Review: Gale of Darkness

“To catch them is their real test; to train them is their cause.” Pokemon fans are now celebrating 25 years of the franchise’s initial 1996 Japanese release, with more products and advertising than you could ever imagine. From cereal boxes, to T-shirts and stuffed animals, the Pokémon craze hasn’t diminished in popularity since its debut. Among  their slew of main-series games, where

Game Review: Pokémon Sword and Shield Features Creatures in Frigid Wasteland

By Erin Robinson On October 22nd, 2020, the company of Nintendo launched a downloadable content (DLC) update to Pokémon Sword and Shield: a popular role-playing game released on November 15th, 2019. Nearly a year later, the second downloadable content, the Crown Tundra, was released. While not nearly as anticipated as its previous update, the Isle of Armor, the Crown Tundra takes players into

The Mandalorian S.2 Ep.1 Review: The Old West and Space Dragons

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN. Lucasfilm Ltd. By Ethan Corbin Last Friday the widely anticipated season two premiere of Disney’s The Mandalorian was streamed on Disney Plus, the streaming service much like Netflix used by Disney. The episode kicks off shortly after the cliff hanger of an ending of season one, however it does not follow up on the previous season’s mysteries,

“The Cranes are Flying”: Hope Amidst War

By Henri Oo Although the average Snider High school student presumably hasn’t seen many films from Eastern Europe, it is interesting to understand the significance of Mikhail Kalatozov's 1957 contribution to Georgian and Russian cinema. Kalatozov’s “The Cranes are Flying” is regarded as one of most well-known Soviet films outside of the former Soviet Union, being critically acclaimed for its realism, and for being patriotic

Rise and obscurity of traditional rap: the music of Outkast

By Alex Cottrell Experiencing the rhymes and taste of “Outkast” will do more than make you "so fresh, so clean."  The duo rap group formed by long life friends, Andre 3000 and Big Boi, lay down grooves intersecting genres such as G-Funk, P-Funk, Hip-Hop, R&B and eventually jazz. The duo rose in sight around 25 years ago and are recognized for their

“Bringing Up Baby” and Manic Pixie Dream Girls

She's not like other girls. Susan Vance, played by iconic actress Kathrine Hepburn, is a golf - playing, spunky girl who has a pet leopard named Baby. Co-star Cary Grant plays paleontologist David Huxley, who in the beginning of the film is a down-to-earth man. David is annoyed by her presence at first, as he and Susan go through unusual adventures

Findley Review: IGOR by Stuart Findley

Tyler, The Creator released his much-anticipated full-length album “IGOR.” IGOR presents us with a much less childish undertone than his early projects, all the while maintaining his independent and unprecedented creativity.