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Caesar fights to win more than just a war in “War For The Planet of the Apes”

Caesar fights to win more than just a war in “War For The Planet of the Apes”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


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Since the release of the first film within this trilogy, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, I’ve been interested in how this series would progress. This resurrected film series had a lot of high expectations to meet. The final film in this trilogy did not fail to impress. The use of modern animation,...

Tyler The Creator-Flower Boy: A look into who he has blossomed to be

Tyler The Creator-Flower Boy: A look into who he has blossomed to be

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


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Tyler the Creator is easily one of the most interesting rappers in the hip hop arena. His most recent release, “Flower Boy”, added another layer to his persona. Tyler Gregory Okonma, also known as Tyler the Creator, poured himself into this album.

Logic addresses social issues that pertain to “Everybody”

Logic addresses social issues that pertain to “Everybody”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


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Logic is an artist that came on the scene with his untouchable ability to freestyle. Logic isn’t just a viral, freestyling and record label backed artist. Logic is a rapper and his latest album, “Everybody,” has gained my respect and my support.

A Millennial’s Spider-Man

A Millennial’s Spider-Man

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

August 17, 2017


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The plot and characters of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” exist, literally and metaphorically, in the shadow of Avengers Tower. This angle explores what happens to the buildings that tumble and the people whose lives are ruined by the extravagant fight scenes prior movies shrug off. It gives this Spider-Man a unique sense of world building; living in a world where, not only do superheroes already exist as an accepted part of life, but those superheroes have money, experience and a monopoly on heroism.

Summer 2017 Playlist

Summer 2017 Playlist

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

August 15, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews

This summer in particular, there were a lot of great albums released that gave us some amazing singles. I’ve compiled my top 15 songs of the summer for your listening convenience.

DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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After listening to this album, I haven’t been able to take my headphones off. I go to sleep listening to Lamar. My alarm is Lamar. I work out to Lamar. This just goes to show the versatility of this album.

“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017


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“I know there’s been a lot of arguing over Twitter and social media about whether or not what Hannah did was right,” Kiana Spinola said. “But honestly I think that it’s just good that people are talking about it at all, because it’s really something . . . that shouldn’t be kept hush-hush when it’s so common with teens nowadays.”

Drake adds “More to our Life” with his new playlist

Drake adds “More to our Life” with his new playlist

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2017


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Drake continues to impress, continuously crossing over into new genres.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic back to the movies

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic back to the movies

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017


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The long-awaited live action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” came out this March, and the film is as magical as expected.

“Logan” steps away from the typical superhero movie formula

“Logan” steps away from the typical superhero movie formula

Matthew Causey, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2017


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Instead of providing an exciting thrill ride full of one-liners and explosions, this film steps back a bit and focuses on the characters and their personal struggles.

Syd Tha Kid “Fin”-ally debuts as a solo talent

Syd Tha Kid “Fin”-ally debuts as a solo talent

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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In just 37 short minutes, Sydney Bennet, a.k.a. “Syd Tha Kyd,” managed to combine a neo-soul style with a new-aged jazz feel in her debut album “Fin.”

City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

City and Colour plays a chill show at Cox Capitol

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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City and Colour rounded out the night with a setlist from the band’s most recent album, “If I Should Go Before You,” which got frontman Dallas Green an Artist of the Year nomination.

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