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Highlights from the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017

Highlights from the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
June 18, 2017
Filed under FREESTYLE

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was held this week. All the big names in gaming showed up to show off their latest projects. From Microsoft’s new console, to the return of a classic Nintendo franchise favorite, here are some highlights from E3: Microsoft: The big announcement fro...

‘American Idol’ auditions return to Louisiana after show’s hiatus

‘American Idol’ auditions return to Louisiana after show’s hiatus

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
June 15, 2017
Filed under Briefs, FEATURE STORIES, FREESTYLE

Dim the lights. Here we go. “American Idol” is back.  The hit show that launched the careers of superstars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughty, is coming back to television in 2018.  The show will now air on ABC instead of FOX.&...

‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale: Normani Kordei should have won

‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale: Normani Kordei should have won

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
May 24, 2017
Filed under FREESTYLE

Sometimes the most obvious choice is the best one. This season of "Dancing with the Stars" proves that reality show competitions are just glorified popularity contest, even when the contestants are already popular in their own right. No offense to "Dancing with the Stars" or ABC, of course. I love...

13 reasons why we need ‘13 Reasons Why’

13 reasons why we need ‘13 Reasons Why’

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
April 24, 2017
Filed under Free Verse, FREESTYLE

Suicide: It’s a serious issue that no one likes to talk about, even though we need to. I’m not going to make you sit and read all the facts about how suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens. What I will tell you is that the new Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” is wha...

Franchise lives on after tragic accident

Franchise lives on after tragic accident

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
April 24, 2017
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A saturation of action sequences and a fight for family make “The Fate of the Furious” a strong performing action movie. The eighth movie in the “Fast and Furious” saga takes a different direction by turning one of the film’s main protagonists into a villain. Joined by an unlikely ally, the onscre...

Advice from graduates to graduating seniors

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
April 24, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, FREESTYLE

“First and foremost, start paying on your loans. Don’t wait through the grace period, just go ahead and start making little payments. Also, my main advice is get out there and be proactive with job hunting, just don’t sit around and wait for anything to fall in your lap. Just because you...

Water Wars: Inflatable fun in Bayou Park

Water Wars: Inflatable fun in Bayou Park

Brianna Duronslet, [email protected]
April 10, 2017
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Water Wars ripped waves through Bayou Park. The event had three inflatables. The first was a water balloon sling shot. Opponents got into cages to launch balloons and get their opponents wet. There was also a waterslide. Students climbed up the steps and slid down into a little pool of water. A lot of students enj...

Night full of games with drinks, music

Night full of games with drinks, music

Megan Kirk-Henderson, [email protected]
April 10, 2017
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Karaoke, live music, games and a couple of drinks always make for a fun night. But only if you’re of age, of course. This was Campus Activity Board’s idea when they decided to have Bar Game Night on Thursday night in the SUB ballrooms. The event started out a little bit slow, but the night picked up when k...

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ sends players to explore the unknown

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ sends players to explore the unknown

April 3, 2017
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An expansive galaxy and abundance of side missions pushes the new “Mass Effect” game past its technical problems. The newest game in the “Mass Effect” series takes players out of the boots of the series’ main protagonist, Commander Shepherd, and puts them in charge of the Andromeda Initiative, led...

Dream Dreamer: Student’s mission to influence lives

Dream Dreamer: Student’s mission to influence lives

Megan Kirk-Henderson, [email protected]
April 3, 2017
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What happens when you actually decide to follow your dreams? Senior Kendrick Jones found that out this year when he created his Dream Again campaign. The communication advocacy major established his campaign in February, and he said it “seeks to share the stories of dreamers everywhere and inspire ot...

‘Power Rangers’: The best superhero movie if you grew up in the 90’s

‘Power Rangers’: The best superhero movie if you grew up in the 90’s

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
March 27, 2017
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Go! Go! Go straight on down to the theater to see this movie. Saban’s “Power Rangers” was fantastic. It is everything you want a remake to be. It was fresh and new, but kept everything that you loved about the original. “Power Rangers” was full of nostalgic moments. There were moments tha...

Beauty and the Beast: Remake worth seeing

John Stevens, [email protected]
March 27, 2017
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Growing up, “Beauty and the Beast” was one of the many Disney movies I owned on VHS. To this day, I remember walking into my mom’s room and asking her if I needed to rewind the tape or not. It was a classic movie that my sister and I must have watched a thousand times. Throughout the last fe...

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