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Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in the film Elvis.

Elvis’ blue suede shoes a great fit for Austin Butler

Kelly Feng, Managing Editor February 1, 2023

I admit I was skeptical about Austin Butler playing the lead role in “Elvis.” Isn’t Butler the same guy from Zippy Brewster on Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide?”   When...

38 books follow the life of ranger Drizzt

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

A book series that any nerd will love is “The Legend of Drizzt” books by R.A. Salvatore. The 38 books in the series follow the life and adventures of the dark elf renegade ranger Drizzt Do’Urden...

‘Wrath of the Righteous’ a great addition to series

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

I have fallen in love with the game “Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.” This game features the classic “Pathfinder” and “Dungeons & Dragons” mechanics and rules turned into a video game...

‘Modern Warfare II’ is back with a vengence

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

A game I love is the new “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.” This is a remake of what many see as the best game in the “Call of Duty” franchise, and it’s back with a vengeance.  The game’s...

Stephanie Hsu, left, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The 7 best movies of 2022

Kelly Feng, Managing Editor February 1, 2023

The Academy recently made its nominations for the Oscar Awards. Here are my favorite movies from 2022.  The Fablemans  This is Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film about his...

‘Sonic Frontiers’ a breath of fresh air

‘Sonic Frontiers’ a breath of fresh air

JD Smith Nelson, Arts Editor February 1, 2023

“Sonic Frontiers” feels like the ultimate breath of fresh air for the blue blur’s mainline gaming history. After a decade of nearly the same thing, Sonic Team stepped out of their comfort zone and...

Chloe East, left, and Gabriel LaBelle in The Fabelmans, co-written, produced and directed by Steven Spielberg.

‘The Fabelmans’ a very long close encounter

Kelly Feng, Managing Editor January 18, 2023

“The Fabelmans” is a semi-autobiographical film about director Steven Spielberg’s childhood. It is a nostalgic drama about a young boy named Sammy Fabelman, an aspiring filmmaker who discovers the...

Tuk (Trinity Bliss) in Avatar: The Way of Water.

‘The Way of Water’ is a stunning sequel

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

Over break, I watched the movie “Avatar: The Way of Water” and was blown away. The long-awaited sequel improved upon the original 2009 movie by expanding its characters, world building and story. The...

Michelangelo’s Coffe House is located on 114 State St. in Madison.

Michelangelo’s offers a cozy place to relax

Iman Alrashid, Copy Editor January 18, 2023

If you are in downtown Madison by the Capitol building and looking for a quiet place to read a book, do schoolwork, spend time with friends, drink a cup of coffee or be an art lover, Michelangelo Coffee...

A whole new perspective on ‘The Little Mermaid’

Lillian Coppelman, Editor in Chief January 18, 2023

Some Disney fans say that older Disney Princes can be bland and lack personality. Princes such as the prince from “Snow White” or Prince Phillip from “Sleeping Beauty” are examples of this writing...

Run a restaurant with friends in ‘PlateUp!’

Lillian Coppelman, Editor in Chief January 18, 2023

There are many different types of games that people can play with friends. There are survival games, shooter games and casual sandbox games. But out of all those games, one stands out among the rest for...

‘Midnight Gospel’ Netflix series an amazing mess of weirdness

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

A show worth binge watching is the Netflix animated podcast “Midnight Gospel.” This cartoon is the adult spiritual successor to “Adventure Time” in its animation and just weirdness, which makes...

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