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Movie Review: Eighth Grade

Movie Review: Eighth Grade

Will Eikenbary, A&E Editor

August 29, 2018


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Graphic by Jane Knudsen   Almost anyone I’ve ever met can relate to the struggles and general awkwardness associated with the pre-pubescent stomping grounds of middle school. In Bo Burnham’s debut film, Eighth Grade, all of these struggles are brought to light in a way that’s entertaining,...

Advice for 2018-2019 Students

Advice for 2018-2019 Students

May 22, 2018


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Story by Bethany Krenzer and Virginia Allen As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, students are getting ready for summer. As the school year comes to a close, students have advice to give future incoming students. Freshman Abby Starlin says that 9th grade was a great year for her, but she has words of...

Adventure Guide

Adventure Guide

May 20, 2018


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We all have a desire to wander. An inclination to escape the frenzied world around us and “disappear” on our own personal adventures. Many people are scared to go out of their comfort zone because of the danger that may follow. These adventures are about getting out of your head, and following your...

Which Aesthetic are You?

Which Aesthetic are You?

Natalie Gill, Lance Opinion Editor

May 11, 2018


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Infinity War Review (Spoiler Free)

Infinity War Review (Spoiler Free)

Emma Korengel, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


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They say too many cooks will spoil the pot, herein meaning the more people you introduce to a project, the more likely it is to go awry. But in the case of Marvel’s latest blockbuster entry, it makes the pot all the sweeter. I’ll admit I was a non-believer when even the premise for Infinity War was ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Ready Player One

MOVIE REVIEW: Ready Player One

Tyler Barnark

April 16, 2018


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I feel like I haven't seen a lot of Spielberg movies, but at the same time I've seen a few. I've seen 'Jaws,' 'E.T,' 'Jurassic Park,' 'Schindler's List,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Catch Me If You Can,' 'Lincoln,' 'War Horse,' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' The last three, however, I have not seen in a...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Greatest Showman

MOVIE REVIEW: The Greatest Showman

March 27, 2018


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After months of self-conflict, hearing opinions from friends, movie critics saying it's meh, and hearing some people say "how can you be a movie critic if you don't try something new," I have finally decided to watch "The Greatest Showman". Now a little fact about myself; I am a musically inclined guy....

How Does a Soundtrack Impact a Movie?

How Does a Soundtrack Impact a Movie?

February 7, 2018


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Whenever I watch movies like 'Baby Driver,' 'Pulp Fiction,' and 'La La Land,' one thing that draws my attention is the music playing. Not the score, but the songs played throughout. Music plays a huge part in a movie, but it can also make or break the movie just based on song choice. Throughout this...

Nintendo Labo preview

Nintendo Labo preview

February 6, 2018


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In 2017, Nintendo was on a roll. Releasing games like Breath of the Wild, which was critically acclaimed, and Super Mario Odyssey, which I previously did a review on, found here. It also sold over 10 million copies with the Nintendo Switch, which has been deemed a very successful console overall. Abou...

REVIEW: Call Me By Your Name

REVIEW: Call Me By Your Name

January 26, 2018


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When someone cries while watching a movie, do they get embarrassed by it or do they not mind it? I personally don't mind it because that's how I know I've connected with the movie I'm watching. I didn't cry during 'Call Me By Your Name,' however it tugged at my heart strings so hard it felt as if the...

2017 Cinema in Review

2017 Cinema in Review

January 19, 2018


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As I look back at 2017 and its year in film, I would say that it was a mostly solid year. I say this because amidst the substantial, there were some not-so-solid movies. Nonetheless, 2017 was packed with movies involving inspiring action heroines (Wonder Woman), clowns scaring the living daylights out...

Upcoming Albums for 2018

Upcoming Albums for 2018

Casey Plucinski, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


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2018 promises to be a great year for many indie releases, these are just a few of the great records coming up. Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin – The new album from Ty Segall so far has produced some great singles. With song’s like Main Pretender and My Lady’s On Fire, it seems like Ty is taking...

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