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Review: Glimmers of magic in Pixar’s ‘Onward’

Review: Glimmers of magic in Pixar’s ‘Onward’

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Disney-Pixar's "Onward," directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, follows two elf boys, Ian (Tom Holland) and Barely Lightfoot (Chris Pratt), through a magical land now depending on science, as they discover a way they can meet their deceased father, but for only twenty-four hours. When ...

Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door makes for a surprising, great story

Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door makes for a surprising, great story

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2020

A Short History of the Girl Next Door was published in 2017 by Jared Reck and follows the story of a boy, Matt, who’s crushing on his neighbor. Even though the book may not seem like much because of its length, it’s one of my all-time favorites. Matt has to deal with basically being stuck in t...

Review: 5 Seconds of Summer grows up on ‘Calm’

Review: 5 Seconds of Summer grows up on ‘Calm’

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

If someone were to have an honest conversation with me about my personal music tastes, it wouldn't take long for me to reveal that I have been a dedicated 5 Seconds of Summer fan for the last five years. The band originated in Australia in 2011, posting numerous YouTube videos and catching attention...

Review: ‘Locke and Key’ fails to unlock full potential

Review: ‘Locke and Key’ fails to unlock full potential

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

March 10, 2020

Derived from the comic series of the same title, Netflix’s "Locke and Key" released all ten of their episodes on Feb. 7, 2020. The first issue of the comics was released on Feb. 20, 2008. The six-act comic series concluded on Dec. 18, 2013, with the release of Alpha #2: The Last Door. The series was...

Review: ‘The Call of the Wild’ may be in Alaska, but it will warm your heart

Review: ‘The Call of the Wild’ may be in Alaska, but it will warm your heart

Alex Vancil, Cartoonist

March 6, 2020

On Feb. 21, 2020, 20th Century Studios released "The Call of the Wild," a film based on the classic 1903 novel by Jack London. It's a beautifully directed film about the journey of a dog learning to accept his inner wolf and be with his own crowd instead of living as someone he's not. I've always...

Review: Eden ponders lost love on ‘No Future’

Review: Eden ponders lost love on ‘No Future’

Reggie Brown, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Jonathon Ng, better known as Eden, released his second album "No Future" on Feb. 14. The Irish singer/songwriter began making music as The Eden Project but became simply "Eden" in 2015. He's released two projects before "No Future:" an EP, "I Think You Think Too Much of Me," released in 2016, and an...

Review: Russ’ ‘Shake the Snow Globe’ doesn’t shake up much

Review: Russ’ ‘Shake the Snow Globe’ doesn’t shake up much

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

R&B rapper Russ’ latest album “Shake the Snow Globe” was released on Jan. 31. It depicts Russ’ journey as he rises to fame. While Russ’ previous albums “Zoo” and “There’s Really a Wolf” generally feature slower, subdued rhythms, “Shake the Snow Globe” includes more dynamic,...

Opinion: Kim Gardner’s case has its merits, but falls short of results

Opinion: Kim Gardner’s case has its merits, but falls short of results

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Correction Feb. 16: An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that Gardner's lawsuit had not yet been publicly released. It has and can be viewed here. We apologize for the error. On Jan. 13, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a federal lawsuit against the City of St. Louis, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Depa...

Opinion: Missouri trans student-athlete bill has right idea

Opinion: Missouri trans student-athlete bill has right idea

Reggie Brown, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

Missouri has joined in on the national debate over transgender student-athletes.  State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Missouri) has proposed a bill that would prevent them from competing against other students of the gender they identify with. The bill would most likely upset transgender athletes.  ...

Review: Mac Miller shines on posthumous project ‘Circles’

Review: Mac Miller shines on posthumous project ‘Circles’

Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2020

On his newest posthumous album “Circles,” the late artist Mac Miller expresses lots of emotion. The album was released with the help of Miller's family and his producers. Miller passed away on Sept. 20, 2018 from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 26. He was a famous American singer, rappe...

Review: Leslie Jones complements irreverent humor with inspiring life lessons in ‘Time Machine’

Review: Leslie Jones complements irreverent humor with inspiring life lessons in ‘Time Machine’

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2020

On Jan. 14, comedian and actress Leslie Jones’ comedy special "Time Machine" was released on Netflix. From performing as a comedy opener for Jamie Foxx in 1987 to acting on "Saturday Night Live" to her main role in the 2016 remake of "Ghostbusters," Jones has participated in some major comedy and...

Review: ‘Jeopardy!’ champs square off in epic ‘Greatest of All Time’ tourney

Review: ‘Jeopardy!’ champs square off in epic ‘Greatest of All Time’ tourney

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2020

Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter vs. James Holzhauer. What is an intellectual battle for the ages? From Jan. 7-14, that’s what “Jeopardy!” viewers got. The “Greatest of All Time” special event, promoted to primetime on ABC, pitted the top three brainiacs in the show’s history against o...

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