“Warrior” delivers a deeper story than might be expected

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

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Movies chronicling the rise of a fighter from obscurity to world champion come out like clockwork from Hollywood.  “Warrior,” from all early indications, seemed to be a straightforward film following that formulaic narrative....

Painfully spoiler-free book review: “A Dance with Dragons”

Joseph Conner, Copy Editor

September 7, 2011

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After six long years, “A Dance with Dragons” exploded onto the marketplace, debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The fifth installment in George R. R. Martin’s epic series “A Song of Ice and Fire” ...

Poston’s Picks on Netflix: “Undead or Alive” brings zombedy to the Old West

Staci Poston, Managing Editor

September 7, 2011

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“Undead or Alive” (2007) is one of my favorite zombie movies ever.  It’s right up there with “Zombieland” but not as campy.  And this western/comedy/horror act-ually has decent acting; if anything, it’s the storyline...

Student urges others to be courteous

September 7, 2011

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Dear Editor: This letter is in regards to a lack of common courtesy that I’ve noticed among the people on campus. Let’s start with behavior in cars and in the parking lots, since it is the most dangerous issue. It seems...

College football fan offers up predictions

Tim Laurent, Sports Writer

September 7, 2011

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It’s the fall semester, which means new students, new classes and new goals. While these things occur every year, they aren’t the only things we can rely on to return when the leaves begin to change. There’s another constant...

Poston’s Picks on Netflix: “Zombie Strippers” gets surprisingly intellectual

Staci Poston, Managing Editor

August 21, 2011

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I was recently perusing Netflix and happened to see a rather interesting title:  “Zombie Strippers” (2008).  Being somewhat of a connoisseur of bad horror movies, I settled down to watch this flick, starring none other than...

It’s yellow journalism, and it can be helped

Hunter Deas, Copy Editor

March 30, 2011

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As a member of the press, I have to admit a certain measure of wonder as I question the ethics and degree of practicality shown to be - I say - lacking in the coverage of the tragedy that has befallen Japan - in particular, the...

Review of “Missing You, Metropolis”

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

March 30, 2011

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I was flipping through a literary magazine and paused at the pages that introduce the reader to up-and-coming authors. I am interested in looking at these things because it would make my day to be among those writers. ­­­Regardless,...

Book review of “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares”

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

March 2, 2011

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As a fan of the teen novel "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist," written by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan, I was thrilled to see that this duo wrote another novel titled "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares" (published by Alfred...

Freedom is for people, not export

Hunter Deas, Copy Editor

March 2, 2011

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The U.S. government has claimed to have given Iraq the gift of freedom. It is supporting the Egyptian move toward democracy. It cheers the atmosphere of democracy spreading throughout the Middle East, a faint whisper now a loud...

Mormon memoir leads readers to anaylze themselves

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

January 26, 2011

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I don't care what anybody says, people judge books by their covers. If you have a boring cover, it will be overlooked. How else are the masses going to pick out one book from thousands? Heaven forbid we do any research. In...

A tired joke done right: movie review of “Red”

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

November 17, 2010

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If you pay just a little attention to movie trailers these days, it's easy to see a pattern. Studios seem to be scrambling to produce the next popular action film or "older people reuniting to prove they've still got it" movie....

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