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Xtreme Bugs at Union Station

Xtreme Bugs at Union Station

Brandon Fagen, Reporter

March 25, 2015

I walked through a doorway into a large dimly lit room; the scene in front of me looked like it was right out of “Lord of the Rings”. A huge spider at least twice my size stood in front of me; if it had been real it would have eaten me as a snack. The Golden Orb Weaver Spider is an arachnid native...

Motion City Soundtrack exceeds expectations

Motion City Soundtrack exceeds expectations

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2015

Brick and Mortar opened up the Motion City Soundtrack’s Commit this to Memory tour at the Granada theater in Lawrence Sunday night. Recently Brick and Mortar has started to get some airplay with their song ‘Hollow Tune’. This was the second time I’ve seen them play live and they were definitely...

Review: Cinderella the Musical

Review: Cinderella the Musical

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2015

As the lights dimmed and the curtain rose, the Thursday night crowd was greeted with the sights and sounds of Cinderella the Musical. The performance overall was fantastic, and each actor seemed to not only play their role well, but many of their actual personalities fit their roles perfectly. The...

Jukebox the Ghost kills it at The Granada

Jukebox the Ghost kills it at The Granada

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

February 11, 2015

The beautiful mess of raw, quirky music from three underground northeastern bands enveloped the cozy Granada theater and its inhabitants late Monday night. The concert’s main attraction was Jukebox the Ghost, a three-piece pop band from Washington, D.C. - they can’t even be called a headliner, really,...

Review: Fresh off the Boat

Review: Fresh off the Boat

Flammy Huo, Writer

February 5, 2015

Fresh off the Boat premiered last night on ABC as the first mainstream comedy about an Asian family. The comedy turned the struggles of Chinese immigrants into a hilarious show. With my Chinese point of view, I started watching the pilot with a little nervousness and a strong curiosity. I was also...

Tetsuo and Youth: Fiasco’s Best

Tetsuo and Youth: Fiasco’s Best

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

January 21, 2015

Dropping on January 20th, Lupe Fiasco’s much anticipated 5th full length studio album has finally hit stores after the rapper announced Tetsuo and Youth nearly two years ago. The work can only be described as interesting and innovative. Fiasco uses stringed instruments, banjos, traditional hip ho...

Selma: No Publicity? No Problem.

Selma: No Publicity? No Problem.

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

January 21, 2015

Premiering January 9th, but gaining traction over the long weekend caused by Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Selma, the film detailing the events surrounding the city of Selma, AL during the civil rights movement is bound to go on to become one of the best movies of 2015. I entered the movie theater with r...

“The Book of Ivy” fails to impress

“The Book of Ivy” fails to impress

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

January 21, 2015

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars "The Book of Ivy" by Amy Engel takes place fifty years after a nuclear war that destroys the United States. A small community of about ten thousand survivors remains in new “nation,” which is ruled by the Lattimers after a power dispute with the Westfall family over w...

“Inherent Vice” fails to connect with viewers

“Inherent Vice” fails to connect with viewers

Cameron Hamm, Writer

January 11, 2015

After leaving Inherent Vice, I was struck with the feeling that I was missing something. Somewhere along the two and a half hour run time, after slowly becoming less and less interested in Joaquin Phoenix’s character Doc bumbling around trying to solve some sort of mystery, Inherent Vice had lost ...

“Mockingjay – Part 1” fizzles

“Mockingjay – Part 1” fizzles

Laney Breidenthal, Feature editor

November 22, 2014

The lights of the theater dimmed as dozens of Suzanne Collins and ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy fans anxiously anticipated the beginning of the first part of the third and final installment of the ‘Hunger Games’ movie saga. It was so silent you could hear a pin drop. The movie opens with Jennifer...

Review: “Leaving Iowa”

Review: “Leaving Iowa”

Madison Graves, Business Manager

November 7, 2014

“Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and on the road between them. A comedy about family vacations in two Acts.” Leaving Iowa was a heartwarming story of family values and small adventures. Don is a middle-aged writer from Boston who has finally decided it was time to take his deceased father’s ashes to...

“EWBAITE” by Weezer worth waiting for

“EWBAITE” by Weezer worth waiting for

Cameron Hamm, Writer

October 19, 2014

Perhaps it is the accumulation of a string of subpar albums, followed by a four year absence, which left many Weezer fans wondering when, if ever, Weezer would return to its former glory experienced in the mid-90s. Some fans of Weezer contested that the band could never revive the simple endearing nature...

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