must team up with FBI agent, Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olson) to solve the mystery of the woman’s murder. Despite coming out during the usual box...

“1-800-273-8255” calls attention to mental health awareness

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Recently, a song by Logic, real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall 2, was released. Instead of having a conventional song title, it was simply titled the National Suicide Hotline’s phone number. Listening to the song, one hears about how the main character doesn’t want to live anymore, someone’s respo...

“Mass Effect” review

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Andromeda was released on Mar. 21. In that short time, many people, including myself, have finished everything in the game. Now, that’s not to say the game is short, we just spent about ten hours a day playing it. Mass Effect Andromeda is the fourth game in the Mass Effect universe. In this univer...

Art Education Alumnus Micah Bloom presents “Codex”

Art Education Alumnus Micah Bloom presents “Codex”

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Top Stories

SMSU alumnus Micah Bloom visited on April 6 and 8 for a showing of his self-directed short film, “Codex,” and a printmaking session sponsored by the SMSU Art Club. Bloom’s film features the collection and restoration of books lost in the flooding of the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota. “C...

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