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‘The Muppets’ is a homage to ’70s films

‘The Muppets’ is a homage to ’70s films

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

November 30, 2011

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The new Muppets movie is a little too faithful to the long history of Muppet movies. It’s a fun movie and don’t let anyone tell you differently....

Winter brew warms you

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2011

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The holidays are well under way and they’ve brought with them some of the best beers in the world: winter seasonal brews. Samuel Adams is known for having awesome seasonal brews and their Winter Lager carries on that tradition. Winter Lager isn’t new, having first been brewed in 1989, but is only available from the month of November until the end of January. Winter...

Tacky decor and subpar food

Tacky decor and subpar food

Jon Nelson, Reporter

November 16, 2011

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The minute I walked into Buffalo Wild Wings, I knew I was the wrong person to do this review. I should probably first explain that bad-theme restaurants...

Crisp visuals enhance gameplay

Crisp visuals enhance gameplay

November 16, 2011

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” has a campaign that is a focused, well-realized thrill ride that offers detail and variety at a higher level then...

‘J. Edgar’ applauds deeds, not the man

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2011

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Like Mr. Hoover himself, “J. Edgar” keeps too many secrets from its audience. I feel like a biopic should answer questions about their subject, but “J. Edgar” made me want to do my own research on Hoover. Other than leaving me with more questions than answers, “J. Edgar” was a great film. The acting was absolutely phenomenal. Leonardo DiCaprio was incredibly...

Strong lyrics drive Wale’s sophomore release

Esteban Ramirez, Reporter

November 16, 2011

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Wale’s sophomore album, “Ambition” is out and the album delivers with the clever wordplay that were on his mixtapes that got him all the hype. “Ambition” came out Nov. 1, and if you’re one that enjoys great lyrics, then you will enjoy this album. Wale has always been a strong lyricist even in his first album, but in this album he took it to another level. I...

You want me to review what?

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

November 2, 2011

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The Rip sends a reporter to witness a galaxy far, far away for the first time   In the past, I thought droids were cell phones. I didn’t know what The Force was and why it needed to be with me. Stormtroopers may have just been what weathermen called themselves on the weekends after too many beverages, because until very recently, I had never seen “Star Wars...

Multiplayer carries ‘Battlefield 3’

Zak S. Cowan, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2011

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“Battlefield 3” is one of the greatest first-person shooters I’ve ever played, and it’s because it provided me with a gaming experience like no other. I didn’t play “Battlefield: Bad Company”, and I didn’t play its sequel. My “Battlefield” experiences are strictly limited to “Battlefield 1942” and “Battlefield 1943.” This is why when BF3’s...

New Coldplay lacks their old soul

Martin Chang, Online Editor

November 2, 2011

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With “Mylo Xyloto,” Coldplay’s fifth album, they have traded in their emotionally stirring, perfectly balanced music, for slick, radio-friendly Rihanna and Lady Gaga style dance pop, and while the core of what makes Coldplay good is still here and the album is generally successful in creating a more catchy dance pop sound, the music on “Mylo Xyloto” sounds generic...

‘Rage’ is certain to satisfy your id

‘Rage’ is certain to satisfy your id

October 19, 2011

It’s just another evening on near-future Earth. In pod-like bunkers called Arks, all over the planet, the world’s best and brightest are being tucked...

Haggard’s ‘Tennessee’ leaves you yearning for more

Jon Nelson, Reporter

October 19, 2011

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After being raised around his music and seeing him half a dozen times in concert, I thought I knew everything there was to know about Merle Haggard. However, with his new record, “Working in Tennessee,” the “Okie from Muskogee” proves that despite his age, he still has a few surprises up his sleeve. The title track from the album is “Pure Haggard” in the best...

Dialogue carries new Clooney film

Nate Perez, Reporter

October 19, 2011

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“The Ides of March” doesn’t feature any fight scenes, or have any corny, over-the-top dilemma. What it does feature is great dialogue, a fantastic plot, and surprising entertainment given that it is a political drama. “The Ides of March” features an all-star cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, and Evan Rachel...

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