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Crimson Peak: Scary Monsters & Super Creeps

Crimson Peak: Scary Monsters & Super Creeps

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

March 4, 2016


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Star Rating: 5/5 SPOILER ALERTS What is a ghost? In his underappreciated masterpiece, The Devil’s Backbone (2001), director Guillermo Del Toro posed this question. He asked if it was a repeating tragedy, an instance of pain, something dead that seems to be alive, an emotion suspended in time...

The Story of Cave Story Will Blow You Away

The Story of Cave Story Will Blow You Away

Thomas Calamia, Journalist

May 16, 2012


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When I play a video game, the thing I look at first to decide whether or not I’m going to play a game is the story. The game needs to be able to give me a story that not only interests me, but also makes me want to keep on fighting. It needs to convey its story in a way where not only I like the characters...

Brashier Students Show off Talent

Sydney Croley, reporter

March 26, 2012


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A single spotlight shines down on the stage where a lone individual stands. Hundreds of eyes are looking at him and only him, but this does not shake his nerves. Suddenly the music picks up, the lights turn brighter, and the individual puts on a performance that no one is soon to forget. The Brashier...

Their Night to Shine

Sydney Croley, reporter

March 5, 2012


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It was a night of glamor and paparazzi. It was a night of finely pressed tuxedos and shimmering dresses with trains a mile long. It was a night of hysterical laughter and happy tears. It was the night of the 84th Academy Awards. The Oscars had never meant anything special to me. Every year it came...

For The Love of The Swirl

For The Love of The Swirl

Megan Wolfe, Editor

February 6, 2012


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Heavenly cream drips around a spiral of frozen yogurt. Its a warm Saturday night in Downtown Greenville's west end. Families, children, couples and singles stand in a long line that overfills the Blueberry Frog entry. All are in need of a cool relief from the heat, but a shock comes over them as they...

The Black Keys’ El Camino Hits The Road

The Black Keys’ El Camino Hits The Road

Thomas Calamia, Journalist

January 25, 2012


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Many greats in alternative rock have given us good music over the past year.  Bands that have given us great albums are bands like Foster the People, Florence + The Machine and Coldplay. However, one of these alternative giants has released a new album this past month. This band is none other than The...

Grille 33 @ the Channel

Jordan Hahn, Reporter

December 14, 2011


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This week I went to Grille 33 @ The Channel, a burger joint located on North Main Street in Downtown Greenville. This restaurant is home to some of the most creative burgers that I have ever seen. Some of the burger creations that were on the menu had ingredients like pimento cheese, onion rings, BBQ...

The Wild Side of Holiday lights, One Student’s Opinion

The Wild Side of Holiday lights, One Student’s Opinion

Holly Moehlman, Writer

December 13, 2011


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Recently, I piled up a few friends into the back of my van and we drove out to Hollywild in Welford, SC. The closer we got, the more lights we saw. We were singing all sorts of songs—from Taio Cruz to Lady Gaga to Daft Punk to Selena Gomez—at the top of our lungs, and ogling the lights as we went...

Final “Inheritance” book comes out

Final “Inheritance” book comes out

Jordan Hahn, Reporter

December 12, 2011


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And finally, the series has come to a close. According to Alagesia.com, On November 8th, 2011 the series that started in 2003 and has made millions of dollars over 8 years, 4 books, and a movie released the last book of the series, Inheritance that will finally answer all the questions that every fan ...

Evanescence Evermore

Evanescence Evermore

Holly Moehlman, Writer

November 22, 2011


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I first heard the song “What You Want” when a friend told me about the new single. And YouTube had the drop on us both when we found out that the band had finally released the long-awaited album. “What You Want” was so different from any of the songs Evanescence had previously done, that I was...

Wolf Gang’s Suego Faults Has Little Faults

Wolf Gang’s Suego Faults Has Little Faults

Thomas Calamia, Journalist

November 16, 2011


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The Independent (Indie) and Alternative Rock (Alt. Rock) genre have been safe umbrella terms for many great artists over the past decade. Such bands that are Indie or Alt. rock include amazing bands like Foster The People, Metric, Vampire Weekend or Mumford and Son. However, a new British Indie band...

Crazy for Mother Monster (i.e. Lady Gaga)

Nichole Whitmire

May 20, 2011


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  Lady Gaga in her music video for "Paparazzi", picture from ladygaga.com When we look back to that first day we all heard Lady Gaga’s techno-beat voice blaring through our speakers… what did we feel? As a pop music celebrity she has people talking all the time about her outspoken op...

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