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

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...

Sarpanitum’s Blessed Be My Brothers: Blessed be the songwriting

Sarpanitum: guitarist/bassist Tom Hyde, guitarist/keyboardist and vocalist Tom Innocenti, and studio drummer Leon Macey

Max Jonas Knaver, Writer

February 25, 2015

(Scroll to the bottom of the article to stream the album as a YouTube playlist. Drawing thematic inspiration from a period in history or a particular culture’s mythology can turn into a double-edged sword for a band. Effectively and uniquely utilizing the imagery and sounds associated with a p...

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

“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...

Ingested- The Architect of Extinction Album Review

Ingested members, Jay Evans, Brad Fuller, Lyn Jeffs, Sam yates, Sean Hines

Max Jonas Knaver, writer

February 11, 2015

Scroll to the bottom of the article to stream the full album via YouTube For a lot of people, Ingested represents a tragedy. With their first album hailed even today as an excellent work of pure brutal death metal, it shouldn't have come as a surprise that the band's subsequent shift in style, though sm...

Stephen King’s new novel raises the bar again

Stephen King's new novel raises the bar again

Tyler Jungbauer, Reporter

February 4, 2015

"In one way, at least, our lives really are like movies." The opening line of Stephen King’s newest novel released this November, Revival, hardly captivates the terror and stun that lay within the 400 pages that complete a story that should never end. Whenever you hear the name Stephen King...

The case against Sadie Hawkins

The concept of a

Wyatt Vanderheyden, Contributor

January 14, 2015

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.

A giraffe stares Ted Weiss (10) down at the Savannah Africa.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

January 9, 2015

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

One can see in this picture that there is only one rack out of many that offers the 50% off deal advertised in the Urban Outfitters window.

Sam Weiss, Senior Reporter

December 5, 2014

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

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...

Review: Mother Hicks

Tuck (Morgan Baker, 11) and Mother Hicks (Maddie Dayhoff, 10) force Girl (Cate Montville, 10) to drink something that will allegedly cure her of the pneumonia she has contracted.

Aubrey Hall, Reporter

October 22, 2014

Mother Hicks by Susan Zeder is set in the town of Ware, Illinois, during the era of the Great Depression. Through the use of a chorus, the play is like a narrative novel, with its powerful imagery and raw emotion. Tuck, a young deaf man, tells the story of a twelve-year-old orphan that is pass...

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