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‘Valkyria Chronicles 4’ harbors solid experience

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...

App review: Venmo “The social check-work”

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

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