Category: Reviews

Yaking Away

Yaking Away

In the past decade, social media has exploded into classrooms, restaurants, businesses and the workplace.  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram– the most prevalent types of social media– allow users to create a profile, post (or tweet) what’s on their mind, and upload pictures for others to see. Although the entire idea of social media can be addicting, sometimes it needs a […]

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Project Alamanac: Movie Review

Project Alamanac: Movie Review

Thousands have experienced the struggle of applying to colleges. The paperwork is long and burdensome, the process is time consuming, and the disappointment of a “no” after everything can bring tears. David Raskin, a brilliant high schooler, experienced the same struggle when applying for a full ride to MIT in Project Almanac. Most of us have a lot in common […]

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American Psycho/American Beauty

American Psycho/American Beauty

Fall Out Boy steps unto the scene once again with their sixth album and most diverse work to date – American Psycho/American Beauty. Fall Out Boy’s music has evolved, varied, and completely stopped (the band took a two year hiatus from 2010-2012) since their origin in 2001. Beginning initially as a noisy punk band from the suburbs of Chicago, Fall […]

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2014 Forrest Hills Drive

2014 Forrest Hills Drive

Cole, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., has been rapping since the age of 12. After moving to New York for college, acquiring a record deal with Jay Z, and releasing a combination of multiple mixtapes and albums, here he is, 17 years later, releasing yet another collection of music. The album, 2014 Forrest Hills Drive, is a reminiscence of Cole’s […]

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Trivia Crack

Your teeth are clenched, your mind is racing and the clock is counting down. This isn’t an action movie, it’s the addicting game Trivia Crack Trivia Crack is an award-winning game pitting friend against each other as they attempt to answer questions in different categories to determine who has the most trivia knowledge. The game is free and available for […]

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“Beyoncé” Review

“Beyoncé” Review

R&B superstar Beyoncé (creatively known simply by her first name) Knowles’s fifth solo album “Beyoncé” may host a simple name, but boasts an amazing success rate. The official album was originally released Dec. 13, 2013, but since that date more tracks have been spontaneously added to the collection. Beyoncé’s creative team managed to keep the album a secret– no tracks […]

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Mockingjay Review

Director Francis Lawrence brought the third installment of the “Hunger Games” saga to life with the release of “Mockingjay: Part One” on Nov. 21 last week. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s novel boasted a star-studded cast and an already-successful franchise, but the film itself felt like a drawn-out “filler.” In the young-adult dystopian novels, Collins creates Panem, a futuristic interpretation […]

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Sonic Highways

Sonic Highways

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Highways#mediaviewer/File:Foo_Fighters_8LP_Sonic_Highways.jpg Most widely recognized as a post-90’s grunge band, The Foo Fighters have released record breaking hits such as “The Pretender” and “My Hero”. Close to ten years after their debut album, the band is still writing music. David Grohl, the frontman of The Foo Fighters, originally played drums for Nirvana. After Nirvana disbanded Grohl carried on his musical career […]

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1989 Review

I have never been the biggest fan of Taylor Swift, but this album is pushing me to change my mind. “1989,” released October 27, 2014, reveals Swift’s musical transition from a sweet country singer to a rocking mainstream pop artist. The album contains expertly constructed, although sometimes slightly repetitive, tracks about getting over heartbreak and having fun. Reminiscent of the […]

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Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Zombies

Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Zombies is a first person shooter game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It was released on November 13, 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. You can play in an interactive game as a shooter against other human players, but this review is specifically for the zombie game that is offered. This is where you fight […]

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