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Slam what?! A review of Maggot Colony’s new album you didn’t know you needed until now

Slam what?! A review of Maggot Colony’s new album you didn’t know you needed until now

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer
March 5, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions

This week's album can be streamed below via either Spotify or YouTube. Largely due to reasons pertaining to musical taste, these reviews have a tendency to mention by name a particular musical niche called slam. As yet, there has not been a proper review of an album fully in the slam idiom in...

American Sniper, 50 Shades of Grey, and the responsibility of storytellers

American Sniper, 50 Shades of Grey, and the responsibility of storytellers

Isabel Dufford, Editor-in-Chief
February 24, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

“It’s just a movie.” This past Sunday, February 22, 36.6 million people tuned in to the 87th annual Academy Awards to look back at this year’s biggest films and most memorable moments in cinema. If nothing else, that number - which was an even higher 43 million in 2014 - is an indicator of the important role that movi...

The case against Sadie Hawkins

The case against Sadie Hawkins

Wyatt Vanderheyden, Contributor
January 14, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

To many students, the idea of a Sadie Hawkins dance (a type of dance where the girl asks the boy to go) may seem harmless, but to some this type of dance makes them feel uncomfortable. While not all students will feel this way regarding a school dance, there are many reasons why some feel this style...

South Africa: Just What I Did(n’t) Expect.

South Africa: Just What I Did(n’t) Expect.

Ted Weiss, Reporter
January 9, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I've been fortunate to travel throughout my 15 years on this Earth to a variety of places, from Europe, Asia to central, South America and within the United States. During this last winter break of 2014/2015, I, Ted Weiss, decided to venture off to South Africa. Okay, so me being the naive Ameri...

Black Friday: Not worth it

Black Friday: Not worth it

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter
December 5, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

My very peaceful, quiet Thanksgiving evening could have been extended for several more hours. Instead, it was cut short at around 8:00 due to my desire to score some great deals during the Black Friday sales event. Sacrificing the rest of my Thanksgiving night came at small cost, I thought. The onl...

Game Review: Unturned

Game Review: Unturned

Chase Howard, Reporter
October 30, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews, Uncategorized, Video

Unturned is a new survival/horror video game released by Smartly Dressed Games on July 7, 2014 and was created using the Unity engine. The game was designed by a seventeen-year old by the name of Nelson Sexton. It's a free-to-play game on Steam that hasn't been fully released, however it is still technically...

Homecoming theme yields minimal participation

Homecoming theme yields minimal participation

Sam Weiss
September 18, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

As many of us Mustangs know, this year’s homecoming theme is “board games.” Each day’s theme (in order corresponding to days of the week) is: Clue Day, Operation Day, Scrabble day, Toga/Class Colors Day, and Green and Gold Day. Student council was responsible for the selection of this year’s...

New rivalry? Woodland Park vandalizes school

New rivalry? Woodland Park vandalizes school

Brandon McCann
September 5, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Sports

The rivalry between Manitou and Woodland Park is growing. Earlier this morning, Friday, September 5th, it was discovered that the ostentatious hoodlums from Woodland had defaced our cafeteria’s windows with unimaginative and redundant taunts in an attempt to assert their masculinity and dominance in...

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Sam Weiss
May 16, 2014
Filed under Opinions

The movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been said to be “abashed and shameless, exciting and exhausting, disgusting and illuminating,” by Matt Zoller Seitz who is a professional movie critic for the Roger Ebert foundation. I could not agree more, the five adjectives Sietz used to describe the...

Who Uses Windows Anymore?

Who Uses Windows Anymore?

Chase Howard
May 16, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Just to preface this article, I want to let you know that most of this is completely based off of my opinions and thoughts. I honestly don’t favor Windows over Apple or vise versa, but I do however look for the best ratio of price to what you get for the price. Lastly, before you get into this ...

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