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Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

Backtrack, an award-winning acapella group based in New York City, visited the Ogle Center on their Midwestern tour. They cover a variety of genres, from pop to Motown to classical, as well as original compositions. The group started out with a popular song choice of “No Tears Left to Cry” by...

Winter is coming…this month

Winter is coming…this month

India Wong, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

On April 14, the eighth and final — and much-anticipated — season of Game of Thrones (GOT) will air its first episode. GOT is a TV show on HBO, based on George R. R. Martin’s book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The series first premiered in April 2011.   Since its premiere, the series received 47 P...

Blondes have more fun at Floyd Central

Blondes have more fun at Floyd Central

Abby Bauerla, staff reporter

March 18, 2019

Floyd Central Theatre opened its spring musical “Legally Blonde” Friday, March 8 and they brought enough prep and fun that Elle Woods would be proud. Funny enough, the original Broadway Elle got to experience it for herself. Laura Bell Bundy, the Broadway Original Elle Woods, visited the group for a mini-co...

Captain Marvel is a stellar and necessary origin story

Captain Marvel is a stellar and necessary origin story

Bryce Shreve, Content Editor

March 8, 2019

Since 2008’s “Iron Man,” an impressive undertaking of worldbuilding within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been executed thanks to Marvel Studios and the Russo brothers. While their magnum opus “Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters April 26, directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck bring a new,...

The 91st Academy Awards is one for the (Green) books

The 91st Academy Awards is one for the (Green) books

Christian Dimartino, Staff Contributor

February 26, 2019

Audiences look forward to the Oscars just about every year, even though there’s usually an infuriating win or two. Yet they usually have such a strong list of nominees that one can understand why so-and-so lost and why so-and-so won. Not this year though. This year, the Oscars lost all credibility w...

Fyre Festival and the dueling documentaries

Fyre Festival and the dueling documentaries

Joshua Roy and Abby Bauerla

February 14, 2019

Fyre Festival was intended to be the newest music festival, with hopes of being bigger than Coachella, Burning Man and Woodstock. It was created by Billy McFarland, the CEO of Fyre Media Inc. along with rapper Ja Rule, to promote their new app for booking talent. But their high hopes blinded the team...

Lego Movie 2: a surprisingly satisfactory sequel

Lego Movie 2: a surprisingly satisfactory sequel

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

When I learned that Warner Brothers was releasing a sequel to the “Lego Movie”, I was both excited and concerned. The first movie was phenomenal — it had memorable characters, tasteful humor and a surprisingly touching plot about a father learning to relinquish control of his vision, and let his...

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018

This year’s adaption of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is made by Illumination, the studio that brought us “Despicable Me” and “Secret Life of Pets.” Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the voice of Mr. Grinch, as Rashida Jones and Kenan Thompson also lend their voices. “H...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018

It’s hard to deny the cultural significance of the Harry Potter series: books, movies, video games, merchandise and theme park rides all exist in its name. J.K. Rowling is well-aware of this, as “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hits theaters. Eddie Redmayne plays the lead role of Newt S...

Bad Times at the El Royale – Not so bad at all

Bad Times at the El Royale – Not so bad at all

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Bad Times at the El Royale is a delightful twisty tale of suspense. It is filled to the brim with stellar performances from its varied cast of characters to weave a slow yet riveting story. The film opens with a minute-long segment of an unidentified man making himself at home in a hotel room set to ...

Venom: Barely Standing

Venom:  Barely Standing

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

After a spectacular cross-over with Marvel Studios on Spiderman: Homecoming, Sony Pictures tries again to take a fan-favorite character and turn it into a franchise. The main difference? They didn’t partner with Marvel Studios, and it shows. Falling Short of Expectations The plot was subpar at best. It seeme...

A star Is born shines as a well-crafted, compelling remake

A star Is born shines as a well-crafted, compelling remake

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”, “The Hangover”) makes his directorial debut in 2018’s “A Star is Born,” a modern iteration of the classic musical romance. It utilized a notably small budget of $36 million, and is predicted to do significantly well at the box office. I was aware of...