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‘Valkyria Chronicles 4’ harbors solid experience

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

October 8, 2018

I have always been a fan of the role-playing genre of video games, so it is no surprise that SEGA’s “Valkyria Chronicles 4” ended up on my radar. To tell the truth, I have known about the Valkyria Chronicles series for a few years now, even owning the remaster of the first game on the PlayStati...

App review: Venmo “The social check-work”

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

September 29, 2017

Venmo, owned by Pay-Pal, is a person-to-person payment app that allows users to give and request money between friends or family via a connection to their bank account. What sets Venmo apart is the social media aspect of the app, allowing you to comment on, like and share payments publicly. The app ...

Album Review: ‘Beyoncé’ by Beyoncé

January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014 By Signe Trewyn   Beyoncé’s amazing new self-titled album arrived on the music scene as a surprise to her legions of fans and the industry itself. The album went on to sell 80,000 copies within the first three hours of release and contains 14 songs and 18 videos. This...

Album Review: ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’ by Eminem

Review by Chris Johannsen, Copy Editor

December 13, 2013

  In August 1996, Eminem made his debut with the release of his first independent album titled “Infinite.” With his bleach-blonde hair, tattoos, earrings and incredibly profane lyrics, Eminem flipped the rap world upside down on his way to superstardom. Seventeen years later, his latest...

Album Review: ‘Prism’ by Katy Perry

December 9, 2013

Review by Staff Writer Signe Trewyn   Katy Perry’s last album, 2010’s “Teenage Dream,” was known worldwide for five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. This is tied for the most in history with Michael Jackson’s 1987 album, “Bad.” What Perry’s new album “Prism”...

Movie Review: ‘Ender’s Game’

November 20, 2013

  “Ender’s Game” is a science fiction film about a young boy who is taken from his family and sent to a special school to be trained as one of the leaders of the military in the war against an alien race. This space opera promises a visual feast that also contains an exciting plot, but...

Album Review: ‘Bangerz’ by Miley Cyrus

November 13, 2013

  I received Miley Cyrus’ latest album, “Bangerz,” as a joke birthday gift from my boyfriend. I was pretty surprised (and only somewhat ashamed) that I didn’t entirely hate it when I finally realized it had passed its return period and I might as well give it a listen. I’m not going...

TV Show Review: ‘The Originals’

Review by Lifestyle Editor Samantha Jacquest

October 30, 2013

  Before I get into this review, let me put in one disclaimer: vampires are overplayed. I dislike all the vampire books, movies and T.V. shows that have come out in the last couple years. Having said that, I absolutely love “The Originals,” a new series on the CW that is focused on a family...

Book Review: ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight’

October 21, 2013

  Once every few weeks, there comes a book that is slightly cheesy and predictable, but adorable nonetheless. “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer E. Smith is one of these books. Like most books or movies that fall into the “romantic comedy” genre, “The...

Album Review: ’20/20 Experience 2 of 2′ by Justin Timberlake

October 16, 2013

Review by Staff Writer Signe Trewyn   Over the years, I haven’t been an avid listener of Justin Timberlake, but his new album changed that. It was an enjoyable record and one of my personal favorites from Timberlake. “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2” was one of the best-selling albums...

Video Game Review: ‘Total War: Rome II’

Review by Opinion Editor Josh Hafemeister

September 25, 2013

  Have you ever wanted to command a legion of war elephants? Burn entire cities to the ground?  Forge trading treaties and control the economies of the Mediterranean? “Total War: Rome II” is the strategy game that provides your conquering fix. The concept of the Total War series has...

Movie Review: ‘Riddick’

Review by Staff Writer Nat Edson

September 18, 2013

  Vin Diesel stars in the sci-fi action film “Riddick,” the sequel to “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick.” If you haven’t heard of those movies, it’s probably because they both came out a decade ago. If you have, you’re more than likely excited for the sequel to...

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