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Review: Green Day Album Returns To Classic Sound

Review: Green Day Album Returns To Classic Sound

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published February 7, 2024

With Green Day’s 14th studio album “Saviors,” the band feels reinvigorated, tackling the current political climate and the nostalgia for “better times” with a grin. The album is a return to form...

Review: Movies to Lift You Up and Warm Your Heart

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published February 7, 2024

Graphic by Ezruh Hacker.

Scott Pilgrim: Takes Off; A Thrilling Take on a Beloved Franchise

Ezruh Hacker, Graphics Editor // Published February 6, 2024

“Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” written and produced by Ryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, is a TV-14 rated animated series that combines elements of action, comedy, romance and adventure. The...

After the divisive reception of Season 1, can Halo redeem itself with season 2?

Halo Season 2: Weekly Reviews

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published February 6, 2024

Review: 25 and 50 Years of Pop Culture Revisited

Review: 25 and 50 Years of Pop Culture Revisited

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published December 19, 2023

The Rat Utopia Experiment poses for a photo together.

Band Shares Music Inspirations

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published November 17, 2023

The Rat Utopia Experiment is a weird name for a band.   “I was in 8th grade English, and I was watching a video about this thing called the Mouse Utopia Experiment,” says PHS sophomore and the...

“Five Nights At Freddy’s” Misses High Expectations

Ezruh Hacker, Graphics Editor // Published November 17, 2023

“Five Nights at Freddy’s,” produced by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon, is a PG-13 horror movie released Oct. 27. It is based on a popular video game that was originally released in August 2014 and...

“Five Nights At Freddy’s” Fails to Scare or Entertain

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published November 17, 2023

The original “Five Nights at Freddy’s” game has a simple premise: How long can you survive being stalked by murderous animatronics? While the series has grown into a sprawling juggernaut, with a...

The view from backstage before a show  at the Fair starts, as concertgoers settle into their seats. I think overall we work really well together as a team. Like we try to help each other out,” Duggan said.

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of the Fair Concerts

Ethan Barker, A&E Editor // Published October 13, 2023

The experience of a live concert is like no other. The lights dim, your favorite artist steps on stage and suddenly the first notes of a hit song ring across the stage. While the musicians are a key...

Third Guardians Revisits Character’s Pasts

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor // Published June 9, 2023
While the audience’s time with this incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy has concluded, Gunn has crafted a cathartic end to the trilogy, one that is more emotional and grounded than the previous films.
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