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Intentional offensive, hilariously honest Avenue Q

Baylee Brynteson, Courier Staff

April 9, 2018

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WIU’s department of theater and dance put on the musical Avenue Q last week and it was a huge hit! The raunchy, sexy, hilarious show about nding ones purpose is sure to have made a huge impact on anyone who went and saw it. T...

Spend your money on what you want

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

April 2, 2018

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Growing up, many people get called out for having the hottest name brand clothes, shoes, cars, makeup, etc. If you had name brand stuff, you were spoiled or stuck up. Lots of people said it was “mommy’s money or daddy’s ...

Critical role: Making D&D cool again

Evan Williamson, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

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Dungeons and Dragons has been a popular game among certain groups since it’s release in 1974. But throughout the 1980’s it was painted as satanic, and even though that perception has gone away for the most part in the early ...

Remembering the magic of Harry Potter

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

April 2, 2018

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Growing up, many of us were captivated by the idea of magic, which is why there is no doubt that the world of witchcraft and wizardry stole the hearts of so many. Dreaming we weren’t solely muggles, we would await our letters t...

Ready Player One hits theaters

Conal Duffy, Courier Staff

April 2, 2018

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Ready Player One is now in theaters. There are major differences between the film and the novel. But, readers will get used to this because the film offers surprises around every corner. Overall, the film is great because it im...

Westfest featuring Jesse McCartney and Waka Flocka

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

April 2, 2018

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On March 30, the University Union Board announced an upcoming musical performance that will take place this May called WESTFEST. WESTFEST will be a concert event held in the Grand Ballroom of the University Union on Wednesday,...

The Driver Era: a new era of music

Baylee Brynteson, Entertainment Editor

March 26, 2018

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The Driver Era is a new band that has appeared on the music scene. They only have one song, but it is one that will make you wish that they had an album. The Driver Era is a rebranded version of the band R5, which included a f...

The Fast lane to WrestleMania

Evan Williamson, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

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The Road to WrestleMania is now in the Fastlane as the final SmackDown Live event before WrestleMania and the final exclusive event (minus the regular weekly events) took place March 11. I’m going to be honest, the way tha...

Don’t judge a movie before you’ve seen it

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

March 26, 2018

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When a lot of people go to movies, they expect way too much. When people watch the previews, they ask other people who have seen it already, they read many reviews and a lot of times become disappointed because the review is bad...

Jack White’s new album is, well Jack White

John Benedeck, Courier Staff

March 26, 2018

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The White Stripes entered the music industry in the late ‘90s fronted by Jack and Meg White.They conjured hits like “Seven Nation Army” and “Fell in Love with a Girl” and won three “Best Album” Grammys.The rock duo had ...

Sexism in movies cannot be ignored

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

March 5, 2018

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Movies and television have captured the hearts of man-kind for decades. What viewers see on the screen is what they expect to encounter in real life, for example, the typical high-school cliques (that don’t always exist in the ...

The Emoji cleans up at Razzies

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

March 5, 2018

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Last night, Cinema honored the best and brightest at the Oscars, but two nights ago, the 2018 Razzie awards handed out their their awards to cinemas dullest, most annoying and hopeless films of the year, culminating in a number o...

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