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Starbucks holiday hiccup

Starbucks holiday hiccup

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Review

As the seasons change, so does Starbucks’ seasonal drinks. Every year the winter season drinks are the star of winter. Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte, peppermint and white chocolate are taking over. The newest drink spoke to me instantly, a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. At first I thought it s...

Black Panther is more than just a superhero movie

Black Panther is more than just a superhero movie

Xavi Golden, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Review, Top Stories

Imagine a superhero. Not any specific character, just the image that comes to your mind when you think about costumed do-gooders. You see, in your mind’s eye, a white guy who’s wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants. Now, you’re not “racist” for thinking of the archetypal superhero as ...

“More Life” showcases Drake’s unique talents

“More Life” showcases Drake’s unique talents

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Review, Top Stories

More Life, a title that completely embodies Drake’s new album. More Life, an extremely varied showcase for the adept artist and his signature voice. At first listen, the album sounds a lot like Drake’s last album, Views, released in 2016.  However, its unique sounds combined with Drake’s usual skil...

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

December 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only,” released a week ago, is a purposefully artful, raw depiction of what it means to be black in the 21st century. Simply put, Cole’s first release since 2014’s “Forest Hills Drive” is beautiful. That’s not a term typically associated with a rap album....

Von Zimmer album review

Von Zimmer album review

Kaysi Abbatoy, Reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Von Zimmers album “Freddies Extra Teeth” has me confused. While the lyrics are a fresh look on social and political problems facing the world, the combination of hectic sound and hard to understand lines has me stumped. The lyrics are intense and make good points on the flaws of society and gov...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings fresh characters to a classic story

Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings fresh characters to a classic story

Scott Bays, Reporter

January 5, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

From the moment John Williams’ classic score picked up and the iconic yellow text of the opening title crawl started rolling it was clear that “Star Wars” was back. But not in the same way it returned from it’s 16 year hiatus in 1999. “The Force Awakens”, in part because how closely it adhe...

The End of The Tour review

Jacob Wencel, Reporter

November 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Many of you might remember when production for a movie was filmed in Grand Haven early last year. That film, entitled The End of the Tour, is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray. Based on David Lipsky’s memoir Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, this adaptation takes viewers through a week in...

Netflix movie of the week: Cyberbully

Netflix movie of the week: Cyberbully

Jessica Ashburn, Reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

We tend to enjoy things more when we relate to them. “Cyberbully” is a movie that I think many teenagers could find a connection to. It also addresses the problems that teens on social networking can go through. The movie is about a teen girl, Taylor Hillridge (Emily Osment), who receives a lap...

Emerging artist Troye Sivan releases first album Dec. 4

Emerging artist Troye Sivan releases first album Dec. 4

Marisa McElrath, Reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

If you don’t already know Troye Sivan for his YouTube channel, you might recognize him as the little boy in “X-men Origins: Wolverine”. Or maybe you recognize him as one of 2015’s up-and-coming artists. Jumping from one project to another, Australian singer Troye Sivan is releasing an albu...

Hidden features on iOS 9

Hidden features on iOS 9

Lily Ives, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Every fall Apple updates their operating system bringing a new design along with new features. Over the years, iOS updates have included major design changes like with iOS 5 and 7 or minor function updates like with iOS 1-4 and 8. This year’s iOS 9 is not the most exciting update but still full of...

New comedy-thriller comes to FOX

New comedy-thriller comes to FOX

Marisa McElrath, Reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

“Do you want to dance with the devil?” After one hidden death in the Kappa household, nearly twenty years before, a killer has emerged to terrorize a college campus. The leaders of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority find themselves and the new pledges (all of which they’ve been forced to accep...

“So the flies don’t come” album review

“So the flies don’t come” album review

Scott Bays, Reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Wisconsin based rapper Milo’s latest release takes rap in a unique direction. “So The Flies Don’t Come” is characterized by jazz influences and esoteric lyrics. Instead of standard hip-hop trappings, the raps on the album spring between topics of philosophy, race and even allusions to anime. Di...