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‘Reputation’ ushers in new era for Swift

‘Reputation’ ushers in new era for Swift

Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 11/16/17 The old Taylor Swift officially died, replaced with a more mature and sultry Swift, with her release of reputation. There is no question that this album makes a 180 degree turnaround from the music that Swift has released in the past, featuring adult tones, experimental instrumentation and confrontational vocals. […]

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 The God of Thunder has graced the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011, quickly becoming a mainstay across numerous films. Whether appearing as an Avenger or starring in his own standalone series, I have always enjoyed Thor’s presence. Yet, with Thor: Ragnarok, the inability to form a cohesive plot […]

‘Walking Dead’ struggles to follow up on sister series’ success

‘Walking Dead’ struggles to follow up on sister series’ success

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 11/02/17 On the heels of Fear the Walking Dead’s surprisingly successful season, Season 8 of The Walking Dead premiered on Oct. 22 with Rick Grimes and company dead set on the warpath against Negan and the Saviors. Season 7 saw the emotional reunion of Rick’s allies from Alexandria, The Hilltop […]

Retro Review: ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ stand-out entries in JRPG genre

Retro Review: ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ stand-out entries in JRPG genre

Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 10/26/17 I have always been a fan of the Japanese role-playing game genre. Having the capability to customize my party’s move-sets and items, while tactically planning my next action in a turn-based battle, is like an exhilarating game of chess. Yet, my journeys tend to become monotonous, as most titles […]

‘Beautiful Trauma’ candid, heartfelt triumph

‘Beautiful Trauma’ candid, heartfelt triumph

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 10/19/17 On Friday, Oct. 13, P!nk dropped her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, ending her five-year hiatus since The Truth About Love. Her newest creation gives P!nk fans exactly what they want: killer, powerful vocals, pure, unadulterated honesty and a just a hint of goofiness. Beautiful Trauma is a […]

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ finale closes out stellar season

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ finale closes out stellar season

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 10/19/17 Drawing a close to what is possibly the greatest epoch in The Walking Dead TV-universe, Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead literally blows things of the water in an action-packed, two-episode finale. Madison fulfilled her promise to Daniel to reunite him with his bitten daughter, Ofelia — […]

Season finale mixed bag for ‘Rick and Morty’

Season finale mixed bag for ‘Rick and Morty’

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor 10/05/17 So, Rick and Morty. Rick. And Morty. Together. 100 times forever Rick and Morty. Truth be told, I don’t know what to say about the third season of what is undoubtedly the strangest, most fantastical show on TV now. What can be best be described as part Futurama […]

‘Five Foot Two’ shows highs, lows in Gaga’s life

‘Five Foot Two’ shows highs, lows in Gaga’s life

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 09/28/17 When it comes to Lady Gaga, it’s a no-brainer that whatever she puts her mind to becomes a work of art, and Gaga: Five Foot Two is no exception. Strong, raw and down-to-earth, this documentary portrays some of Gaga’s struggles and highlights some of her greatest achievements from […]