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Neil Gorsuch’s book misses its own points

Neil Gorsuch’s book misses its own points

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2019

When asked in 1787, while leaving the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a bystander what type of government the founders created. Franklin replied, “a republic, if you can keep it.” Two hundred and thirty two years later, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch believes that...

‘Joker’ movie creates controversy

‘Joker’ movie creates controversy

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor

October 4, 2019

'Joker' premiered at the Venice Film Festival Aug. 31 earning acclaim from critics including an eight minute standing ovation. Praise swiftly morphed into criticism. Controversy has brewed around 'Joker' and its relationship with mass shooters.  The film is set within chaotic and dirty Gotham City, which draw...

Stephen King’s newest horror novel “The Institute” leaves fans on heals

Stephen King’s newest horror novel “The Institute” leaves fans on heals

Morgan Hildreth, Social Media Editor

September 15, 2019

Horror story lovers and Stephen King enthusiasts are ready to dive into the new book, 'The Institute', released this month and written by King. The new King book, 'The Institute', hit shelves Sept. 10. This is King's 61st book published, and his third book released this year. 'The Institute', whi...

New drama ‘Breakthrough’ utilizes faith to recreate a tragic, but heartwarming story

New drama ‘Breakthrough’ utilizes faith to recreate a tragic, but heartwarming story

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

May 15, 2019

Set in Missouri in 2015, a boy faces impossible odds in a coma after spending 20 minutes at the bottom of a frozen lake. The new movie "Breakthrough," now in theaters, dives into the true story of Joyce Smith and her faithful belief of her son's survival. The new drama features Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas...

Final season ‘Game of Thrones’ has fans on the edge of their seats

Final season ‘Game of Thrones’ has fans on the edge of their seats

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness editor

May 15, 2019

"Game of Thrones" is a mid-evil series about seven powerful kingdoms that fight to be the ultimate ruler. The show first aired April 17, 2011, and HBO aired the first episode of the eighth and final season April 14. The television series airs every night at eight p.m. This show has action packed batt...

The infinity saga came to dramatic close

The infinity saga came to dramatic close

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

April 28, 2019

The Infinity Saga, containing 13 movies, finally came to an end on April 26 with the final movie "Avengers Endgame." Anthony Russo and Joe Russo announced the final movie after a long ongoing year wait of knowing that half the universe has disaggregated into dust. The fans were excited for the release...

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ premieres in theaters

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ premieres in theaters

Soren Danelius, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019

"The Curse of La Llorona" premiered April 19 in theaters nationwide. The movie features actress Linda Cardellini as the main character. The film is based on an old Mexican folk-tale that takes place in the 16th century. So far, the movie has grossed a total of $42.2 million. The Curse of La Llorona is a Mexican Folktale that dates back to the ...

Controversial message of ‘Unplanned’ shocks viewers

Controversial message of ‘Unplanned’ shocks viewers

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

One of the most controversial issues in American society, abortion, has been shown in the newly released, low-budget film, 'Unplanned'. With its release on March 29, immediately both political parties were on the run to post their remarks on the disputed film. Some said the film is 'unrealistic and extreme',...

‘Captain Marvel’: a safe step forward for heroines

‘Captain Marvel’: a safe step forward for heroines

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

“Captain Marvel” sets new standards for the Marvel Comics Universe. The film, featuring a fighter pilot turned alien soldier turned cosmic superhero, is the first Marvel movie to center around the story of a female superhero. The heroine Vers (Brie Larson), a warrior with no memory from the planet K...

‘Lego Movie 2’ delivers solid performance, falls short of the first

‘Lego Movie 2’ delivers solid performance, falls short of the first

Derek Berg, Podcast Reporter

February 9, 2019

Sequels always have a hard time living up to the originals. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part did not meet the high flying expectations of the first Lego Movie, mainly because the first was so genius and delightful to watch. But, The Lego Movie 2 delivered a solid performance that is nothing to be ash...

‘Conversations with a Killer: the Ted Bundy Tapes’ excites true crime fans

‘Conversations with a Killer: the Ted Bundy Tapes’ excites true crime fans

Kyra O'Loughlin, Layout Editor

January 31, 2019

"Maybe don't watch it alone," warned Netflix to its viewers. Netflix released "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" on Jan. 24. The series depicts the victims, conviction and execution of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy-based on his own words. The docuseries began streaming 30 years to the day when Bundy was executed. Since its release, the ...

‘Rent: Live’ becomes partially live

‘Rent: Live’ becomes partially live

Antonio Garcia, Distribution Reporter

January 28, 2019

Rent: Live, a groundbreaking and musical rendition, was aired Sunday, Jan. 27 on Fox. The broadcast emerged to be only partially live due to an actor breaking his foot the day before the airing. The television special was based on the 2005 award-winning 'Rent' movie. The film was adapted from a B...

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