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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


Filed under A&E, Poetry

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...

My Sister’s Place is a great place to eat

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


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Typically, if you live in Minnesota, you’re aware of the North Shore. From Duluth on up, if one follows alongside Lake Superior, there is incredible scenery, tons of resorts and cozy cabins, restaurants offering the best of the area, and a lot of pride in the wildlife and woodland habitats of Northern...

SMSU Theater Department’s Hamlet

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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This past November saw SMSU’s Theater Department putting on Hamlet as part of its celebration of SMSU’s 50th anniversary. The play was held in the Black Box Theater, which is on the first floor of the Fine Arts building. The room is a smaller and more intimate setting for a play, resulting in a...

Mustang Pep Band concert ends the semester on a high note

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017


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They play in the background for many SMSU football, basketball, and volleyball games, but on Monday, Nov. 20, the Mustang Pep Band was centerstage. The band held their annual free concert in the Fine Arts Theatre, and there they played a selection of their newest and favorite tunes. Songs included popular...

Thor: Ragnarok will ragna-rock your ragna-socks off

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017


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Thor: Ragnarok is the third movie in the Thor trilogy, as well as the seventeenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You’d think that after so many movies before it, Ragnarok might be at risk of feeling stale and boring. However, I am happy to report that this is not at all the case. Much like...

The Punchline 2

Marvin Mendoza, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under A&E, Variety

And she was up! At barely 5 in the morning. Birds still sleeping, mild air flow and temperature in the air. It was cool for a mid-summer day. Perfect for activity. Get some things done, the normal routine. And so, it occurred to her that a run would do it. it was something typical of her. Always active,...

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