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Avengers: Age of Ultron proves to be a success

Scott Solomon

May 15, 2015

Recently, Marvel’s Avengers 2: Age of Ultron hit theaters, and it was another successful movie in the Avengers series. While it may not have lived up to the first Avengers, it still left viewers with a feeling of satisfaction....

Sufjan’s most beautiful record to date

Devon Wilson

April 30, 2015

Native Michigander Sufjan Stevens has been releasing soft spoken and extremely intimate music to critical acclaim for a number of years, but with his most recent release, “Carrie & Lowell,” Sufjan has taken a step back fr...

Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO to a whole new level

Caitlin Matthews

April 29, 2015

Instead of attending prom, I took my significant other to see award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO exhibition in Muskegon. To many, this may seems like a childish and pathetic replacement, but it was actually rather interesting....

The Talos Principle Review

Dakotah Lilly

April 16, 2015

“The Talos Principle” is a first-person puzzle game that revolves around using the tools in your environment to collect Tetris pieces referred to as sigils. Using these sigils, you’ll unlock more areas and tools to use and...

The Radio Is Dead

Malak Ghazal

March 31, 2015

My mornings typically follow the routine of rushing out the door, speeding down the road, and turning on the radio to the sound of that four month old Taylor Swift song, followed promptly by a five minute long commercial break,...

What’s different about new iPhone game ‘Mr. Jump’

Scott Solomon

March 27, 2015

A new iPhone application has found its way into the App Store. This game, called “Mr. Jump”, encompases many typical attributes of a mind-numbing iPhone game: repetitive, simple, yet addicting. The premise of the new game...

Celebrating 28 years of gaming: Metal Gear

Dakotah Lilly

March 13, 2015

Metal Gear, a video game series that’s been going on for almost 30 years, is getting its biggest and most hyped entry in the entire franchise. “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” launches much later this year, Sept. 1st...

“Chappie” still holds a valuable lesson amidst the violence

Caitlin Matthews

March 10, 2015

Director Neill Blomkamp’s new film “Chappie” is almost like a “Wall-e”/ “I, Robot”/ “District 9” mash up heavily sprinkled with gang violence and the F-bomb, yet was still able to teach a valuable lesson. In...

“West Side Story”: Behind the Scenes

Shawna Huang

February 26, 2015

DISCLAIMER: The following is a personal account of my experience at one rehearsal for "West Side Story." Though it may not be a fully accurate representation of the musical, I remind you that this is one reporter's opinion after one re...

‘Quarterbacks’ is the most fun punk album of the year

Devon Wilson

February 13, 2015

QUARTERBACKS are a twee-punk band residing in New York. This week marks the release of their first proper album, “Quarterbacks.” 19 songs span 22 minutes in total and never take a moment to slow down. A sense of urgency...

Zoup! exceeds expectations

Kate Spears

February 12, 2015

With an always-rotating menu of 12 soups and award-winning recipes, Zoup! may be one of the best restaurants that has come to Portage. Leaving this place unsatisfied would be nearly impossible. Your taste buds will be dancing...

Mustang Solo and Ensemble Finalists Await State Competition

Jori Gelbaugh

February 12, 2015

On Saturday, select students from the Portage Central band traveled to the MSBOA District Solo and Ensemble Festival to compete for a chance to advance to the state competition. After months of preparation consisting of hours...

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