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New silent film brings back the best from the old

New silent film brings back the best from the old

February 15, 2012

“The Artist” is an eye opening movie with great characters, costumes, music and messages. The movie had an all-star cast that included Bérénice...

Flex Seal can’t fix leaks

Flex Seal can’t fix leaks

February 1, 2012

I saw an online ad last week about a product called Flex Seal. This product caught my eye and stirred both my interest and curiosity. I ended up purchasing...

Difranco’s newest album a 5-star gem

Difranco’s newest album a 5-star gem

February 1, 2012

If you haven’t heard of Ani Difranco by now, you need to. The singer-songwriter has been making music on her own label Righteous Babe for over 20...

Golden Corral busy, but good and cheap

 Golden Corral busy, but good and cheap

Hannah Breeland, Reporter

February 1, 2012

The Golden Corral is as busy now as it was when it first opened a couple months ago. Which isn’t much of a surprise since their food is amazing. The...

‘Haunt’ provides  decent and clean fun

‘Haunt’ provides decent and clean fun

February 1, 2012

“Haunt,” for the Xbox 360, was released Jan. 18 on Xbox live for 800 points, about $10. It’s a single player game played from a first person perspective. At...

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

'The Muppets' is a homage to '70s films

Keith Kaczmarek, Reporter

November 30, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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