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Reboots, sequels, and fanchise fatigue

the best and worst of this year on the silver screen 2019 has been a year packed full of movies coming from Hollywood that are either reboots of old movies or sequels. While the rule has been the original film is always better, lately the

The best video game of the year has no name

Untitled Goose Game 2019 has been a year of many great video games. Blair Witch terrified the masses, Days Gone provided all with a heart-wrenching story set in the zombie apocalypse, and Observation led the player on a Kubrickian-style adventure to space. However, the real

Biggest disappointments in TV and film

Cinematic duds The trailer of a movie or television show is meant to spark interest and excitement surrounding the project, and many often succeed. However, just because the trailer is good, that does not mean the actual content will be. These are a few of

A Heist with Markiplier debuts on YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium released a new series written by, directed by, and starring Mark Fischbach, also known as the comedic gaming YouTuber Markiplier, on Oct. 30. His series, A Heist with Markiplier, stands apart from other, more straightforward YouTube originals in several ways, including the fact

Doctor Sleep redeems Kubrick’s Shining

In 1977, Stephen King frightened the world with his horrifying novel The Shining. Only three years later, Stanley Kubrick adapted the novel into a film, bringing the words off the page and onto the big screen. Now, in 2019, the same has been done to

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National Novel Writing Month

There is a story inside of every person. It can be a personal story or something entirely fictional, but either way, everyone has something to say. November is the month above all others that allows someone to tell that story. November is known as the

The evolution of Halloween traditions

With Halloween lurking just around the corner, many might wonder where their American Halloween traditions originated. Why do people carve pumpkins? Why do people dress up in costumes? Who thought candy corn was a good idea? From the beginning of these traditions around 2,000 years

Behind the scenes look at 13th Floor Denver

Lights dance across thick fog. The corridors cause disorientation and fear. Screams are heard in the distance. This is 13th Floor Haunted House. The haunted house, open until Nov. 9, is well worth the price of admission from $20 and up. Terrifying clowns patrol the

The forbidden knowledge of banned books

Banned books have the power  to teach readers, especially young readers, valuable lessons. Sometimes, however, their content is deemed inappropriate for malleable minds, but, even then, it’s important for children to experience these pieces of literature. Beloved by Toni Morrison. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has