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Nintendo is Switch-ing things up

Collin Cochran

January 25, 2017

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After months of tantalizing consumers with small fragments of information, Nintendo finally gave a lengthy presentation showing off all of the juicy details about their newest gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. For those not famili...

Minimalism: A Documentary about the Important Things

Joshua Defibaugh

January 25, 2017

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A significant number of Americans tend to value the ideals of materialism, to put it mildly. Each year, American shoppers spend tens of billions of dollars on televisions, smart phones, toys, furniture, shoes, clothes and thousands...

Critically acclaimed ‘La La Land’ delights audiences

Baylee Brynteson

January 25, 2017

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Damien Chazelle’s acclaimed movie “La La Land” has been in the spotlight ever since its release. Winning seven golden globes, setting a new record for film since 1978, the star-studded cast included Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone an...

“Fantastic Beasts” makes for a fantastic film

Gwen Hanford

December 5, 2016

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 The newest movie set in the Harry Potter universe has finally been released after five years. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is based around, of all things, a textbook found in the original series. The movie fol...

Western film student documents battle for pain relief

Riley Addington

December 5, 2016

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 Adam Colgan, a film minor at the Western Illinois University Macomb campus worked in conjunction with the Film Club to host a screening of a self-directed, edited and produced documentary detailing his challenge of living with c...

BFA Seniors Memorize

Alyssa Hohman

December 5, 2016

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 The Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior Showcase was mesmerizing, emotional, funny and bittersweet. Featuring all of the seniors in the Theater & Dance Department, the showcase was created and performed by the students ...

Play best theme park simulator on the planet

Collin Cochran

December 5, 2016

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 In retrospect, it seems rather strange that a boy who was afraid to ride a roller coaster until he was 12 years old would spend hundreds of hours playing theme park management games, but alas, that was how I spent a sizable...

Say “Alola” to the newest generation of Pokemon

Nik Breslin

December 5, 2016

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 After celebrating a successful 20 years of Pokemon, Gamefreak and Nintendo have finally released the seventh generation of Pokemon games, “Pokemon Sun” and “Pokemon Moon.” The new Pokemon games were released on Nov. 18...

Uncover the mystery of Roanoke

Joshua Defibaugh

November 28, 2016

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It doesn’t have to be Halloween for someone to enjoy a good scare. FX’s “American Horror Story” (AHS), which typically starts in October and continues into the winter months, has been one of the strangest yet consisten...

Embark for Adventure

Nik Breslin

November 28, 2016

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 Nov, 23 marked the release of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest film: “Moana.” “Moana” is a tale set in a Polynesian setting following traditional folklore, stories and culture of the southern pacific region. T...

RWBY rises from the ashes

Nik Breslin

November 28, 2016

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The animation team at Rooster Teeth has done it again. Volume 4 of the popular web series “RWBY” — pronounced “Ruby” — premiered earlier this month and has already met expectations of the fanbase.  This web ...

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