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“The Underground Cabaret”steals the show

Tea Wheat, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

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“The Underground Cabaret” is a talent showcase in honor of Professor Maughan McMurdie. The Dorthy and Maughan McMurdie scholarship began in 2004 by alumni Don and Kay Norton.The scholarship was founded to honor the many year...

“Offset” uses controversial word in song

Jasmine Yates, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

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Earlier this week Offset was featured on YFN Lucci song “ Boss Life” and got a lot of heat on the words he chose to say. Both rappers talk about the glamorous life they have and also about the women in their lives. “I...

New Man finds the Perfect Wife

Tea Wheat, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

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A love story beginning in a class room and growing to find itself rooted in fame and cats. Ed Sheeran, an English singer,songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, has finally found his perfect match. Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Perfect...

Rousey signs full-time deal

Evan Willamson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

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On March 29, 2015, at WrestleMania 31, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey the undefeated UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion entered the WWE ring for the first time.   At the behest of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, she would Judo thro...

‘The Post’ proves tenacious writing is not out of style

John Benedeck, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

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“The Post” is the “Rocky” for journalists. This captivating biopic both captures the scrutiny sustained by the Press, and glorifies the tenacity of good journalists. The film begins with a brief scene of the Vietnam War...

What’s coming to Netflix in February

Emily Kenney, Courier Staff

February 5, 2018

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Grab some popcorn and get comfy, because Netflix is coming out with some new TV shows and movies that you will not want to get up for unless it’s to use the bathroom. If you are a series type of person, then February is for...

2nd Annual Womens March Draws Celebrity Advocates

Tea Wheat, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

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The Women’s March is a worldwide display of empowerment and activism for women of all identities. The mission of the Women’s March is to end oppression against women and to demand the equality and respect that all human bei...

XFL To Return In 2020

Evan Willamson, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

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Rumors have been circulating for a couple months that Vince McMahon, chairman, and owner of WWE and founder of Alpha Entertainment was going to bring back the infamous XFL.  The XFL was an attempt by WWE and NBC, who had lost the rights to show NFL gam...

Has Apple lost it’s appeal

John Benedeck, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

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Loyalty. It is likely that the majority of Apple customers are simply devoted. Apple used to be the leading computer manufacturer in the world and made state of the art machines. For the most part, they still do. However, they m...

Movie About A Book, About A Making of A Movie: What Could Go Wrong?

Emily Kenney, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

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  To some “The Room” was a disaster, and to some it was art; but to all it’s a classic.     “The Room” is a movie that leaves the audience wondering,“What in the world were these people thinking?”     Lucky for us “The Disaster Ar...

‘Of Mice & Men’ Release New Album

Brie Coder, Copy Editor

January 29, 2018

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The past two years have been a roller coaster for the band Of Mice & Men. In 2016, lead vocalist Austin Carlile left the band due to health issues, as well as song writing differences. This left the metalcore band with a d...

Pitch Perfect 3 Hits a High Note

Emily Kenney, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

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Buckle up kiddos because you’re in for a ride.  The Bella’s go on a journey around the world for one final hurrah.   If you were skeptical about going to see the new, and last edition to the Pitch Perfect franchise, I...

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