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The streaming issue:why artists are for or against it

February 20, 2017

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In April 2016, legendary musician Prince died of a fentanyl overdose. He leftbehind some 39 studio albums including over 100 singles. Rolling Stone Magazine, in 2004, named Prince as the 27th greatest artist on its “100 Greate...

New titles coming to Netflix this month

Anna Aughenbaugh

February 20, 2017

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If you happen to own a Netflix account, or have someone in your life who is kind enough to give you the password to their account, then you probably do a lot of binge watching on the site. It’s just so easy to get sucked in...

La belle et la Bete

Abbi Seul

February 6, 2017

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Fans eagerly await new rendition of classic tale

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Anna Aughenbaugh

February 6, 2017

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On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the College of Fine Arts and Communication put on their “First Wednesday” concert. The concert was free for the public and a great opportunity to experience some great talent that Western Illinois Univ...

Sexier and more dangerous than the first

Baylee Brynteson

February 6, 2017

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The “Fifty Shades Darker” film, the second in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, is scheduled to be released on Feb. 10. Fans expect that this movie will follow along with the book, much like the first did. If so there i...

Once Upon a Time

Alyssa Hohman

February 6, 2017

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Will there be a season 7?

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Star Wars: Taking the World by Storm

Alyssa Hohman

January 30, 2017

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The Star Wars franchise has been extremely popular since the first film came to theaters in 1977. With characters ranging from loveable to comedic relief, Star Wars has it all and it takes place “A long time ago in a galaxy f...

Women refuse to stay Quiet

Anna Aughenbaugh

January 30, 2017

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The Women’s March on Washington D.C. took place on Jan. 21 2017 and had over 500,000 women and men marching together in support of Women’s Rights. Among these numerous marchers stood a songwriter who goes by the stage nam...

Oscars are not so white anymore

Joshua Defibaugh

January 30, 2017

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Amid a dizzying week of political brouhaha fueled by, among other things, President Donald Trump’s use of executive powers in his first week as president, Press Secretary Sean Spicer all but yelling lies at White House reporte...

The Crown Season two promises to delight

Baylee Brynteson

January 30, 2017

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Season one of the Netflix drama “The Crown” was an outstanding success and received overwhelmingly positive reviews. The biographical drama, starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, is a factual story about the early rei...

Netflix fortunate for Lemony Snicket revival

Anna Aughenbaugh

January 25, 2017

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Netflix never fails to excite fans over new releases of series. “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” released on Jan. 13, 2017, is no exception as social media blows up with news of this exciting new series on the popular strea...

Ed Sheeran’s Triumphant Return

Abbi Seul

January 25, 2017

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After disappearing for a year, Ed Sheeran has returned to the public eye and is ready to step up to the plate in 2017! In December 2015, Sheeran announced that he would be taking a break from music and social media because he fe...

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