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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.

‘Kingsman’ is a suprisingly enjoyable spy flick

March 4th, 2015

In the vein of James Bond and Jason Bourne comes “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which manages to be a highly enjoyable spy flick and a welcome treat to the genre itself.

‘The Dress’ breaks the internet

March 4th, 2015

Late last week, while you were performing in concerts, playing sports games, and scrambling to finish a big assignment before the end of the week, the internet was exploding. Not over budget cuts, not over the threat of terrorism, but over a dress, or, “The Dress.”

‘Citizenfour’ visually reveals monumental Snowden events

February 26th, 2015

“Citizenfour,” the 2015 Oscar-winning documentary, provides invaluable visual historical detail of key moments between whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald that became publicly announced government secrets in 2013.

Smartphone addition creates anti-social campus

February 25th, 2015

The other day I was eating breakfast in an emptier side of the Riverside Commons when I witnessed a sight that has become all too familiar. A few minutes after I had sat down, two men filled the table next to me. After a brief minute of small talk between the two of them, the two quickly buried their heads into their smart phones and said very little to each other for the rest of their breakfast.

The moment your childhood ends

February 25th, 2015

His hero wasn’t who he thought he was, and because of that, maybe nothing was really what he thought it was. Walking back to my dorm room after class, I thought about what my moment was. What had happened in my life that was a definitive statement that my childhood was over?