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Review on “The Seven Realms” quadrilogy

Review on “The Seven Realms” quadrilogy

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

Magic and wizards and queens. Romance, betrayal and political intrigue. Everything I have ever wanted in a story is spread out through “The Seven Realms” by Cinda Williams Chima.  I have never been glued to a book series so fast. The four-book series is brilliantly written with likeable character...

Review on the Blade Runner

Review on the Blade Runner

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

The future. A thought that may cross our minds more than once— what will it be like? Well, “Blade Runner 2049” presents one possible vision of that future. Of course it is purely fictional and made to amuse its viewers. “Blade Runner 2049” did its job and provided ample entertainment in its near...

Review on Dear Hunter’s Album

Review on Dear Hunter’s Album

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

The Dear Hunter, a progressive-rock band has recently released a new album. Titled “All Is As All Should Be,” the album features six new songs. I will admit that I have not listened to all of their music but from what I have heard,this band is a favorite of mine. The band originated in Rhode Is...

Review on Thor: Ragnarok

Review on Thor: Ragnarok

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

As someone that did not watch or at least does not remember watching the last two Thor movies, I was exceedingly impressed by the most recently-released movie in the series. “Thor: Ragnarok” was an amazing film, no doubt about it. In this epic cinematic experience we see Thor, the god of thunder, face off against a great threat to his home of Asgard. The goddess of death, Hela (played by Cate Blanchett), has returned to take back what she believes ...

Review on Marvel’s “Punisher”

Review on Marvel’s “Punisher”

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

From the ashes of Marvel’s Daredevil show rises the phoenix known as “The Punisher.” This new show made its debut Nov. 17 on Netflix with 13 episodes full of intense action. Even with such a short season, at least it seemed to me, the show has me hooked. Frank Castle, portrayed by Jon Bernthal, app...

Review on The Justice League

Review on The Justice League

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

Considering the way things have been going for the most of the DC universe films, I was relatively worried about the new Justice League movie. “Batman versus Superman” killed my anticipation for the rest of the movies, Wonder Woman renewed it and now Justice League has left it waning again. T...

Review on Murder on the Orient Express

Review on Murder on the Orient Express

Kate Lychik, Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

Have you ever thought about what justice means? Prior to this movie, the thought had never crossed my mind and why would it have? After watching “Murder on the Orient Express” I found myself thinking about that very question. A humorous, thought-provoking mystery: what is not to like? The mov...

Barden Bellas Get Last Call

Barden Bellas Get Last Call

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Showcase

  When I found out a third and final “Pitch Perfect” movie was coming out, I was both excited and scared; I fell in love with the first movie in seventh grade, after seeing it in theaters with my two best friends. Three and a half years later, I got to see the second one with them. While...

Holiday drinks critiqued

Holiday drinks critiqued

McKenna Zacher, Sports

December 15, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Photo, Print Publication, Uncategorized

With every holiday season, Starbucks gathers a plethora of criticism or praise for their annual holiday cup designs. But in addition to a new cup design, they also introduce plenty of new holiday-themed drinks. This year, Starbucks has rolled out a number of new holiday drinks, some that are sure to...

Review on Mario Odyssey

Review on Mario Odyssey

Kate Lychik, Staff

November 29, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E

Mario Odyssey, a grand slam for the Nintendo franchise, made its debut Oct. 27 and it has exploded in popularity since then. Odyssey is similar to other games in the series, yet an entirely new experience. I suppose I will have to join in with the crowd and throw in my praise as well. As with mos...

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