Category: Opinion

“Deliverance”: A review in honor of Burt Reynolds

Movie icon Burt Reynolds once said “My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.” Reynolds died on Sept 6 at 82. So, in honor of his memory, here is one of his films that wouldn’t have to be shown in a prison or on an airplane. “Deliverance” is… Read more »

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a review

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is the second film in the rebooted “Jurassic Park” series, and is technically the fifth movie of the franchise as a whole. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday. The cultural phenomenon of “Jurassic Park” was first released in 1993, based on the book by science fiction writer Michael… Read more »

Total “Fortnite” Takeover

Hearing the name “Fortnite” probably already has you itching to ditch class and kick back on your couch with a controller in hand. What’s so special about a game that is supposedly a rip-off of the game “Player Unknown BattleGrounds”? Maybe it’s all the cartoonish features that were created so this game could be a… Read more »

“Better Call Saul:” A prequel done correctly

“Better Call Saul” is back on television on AMC, with Monday marking its sixth episode of its fourth season. Set as a prequel to the acclaimed AMC series “Breaking Bad,” it follows the life of Jimmy McGill, better known as Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. In “Breaking Bad,” he was the corrupt, fast-talking criminal… Read more »

Safety awareness on campus

When choosing a college, a main factor all students and guardians must consider is location. Location is an important factor for college students because it gives us a sense of community. The beautiful University of Central Missouri is located along U.S. Highway 50 between Kansas City and St. Louis, drawing in many students from all… Read more »

BlacKkKlansman: The Birth of a Different Nation

“BlacKkKlansman” is a historical drama that is based on a bizarre true story. In the 1970s, Ron Stallworth, the first Black police officer of Colorado Springs police department, decided to go undercover and investigate the local Ku Klux Klan branch in the area. Of course, he couldn’t do this in person. Posing as a white… Read more »

How to survive your freshman year

By Danielle Sachse College is a stressful time. Some feel like they are in the shallow end, and others feel like they are drowning in the deep end. So here’s to the freshmen, and what college students wish they knew before taking off their life vests and drowning in the craziness of college (you really… Read more »

Death of Stalin: A review

Would you like to see a tongue-in-cheek comedy about the tyranny of a brutal dictatorship? If so, you’re in luck because “The Death of Stalin” is the film for you. Scottish filmmaker and television creator Armando Iannucci is well known for his satirical comedies targeting the absurdity of politics in both the United Kingdom and… Read more »

Mollie Tibbetts is a victim, not a point of contention

The human race is capable of inflicting an incredible amount of hatred and malice upon members of its own in an unfathomable variety of ways. This propensity for heartlessness, soullessness – inhumanity – has surfaced once again. Last month, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, a student at the University of Iowa studying psychology, went for a run…. Read more »

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: Another good Marvel sequel

A sequel to “Ant-Man” from 2015, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – what is it, like 20 movies now? With the vast majority of the original cast returning along with Peyton Reed as director and unfortunately not Edgar Wright – he almost was the director for the… Read more »