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What The Oscars Are Doing Right…
and What The Grammys Are Doing Wrong

What The Oscars Are Doing Right… </br>and What The Grammys Are Doing Wrong

Alec Critser, Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Music, SHOWCASE

  Last Sunday, all of Hollywood gathered at the Dolby Theater to award the highest honors in cinema, the Oscars. At the end of the big show, Spotlight, an incredible movie about highlighting a widespread issue using investigative journalism, took home the best picture award, and rightfully so....

Life on Repeat

Life on Repeat

Sam Petersen, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE, VIDEO

Spring is almost here. Is it time to change your routine? I know I need a change. Everyday I do the same thing. I get up and go to school, and when I get home, I do my homework. I waste most of my free time on the internet, looking at all of the cool things other people are doing. I think it is time I...

What Does Your Morning Look Like?

What Does Your Morning Look Like?

Alec Critser and Michaela Mann

February 26, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Boys and girls are different in a lot of ways, and morning routine is just another way that the two genders differ from one another. In order to highlight the distinct contrasting nature of the two routines, we had a girl and a boy describe their morning routine. Hopefully, this article will giv...

The Oscars Predictions

The Oscars Predictions

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, SHOWCASE

The biggest night in Hollywood is this Sunday, and the race this year is a close one. So many incredible movies have come out this year, and the diversity of the films up for awards make it hard to gauge who will win. However, I have been following the Oscars closely over the past few years and feel as ...

Kanye West Albums Ranked: 1-808s

Kanye West Albums Ranked: 1-808s

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Kanye released his latest album, The Life of Pablo, this past week in addition to a lot of tweets ranting and revealing details of his life, including the fact that he’s in a massive amount of debt. In his rants, he revealed that he is only releasing his new album on Tidal (sigh…), so I decided t...

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie Bowls

Chloe Ruffieux, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Food, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Looking for a way to mix up your breakfast? A healthy alternative that's just as tasty--or even more yummy--as waffles, or bacon is a smoothie bowl. Now what exactly is a smoothie bowl? For all those skeptical that a smoothie bowl is simply just a smoothie in a bowl rather than in a cup; trust me it...

Be Weary of Yeezy Season

Be Weary of Yeezy Season

Lucas Saacks, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, SHOWCASE

I’m scared, guys. I’m scared for a lot of things. I’m scared rhinos will be extinct before my children get to witness their powerful beauty with their own eyes. I’m scared the North Pole will melt and this world will become a rubbled soup. I’m scared my future college roommate will have some...

Blackstar: David Bowie’s Brooding Parting Gift

<i>Blackstar</i>: David Bowie’s Brooding Parting Gift

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

When this album was first released on the prolific English musician’s 69th birthday, it was already impressive. The 41-minute-long album is one of Bowie’s most experimental albums, infusing elements of jazz, art rock, and experimentalism. It was made possible with longtime producer and friend, D...

Song of the Week 2/5/16

Song of the Week 2/5/16

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

"All My Friends" by LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem, a critically acclaimed band led by musical genius James Murphy, broke up in 2011. They had a final concert in Madison Square Garden in NYC, spawning a documentary and live album from the legendary concert. However, in December of last year, critics a...

Kung Fu Panda 3: Skidoosh!

<i>Kung Fu Panda 3</i>: Skidoosh!

Lucas Saacks, Senior Staff Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Movies, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Our favorite animated, personified, karate-chopping animals are back for a third installment of the Kung Fu Panda series. Expectations were high for this movie after the huge success of its two predecessors. Fortune cookies all around the country advertised the film months before the release, hyping up t...

Sia: This is Acting

Sia: <i>This is Acting</i>

Ben Needham and Alec Critser, Staff Writer and Student Life Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, SHOWCASE

Australian electro-popstar Sia just dropped her brand new album, This Is Acting, on January 29th, which quickly climbed the iTunes charts to #2 in the “Top Albums” category. It features her newly released singles “Alive,” “Cheap Thrills,” and “Bird Set Free.” This Is Acting is a highly...

Master of None, the Best Show You’re Not Watching

<i>Master of None</i>, the Best Show You’re Not Watching

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE, Television

With the constant stream (ha, get it?) of new shows premiering on Netflix, it is easy to overlook a hidden gem. The streaming service makes quality shows like Narcos, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black in addition to the hundreds of shows it already provides. Aziz Ansari, a comedian known for ...

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