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13th explores modern racism

Joshua Defibaugh

October 31

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 Beyond original dramas like “Orange Is the New Black,” “Jessica Jones” and “House of Cards” and comedy specials like Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” and John Mulaney’s “The Comeback Kid,...

Take a look in the Mirror

October 31

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  Just in time for Halloween, six new episodes of “Black Mirror” have been released on Netflix. This is the third season in the series, and like the previous two, this season’s episodes are dark sci-fi vignettes that...

Farewell to Vine

Collin Cochran

October 31

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 For those of you who haven’t heard, Vine is the newest casualty of Twitter’s quest to become profitable. Vine was bought by Twitter in October of 2012 for $30 million dollars. Twitter was still a new kid on the block a...

Take the Vacation of a Lifetime

Collin Cochran

October 31

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It is rare that I am so happy to be proven completely wrong.  “Westworld” is an HBO television series based on an old Michael Crichton film of the same name. While I am a huge fan of both Michael Crichton and Westerns, ...

Get wound up for Windup War

Nik Breslin

October 24

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 “Windup War” is an exciting new card game that pits toy armies against each other to dominate the playroom. “Windup War” launched a Kickstarter campaign last week on Oct. 19, and within 48 hours already funded their ...

Not just another cog in the machine

Andrew Kerin

October 24

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 For many, “Gears of War” is the gem in the Xbox crown and was seen as the reason to own an Xbox back in the day. Until mid-2015 with the release of “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,” the “Gears of War” franchise w...

Scare yourself for good

Nik Breslin

October 24

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 The leaves are falling, there’s cold in the air, and Western Illinois University campus is primed to scare. Hauntings are many, so students beware, because this week ghosts, ghouls and goblins will be everywhere.  It’s...

Rising stars take the stage

Baylee Brynteson

October 24

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 Two of late-night TV’s rising stars put on quite the show Friday night at The Forum. Andrew Norelli and Pat McGann, both very talented comedians, joined forces for a night of laughs and entertainment to showcase their material. ...

Western graduate has a bloody good time

Collin Cochran

October 24

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  Many fans have wondered what may have happened to “The Brady Bunch” after the show went off the air in March of 1974. Western Illinois University alumna Mary-Margaret Roberts and the rest of “The Bardy Bunch: The War...

Nintendo Switches on the Next Generation

Collin

October 24

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 After many months of radio silence, Nintendo has finally revealed the Nintendo NX, now called the Nintendo Switch.  As many fans have speculated, the Nintendo Switch is a hybrid handheld and home console, meaning that ...

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