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Cluttered ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ still entertains

May 6th, 2015

The wait is over and fans can suit up again in their Marvel-print shirts to watch “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in theaters, which despite being weaker than its predecessor, still manages to be entertaining in every way.

Final remarks from a four-year columnist

May 6th, 2015

The strange yet fascinating thing about life is that you can’t really plan it. It just, happens. And as I sit here writing to you one last time, one week away from graduation, I want you to know that that is a constant throughout our entire lives.

College is full of potential life lessons

April 29th, 2015

I think when you make it to your last semester of college, you never truly think about it until the last few weeks of class, when you are figuring out ways to straighten out your cap and gown, what in your apartment is ready to be packed up and hauled away, and when you can count your major assignments left in college on one hand.

Walk in like you own the place, walk out like you’ve never seen it before

April 29th, 2015

In the spring of 2004, my family took a trip to Orlando, Florida, with my cousins. Recently, I was reminded of this trip and more specifically, something I said during that trip. In 2004, I was a third grader who picked up words and phrases and repeated them, trying to sound smart or cool and often times not knowing what they even meant.

Documentary critical of current marijuana law, shows policy absurdity

April 23rd, 2015

“The Union: The Business Behind Getting High,” was the first documentary produced by Adam Scorgie and directed by Brett Harvey. It garnered a large enough following to make a second documentary, “The Culture High.”

Spring summons ‘the pamphlet people’

April 22nd, 2015

Just when I thought it was ending, it was beginning again. Yes, that’s right everyone, the pamphlet people were out last week.

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.