Review: 'Venom', Gives unique take on iconic character

Robert Scott
Entertainment Editor

“Venom” is director Ruben Fleischer’s (Zombieland) theatrical adaptation of the comic book character, of the same name. It follows disgraced reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) whose life is turned upside down by Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). Eddie becomes bonded with an alien symbiote named Venom. This plunges him into the middle of an alien conflict. Venom is traditionally an adversary of Spider-Man. Due to legal reasons, Spider-Man is not in the film.

Reveling in the idea of favorite movies

Summer King

Lately I’ve been thinking about movies I might dare consider to be my favorites. I don’t know if the season of fall has drawn me to dwell on such things. Maybe it was my co-worker who caused me to think more about it when he quizzed me one night on just about my favorite anything. At one point he wanted to know what my all-time favorite movie was.

Man on the Street: Do You Believe in Life After Death?

Katie Funderburk and Morgan Harberson
Broadcast Editor and Reporter

“I do believe in life after death because I, for one, was raised in church my whole life and my mother had cancer when I was a child. She was put into remission. I also had cancer when I was 15 and was put into remission shortly after I was diagnosed. I have had many family who I have seen miracles through them. I just know in my heart that there is life after death.”

-Lydia Lowery, Sophomore, Music Therapy major

Review: 'Disenchantment', Audiences left with mixed feelings

John Alexander Nunnery

 “Disenchantment” is a new show that premiered on Netflix on Aug. 17, 2018. It is the third animated show created by Matt Groening. His previous work includes the titles of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” Taking place in Medieval times, “Disenchantment” takes a drastic turn away from Groening’s other work. The show is intended to be a parody of the fantasy genre. To many fans, the show has a lot to live up to because of the quality of his previous work.

Video Game Review: 'We Happy Few' lives up to hype

Elliot Hatch
Game Reporter

“We Happy Few” grabbed the attention of many people. Who wouldn’t want to be trapped in post-war-dystopian-level-1960s Britain with only a semi-effective happy pill to get you through your day? Compulsion Games had a lot going on when developing this game, and many people feared the outcome. I, on the other hand, had my hopes rather high. Surprisingly, I was not completely disappointed

Straight Talk with Liz: Holiday Edition

Elizabeth Salmon


Q: I recently started dating this guy, and he is nice and likable, but I just don’t feel like it’s going anywhere. How can I let him know I don’t want to go out again without hurting his feelings? - Anxious Wreck

   Breaking things off with people is always a difficult situation. You don’t want to hurt their feelings, but you also don’t want to lead them on and hurt them in the long run.  I would recommend talking to him face to face, and explain how you think he is sweet and kind, but you are not feeling a spark. Most of the time, they may not feel the spark either but don’t know how to tell the other person. You have to do what’s best for you, but always do it with the other person’s feelings in mind as well. Good luck!

Must-watch movies coming this holiday season

Price Hughes


The holidays bring us some of the biggest movie releases of the year, and these are four releases over the next few months that you absolutely must go see.

1. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Opens on Dec.  15: The title says it all for this movie. I mean, it’s “Star Wars.” Do I really need to say anything more than that? The greatest movie franchise of all time returns with its eighth saga. It will pick up where “The Force Awakens” left off. Rey has finally found Luke Skywalker. Will he train Rey to be a Jedi, or will his past training experience cause a conflict? All the while, Leia, Finn, Poe and Chewy, among others, continue their fight against the evil First Order. To say you must go see this is an understatement. It’s a movie you can’t miss.

The Rise of Netflix Streaming: Why Students prefer it, what they're watching and what's new

Lauren Trimm and Tara Baucom

Editor and Online Editor

We live in a fast-paced society where convenience and efficiency are extremely important, especially when it comes to our media choices. Over the years, cable television has started to become optional for many people-especially college students-as many are choosing other streaming options. These options include Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO among others. However the most popular appears to be Netflix. 

Why is Netflix so Popular?

Believe it or not, Netflix was actually created in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolh. What started out as an online DVD subscription service turned into a streaming service with 94 million users as of April 2017.