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The Dark Tower: Literature vs. Cinema

The Dark Tower: Literature vs. Cinema

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2017

After years of whispers, rumors and speculation, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower finally appeared on screen, this past August. For the hardcore King fans, this has been a long time coming. For years, directors and producers have toyed with the idea of The Dark Tower appearing on screen. Finally, ...

Album Review: All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell – PVRIS

Album Review: All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell - PVRIS

Eddie Kuntz, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017

PVRIS have had an explosive career after the release of their first album, but seemed to lose energy that was felt in their first release on All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. Many of the songs on the new release lack diversity from each other and seem to take a while to get started as well...

Artist Spotlight: High Dive Heart

Photo of High Dive Heart courtesy of Nathan Chapman, record producer.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

September 27, 2017

Jason Reeves has been in the music industry for a long time. Reeves has worked with Colbie Caillat since her career began, serving as a co-songwriter and even making a few appearances on songs. He's also worked with producers like Kara DioGuardi and Mikal Blue. Reeves has solo music, including ...

Artist Spotlight: Halsey

Photo of Halsey courtesy of Jason Koerner/Getty Images.

Shalene Hixon, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

Halsey is the kind of artist that commands attention wherever she goes. The 22-year-old New Jersey singer, whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, has had quite an interesting career path. Starting in 2012, she began posting videos of her singing on her Tumblr and YouTube accounts. Her...

Miss America Pageant crowns a winner

Miss America Pageant crowns a winner

Jeromy Mackey, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017

On September 10th, 2017, history was made when Cara Mund, Miss North Dakota 2017, won the Miss America 2018 pageant being the first from her state to do so. Her victory put a spotlight on her impressive list of accomplishments. Cara graduated from the University of Brown with Ivy League honors, and is...

Emmys bring surprise and – Sean Spicer?

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Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2017

Sean Spicer, upsets and fashion, oh my! The 2017 Emmy Awards were hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert on Sunday, Sept. 17. There were upset wins by different actors and shocking moments from the highly anticipated award show. In leading categories, the winner for Best Comedy was “Veep,” which...

American Horror Story Season Update

American Horror Story Season Update

Eva Grove, Contributor

September 19, 2017

Season 7 of American Horror Story is in full swing and has had rave reviews so far! Many fans are loving the new additions to the cast and are enjoying that it is set in present day. Those two aspects of the new season were a concern for many die-hard AHS fans before the start of season. Luckily, Ryan...

Have You Seen It?

Have You Seen It?

Tom Caton, Contributor

September 12, 2017

*This article contains spoilers to the newly released film, It.* Will you float too if you go to see the new horrifying movie It? It is a supernatural horror film that was released in theaters on Sept. 8. Within days of its release, the film has grossed more than $185 million worldwide. The...

Artist Spotlight: VISTA

Photo of VISTA submitted by Holly Turner.

Shalene Hixon, Contributor

September 12, 2017

VISTA is a band that is relatively new, but are on their way to becoming a big name. The Long Island rock band is the creation of lead singer Hope Vista, who after an almost decade-long solo career decided to venture into the world of rock bands. Originally comprised of Vista, Brian Canfield and...

Funny Freaking Friday: T. Murph

T. Murph performs a comedy sketch routine at the Vulcan Theater on Friday, Sept. 8. The event was sponsored by S.A.B.

Sam Paar, Contributor

September 12, 2017

Who in their life hasn’t stopped and thought to themselves, “Wow, I should be a comedian!?” While most of the time such a comment is made at the lunch table or a party where you’re getting plenty of laughs from friends, there are a select few who actually live up to these words. A few famous...

Band Spotlight: PVRIS

Photo of Lyndsey Gunnulfsen of the band PVRIS courtesy of Rick Kern/Getty Images.

Shalene Hixon, Contributor

September 7, 2017

If you don't know the name PVRIS by now, you definitely should.  The Lowell, Massachusetts trio, comprised of Lyndsey Gunnulfsen (lead vocals and guitar), Alex Babinski (guitar) and Brian MacDonald (bass), have taken the rock world by storm over the past couple of years.  The band first start...

Arie Luyendyk Jr. announced as The Bachelor for Season 22

Arie Luyendyk Jr. announced as The Bachelor for Season 22

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

September 7, 2017

It was announced today that Arie Luyendyk Jr. will be the star of season 22 of The Bachelor. This announcement came as a surprise to many leaving the lingering question of, "Who is this guy?" Luyendyk Jr. was the runner-up on the season 8 of The Bachelorette where Emily Maynard chose Jef Holm over him in...

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