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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...

Xbox One and Playstation 4: February’s free game lineup

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Last month’s lineup for free games was a force to be reckoned from both Playstation Plus and Xbox One. Releasing such titles as Batman TellTale Series and Deux Ex: Mankind Divided for the PS4, and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III and Zombi for the Xbox One. This month is looking to be even be...

Hostiles is an entertaining, albeit steady, ride of a movie

Ryan Ohm, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Christian Bale is formally known for some of his bigger roles as Batman in the Dark Knight Trilogy, or as a magician in The Prestige, alongside Hugh Jackman. But, in 2018, Christian Bale returns to the screen in a Civil War uniform and with some stellar facial hair. Hostiles, directed by Scott Cooper,...

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle battles to win over viewers

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

January 27, 2018


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Jumanji is a movie about a game that transports the game to you, or you to the game. In order for life to return as normal, you have to finish the game. The original version with Robin Williams was created in 1995, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching it first. The majority ...

The Way We Live Now offers a wealth of intense entertainment

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2018


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Forget high minded nobility. What if everyone was greedier than the last? The characters in Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now are a long step away from being kings and queens, princes and princesses, but the way they scheme against one another seems as fitting. From the very top of society and Par...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a force to be reckoned with

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode VIII) was released on Dec. 15, 2017. There have been many reviews about the movie already. For those who have not seen the movie yet, I will avoid spoilers as much as possible. The movie starts with an interaction between the First Order and the Rebel Alliance (or the ...

I, too, am an Outsider after Langston. . .

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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I, Too, am an Outsider After Langston Hughes I am the lesser-than, not-golden daughter. They send me to eat hidden in my room When my brother is home, And I weep And eat poorly But still grow strong. Tomorrow I’ll be somewhere else – My place at the park At a picnic table, Writing...

Bright’s soundtrack glows

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


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Home, by Machine Gun Kelly, Bebe Rexha, X Ambassadors; Broken People by Rag’n’Bone Man, Logic; DarkSide by Ty Dolla Sign, Future, Kierra; World Gone Mad by Bastille, and so many more artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill and Sam Hunt are all featured on the soundtrack for the new Netflix...

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