Game Review: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Riley Johansen | Design Editor With most everyone cooped up in their homes waiting out the quarantine, there’s never been a better opportunity to escape from reality to your own private island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The long-awaited game definitely held up to the hype, and the series has only gotten better since the first game’s debut on the […]

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Album Review: Sleepyhead by Cavetowns

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With the success of Cavetown’s sophomore Lemon Boy, many expected him to be something of a one-hit wonder, but as Robin Skinner releases his third full album, he both retains his initial stylings and builds upon them, creating an album that exudes a sound of pure peace and calm, yet still holds a […]

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Album Review: After Hours by the Weeknd

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Rating: 8/10 After Hours brings the fourth studio album for The Weeknd, following the 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy. The first album released since 2016’s Starboy, After Hours attempts to find the balance between The Weeknd’s tragic love anecdotes and the longing to dance to the upbeat 80s sound spliced throughout the album.  The pre-released […]

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Album Review: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Andrea Hefferan | Managing Editor Rating: 6/10 After multiple hit singles, artist Conan Gray is debuting his first full length album, Kid Krow. His pre-released singles, Comfort Crowd, Maniac, Checkmate, and The Story were everything I love about Gray’s music: honest, relatable, and catchy. With conversational lyrics and a relatively minimalist sound, listening feels similar to a conversation with a […]

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Movie Review: The Invisible Man

Scott Reckers | Staff Member Rating: 7/10 Horror movies can become monotonous. Characters often seem to be clueless, running right into the killers plot. Walking into the theatre, I didn’t expect much more than a run-of-the-mill movie. Thankfully I was mistaken. The Invisible Man is not a new idea or character (since it was first thought up a long time […]

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Album Review: Miss Anthropocence

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With a large part of the album released as a series of singles over the last year, one might think that they knew what to expect from Grimes’ most recent project, but even from an artist known for her experimental stylings, the diversity in sound in Miss Anthropocene is astounding. Creating an eclectic […]

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Movie REview: Birds of Prey

Henri Robbins | Online Editor You ever hear the phrase “set your expectations low, and they’ll always be exceeded?” That’s what I did for this movie, and even with that, it was just okay. In what was meant to be a challenge or, as they put it, an “emancipation” of the typical Harley Quinn character, DC cleverly turned some tropes […]

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Album Review: Funeral by Lil Wayne

Indranshu Das When Lil Wayne released his first album, Lil Baby was literally a Lil Baby. 20 years later, Wayne and Baby are making a case for song of the year.  Two years removed from The Carter V, Lil Wayne’s Funeral shows signs of a strong recovery in his rapping career. His career skyrocketed following the release of Carter I, […]

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Review: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 6/10 I’ve always loved the Star Wars movies, ever since my dad showed them to me in the first grade. They were intriguing, enthralling, captivating, a window to a new world that I’d never seen before. They were unexpected, groundbreaking — they were like nothing I’d ever seen. The movies, comics, books, and games […]

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Album Review: Jackboys

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 3/10 In JACKBOYS, where there are more contributors than tracks, it feels more like an impression of an album than a full-fledged production. The entire project (created by a collective of American rappers, led by Travis Scott) is a short, 7-track package, which includes 45 seconds of interlude and an embellished, gimmicky version of […]

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Frozen 2 Review

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Every rumor you’ve heard about this movie is false. The theories, from those about Elsa and Anna’s parents to Elsa’s relationship status, were all proven wrong in Frozen 2. Frozen 2 properly addressed the same audience as the original six years later by confronting different issues teens today are facing in the real world. This […]

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Movie Review: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer Score: 9/10 I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the movie, just because it seemed like the last movie wrapped everything up very nicely. The movie follows Aurora after becoming Queen of the Moors, trying to create a union between the two kingdoms, and Maleficent, as she attempts to find where she belongs […]

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Artist Review: Frank Ocean

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Frank Ocean’s cryptic yet genuinely original public presence in pop culture has created a cult following — and it’s well-deserved. Ocean’s two albums, Channel Orange and Blonde, both achieved excellence. His songwriting has the precise ability to feel like firsthand narratives but also transcend into the universality of growing up and falling in love. The […]

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Game Review: Mario Kart Tour

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 6.5/10 The new Mario Kart app may be racing around it’s competition right now, but is it really up to speed? With the release of Mario Kart: Tour on iOS and Android, the spirit of its predecessors is transferred over beautifully, but the game as a whole is nowhere near flawless. The expected polish […]

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Artist Review: Little Simz

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 9/10 At 25, Little Simz is already proving her place in the rap hierarchy. Her verses are smart and assured; the London-born, stardom-bound rapper says it like it is. In “Venom,” Little Simz’s razor-sharp flow darts in and out of an entrancing beat drop; it literally sounds like she’s spitting a carefully calculated poison. […]

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