Netflix’s ‘Dumplin’’ Encourages Self Love

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

  Scrolling through the Netflix Originals page yields mainly commercial fiction: cheesy chick flicks, predictable mysteries, formulaic romances. But the 2018 film “Dumplin’”defies that standard with a memorable message. Willowdean...

Blanco Brown Explores His Childhood in Debut Album ‘Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs’

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Blanco Brown released his debut album, “Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs,” on Oct. 11 and whether you know it or not, you have most likely already heard at least one song on this album. The last track on the album, “The...

‘Halloween’ Is a Thriller That Always Pleases

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

With Halloween approaching, what better movie is there to watch than the 1978 classic “Halloween?” The movie begins by explaining the background of Michael Myers, the infamous killer in the movie. It explains how he became...

‘Mario Kart Tour’ Misses Mark

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 18, 2019

“Mario Kart” has been a long standing game series from Nintendo, and one that instills nostalgia faster than any other. Recently, Nintendo decided that we needed a more accessible way to experience this timeless series. Enter...

Tastemade’s ‘Funke’ Portrays Pretentious Pasta Perfection

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Out of the 365 documented pasta shapes in the world, chef Evan Funke can make 188 by hand. Tastemade’s documentary “Funke” follows the chef through a rollercoaster of a career, complete with bankruptcy, instruction from...

Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ Underperforms

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Post Malone recently released his third album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” While the album has plenty of noise, it is entirely lacking in substance. Despite his harsh exterior, Malone has surprisingly become more of a pop...

Netflix ‘Rom-Coms’ Are Problematic

Sydney Hershberger, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

From shy girls to “I’m not like other girls”, Netflix has recently made it a priority to release a romantic comedy at least twice every few months. These “rom-coms” focus on creating narratives for the girls that were...

Strange Donuts Delivers Delightful Desserts

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

Rubbing our eyes, my sister and I trudged into Strange Donuts at 6:15 a.m. on a sleepy Monday morning with one goal in mind: to consume a sugary, empty-calorie-laden dessert for the most important meal of the day. We were in...

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Exceeds Expectations

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Popeyes restaurants across the nation have been sold out of them for days. Some restaurants even sold out on the first day of having them. Popeyes’ new chicken sandwich has been hyped up all over the internet since its arrival. There ...

‘Enter the Gungeon’ Hits Almost All the Marks

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-in-chief

September 5, 2019

Giant walking bullets with guns of their own were shooting smaller bullets. A massive collection of guns ranged from awe-inducingly cool to “what the heck were these devs on when they thought of all this crap?” That is...

‘DiVE’ Dearly Disappoints

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-in-chief

August 29, 2019

Black Milk is a complicated artist. On some tracks he’s clever and brings a new bending sound to hip-hop. But his rapping skills are still subpar at best. This leaves “DiVE,” his newest project, in a gray middle place between...

Anticipated Obar Disappoints

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

Nestled in the same strip mall as Edwardsville classics like Pantera’s and El Maguey, Obar seemed to me like a perfect Sunday brunch restaurant. Jazzy music played just below a conversational volume. Homey sofas with a plethora...

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