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The Big Bang Theory

Alyssa Hohman, EDGE editor

August 20, 2017

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“The Big Bang Theory”, which has been running since September 2007 has been renewed for an additional two seasons beginning September 25 of this year. This renewal brings the number one comedy up to an impressive 12 seasons...

Samberg gets big laughs from short sport mockumentary

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2017

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It would be an understatement to say that we are living in the golden age of the mockumentary right now. With “Tour de Pharmacy,” Andy Samberg has once again delivered a hysterical short film that leaves his audience wond...

Cheesy movie channels inner child

Shyanne Thomas, Courier staff

August 20, 2017

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Have you ever had to fight for something you stand for and believe in? Or, have you ever had to swallow your pride and reach out for help when you just could not do something on your own? That is exactly what you learn about w...

Is this the final pirates film?

Alyssa Hohman, EDGE editor

August 20, 2017

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The most recent edition to the Pirates saga, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales,” featured the original crew; Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Gibbs (Kevin McNally), Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Will...

Transformers: The Last Night

Kaylee Kramer, Courier staff

August 20, 2017

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People say that watching a 3D movie is a great experience, but watching a movie in 4D is an intense experince. Being in a 4D movie has all five senses thrown at you whether you expect it or not. And while that may scare some ...

Spider-Man

Alyssa Hohman, EDGE editor

August 20, 2017

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“Spider-man Homecoming:” Did round three result in a knockout punch? I do not know why the Spider-man franchise has such a tough time holding on to an actor but here we are on number three, Tom Holland. I was surprised ...

Wonder

Alyssa Hohman, EDGE editor

August 20, 2017

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“Wonder Woman:” Talk about an empowering female film. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) grew up on a tiny island of Amazonian women, going her entire life without ever setting eyes on a man, until Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Steve cra...

Summer superhero recap

Alyssa Hohman, EDGE editor

August 20, 2017

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“Guardians of the Galaxy 2:” I have one thing to say about this movie: Groot is the most adorable thing in the galaxy. But, in all seriousness, this movie was fantastic. Often times the sequels to great movies fall flat, but...

UDT puts on an amazing end of the year show

Alyssa Hohman

May 1, 2017

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Western Illinios UniversityDance Theater (UDT) heldtheir Spring Gala Dance Concert this weekend. There were performances Thursday through Sunday at Hainline Theater. The show featured a variety of dancers and styles, showcasing ea...

Ivan Moody will not be leaving Five Finger Death Punch

Brie Coder

May 1, 2017

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After several misinterpretations online, lead vocalist Ivan Moody set the record straight, statingthat he has no plans of leaving Five Finger Death Punch (FFDP) anytime soon. It began on April 20, when the website “Metal Inje...

“Welcome to Night Vale” podcast releases live show

Gwen Hanford

May 1, 2017

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Everyone’s favorite weird podcast is back on the road again. “Welcome to Night Vale” has released its fifth live show, “All Hail,” onto the world, and it is as wonderfully strange as fans could have hoped. This new show...

The LA Beast: disgustingly entertaining

Tim Stanko

May 1, 2017

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Kevin Strahle, also known as The LA Beast, is an American Youtube personality who is known mostly for his bizarre eating challenges, as well as bringing Crystal Pepsi back into the consumer market. His most recent video consist...

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