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‘Valkyria Chronicles 4’ harbors solid experience

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

October 8, 2018


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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


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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 ...

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is incredible

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is incredible

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 9, 2016


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Another year, another Call of Duty—only this time with Jon Snow as the lead villain. Kit Harrington, who plays the Game of Thrones hero, is featured as Admiral Salen Kotch, leader of the evil-doing human colony on Mars. But the lead villain only appears a few times during the campaign, and his character...

Battlefield 1 is raw and emotional, simulates real war

Battlefield 1 is raw and emotional, simulates real war

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

October 26, 2016


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You’re lying on a bed in a field hospital, disturbed by nightmares. A hand reaches out to wake you, and your eyes flash open. The ground is scorched and barren, soaked with blood and littered with bodies. You’re on the front line in France in 1918. Your squad is fighting for their lives against...

Album Review: ‘Beyoncé’ by Beyoncé

January 22, 2014


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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

Album Review: ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’ by Eminem

December 13, 2013


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  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


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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


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  “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


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  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’

TV Show Review: ‘The Originals’

October 30, 2013


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  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


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  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


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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...

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