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The Current State of Microtransactions

By John Messer We’ve all seen them. They’re too pervasive to miss. No free-to-play game would be complete without them: microtransactions. They’re growing in popularity, as the digital frontier makes implementation all the more manageable. Are they a nuisance or an improvement? Are companies just greedy, or is this a realistic industry growth? Most importantly, […]

A Surprising Comeback: “The Meyerowitz Stories” Review

A Surprising Comeback: “The Meyerowitz Stories” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic Adam Sandler has fallen under considerable criticism as of late for his acting roles and the movies made by his studio, “Happy Madison Productions”. Some of his work has a following, and movies like “Billy Madison”, “Happy Gilmore” and “The Waterboy” are even considered comedy gems by some. Over the last few […]

“Battle of the Sexes”: A Fun, Fresh and Feminist Sports Movie

“Battle of the Sexes”: A Fun, Fresh and Feminist Sports Movie

By Michael Donelan “Battle of the Sexes” is an amazing and different sports movie full of female empowerment, smart comedy and incredible performances. In 1973, a tennis match between Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (played by Steve Carell), two of the most famous and skilled tennis players at the time, […]

“Happy Death Day” Review: A Unique Murder Mystery

“Happy Death Day” Review: A Unique Murder Mystery

By Josie Clark Minor spoilers follow. “Happy Death Day” is a new horror-comedy with a “Groundhog Day” twist. Doomed to relive her “death day” until she finds her killer, Tree (played by Jessica Rothe, and yes, her name is Tree) repeats her birthday over and over again. This is an interesting enough premise to keep […]

The Head and the Heart light up Summerfest

The Head and the Heart light up Summerfest

By Ashley Sheppard and Rachel Zalucki In 2009, according to Billboard, The Head and the Heart found their start at open-mic nights in a small Seattle pub. From there, the band began touring around the U.S., opening for various bands such as Vampire Weekend and Death Cab for Cutie. After two successful albums (2011’s “The […]

Riverdale Season 2 Premiere Review

By Bryce Cross Teens usually spend their time with friends, shopping, playing video games or going to the beach. This is not the case with those in Riverdale. These kids have more pressing matters: new mysteries to uncover in their deceptive little town of lies, blood and so much drama. The season two premiere, titled […]

“Mr. Robot” Season 3 Premiere Review: Who Is In Control?

“Mr. Robot” Season 3 Premiere Review: Who Is In Control?

By Caitlin Brenner Spoilers for “Mr. Robot” follow. The third season premiere of “Mr. Robot” left fans excited but also very confused. As an avid fan of the show, there is always a common feeling of confusion that comes along with every episode, but “Power Saver Mode” was next level. However, in no way does […]

Dame Dolla, “Confirmed” Review

Dame Dolla, “Confirmed” Review

By Joseph Hernandez Damian Lillard, the NBA player best known by his stage name “Dame D.O.L.L.A.”, released his second studio album, “CONFIRMED”, this past week. Lillard burst onto the hip-hop scene late last year with a respectable debut album, “The Letter O”, paying homage to his Oakland roots. Like this release, Lillard’s newest album is […]

Never Time For Retirement: “Blade Runner 2049” Review

Never Time For Retirement: “Blade Runner 2049” Review

By Jonathon Potochnic A cold, desolate night in the confines of an abandoned building awaits a studied detective. A created body struggles with the futility of understanding what being human means, how it differentiates one from another and what a soul could mean to someone lacking one. The rain is palpable, indiscernible from the perspiration […]

Judah and the Lion brings “Folk Hop N’ Roll” to The Blue Note

Judah and the Lion brings “Folk Hop N’ Roll” to The Blue Note

By Nathan Ford Judah and the Lion is an alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee and has been releasing music since 2013. They performed at The Blue Note on Thursday, Sept. 28.

“The Gifted” is a thrilling new superhero drama

By Michael Donelan Marvel’s “The Gifted” is a fast-paced drama full of heart and politics that also stays true to its source material. Set in a world where the X-Men have vanished, “The Gifted” focuses on one group of mutants, or evolved humans with extraordinary powers, who are running from the government. Such mutants include […]

Leon Bridges takes Columbia to the river at Roots N Blues

Leon Bridges takes Columbia to the river at Roots N Blues

By Ashley Jones It was around 9 p.m. when The Mavericks finished performing at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival at the MO Lottery Stage. Hundreds of people, ranging from 50 to 90 years old, left the area. The demographic took a complete turnaround when young students crowded the gate to wait for Leon […]

Band of Horses leaves Roots N Blues audience nostalgic and entertained

Band of Horses leaves Roots N Blues audience nostalgic and entertained

By Olivia Jackson A household name in the world of indie-rock music, Band of Horses made its Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival debut Saturday. With widely popular songs such as “The Funeral” and “No One’s Gonna Love You,” many people in the crowd were waiting in great anticipation for the show. “I feel like […]

“Gaga: Five Foot Two” Review: An Intimate Look at Stefani Germanotta’s Life

“Gaga: Five Foot Two” Review: An Intimate Look at Stefani Germanotta’s Life

By Michael Donelan Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two”, is an incredibly intimate and emotional peek into the life of someone, who after all these years, we thought we knew so well. At the start of “Five Foot Two”, Lady Gaga is suspended in the air by a wire, moments before her […]

“American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

“American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

By John Messer   I have a bad habit of getting excited over movie trailers, and this habit persisted with American Made’s trailer some few months ago. I recall waiting for “Baby Driver” to start, seeing “American Made” in trailer form, and being excited. Tom Cruise excels as an in-over-his-head character, which is exemplified in […]