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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 ...

Stranger Things Season Two is “Totally Tubular”

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television

The first season of “Stranger Things” was released July 15, 2016, on Netflix. It instantly became a huge hit. Everyone loved all the nostalgia in it and it was a fun ride. The second season is no different; it may even be better than the first season. The second season has a higher budget than the fi...

Happier with Hobbies

Emily Christian, Columnist

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Bugs on the Battlefield The northern provinces of Thailand are home to the traditional sport of beetle fighting. Once the rainy season comes and wild Rhinoceros Beetles are full grown, residents of these areas wake up early to hunt for their little black champions, which could possibly be destined for f...

If It Ain’t Book, Don’t Fix It!

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

May 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Movies, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Book to movie adaptations. The movies where people are bound to comment that movie was not as good as the book or that the character’s hair is different. I usually look at the movie adaptation not as the same story as the book, but as a standalone portrayal of a similar, but different story; still, I c...

The Most Monstrous Movie of the Year

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

May 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Colossal” is a science fiction comedy about an alcoholic named Gloria (Anne Hathaway) who returns to her hometown after a breakup over her persistent addiction, and her true monster is revealed. This article will be broken up between two sections: a recapture of the entire movie and then my person...

The Year of Atlanta

Kylee Golden, Columnist

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

This past weekend the Atlanta Falcons went to Houston, Texas and represented their hometown in Georgia while competing against the New England Patriots but sadly lost the battle. Even though this was heartbreaking and disappointing for the city, there are still many positive things for Atlanta to look forw...

“Split” Movie Synopsis and Review

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

February 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Split” came out to theaters on Jan. 20, and there has been a pretty even amount of both positive and negative appraisal. The movie begins with three girls, best friends Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) accompanied by outsider Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), being drugged and kidnapped by ...

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