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Game of Thrones: A Review

Game of Thrones: A Review

Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

This is a review for the GOT episodes for the currently running season that have aired so far. It is intentionally laden with spoilers. I feel it would be an exercise in futility to write a spoiler-free review for this epic adventure. A commingling of an unintelligible, dimly-lit, and a perpetual...

Spoiler-filled Avengers: Endgame Review

Spoiler-filled Avengers: Endgame Review

Michael Geiger

May 2, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of a story 22 films in the making. For the past 11 years, Marvel has carefully constructed a universe that is shared by every character on their roster, and in Endgame the fans who have invested their time into watching each one of these films received quite the payoff....

The Act is a Gripping Drama You Shouldn’t Miss

The Act is a Gripping Drama You Shouldn’t Miss

May 1, 2019

The Act, streaming exclusively on Hulu, has received rave reviews for its first season – and for good reason. The new series is a chillingly well-acted depiction of eerie true events. In June 2015, Gypsy Rose Blanchard told her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Public s...

Albums with Addy: Schoolboy Q’s CrasH Talk

Albums with Addy: Schoolboy Q’s CrasH Talk

Addison Scufsa

April 30, 2019

  Schoolboy Q was one of the first rap artists that I followed religiously back in 2016 after the release of his last album Blank Face LP. The first time I listened to the album was when I was on my exchange in Germany, and it fit the mood so perfectly. “John Muir” and “Big Body” stayed o...

The Perfect Date: Netflix’s Not-So-Perfect Rom Com

April 14, 2019

On April 12th, Netflix released The Perfect Date, the latest in its recent string of rom-coms targeted at teenage girls. The Netflix original stars Noah Centineo, who became every young girl’s crush after playing Peter Kavinsky in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The movie also stars Camila Me...

Albums with Addy: Logic’s Supermarket

Addison Scufsa

April 3, 2019

  Logic’s back with another album, yet it seems to be one no one was expecting. Having released a few singles such as “Keanu Reeves” and “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” many were expecting an album announcement and release sometime soon. This would then be followed by his standard ...

Origami: A Review

Addison Scufsa

April 3, 2019

  Before this week, there were few things in this world that I could say without a doubt were more boring than folding paper. The closest I ever got to actually doing some form of Origami was when it was Thanksgiving or Columbus Day in elementary school and we made the little turkeys and ships out...

Hey Kim Kardashian, You’re a Reality Star Not a Political Figure

Tiana Meador

April 2, 2019

Remember that crazy crying face, or that clip of Kim Kardashian-West swimming in the Caribbean crying about the fact that she lost her diamond earring while her sister, Kourtney Kardashian says, "Kim there's people dying," or something to that extent? Yes. This is the same woman who thinks anything sh...

Cardi B gets #MeToo’d

Casey McCabe

March 30, 2019

  A recent video has resurfaced online that shows hip hop personality Cardi B admitting to drugging and robbing men.  The video, circulated in part by hip hop news mainstays such as Dj Akademiks and Complex News, is a screen recording of an Instagram live conversation Cardi had with fans roughly thr...

Us Movie Review

Addison Scufsa

March 26, 2019

  Jordan Peele is quickly rising the ranks of Hollywood to become one of the best directors after only two movies. His 2017 hit Get Out was incredibly well received, earning several awards and a 99% percent on Rotten Tomatoes. After such an impressive directorial debut, expectations were high for Peel...

Big Dragon vs Pookie Baby: Albums with Addy

Addison Scufsa

March 26, 2019

  Despite being from the Twin Cities, I never realized there were any famous or decent rappers from the region. Suddenly, I heard of Prof in 2016. Stumbling upon his song “Bar Breaker” by accident, I began to look into both Prof and the Twin Cities rap scene as a whole.  Unfortunately, the area is seve...

Five Feet Apart is Not Just Another “Cancer Love Story”

March 23, 2019

Released on March 15, Five Feet Apart tells the story of two cystic fibrosis patients who fall in love. The teenagers’ illnesses require that they remain five feet apart from each other at all times, hence the title of the movie and book adaptation. At first glance, the film might seem like just a...

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