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Review: Stranger Things Season Two Is Above And Beyond Expectations

Review: Stranger Things Season Two Is Above And Beyond Expectations

Max Wagner, Columnist

October 29, 2017


Filed under Column, OPINION, Television

Sometimes a show or film has an aura around it. It causes a longing for a sequel that makes the anticipation and expectations of the fan sky rocket into almost impossible heights. It makes them watch an online countdown for close to six hours, checking every so often as they do homework. And finally,...

Review: Netflix’s series ‘Mindhunter’ enters the minds of serial killers

Review: Netflix’s series ‘Mindhunter’ enters the minds of serial killers

Max Wagner, Columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Column, OPINION, Television

At first, I was a bit skeptical. The actor cast for the lead role of this series, Jonathan Groff, had a stint as an important character in the final grueling seasons of the T.V. show “Glee”. I enjoyed “Glee”, but based off of his lackluster work in the downfall of the beloved show, a bad taste...

Opinion: Why you should shop local (all year round)

Opinion: Why you should shop local (all year round)

Francesca Bond, Managing/News Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under City & Region, Economics, Fashion, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

Every year around Thanksgiving, shoppers all over the country begin to see the navy and white advertisements everywhere: “SHOP SMALL SATURDAY.” Thanks to the popular American Express campaign, Small Business Saturday has promoted shopping at mom and pop shops and locally-owned boutiques at the...

REVIEW: Pre-Teen Nightmares come Alive in New Netflix Comedy

REVIEW: Pre-Teen Nightmares come Alive in New Netflix Comedy

Max Wagner, Contributor

October 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Television

Netflix seems to do this kind of thing often. Similar to the first seasons of Stranger Things and Ozark, they dropped an unexpected show with little advertising and media attention and somehow… bam, magic on the screen. I think the way Netflix goes about funding and releasing their original content, (spe...

REVIEW: Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ falls short while ‘The Gifted’ looks promising

REVIEW: Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ falls short while ‘The Gifted’ looks promising

Max Wagner, Contributor

October 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Television

This is a story of two shows. One that combines well thought out shots, very solid acting and a competently written script and another combining a script seemingly written by a middle schooler, quick cuts that make little to no sense and acting that is so bad that the most impactful is done by a cast...

‘Will & Grace’ Revival Gets Too Political

‘Will & Grace’ Revival Gets Too Political

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Column, Reviews, Television

A longtime favorite of NBC’s Must-See TV has returned to the air and should have remained in the vault. The Will & Grace revival kicked off and is one of the biggest disappointments since the decision of the 2016 Presidential election. Though many critics praised the revival series, this show nee...

My heart hurts…

My heart hurts…

Francis Boeck, Managing Sports Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

I’m tired. I’m sick and tired. My brain hurts, my heart hurts. I’m far past any kind of anger or outrage, I’m just sad. There is no escape, it is all around us. Music, TV, sports, school, work, politics, social media are filled with it. It drives apart friends and strangers...

Not with a Bang but with a Splat!

Not with a Bang but with a Splat!

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, OPINION, Student Experience

Buffalo State has some odd traditions but this one may be the oddest of them all. The annual Pumpkin Drop has been held for the past 8 years on the last day of summer to allow students to enter fall in a fun way. Stephen Vermette, a professor in the Geography and Planning department, said the event...

The “Season of Comebacks” Marred With Problematic Premieres

The “Season of Comebacks” Marred With Problematic Premieres

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Column, OPINION, Television

Television has come a long way since the days of Good Times, Maude, and All in the Family. However, television has not lost its social issues orientation. Many of the show on television now, revivals included, are going to be aimed at some of the issues covered by the news. Though, it seems as though...

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