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Here Comes the Cowboy Review

Here Comes the Cowboy Review

May 10, 2019

Indie Rock icon Mac DeMarco returns with a relaxing yet anti-climatic 13 track LP Here Comes the Cowb...

Spelling their way into our hearts

Emeline Kuether and Ella Exterkamp

March 22, 2019

Raunchy, hilarious, and full of unique characters, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee definitely pushed the limits of what can be shown in high school theatre, making even the guest speller Jon Jon, from Q102, ask what was on all of our minds “Is this high school?”. Still, the audience loved every minute of it. It ...

Weezer's Teal Album: Review

Weezer’s Teal Album: Review

January 28, 2019

California Alt-Rock band Weezer returns with a wonderful surprise filled with welcome covers of classic ...

Aquaman – The Newest Addition to the DC Extended Universe

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

January 16, 2019

While the newest release in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) Aquaman only got a Rotten Tomatoes score of 64%, it got an A- from CinemaScore and was undoubtedly a hit for the franchise. Set not long after the events of Justice League, the movie took viewers through the kingdom of Atlantis as its king, Orm Marius, (played by Patrick W...

The Best of Netflix Originals

The Best of Netflix Originals

January 8, 2019

Netflix movie review: Bandersnatch, Dumplin’, Birdbox Netflix has been making Netflix Original mov...

Instant Family – Movie Review

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

December 10, 2018

Paramount Picture’s Instant Family is an instant hit. It is a great movie that will take you on an emotional roller coaster of happiness, sadness, empathy, and love.   With an outstanding cast of Mark Wahlburg (Pete), Rose Byrne (Ellie), Isabela Moner (Lizzy), Gustavo Quiroz (Juan), and Julianna Gamiz (Lita), th...

What if it’s Us? by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli – A Review

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

December 6, 2018

Authors Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli are pioneers when it comes to writing LGBT+ novels, and their collaboration What If It’s Us? doesn’t break their record. What If It’s Us? is a smart, funny, and beautifully written story about two boys in New York City, Arthur Seuss and Ben Alejo, who can't decide if the universe is p...

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

Steve Lang, Managing Editor - Yearbook

November 20, 2018

Alternative Rock titans The Smashing Pumpkins return with three fourths of the original line up for their tenth studio album “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” The band returns with Billy Corgan on lead vocals bass and, guitar, Jimmy Chamberlin on drums, James Iha on Guitar, and Jeff Schroed...

Ella’s Weekly Music Suggestions: Nov 19-20

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

November 20, 2018

Lord Is Coming by H.E.R                   Soft Pop   Summary: The first part of this song is spoken word. It is a very emotional song begging for everyone no matter what religion or race to come together and rise up against corruption and greed. Very...

“The White Album” Review

November 19, 2018

Producer Giles Martin and Mixer Sam Okell bring a welcome modern approach to The Beatles’ 1968 self tit...

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