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March 2018 free games lineup

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Another month rolls by, and that means there’s a new line up for Playstation Plus and Xbox Gold members. For PS Plus, we have Bloodborne, which was released in 2015, and Ratchet and Clank, which released in 2016. The Xbox Gold games include Trials of Blood Dragon and Superhot, both of which release...

Annihilation: the film that will destroy your expectations

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Annihilation is science fiction horror film that keeps you on edge and in mysterious interest. Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer, this movie keeps a very close relation to the book. At a U.S. government Area X facility on the southern coast, cellular biology professor and former U.S. Army soldier Le...

Annual Women’s History Month poetry reading in honor of Professor Susan McLean

Annual Women’s History Month poetry reading in honor of Professor Susan McLean

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 27, 2018


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After 30 years of working for SMSU, Susan McLean is retiring. To celebrate her years of work here and success as a poet, McLean’s colleagues surprised her by deciding that the Women’s History Month poetry reading would contain poems that were all hers. The reading took place on March 14 from 12:...

Kingdom Come: Deliverance fails to deliver

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, released February 13, is a new first-person action role-playing game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was published by Deep Silver, who has brought us games such as Dead Island, Saints Row IV, and its latest entry, Persona 5. Deep Silver has teamed up with relatively new...

Shadow of the Colossus takes a giant step forward

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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First released on the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in 2005, the original Shadow of the Colossus, created by Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sie Japan Studio, was rated with a high review from GameSpot and Metacritic. Then it was released as a bundle with ICO in 2011 on the PS3, and it continued to get high r...

The Shape of Water, an ocean of emotion

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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Guillermo del Toro has done it again, making another beautiful and abstract movie for all adult movie goers. Del Toro’s previous films include 2004’s Hellboy, 2006’s Pans Labyrinth, and most recently 2013’s Pacific Rim. Now, he astonishes fans again with his new feature film, The Shape Of Wate...

The Post is the bearer of good news

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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Steven Spielberg’s newest movie The Post features twenty-one time nominated Academy Award actress Meryl Streep, known in other films such as 1979’s Kramer Vs. Kramer and 1985’s Out Of Africa. Also featured is five-time nominated Academy Award actor Tom Hanks, from such films as Forrest Gump and Big....

The Greatest Showman is music to the ears

Rachel DeSutter, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


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The Greatest Showman is a movie based on the story of how the Barnum Circus came to be. The movie begins with Phineas Taylor Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a poor boy with big dreams, playing with a rich girl Charity Hallett (Michelle Williams). The friends are separated because Charity’s parents do not approv...

SMSU Theatre’s “One Man, Two Guvnors” is off the wall

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

March 2, 2018


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We’ve likely all heard the phrase “breaking the fourth wall,” where actors in a film or stage production ignore the imaginary barrier that separates them from their audience. It’s a technique that’s used sparingly, a notion that SMSU Theatre’s latest production, “One Man, Two Guvnors,...

Spoiler-free reactions to The Last Jedi

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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On Language: Tooling: not just for actual tools. On the Millenium Falcon: That piece of junk? Love it. On Clothing: High-waisted pants: First Order uniform? On Alternative Names/Nicknames: Kylo Ben. Ben Swolo. General Hugs. On Sources of Protein: Porgs are friends, not food. #equality On Leaving Messages: Rememb...

What Color is Your Parachute?

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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“This book is for you.” For any ‘what if’ situation that anyone could have about the future and all of its uncertainty, this book promises answers. What Color is Your Parachute? is a book all about helping the reader understand who they are, how they tick, and what career best features both. Right f...

Monster Hunter: World delivers colossal amounts of fun

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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It has been far too long since video game company Sony released the last Monster Hunter game, but their latest game, Monster Hunter: World, hits the ground running. The first Monster Hunter game by Capcom was released in 2004 on the PlayStation 2 system, or PS2. The graphics in Monster Hunter released on t...

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