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Destiny 2: One Big Step for the Series

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Following the mixed reception of its predecessor, Destiny 2 was released for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 6th. The game is a first-person shooter where you take the role of a guardian, an explorer, and a soldier who journeys around the solar system fighting hordes of aliens. Despi...

“Wind River” blows away all expectations

Grant Kleiman, A&E Editor

September 14, 2017


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When a young, Native American woman is found dead in the snow of a reservation, Cory Lambert (Jeremey Renner), a tracker for the Fish and Wildlife Service, must team up with FBI agent, Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olson) to solve the mystery of the woman’s murder. Despite coming out during the usual box...

“1-800-273-8255” calls attention to mental health awareness

Kaleigh Farrelly, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Recently, a song by Logic, real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall 2, was released. Instead of having a conventional song title, it was simply titled the National Suicide Hotline’s phone number. Listening to the song, one hears about how the main character doesn’t want to live anymore, someone’s respo...

“Mass Effect” review

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Andromeda was released on Mar. 21. In that short time, many people, including myself, have finished everything in the game. Now, that’s not to say the game is short, we just spent about ten hours a day playing it. Mass Effect Andromeda is the fourth game in the Mass Effect universe. In this univer...

Art Education Alumnus Micah Bloom presents “Codex”

Art Education Alumnus Micah Bloom presents “Codex”

Jill Hoppe, Copy/Photo Editor

April 20, 2017


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SMSU alumnus Micah Bloom visited on April 6 and 8 for a showing of his self-directed short film, “Codex,” and a printmaking session sponsored by the SMSU Art Club. Bloom’s film features the collection and restoration of books lost in the flooding of the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota. “C...

A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body

Emily Errico, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Comedian Alison Grillo came to SMSU on Apr. 13 for a show sponsored by the GLBTA organization and the Feminist Club. She gave commentary on everything between her struggles with depression to her experience with gender issues. “I always liked to make people laugh,” Grillo said. “I was also an o...

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” review

Grant Kleiman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Based on the best-selling novel by Jay Asher of the same name, “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of Clay Jensen in his search to discover the meaning and story behind the mysterious set of cassette tapes that are sent to him by Hannah Baker. Hannah, who was a friend and crush of Clay, sadly committ...

Philosophy Club hosts speaker on autonomous weapons

Cole Miska, A&E Editor

April 20, 2017


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On Thursday, March 30, Zac Cogley, an associate professor of philosophy at Northern Michigan University, hosted a talk on future autonomous weapons being able to make moral judgements. The event, entitled “Will Future Autonomous Weapons Make Moral Judgements?” took place in the BA 102/202 lecture hall....

“Iron Fist” pulls its punches

Andrew Bradley, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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“Iron Fist” is a Netflix exclusive show based on the titular character from Marvel. It was released on Netflix March 17. “Iron Fist” follows the trend of the Marvel shows on Netflix that came before it. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are all referenced throughout the show. “Iron Fi...

“We Are Proud to Present…” challenges misconceptions

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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This March, the Guthrie hosted a showing of “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915.” Yes, that is the full title. It’s a unique play unlike any other, yet the Guthrie w...

Death at Macbeth Production

Death at Macbeth Production

Ben Ryan, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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Four actors were slain this past weekend during the school’s production of Macbeth. The incident reportedly occurred because the fake plastic swords were “mistakenly” swapped out for real, very sharp swords. Limbs were severed, stomachs were disemboweled, and heads rolled. The play continued as ...

Breathing new life into Legend of Zelda

Grant Kleiman, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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As one of the few titles chosen to herald the arrival of Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch, Breath of the Wild has a lot of expectations to live up to. Fortunately, the latest title in the critically acclaimed Legend of Zelda series delivers a phenomenal experience for longtime fans as well as ne...

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