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Game Shift: Wii U Wind Waker HD Bundle

Kevin Heimermann, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013


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Whether you know it or not, The Wii U has been out for since the holiday season of 2012.  I question if some of the reader know this because Nintendo in all forms did a horrible job marketing this console, and even today many are confused. The name itself brings to mind that it’s an add-on to the...

Music Box: Steven Curtis Chapman

Katarina Holman, Variety Editor

October 10, 2013


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New this week in music is Steven Curtis Chapman’s new CD the Glorious Unfolding as well as his newest Tour, named for the CD.  Over the years Steven has earned 57 Dove Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, 8 Gold and 2 Platinum albums, and 41 Number One Hits.  He has come out with 18 CD’s since the 80’s,...

Agents Assemble: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Begins

Amber Casperson, A&E Editor

October 10, 2013


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“Welcome to level seven,” agent Coulson says as he rises from the dead as a member of the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division. S.H.I.E.L.D. While reviews of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s acting have been mixed according to comments from www.zzstream.li, the humor in...

The Music Box: Robin Thicke: More than a Man Molested by Miley

Amber Casperson, A&E Editor

October 10, 2013


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Due to recent events at the VMAs, when people hear of Robin Thicke, they think of the disturbing performance he did with Miley Cyrus. That is not who Thicke is. Born in L.A. of parents in the entertainment industry, it’s no wonder that Thicke pursued a singing career. At 7 years old, young Thicke...

“The Marsco Saga” Begins: Zarzana Kick-Starts New Series with Two Reading Events

Kim Watkins, Editor-In-Chief

October 10, 2013


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Southwest Minnesota State University’s very own English professor, Dr. James Zarzana, presented his first novel in a four-part series, penned “The Marsco Saga”, with two reading events, held at the Marshall Public Library and SMSU, respectively. In the first of many fall readings for SMSU, Dr....

Want to Write, Got to Read: Good Thunder with Tracy Kidder

Kevin Heimermann, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013


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On September 12th, I went to Mankato with a group to take part in the Good Thunder Reading Series at the Minnesota State University with its first read- er Tracy Kidder. He graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa, and has won the Pulitzer Prize and many other literary awards. Kidder...

Witch Covens on the Bayou: Pumped Up for American Horror Story

Samantha Lemmerman, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013


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It’s nearly Halloween, which means the premiere of American Horror Story. Season three of FX’s hit show promises a coven, witches, and the return of many cast members. Per the usual of American Horror Story, the commercial spots share little detail. From a young girl sleeping soundly in a coffin,...

Laughs, Waves, and Mohr: Howard Mohr Reading

Laughs, Waves, and Mohr: Howard Mohr Reading

Samantha Lemmerman, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013


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With only a few open seats, Howard Mohr, author of “How to Speak Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century”, read a few passages from his updated novel previously published in 1987. Much of the audience was from Marshall, the college, and plenty of faculty members attended. Sitting in the second row...

Game Shift: “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs” Review

Kevin Heimermann, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013


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You wake up in your mansion, not sure where the last month has gone. Where have your two boys disappeared to? You get up and wander around the mansion looking for them. Meanwhile, the house creaks and groans around you and the sounds of gears and steam echo below. As you search, a phone rings. A mysterious...

The Music Box – Featured Band: Avenged Sevenfold

Amber Casperson, A&E Editor

September 13, 2013


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Hail to the King! American rock band Avenged Sevenfold (also known as A7X) released their new album Hail to the King on Aug. 23, 2013. Songs on this album include “Hail to the King”, “This Means War”, “Heretic”, and “Coming Home”. All of which have that distinguishable A7X sound. The...

Game Shift: Nintendo 2DS First Impressions

Kevin Heimermann, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013


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Nintendo, one of the biggest video game manufacturers in the world,  announced recently that it would be releasing a new handheld system, described by them as “the newest member of the Nintendo 3DS family,” simply called the Nintendo 2DS. The 2DS is basically a Nintendo 3DS, but without the 3D...

LifeLight Music Festival: So Metal, So Christian

Jonathan Heimer, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013


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If a few weeks ago you were all like, “man where can I go see a lot of artists of multiple genres who all share a similar message—for free?”, then on August 30th you should have camped out at Life Lights 16th Annual music festival. They had performances by The City Harmonics, Plumb, Flyleaf, For...

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