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Emma’s Oscar Predictions 2018: Just The Stuff You Care About

Emma’s Oscar Predictions 2018: Just The Stuff You Care About

Emma Korengel, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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There’s white de-icer tracks on the landing carpet. The temperature’s dropping and everybody’s got one of those ice-scrapey-dohickeys in their back seat pocket. The streets exist in a limbo of half christmas decor and half any other indistinguishable winter month decor. It’s finally January. ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

MOVIE REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Tyler Banark, Movie Critic

December 19, 2017


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If I've said it once, I'll say it a gabillion times; Star Wars is one of the most overrated movie franchises of all time. However, The Last Jedi blew me far beyond out of the water. It was action packed, dark, and like Force Awakens it continues to be nostalgic towards the original trilogy. Now, I'm...

French fry review

French fry review

December 15, 2017


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Three sophomores, four stops, and five different types of criteria. Sophomores Ryan Adkins, Will Cohen, and John Maier have tried french fries from Lighthouse, Freddy's, Bronco's, and Wingstop. They are judging the fries based off of temperature, taste, presentation, cost, and time. Watch the video to...

PODCAST: TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2017

PODCAST: TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2017

Tyler Banark and Jonathan Snover

December 11, 2017


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Last Monday, the TODAY Show on NBC announced the candidates for TIME Magazine's Person of the Year. The candidates included Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, President Donald Trump, the #MeToo movement, Kim Jong Un, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Chinese President Xi Jinping, The Dreamers, Saudi Arabian Crown...

Super Mario Odyssey: A Sure-to-be Classic

Super Mario Odyssey: A Sure-to-be Classic

Nikolas Dimitrov

December 8, 2017


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Super Mario Odyssey Review: A sure-to-be classic Review by Nikolas Dimitrov In the past few years, Mario has had a not so “super” history. He’s been relegated to mediocre 2D and 3D platformers, a variety of crossover games, and Party/Kart games which practically re-release every few ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Lady Bird

MOVIE REVIEW: Lady Bird

Tyler Banark, Movie Critic

November 29, 2017


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If there's one word to describe 'Lady Bird' it would probably be simple. Simple as in it's not too much and it keeps things light. For example, the storyline is familiar in some ways it simple at the same time. The types of characters may have distinct personas, but it's simple for the audiences sake....

Yellow Days – Is Everything Okay in Your World? Review

Yellow Days – Is Everything Okay in Your World? Review

Casey Plucinski, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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Yellow Days, otherwise known as George Van Den Broek, is an 18 year old singer songwriter from Haslemere, UK. He’s known for his phenomenal voice, poetic lyrics, and jangly-jazzy guitar riffs. He shares traits with artists like King Krule and Cosmo Pyke.   Is Everything Okay in Your Wor...

Tyler’s Favorite Scary Movies

Tyler’s Favorite Scary Movies

Tyler Banark, Movie Critic

October 30, 2017


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  It’s that time of the year again! Cool nights have returned, haunted houses are all over town, and Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is open for the season. Whatever you like to do to get in the spirit of Halloween, the time has arrived. As for me, I love watching scary movies! There's nothing better ...

Neil’s Notes: Nintendo’s console evolution

Neil’s Notes: Nintendo’s console evolution

Neil Novak, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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Video game consoles have come a long way from the classic Magnavox and Atari systems, creating more advanced hardware to handle more graphically intense and complex games. However, in recent years it seems as if Nintendo is the only company making big steps in console evolution. What I mean by this...

MOVIE REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049

MOVIE REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049

Tyler Banark, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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Before seeing ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ I saw many things involving it that left me surprised. The teaser that came out last December got my interest in seeing it. The castings of Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and Dave Bautista (all of which had small cameos). Then, the fact that Blade Runner 2049 opened...

Fateful Findings: an oldie, but a so-bad-it’s-goodie

Fateful Findings: an oldie, but a so-bad-it’s-goodie

Emma Korengel, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Ghosts. Magic rocks hidden under mushrooms. Book deals. Government corruption. Fateful Findings is all at once many things, and yet somehow absolutely nothing at all.  The 2013 film, from bad-track-record indie director and star Neil Breen, garnered a small but prominent fan following after the she...

PODCASTS: Favorite video game soundtracks

PODCASTS: Favorite video game soundtracks

October 13, 2017


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In this podcast, the Westside Wired podcast crew talk about their favorite video game soundtracks.

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