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“Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality” is an internetaining read

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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On October 10, YouTubers Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal released their first book, titled “Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality.” Its subtitle reads: “A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery.” Rhett and Link have described the book as “a hilarious blend of autobiography, trivia ...

“OMG! The Things I Learned In College” helps college students IRL

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


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Everyone has their own preconceptions about college life before they actually live on campus. Everyone and their brother has a view they can’t wait to share with anyone who they know will soon be living on campus or attending college, whether they themselves have or not. OMG! The Things I Learned In College...

Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 2 is strangely captivating

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

November 17, 2017


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I’ve been recommending Netflix’s Stranger Things to everyone I know since the first season came out last year. When the second season came out, I watched all of it in under 24 hours. So, now I just have more to talk about when I recommend it to people to watch. Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas are the...

How to Talk Minnesotan: a memorable mocking Midwestern musical

Emily Errico, News Editor

November 17, 2017


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The theatre department’s production of Howard Mohr’s musical “How to Talk Minnesotan” was a great success. The musical’s premise is a Minnesotan family teaching ‘outsiders’ about Minnesotan lingo and how best to fit in with the natives. Along with musical numbers with each lesson, there...

Shadow of War tries to escape the shadow of its predecessor

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

November 3, 2017


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Following the success of its predecessor, 2014’s Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the newly released game, Shadow of War, again dives into the universe of “The Lord of the Rings.” Taking place sometime before the events of both the books and movies, Shadow of War follows the story of a man name...

“Happy Death Day” kills expectations

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

November 3, 2017


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“Happy Death Day” begins with Tree Gelbman waking up in a dorm which belongs to a guy named Carter. She’s instantly disgusted that she spent the night in a dorm, and quickly returns to her petty sorority sisters. In that short span of time, you can see that Tree is a self-centered girl who is ...

“Get Out”

Kenyetta Watt, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


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Drowning in a cloud of hope No light seeping through, Just a wind of opportunity drifting by Killing all my dreams like a sad goodbye Waiting each day for a liberator But no one shows up Just the evil doer that shows up every night, Creating a black cloud in my eyes. Trying to think of an outbr...

We Want Smoke isn’t hazy

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017


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In 2003 hip-hop artist and rapper T.I. (Clifford Joseph Harris Jr, a.k.a. “Tip”) founded Grand Hustle Records with Jason Geter and began one of the more consistent labels in the industry. Over the years, almost 15 now, Grand Hustle Records has become more than a brand name looking for young talent ...

“Stories for a Lost Child” loses its focus

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017


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Even Carter Meland confessed that this book was an accident. A colleague asked for a collection of Meland’s essays and instead got four distinct pieces that are clearly linked. “True to character,” joked Meland, “he never got my essays.” Yet, even after this mistake, he didn’t realize that ...

“Bladerunner 2049” is a cut above its predecessor

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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Blade Runner 2049 is a new sci-fi dystopian future move and a sequel to the original Blade Runner which was released in 1982. It stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ford reprising his role from the first film. The series takes place in a future Los Angeles, where artificial beings called replic...

“A Chicago Story”

Kenyetta Watt, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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Brain distracted Temper overacting So many fears, so many tears I can’t wait till the smoke clears. No one said life would be easy Believe me when i tell you life is not as great as people make it seem From not having a job and unable to eat Believe me when I say life is a struggle for someone lik...

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” delivers a lackluster sequel

John Palmer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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As a huge fan of the original Kingsman movie, I went into the sequel with high hopes. Well-designed action, a far-fetched, nefarious scheme, an interesting villain, and daring spy work pretty much summed up the original, so those elements were what I expected from the feature. With my biases in mind, let...

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