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The Punisher: Season 2

Kyle Cox, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

With the releases of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, 2018 was quite the year for Marvel Studios. However, not everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was going smoothly. Around the end of 2018, the MCU’s Netflix TV shows were in hot water due to...

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sparked a Movement

Lacey Barke, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

The Senate’s vote in 1993 to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court bench was an exceedingly high 93-3, and my reviews for this movie are on par with that figure. On the Basis of Sex has earned recognition by newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, with the...

Young Frankenstein

Caitlin Schmidt, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

With the rehearsal process started, the cast and crew of Young Frankenstein are very excited for the performance of the play at the end of the month. Young Frankenstein premieres on October 24, with other performances on October 25-27, November 1-3, and a matinee on November 4. Freshman Allie Lamote from...

Pray that you never have to see The Nun

Trevor Groebner, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

I had the unfortunate opportunity to go see The Nun recently. It’s a horror movie directed by Corin Hardy, who is not known for much other than some video shorts. It seems as if the latest movie in The Conjuring series was Hardy’s first A-list film. The Nun takes place in 1952, where a pri...

Deadpool 2 Review

Kyle Cox, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

2018 was a year of Superheroes movies.  Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and Ant-Man and the Wasp were all released by Marvel Studios, and they received fairly good reviews. However, the studio’s rival, Fox Studios, had one more movie up their sleeve. A movie that many were anticipating Deadpool 2. Before...

“The new america”

Wyatt Albers, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

In New America, The people believe in a divided singularity, a conflict that severs the soul, turns man to savage, Society drenched in the oil of bigotry and ignorance set ablaze IN NEW AMERICA, Toxic masculinity floods the streets with tar darker than humanity’s own heart The voices of the opp...

SMSU Theater 2018-2019 lineup

Caitlyn Schmidt, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

There are many plays and musicals put on every year, and this year is no exception. There are a wide variety of shows being performed at Southwest Minnesota State University this year. The SMSU Theater Department will be performing “Young Frankenstein,” by Mel Brooks and directed by Mike Lenz, and ...

“Alpha” the little wolf that could

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

September 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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