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A Year in the Life of the Switch

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

On March 3, 2017, Nintendo released its new console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. It changed the way game companies think with its ability to switch between handheld and docked mode. The Switch was the first of its kind and offered a wide variety of games, along with mainstream titles such as ...

The Gold Scar Boys

Matt Butler and Ethan Hurlburt

March 15, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

Jackie Robinson changed the game of baseball forever. Kendrick Lamar changed the rap game. Redbox turned the movie industry upside down. Fortnite changed the gaming world as we know it. The game, a simple, yet complex goal. A Battle Royale game built on the support beams of skill and strategy. The conc...

Wakanda Forever

Ethan Hurlburt and Matt Butler

February 24, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Music

Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), king of his city, king of his country, king of his homeland. “Black Panther” is one of the most hyped-up movies in all of 2018. By my standards, Black Panther lived up to its reputation, and the box office reflects this. For its first week in theaters, BP has made o...

“Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters”: Just Okay

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

January 20, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies

For the first time in decades, Godzilla, King of the Monsters, has made yet another foray into the medium of animation - this time, in a Netflix-exclusive Japanese CGI anime. The triumphant return of our favorite lizard marks the first in a series of films, with the next to be released sometime next ye...

Classics Ruined by Their TV Counterparts

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

December 22, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Opinion, Television, Uncategorized

Remakes of classic movies have been a huge trend lately. I don’t mind the remakes of classic movies. There’s just one thing that bothers me, and that’s when they make live musicals out of true classic movies. True classics can be already pretty terrible as is, such as “Star Wars Holiday Special...

A Stellar Franchise

Matt Butler, Columnist

December 18, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Uncategorized

Star Wars is arguably one of the greatest movie franchises ever created. With Star Wars bringing in a total franchise gross of a little under $8 billion, each installment making more than the lest. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (TLJ) is the latest of the installments following Rey’s (Daisy Ridley...

College Football Playoffs and Bowl Projections

Matt Butler, Matt Butler

December 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Sports

As November ends and December is upon us, the push and fight to make the college football playoffs begins. If you don’t make the playoffs, you're more than likely to make some sort of bowl games. Here are my predictions for the college football playoff games and the top 5 bowl games. College ...

“Pay to Win” Video Games are Taking Over the Gaming World

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 19, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Opinion, Video Games

Video games are a huge part of many people’s lives these days. According to Polygon, who surveyed 4,000 households nationwide, “63 percent of U.S. households surveyed include at least one frequent gamer.” This is a huge amount of people that play video games and just proves how much video games ar...

God of Thunder Strikes Again

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 14, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Uncategorized

“Thor: Ragnarok” was released on Nov. 3 and enjoyed an opening weekend racking up $427 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. In the movie, Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, the god of thunder. He finds himself in captivity on the planet Sakaar without his hammer and has to duel his l...

Free Concert Fun at Tempe Marketplace

Kate Allen, Columnist

November 9, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Music, Uncategorized

November is finally here, which means Arizona finally won’t be sitting in 100 degree weather all day. This opens up a wide range of outdoor activities for families and friends all around the state. Most activities these days are not too budget-friendly, for they often take a large chunk out of your ...

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