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Black Desert wows with sleek look and stellar gameplay

Black Desert wows with sleek look and stellar gameplay

Jacki Brickner, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Black Desert online is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPGs) for the PC that originally released in 2016 in the United States, with the remastered version out this year. I have been playing this game for about a week, and can share with you the pro and cons that make this a great, fun game.

‘Happy Time’ almost worth the time

‘Happy Time’ almost worth the time

Damara Gillett, Graphic Designer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Happy Time Murders” had promise as a premise. Murder mystery, cop drama, puppets, raunchy humor, an R-rating – it looked to be a recipe for an interesting watch. And it was interesting. Some of the jokes did land, and I came out of the movie feeling like it wasn’t a waste of my time. ...

‘Pet Sematary’ is much more than a horror story

‘Pet Sematary’ is much more than a horror story

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Sometimes, dead is better.” This ominous and flat-out blatant warning comes from one of my favorite Stephen King characters, Jud Crandall. It sets the tone of the novel, “Pet Sematary,” right off the bat. It makes you sit back and consider the thought. Most of all, though, it brings ...

Speed and heart come together in ‘The Flash’

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

This has been a book I’ve been putting off reviewing since I started writing. Not because I don’t have anything to say, but because I care so much about this character. The Flash is my favorite superhero. He was the star of the first comic book I ever picked up nearly 10 years ago. The F...

Africa Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary in style

Africa Fest celebrates its 20th anniversary in style

Destiny Kwenchia Zaomoh, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

The Africa Fest is a popular festival in Madison which celebrates African immigrant communities. It is most looked forward to by a diverse group of people both in and out of the Dane County and Wisconsin at large. This festival has been celebrated for several years and this year’s celebration...

Where to eat when you can’t eat everything

Where to eat when you can’t eat everything

Mara Gillett, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Eating out can be a difficult ordeal for someone who has food sensitivities. Cross contamination makes it risky for people with food sensitivities to deal with and can deter some from social outings that involve dining out as a result. But it doesn’t have to be, and it shouldn’t be. There are...

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

It’s hard to pin down the exact joy that nostalgia brings us. For me it’s a joy that takes me back to before I ever had to worry about school, keeping up with social pressure, and the million other things that can cause stress in a college student’s life. Like a breath of fresh air, Disney’s...

In ‘Pearls,’ Hughes tackles the 7 deadly sins

Alyssa Washington, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Pearls” by E. Hughes tells the story of three women and the seven deadly sins. The novella starts off strong with the first story. Tyson, a woman in an abusive marriage finds the courage to escape. In this story it can be difficult to decipher which sin was committed. The ending comes off fairly...

New Spider-Man comic is amazing

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Spider-Man may be the most complicated simple character of all time. Poor kid, spider bite, super powers, responsibility. It’s about as classic as you can get for a super hero origin, and with more movies than you can count on one hand and over 70 years of being Marvels top selling super hero. That...

Students ready to ‘Seize the Means of Production’

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

While the phrase “seize the means of production” has generally been rooted with communist theory, it’s taking on a different president at Madison College. Established by two students, India Freeman and Julia Hackler, “Seize The Means Of Production” aims to give students an opportunity to create...

Action Comics is celebrating issue No. 1,000

Action Comics  is celebrating  issue No. 1,000

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s not everyday that you get to see a landmark event in comics. Especially not one as large as hitting 1000 issues. But here we are, celebrating 80 years and 1000 issues of the big, blue Boy Scout Superman. “Action Comics #1000” is exactly what it sets out to be, a birthday celebration of ev...

‘Leah on The Offbeat’ excels with its realistic depictions of youth

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

There’s solace in young adult novels and their ability to normalize the lives of those who are pariahs. Becky Albertalli’s third novel “Leah On The Offbeat,” a sequel to the award-winning “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda,” continues to develop a world much like our own: raw, genuine, and...

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