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Movie Review: Star Wars

Instead of focusing on any of the new cinema releases this month, I’m choosing to review something much older, but no less significant. The Star Wars Saga defined not only one generation but several, and its recent release on Blu-Ray draws some of the attention back. Lucas made the […]

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Game Review: Dead Island

Zombies are everywhere lately, particularly in the gaming industry. Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising, Resident Evil 5, Dead Space, and even Call of Duty are all involving themselves in the lucrative business of zombie-killing. I guess you could say the zombie genre has been beaten to death. But wait, one […]

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Music Review: Blink 182

After Blink-182’s announcement at the Grammys in 2009, the world of punk music has been eagerly awaiting the triumphant return of the hyper punk-rock band. Many die-hard fans will be happy enough at the lone fact that the band is back together making music, but even after all those years […]

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Evesdropped: A Face Issue

On any usual Thursday, I’d be hiding away on the backside of the library, doing my homework diligently (but really knee-deep in ruining the lives of five Sim children in a game of the Sims 3) as I wait for my next class to start – a time span […]

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Watch your language

Don’t hate. Grammarians are people too. Yes, we properly place commas into text messages, “lol”. By golly, we may even throw in a “whom” here and there. And yet, no one truly understands the deeply troubled lives we live. Most new reads come with sigh-worthy woes. Normal civilians walk in […]

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Game Review: Portal 2

People come to expect a lot from sequels, and very rarely does the developer follow through as perfectly as Valve did with Portal 2. The original Portal took a very simple premise and put it into mind-bending practice: use a portal gun to navigate your way around a series of […]

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Seniors act out

Students crowd into the library to write their final papers, projects and study for final exams. But theater department seniors have different type of final to prepare for. They have their own production.   This year, they did a performance of “Misanthrope” in the Black Box Theater. “Misanthrope” is a […]

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Brian Regan at the Paramount

Downtown Rutland was seeing more activity than it usually did on April 27. Cars pulled up to the jam-packed Paramount Theater to drop off passengers before hunting for parking spots, while others simply drove by, their drivers content to be walking on such a gorgeous night. A woman in a […]

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Game Review: Shift 2: Unleashed

A racing sim on the surface, an arcade racer at heart. 4 out of 5Shift 2 Unleashed is trying to break the mold of racing games by focusing on the battle of the driver. I feel compelled to continue playing in driver’s view because it’s so well done; better, in […]

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Music Review: Sum 41

Sum 41 returned on March 29 with their fifth studio album Screaming Bloody Murder, which is essentially the first four albums put into one. They’ve completely abandoned the late ’90s sound from Half Hour of Power. What remains is a healthy mix of the powerful speed of All Killer No […]