“IO” is Certainly a Movie. There’s Really Nothing More to Say

Ryan Stewart, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

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It’s very rare that a movie ever finds that impossible balance of bad writing, snooze-inducing acting and lackluster storytelling that results in something that truly personifies the word mediocre. But “IO” accomplishes...

Ashes to Ashes: Dishonesty in the Digital Age Exposed in “Fyre”

Jaydi Swanson, Views Editor

February 1, 2019

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The Fyre Festival may have burnt out quickly, but the new Netflix documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” reignites the flames of controversy. The film takes a deep look into the months leading up to...

2019 Oscar Nomination List Promises Exciting Award Show

Jessica Fosse, Life Editor

February 1, 2019

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the entire 2019 Oscar nomination list last Tuesday. “The Favourite” and “Roma” gained 10 Oscar nominations each. Alongside “The Favourite” and “Roma,” “BlacKkKlansman,”...

‘You’ Astonishes and Captivates

Jessica Fosse, Life Editor

January 24, 2019

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Netflix continues to expand its library, and one of its many new additions has viewers mesmerized by a complete maniac. “You” is a psychological thriller that makes you question: What would you do for love? Penn Badgley,...

“The Punisher” Falls Short

Anna Farrar, News Editor

January 24, 2019

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After Netflix’s passionate cancellation of “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and most recently “Daredevil,” the second season of “The Punisher” may be the last time viewers see Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle. The first...

STL Concerts: Who’s Coming to Town?

Sam Lance, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019

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Trippie Redd: Trippie’s Life’s a Trip tour will kick off at Pops Concert Venue in Sauget, IL on Jan. 26. Trippie Redd had recently dropped his opening act of Travis Scott’s Astroworld tour due to his delayed showt...

‘Bandersnatch’ Will Snatch Your Bander

Jaydi Swanson, Views Editor

January 17, 2019

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Sugar Puffs or Frosties? Choosing between two cereals doesn’t seem like a choice that will change the fate of your life more than it changes your mood in the morning. But after watching Netflix’s new interactive movie “Black...

‘Sex Education’ Brings Laughs and Progressive Discourse

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

January 17, 2019

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Growing up is intimidating. But there are some things everyone can relate to; I’ll spare you the details. As the name implies, “Sex Education” contains a lot of sex, but those moments help weave together a unique plot...

It’s A-parrot that ‘Bird Box’ is Rather Hawkward

Ryan Stewart, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

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In a world of overused movie tropes and tired apocalypse dramas, Netflix dared to say, “toucan play at that game.” Netflix recently released an original movie starring Sandra Bullock called “Bird Box,” which took place...

Golden Globes Winners Raise Controversy

Joshua Perry, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019

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The 2019 Golden Globe Awards were equal parts shock and joy last Sunday, with some upsets and surprises that raised just as many eyebrows as ovations. There was plenty of gratitude at the event. Olivia Colman, winner of the...

True Crime Shows Fascinate Students

Anna Farrar, News Editor

January 10, 2019

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From 1930s bank robbers to Wild West gunslingers, society has always been engrossed with inner workings of outlaws, outcasts and murderers. Largely-fictionalized films, 13 seasons of “Criminal Minds” and critically-acclaimed...

Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Library Grows

Ryan Ash, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

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Everybody loves a good laugh, and when something is funny, it’s hard to look away. Stand-up comedy is a great source for gut-busting comedy because of its intimacy and almost conversation-like form. Today it’s now more accessible...

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