Don’t Go ‘It’ Alone

September 14, 2017

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“It,” directed by Andrés Muschietti, has been brilliantly and originally adapted into a film from the original 1,138 page Stephen King novel, published in 1986.   On a rainy night in the late 1980s, a little boy...

‘Tulip Fever’: Floral Disaster

Emma Lazerson, Views Editor

September 14, 2017

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Under the right conditions, flowering plants thrive; in the case of “Tulip Fever,” it should have been left to wither. The film moseyed into theaters last weekend after a two year hold on its release: it boasted of three...

Strolling Through the Seiwa-En: An Overview of the Japanese Festival

Anna Kutz, Life Editor

September 7, 2017

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Foreign foods, enchanting music and thousands of years of culture to learn about were all present for the entire three-day weekend at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the annual Japanese Festival. Founded in 1977, it is "one...

St. Louis Concerts Spark Excitement

Ava Fehrmann, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017

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  Local activities can seem limited, especially during the winter, but with the constant cycle of new and old faces returning to St. Louis stages, there’s an endless amount of new entertainment to enjoy.   Big...

Death Note: The White at the End of the Tunnel

Molly Farrar, A&E Editor

September 7, 2017

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Netflix’s original movie “Death Note” is a mediocre movie that misses the mark cinematically and in its storytelling, but its ‘Americanization’ left viewers angry and its defining characteristics forgotten.   On...

Crushing it at Crushed Red

Zoe Robinson, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017

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Walk in, wait to be seated, choose between a booth or a table, take a few minutes to order off of a menu and receive your food 15 to 20 minutes later. The typical routine would be expected when you walk into Crushed Red for...

Clash of the Cupcakeries

Molly Farrar, A&E Editor

August 31, 2017

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After beating the competition on Food Network’s hit show “Cupcake Wars," Jilly’s Cupcake Bar is ready to combat the competition in Edwardsville: The Cup. Jilly’s is well known for winning two seasons of ‘Cupcake Wars’...

LouFest Brings Buzz to Music-Lovers

Jessica Fosse, Staff Writer

August 24, 2017

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Fall excites many students for the change of weather or fashion but fall is also the time for St. Louis’ annual LouFest. LouFest is a two-day music festival held in Forest Park St. Louis, Mo. Over 30 bands are on the 2017...

Netflix Originals Redefine Television

Nara Markowitz and Hannah Willmore, Staff Writer and Views Editor

May 12, 2017

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I used to think I watched every kind of film there is, from American Pie to unknown independent flicks. TV was getting boring and every show I tried ended with the same plot and overplayed conflicts. That is, until I discovered...

’13 Reasons Why’ Doesn’t Provide Right Reasons

Morgan Goebel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2017

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Since the Netflix original series“13 Reasons Why” was released to the world on March 31, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people have viewed the series (but we may never know the exact number because Netflix is not forthcoming...

One Direction Goes Many Directions

Lily Grieve, A&E Editor

May 11, 2017

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Every five years or so, producers or TV show directors pick a few boys—or brothers if they are lucky—dress them up, send them through a few practices, put them on stage and voila! A new boy band has been created. Howev...

Alternative Music Facing a Decline in Originality

Hannah Willmore, Views Editor

May 11, 2017

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Since the 90s, alternative music has taken over the mainstream. Pop punk and other subgenres have emerged, creating what I find to be the best quality music. Today, many bands that once started as hard-hitting pop punk groups...

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