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Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Abby Karandjeff, Reporter

November 17, 2017


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In October, Radiator Hospital released their latest album, Play The Songs You Like. This follows their previous albums Torch Song and Something Wild and is their first release in three years. The band, originating in Grand Rapids, MI, is known for their punk-alternative vibe accompanied by an aco...

Phil Kline and an introduction to ‘Sound Art’

Phil Kline and an introduction to ‘Sound Art’

Ally Hartman, Reporter

November 3, 2017


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I was first introduced to Phil Kline’s music, ironically enough, through an environmental science project. We were doing a project on an endangered species, and I just so happened to pick Bachman's Warbler, a species of little yellow birds. It’s not officially extinct yet, but the creature’s las...

iOS 11 offers necessary improvements to old software

iOS 11 offers necessary improvements to old software

Gehrig Prozorowski, Feature Editor

November 1, 2017


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A little over a month ago, Apple released iOS 11 to the public. With complaints about the new update draining battery life, I’m here to set the record straight. Its flaws are outweighed by its improvements. There are plenty of changes with the iOS 11 software, but I’m going to mention only a...

The Snowman creates a not-so-thrilling thriller

The Snowman creates a not-so-thrilling thriller

Natalie Karlsson, Reporter

October 31, 2017


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The Snowman, released October 20, 2017, seemed to be another one of those cheesy horror movies. It was set in Oslo, Norway, where it always snows. So far, it has earned $22.7 million, which doesn't even compare to movies like It and Dunkirk. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, it starts off with a young...

Subjective Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Clare Mullherin, Reporter

January 26, 2017


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Most high school students in the Rockwood School District will be acquainted with the controversial William Shakespeare. Many freshman read Shakespeare’s pun and angst filled "Romeo and Juliet" as well. Sophomores have it way better in my opinion though, they have it better in general compared to f...

Review: Moana topping box offices worldwide

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter

December 15, 2016


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The newest Disney animation, Moana, is topping box offices around the world. This is the latest movie in Disney's attempt to represent various cultures- starting from Mulan, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Merida, and now Moana. Previously, Disney has faced criticism from viewers for drawing their female protagonis...

Review: Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Review: Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Jack Deubner, Opinions Editor

December 1, 2016


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Underground legends Xiu Xiu have come back with one of their most hauntingly beautiful records in years. Now, Xiu Xiu isn't your typical underground band. Starting in 2002 Jamie Stewart, prominent leader of the group, has been playing with elements of noise, pop, freak folk, experimental music and...

BTS smashes records with third full length album

BTS smashes records with third full length album

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter

October 24, 2016


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They're back at it again, and this time, they've made history.  Popular South Korean band BTS (Bangtan Boys) has released their second full album on October 10th, 2016. Big Hit Entertainment, BTS's record label, released a series of teaser trailers hyping fans across the globe. The first teas...

Painting With doesn’t live up to previous work, but worth a listen

Painting With doesn’t live up to previous work, but worth a listen

Jack Deubner, Reporter

February 23, 2016


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Animal Collective is just one of those bands, man. With the noisy and freak folk engulfed Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished and Sung Tongs, to the fun and psych-pop fused albums Merriweather Post Pavilion and Strawberry Jam, I can surely say Animal Collective is one of my favorite ba...

Neon Indian’s new album is a great mix funky beats and solid synths

Neon Indian’s new album is a great mix funky beats and solid synths

Jack Deubner, Reporter

November 3, 2015


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Released on Oct. 16th, Vega Intl. Night School is an escape from the normal sound of Alan Palomo's Neon Indian project. Palomo typically orients his music around neo-psychedelic synths and leading the short lived "chillwave" era of the mid 2000's, but on this album Palomo dives into the world of funk...

Destroyer’s new album is one to please

Destroyer’s new album is one to please

Jack Deubner, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2015


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With a name like "Destroyer", you'd think front man Dan Bejar would be screaming over some wailing guitars and heavy bass lines, but in reality, it's quite the opposite. Hailing from Vancouver, Destroyer's 19 year long run is filled with blissful indie rock that's good for settling down with a blan...

Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Seth Boester, Sports Editor

May 18, 2015


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After several years of offshoots and smaller, more concentrated character development movies, including Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel Studios is back with a return of their most well-known superhero group, The Avengers. Keeping in line...