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Go Twice to Disney’s Frozen II

Go Twice to Disney’s Frozen II

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

When the first Frozen movie premiered, people my age weren't super old, but some had likely outgrown their Disney phase. Even as a freshman in high school, though, I absolutely loved Frozen, and have watched it more times than I can count. I have always been a pretty devoted Disney fan, so I t...

Stream or skip: Revenge of the Dreamers III

Stream or skip: Revenge of the Dreamers III

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

Favorite Tracks: “Under the Sun”, “Down Bad”, “Oh Wow…Swerve”, “Wells Fargo”, “Ladies Ladies Ladies”, “Costa Rica”, “Got Me”, “PTSD”, and “Sacrifices”. Least Favorite Tracks: “Swivel”, “Sleep Deprived”, and “Sunset”.

Cinema central: Charlie’s Angels

Cinema central: Charlie’s Angels

Hailey Bieber and Nicole Berning, Staff Writers

November 21, 2019

With big names in Hollywood like Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Clafin, Naomi Scott from the live-action Aladin, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo, Charlie’s Angels was a highly anticipated movie. This movie pays subtle homage to the 2000s classic movie of the same name....

A Conversation with Angela Trudel Vasquez

A Conversation with Angela Trudel Vasquez

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Angela Trudell Vasquez is an author of poems about heritage, love, loss, and everything else that life has to offer. She chooses to write poetry because before her gender, ethnicity, being a wife, sister, or a daughter, she's a poet-- a person of sound, energy, and imagery. "Poetry is bread and wine,...

The Fall Festival of Song

The Fall Festival of Song

Olivia Chester, Staff Writers

November 12, 2019

The Fall Festival of Song is a showcase recital for voice students that includes lower- and upper-division majors and minors and applied voice non-majors. All of their hours of practice culminated in this performance. Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, director of the SMSU Chorale, Bella Voce, Men’s Glee Club...

Last Christmas: A movie review

Last Christmas: A movie review

Hailey Bieber and Nicole Berning, Staff Writers

November 12, 2019

Last Christmas is a movie centering around the life of Kate, an immigrant from Yugoslavia living in London, England. Kate, played by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, is an aspiring singer who spends her time working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store. While working to make ends meet, couch ...

Haunted Tower- a Spooky Success

Cat Schmidt, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

The city of Marshall and SMSU students were busy providing Halloween entertainment for adults and children alike on the weekend before Halloween. A new addition to the traditional festivities was The Haunted Tower, a partnership between the city of Marshall and SMSU organizations.  The Haunted Tower on Erie Road ran from Frid...

Looking for Alaska through the Lens of a Reader

Sabrina Pankratz, Editor

November 5, 2019

I am not one who often enjoys a tv show or movie adaption of a book, especially one that I love.  After watching many of my beloved books not given justice in a cinematic form, I was nervous to begin the first episode of Looking for Alaska. I ultimately caved to watch the show, because of my need to see li...

“In the President’s Secret Service” : An audiobook review

“In the President’s Secret Service” : An audiobook review

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Written by Ronald Kessler, “In the President’s Secret Service” provides history nerds and exposé fans with a great read (or listen in this case) and keeps the reader interested in wanting to know more! If you are an SMSU student, chances are you have a bit of a drive across the prairie to get...

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 13, 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 13, 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...

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