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This animated sequel was no wreck

This animated sequel was no wreck

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

When trailers for “Wreck-It Ralph’s” new sequel popped up, it was not hard to draw comparisons to last year’s animated corporate sell-out “Emoji Movie.”  “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” had a lot of very similar features shown in it’s trailers: the main characters going on a mission across the vast world of the internet to achieve some kind of goal, popular social media and TV/movie properties cropping up here and there.

Get into the holiday spirit with ‘My True Love Gave To Me’

Get into the holiday spirit with ‘My True Love Gave To Me’

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Sometimes you just need a little push to dive into the stream of the holiday spirit. Hallmark has an array of cheesy movies for this exact thing, but honest and original are more or less out of the picture in that. If you’re looking for some short holiday stories to fall in love with, the anthology...

Try out the 2 new games in the Pokémon universe

Try out the 2 new games in the  Pokémon universe

Craig McKinley, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Many people have experienced the Pokémon video games. While some of us stopped playing them, “Pokémon Go” brought back the franchise to many fans, as they were excited for the accessibility of the mobile game. From the perspective of a fan, brand-new users could benefit from becoming aware of ...

Cosplay makes Comic Con fun

Cosplay makes Comic Con fun

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

When I was in high school, I had an obsession with musicals, Japanese anime and superheroes. I collected the nerdiest things I could get my hands on and spent day and night with my nose stuck in a fiction novel instead of socializing. Back then, I was ridiculed. Kids relentlessly called me a nerd, and I...

Smashing Pumpkins concert in Madison brings back memories

Smashing Pumpkins concert in Madison brings back memories

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Smashing Pumpkins arrived in Madison for their sold out show at the Sylvee  on Nov. 28. Alternative rock is the name of the game for Smashing Pumpkins – a style of music that emerged from the rebellious sound of the ‘80s underground music. Madison has embraced the “grunge” culture an...

Rami Malek shines as Freddy Mercury

Rami Malek shines as Freddy Mercury

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Released in theaters in time for the 27th anniversary of Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s passing, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a cinematic tribute based on the formation of the band and Mercury’s life from the beginning of his musical career to its conclusion. “Bohemian Rhapsody” plays out in simila...

Holiday specials peaked with 1974’s ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’

Holiday specials peaked with 1974’s ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’

Sean Bull, Broadcast Manager & Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Late 2018 has been a weird time for pop culture. Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is now classic rock. The years don’t stop coming, indeed. If that excites you, I’m guessing you’ll also be thrilled to hear that this year’s big Christmas movie stars Kurt Russell as the sassiest Santa ever put ...

Remembering Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

Remembering Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Lee’s career began in 1941 at age 17 when he wrote a small section of a Captain America comic. It was 20 years later where he firmly cemented his legacy. When Lee was an editor, he was tasked with revitalizing Marvel’s superhero catalogue in response to rival company DC.

Grindelwald’s biggest crime? An unfocused plot

Grindelwald’s biggest crime? An unfocused plot

Sean Bull, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

This spoiler-free review has to start with a sentence I never thought I’d say: I owe Johnny Depp an apology. In the first “Fantastic Beasts,” Colin Farrell’s duplicitous American auror, Percival Greaves, was one of my favorite performances. The eventual reveal that Greaves was working agains...

‘Year One’ a disappointing foray into new genre

‘Year One’ a disappointing foray into new genre

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Nora Roberts is a name many people are familiar with, even if they haven’t read any of her work. She specializes in romance novels, having written hundreds in multiple series and standalone alike. Roberts has won multiple awards, even getting the title “America’s Favorite Novelist” by The New...

‘Mister Miracle’ a perfect comic run

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s a bittersweet feeling when one of your favorite series comes to an end. On one hand it’s nice to know that it didn’t have extra books to ruin the legacy and story it created. On the other hand its over and the reader is left craving more. “Mister Miracle” is a near perfect comic series....

EMBRACE: a global styling fashion show

EMBRACE: a global styling fashion show

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

The second annual Madison College “Embrace Fashion Show” was a display of ethnic pride, memories of oppression and voices from the past with memories meant to shed light on our future. With each piece displayed during the Nov. 16 show at the Truax Campus, individual student designers shared their ...

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