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The Griswolds impress with debut album

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

October 8, 2014

When your lead single has already become an indie pop hit, receiving radio play in foreign countries and pumping up the fans of the bands you open for, the pressure to leave a mark with your music rises drastically. The Griswolds, however, accomplished just that through the recent release of “Be Impressive,” their first full-length album. In this highly anticipated project, the Australian group does not disappoint, delivering a collection of pop-infused choruses and...

“If I Stay” leaves audiences satisfied

September 29, 2014

The ever-changing, crazy prospect of life is a theme which drives the plotline of R.J Cutler’s film If I Stay, based on bestselling 2009 novel by Gayle Forman. An ordinary snow day turns into a life changing catastrophe when a car crash puts 17 year...

Maze Runner sprints to success

Maze Runner sprints to success

September 24, 2014

The movie starts just like the book: sounds of clanking chains and complete darkness. The Maze Runner, a book that follows the lives of teenage boys who have been trapped in a maze and only remember their first names, has been successfully adapted into...

Former White Stripes front man rocks Jacksonville

Former White Stripes front man rocks Jacksonville

September 22, 2014

After spending two and a half hours driving to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center, half an hour getting into my seat, and a whole hour pretending to enjoy an opening act about as engaging as her mic stand, you could say I was ready for a show. Jack...

Twerks to waterworks

Peyton Whittington, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2014

After last year’s VMAs were plagued with Robin Thicke’s huge ego, teddy bears just as large, and foam finger gyration, the 2014 VMAs had to step it up in order to squeeze their way into Monday morning office conversation. The awards show definitely received some buzz, just not the way you expected… Memorable VMA moments were being made before the show even aired; one of Nicki Minaj’s backup singers was bitten by a snake during rehearsals and Iggy Azalea slipped...

Outlander renews faith in STARZ

Outlander renews faith in STARZ

September 4, 2014

While HBO is the pioneer in book-to-television show conversion, STARZ is taking their swing at the genre with the new series “Outlander,” based off of the original book Outlander by Diana Gabaldon,. The show aired on Sunday, Aug. 10, and is about...

Guardians of Marvel’s legacy

Guardians of Marvel’s legacy

August 28, 2014

Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy is a superb film. It defies the bland tale of super-hero groups saving the universe with more comedy and action than any other Marvel film to date. There is no doubt that Guardians will likely stand the test of time....

Lucy: Spunky twist on superhero plotlines

Lucy: Spunky twist on superhero plotlines

August 28, 2014

Batman underwent extensive martial arts training, Superman possessed Krypton blood, and Spiderman was simply bitten by a spider. Compared to Lucy, these superheroes had easy transformations to their superhuman forms. Lucy, the main character in the...

Sia deserves 1,000 forms of praise

Peyton Whittington, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

14 minutes; that’s all it took for singer-songwriter Sia Furler to crank out Rihanna’s hit single, “Diamonds.” In the past four years Furler has made her talents known to the world not through her voice, but through those of other chart-topping artists such as Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera and Flo Rida. The Aussie legend has stepped back into the spotlight through the unveiling of her latest solo album, “1,000 Forms of Fear,” released July 4 and available on...

BJ’s: The upscale Ale House

BJ’s: The upscale Ale House

August 25, 2014

Constantly checking a buzzer for almost three hours at BJ’s was not the way I planned to spend my Saturday night but the only thing that kept me there was the 120-item menu and curiosity of how it would taste. They opened on Aug. 11, so it is not the...

TMNT hits the sewers

August 25, 2014

In a desperate attempt to combine childhood heroes, modern day technology and Megan Fox, the movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” did not meet its already dismal expectations. The previews mislead you to think that maybe this film is different...

Bastille rocks House of Blues

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

May 23, 2014

When sandwiched tightly between two 27-year-old couples, only a truly spectacular performance can overshadow the reckless mixture of drunken PDA, flying elbows and splashing beer. As the lights in the House of Blues went down and the opening chords of “Bad Blood” began to play, however, British rock band Bastille delivered just that in their second leg of their “The Good, The Bad Blood, and the Ugly Tour” on Friday, May 16. From the chart-topping hit “Pompeii”...

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