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The Reason Behind the Super Bowl’s Lackluster Halftime

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 3, the nation’s annual Super Bowl took place in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Los Angeles Rams. For many Americans, the highlight of each Super Bowl is not the actual game but the commercials and halftime performance by popular musicians. This year...

The Revival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Television show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was cancelled by Fox and picked up by NBC less than a day later due to an explosion of support on social media. Taken from Google Images

Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Fox cancelled the well-renowned comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in May 2018 after five seasons, and fans erupted in outrage. Twitter was flooded with anger and disappointment, distraught at the end of the ground-breaking show. Celebrities and influencers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill...

The Walking Dead Returns for Season Seven

Rick Grimes, the main character, stands next to Daryl Dixon (wielding his trademark crossbow). Grimes (portrayed by Andrew Lincoln) and Dixon (portrayed by Norman Reedus) have both been a part of the show since the first season.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

After the season six finale ended with a massive cliffhanger, the Sunday night premiere of The Walking Dead’s seventh season greeted viewers with a literal smash. Two of the shows central characters were beaten to death with a barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat, given the name Lucille by its wielder....

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Contestants Revealed

This year’s Dancing with the Stars show is season 23. Notable contestants include infamous Olympian Ryan Lochte and musician Vanilla Ice.

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

The cast of Dancing with the Stars, season 23 has been revealed and this season’s contestants are ready to dance. The first contestants U.S Olympics star Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkvskiy, rapper and house renovator Vanilla Ice and Whitney Carson, Orange is the New Black’s star...

HBO Keeps Beloved Children’s Series Alive

Over 95% of Americans have watched Sesame Street. The show has aired on PBS weekly for 45 years and counting. Thanks to HBO, the show will live on.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

September 2, 2015

Home Box Office (HBO) recently announced its new partnership with Sesame Street. The iconic series has screened on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for the last 45 years, but due to funding issues taking a devastating hit amid the rise of Netflix and other streaming services, Sesame Workshop simply did not ...

Technology Ruining Society

Technology has become a necessity in today’s society. It is very useful in many ways, but could it be tearing apart social bonds?

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

The recent evolution of technology has enabled activities that were previously thought to be impossible; our grandparents never dreamed they would have the ability to communicate with friends, play a game, and lay in bed at the same time. It is almost a given that everyone has a smart phone, a computer,...

Why do we love stupid?

The logo of the Internet giants themselves, YouTube is a huge part of our lives, but is it stupid?

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

YouTube is the biggest video streaming service on the internet. With billions of people that use the site each day, there are endless opportunities for videos to get popular or “go viral.” This is the breeding ground for new ideas, popular personalities, and advertisements for new products,  so...

Everyone Needs to Watch: Orphan Black

What would happen, and what to do when life is someone’s experiment. Sarah sees one a doppelganger which sets of a chain of events that no one could see coming.

Emma Franklin, Senior Editor

March 17, 2015

Warning: This post contains spoilers; they will be kept to a minimum, but they are there. Orphan Black is a science fiction television show on the BBC that does not get nearly the amount of attention that it deserves. It is a genuinely good show, casted with talented actors, a plot centered on women...

Review: The Blacklist

The American flag is a symbol of the dedication all of the FBI officers show when handling a case in “The Blacklist.”

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer

October 27, 2014

Raymond Reddington is someone you do not want to mess with. Not only is he an ex-government official and a FBI most wanted fugitive, but he also knows how to get what he wants, no matter the cost. When he mysteriously turns himself in for an unknown reason, he says one thing—he will only speak with...

Season Four Creeps Over the Horizon

The Walking Dead returns in October with even more gun slinging, walker slaying action.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

September 18, 2013

September is here! Finally September, and what does that mean? September means not the fall, not the upcoming fair, not the corn maze, and no, not homecoming. For Walking Dead fans, September merely marks beginning of the one month countdown to the premier of season four. It was a long summer, and I...

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