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Monday, April 20, 2015

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Some textbooks have become obsolete

April 15th, 2015

Earlier this week I successfully did something many college students only wish they could successfully do: I opened a textbook, and I read it. Now, that is not to say I’m put in some elite class of professional textbook readers. In fact, I am quite the opposite. As a professional writing major, I find that I don’t have to completely rely on a textbook to do well in my classes.

Lord Huron’s ‘Strange Trails’ is an unforgettable indie folk album

April 8th, 2015

It has been five short years since Michigan native Ben Schneider, the lead singer of the rising indie folk band Lord Huron, started a solo musical project in Los Angeles, California.

Commissioned Composer Concert to feature extremely unique music

April 8th, 2015

Saturday, April 11, is the 49th Annual Commissioned Composer Concert, a consistently busy yet rewarding experience for the UW-River Falls music department.

‘It Follows’ proves exceptional horror still exists

April 8th, 2015

It does not stop, it does not reason, it does not speak, and “It Follows” is the rare horror film that peaked my interest and proves good horror still exists.

Death Cab for Cutie returns with ‘Kintsugi’

April 1st, 2015

Death Cab for Cutie has been a mainstay in alternative music since taking the Seattle scene by storm in the late nineties, but it’s not 1998 anymore, and the loss of longtime guitarist, backup vocalist and producer Chris Walla seems to have taken a toll on the once cannot miss band from Bellingham, Washington.

Modest Mouse returns with fresh, sundry sound

March 25th, 2015

Modest Mouse, the six-piece alternative rock band from Issaquah, Washington, best known for the 2004 smash hit “Float On,” released its sixth studio album called “Strangers to Ourselves” on March 17 after an excessive eight-year hiatus.

“The Last: Naruto the Movie” entertains despite poor plot

March 25th, 2015

Though it may have been a while after the fact, “The Last: Naruto the Movie” still lingers as an enjoyable film experience.

Spring break benefits students

March 25th, 2015

Wherever you go, it is important to just go. Traveling to different parts of the country or the world, whether for spring break or just a trip, is an experience of a lifetime.

‘Citizenfour’ documentary resonates well after ending credits

March 11th, 2015

Some friends and I drove to St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Feb. 15 to view the documentary premiere of “Citizenfour,” the film about the National Security Agency (NSA) leaks by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

George Orwell novel ‘1984’ still relevant in 2015

March 11th, 2015

In 2013, evidence of widespread surveillance actions were taken on domestic and national targets by the U.S. National Security Agency. Edward Snowden’s revelations conjure other connections to a novel written by Eric Blair–pen name George Orwell.