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“Alpha” the little wolf that could

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 21, 2018


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I had no idea what Alpha was about going into it. My friend was the one that wanted to see it, I had never even heard of it. Because of that, I had a clean slate – no expectations, no ideas of what was going to happen or should happen. This was a nice change from how I usually go into movies – al...

“Crazy Rich Asians” is a crazy fun time

Jamilia Vue, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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Based on the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians” was directed by Jon M. Chu. Knowing that this movie was about Asians and that all of the actors were Asians really brought a light to myeye. Being able to see someone who looked like me, as well as a representation of Asian nationality, ...

“Hereditary,” the film many people passed on

Trevor Groebner, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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One movie that, to my surprise, many seemed to have missed this summer was “Hereditary.” It’s a drama/thriller with some elements of a horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. It follows the Graham family right after the death of their grandmother, who lived a very secret life that comes ba...

Insomniac’s “Spider-Man” swings above the rest

Kyle Cox, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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One of the most anticipated games of 2018 was Insomniac Studios’ new Spider-Man game, which released on the PlayStation 4 exclusively on Sept. 7. The game, which was received very well by both critics and fans alike, was a breath of fresh air to start the Fall season and is yet another succe...

Awesome 80s Prom

Emily Errico, News Editor

April 26, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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. ...

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