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Will Bill Nye save the World?

Will Bill Nye save the World?

Queen Victoria, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

I must admit, I had extremely high expectations when I first heard about the Bill Nye the Science Guy reboot. Some of my most treasured childhood memories are tied to Bill Nye the Science Guy, and I was terrified that this reboot would be a huge let down like Fuller House was. To my excitement, it was far ...

Westworld

May 3, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews, Uncategorized

Usually around this time of year as the temperature drops and finals coming up I fall into a winter induced state of melancholy. I became desperate for some sort of new fix that could entertain me. So I figured I should start watching a new show on Netflix. But after browsing Netflix for a hour I found noth...

A New Netflix Original: 13 Reasons Why

A New Netflix Original: 13 Reasons Why

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

A young girl sits in her English class writing a reflective essay on a book that changed her perspective on life. Five years later, this same girl’s perspective is once again shattered when she starts the first episode of the new Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why. Who is this girl? Well, that doesn’t...

NieR Automata: Not Just Near a Tomato

Dane Dorius, videogame man

April 25, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews, Showcase

My first thought when I finished Nier Automata was “oh my god,” followed by “that could only be done in a video game”.  With a flashy combat style made by the creators of cult hits like Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Metal Gear Rising, Nei Automata uses fantastic music and voice acting to tell a story ...

Get Out and Go See Jordan Peele’s New Movie

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Uncategorized

Jordan Peele, one half of the Key and Peele duo, has achieved the coveted one hundred percent Rotten Tomatoes rating for his new film titled Get Out. Peele uses comedy, horror, and drama to harmoniously highlight the theme of racism. The film addresses microaggressions, stereotypes, and many other thi...

My Fifty Shades Darker Review

My Fifty Shades Darker Review

Elizabeth Jackson, Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews, Showcase

Say what you want about the ‘Fifty Shades’ series. It has plenty of critics and plenty of people that roll their eyes at its storyline. Personally, I was excited to go see the new ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ film in theaters. Though its much-anticipated release was February 10th (right in time for Valenti...

Best Fries in Ames

Best Fries in Ames

Sonja Paulson, Features and Profiles Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews

With many fast food restaurants in Ames, it can be hard to determine what place has the best meal. Putting burgers and chicken strips aside, I decided to figure out what fast food restaurant had the best fries. All I needed was $20 and an empty stomach, so I was good to go. Do to my budget, I only ...

Split Review

Split Review

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews, Showcase

Ever since the days of Alfred Hitchcock, Psychological Thrillers have been a big part of the movie world. Films like Seven and The Shining have been successful at putting moviegoers on the edge of their seats (or behind the protection of a blanket) for a long time, and M. Knight Shyamalan’s film Split continue...

John Hughes Movie Review

John Hughes Movie Review

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

February 15, 2017


Filed under Reviews

As it is the month of romance, it becomes a necessity to have amazing movies to watch when you’re inevitably sad and alone with only a cat to love. Although, not just any movies will do for this month long love fest. I think we all know what I’m talking about. I’m not only bringing out the big ...

Is Pink Season in Season?

Is Pink Season in Season?

Liam Struck, Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews

The musical phenomenon known as Pink Season debuted on January 4th 2017 and had erected itself to the number two album on Itunes top 50 chart closely following that one sound track about some hawaiian girl and The Rock saving the world. With such hit songs like “Dora the explora” and “Please st...

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