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Django Unchained is one of Tarantino’s best, as well as one of the better movies of 2012

Django Unchained is one of Tarantino’s best, as well as one of the better movies of 2012

Eric Deters, Reporter
January 8, 2013
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Django Unchained was the non-sequel/reboot movie I was most looking forward to in 2012. Quentin Tarantino’s track record is truly something to behold, and the concept of a freed slave taking revenge on his former captors was perfectly pulpy. Thankfully, that potential is fully realized in a film t...

Les Misérables is far from miserable

Grace Yun, Reporter
January 7, 2013
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Les Misérables truly impressed and inspired me this winter break. I was definitely not the only one in the theatre to shed some tears, laugh out loud, and give this breathtaking film a standing ovation so I’d highly recommend everyone who hasn't already seen it to join in on this incredible experien...

“Wicked” is an enchanting musical

Rebecca Ferman, Social Media Coordinator
December 18, 2012
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To sum up the musical Wicked, it was absolutely, wonderfully spellbinding. Based off of the classic children’s series by L. Frank Baum, the movie produced in 1939, and Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, Wicked tells the stories of the Wicked Witch of the West, renamed Elphaba, and Glin...

Lambert Airport Disappoints

Karre Wager, Assistant Webmaster
December 13, 2012
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Although Lambert Airport ranks the highest among Missouri airports, it seems to be lacking when it comes to the national level. Having gone through many airports across the nation, I have to say that Lambert is one of the least attractive among them all, not to mention the most outdated. After...

Out and About: Balducci’s Winefest Restaurant

Out and About: Balducci’s Winefest Restaurant

Gabby McDaris, Opinion/Entertainment Editor
December 8, 2012
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When my friend recommended Balducci's to me, I was shocked that neither myself nor anyone in my family had ever eaten there or heard of it, which is what added to my excitement about trying it. When my mom and I arrived we were confused about where the entrance to the restaurant. Suddenly I remembered...

Halo 4 is a great start to the Reclaimer trilogy, as well as an excellent Halo game

Halo 4 is a great start to the Reclaimer trilogy, as well as an excellent Halo game

Eric Deters, Reporter
December 6, 2012
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Halo 3 is one of my most played games of all time, right up there with the time sink that is World of Warcraft. I’ve been playing Halo games for quite some time, and while the announcement of a Halo 4 didn’t exactly surprise me, it did intrigue me more than the last few games. It felt like a w...

The Walking Dead: The Game is an easy contender for Game of the Year

The Walking Dead: The Game is an easy contender for Game of the Year

Eric Deters, Reporter
November 29, 2012
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Color me surprised as all hell. I enjoyed the first episode of The Walking Dead: The Game, but I absolutely didn’t expect the whole season to blow it out of the water. With the possible exception of Episode Four: Around Every Corner, every episode following the first builds on the promise of the se...

Assassin’s Creed 3 is the best kind of history lesson, and the best game in the series

Assassin’s Creed 3 is the best kind of history lesson, and the best game in the series

Eric Deters, Reporter
November 28, 2012
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I never really hopped on the Assassin’s Creed hype train. I've played all of the games to completion except Revelations, and only really enjoyed the first and second games, and the first had a TON of issues. I felt as though Brotherhood’s mechanics never meshed with the design in a fun way at...

Skyfall is a deft mixture of style and substance, as well as an honor to the Bond legacy

Skyfall is a deft mixture of style and substance, as well as an honor to the Bond legacy

Eric Deters, Reporter
November 26, 2012
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Skyfall has the honor of being the first James Bond film I actually enjoyed. I’m fairly ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen any of the classic Bond films, but it was probably due to the fact that I wasn't impressed with the modern ones. Casino Royale  was okay, and Quantum of Solace was forget...

Taylor Swift changes her sound with Red

Grace Bueckendorf, Editor in Chief
November 17, 2012
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When Taylor Swift first became popular, I was a skeptic.  She appeared to have little talent, relying too heavily on her hometown charm and blond curls.  But then I looked past her more popular songs, such as Teardrops On My Guitar and Our Song, and realized that her other songs were actually pretty g...

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” impresses, as expected

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” impresses, as expected

Arianna Demos, Reporter
November 16, 2012
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Now that Bella is a blood-sucking vampire, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" was bound to include new twists and turns that left the audience gasping. The main goal of the Cullens in this movie is convincing the Vultori that Edward and Bella’s daughter, Renesmee, is not immortal. She was...

Lincoln’s quality is undeniable, but it doesn’t go much beyond that.

Lincoln’s quality is undeniable, but it doesn’t go much beyond that.

Eric Deters, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2012
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Let’s just get this out of the way: I have no idea whether Daniel Day-Lewis or Joaquin Phoenix is going to get the Best Actor Academy Award. I simply don’t know. They’re entirely different breeds of performances. Phoenix portrayed a powerful, emotionally devastating character that does not exist....