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Marvel’s Real-Life Superhero Stan Lee Dies at 95

Nov. 13 was a day of mourning for comic fans worldwide after discovering that Stan Lee, a man responsible for much of the Marvel Universe, was pronounced dead at 95.  Lee was born as Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922. He was born in New York City to Romanian immigrants and spent much of his childhood watching his parents struggle ...

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Preview: The flip phone’s second coming

I opened YouTube one morning to find this: “Nubia’s X phone ditches front cameras for double displays.” I was probably the only person freaking out about this. A phone with double displays? That’s the personification of innovation, such as ZTE’s Axon M (2017) that was essentially a Nintendo DS in phone form. After Apple began manufacturing iPhones with a notch, ...

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Turn It Off: 5 TV Episodes That Killed Their Show

That’s it. It’s cancelled. Well, not really, but you’ll be wishing it had once you get to these episodes.Granted, if a show runs long enough, it will have a few duds here and there. That’s no justification for these types of episodes, though. They serve no purpose other than to taint the audience’s view of characters and plots they have ...

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The Spectator’s Mid-Term Elections Review

In yesterday’s Mid-Term elections, millions of Americans casted their votes. Some were motivated by a “Blue Wave” and a chance to check the powers of an administration often seen as contentious or divisive. Others took the polls galvanized by the blue wave’s possibility, determined to retain conservative control in our nation’s political offices. Now, over 24 hours after polls closed, ...

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iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini Receive New Redesigns

On Oct. 30, Apple unveiled their newest products that are scheduled to release on Nov. 7: the MacBook Air with Retina Display, the new Mac Mini and two new iPad Pros. Apple is ending the year on a high note. After the first event revealing the new iPhones, they weren’t kidding by naming their second event “There’s More in the ...

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Review: ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ leaves viewers spooked

I have never finished, let alone start, any sort of series. However, when I heard good things about “The Haunting of Hill House,” a new ten-part series on Netflix, I knew I was going to step out of my comfort zone. It paid off, too. I have never watched that much continuous television in my life. In 24 hours, I ...

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GOOGLE PIXEL 3 CAMERA TAKES IT UP A NOTCH

Google’s newest smartphone, the Google Pixel 3, is said by many reviewers to contain the best camera in any smartphone known to date, but the camera wasn’t the only thing that took it up a notch. There are two variations of the phone, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but the Pixel 3 XL’s display just got a notch. ...

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Review: Michael Myers returns for ‘Halloween’

After 40 years of being locked away in an insane asylum, Michael Myers makes a sudden and unexpected return to the unsuspecting town of Haddonfield, ready to ruthlessly butcher all who cross his path. Only this time around, Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis), the only person who managed to escape his original reign of terror, is prepared and ...

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Review: ‘Apocalypse’ continues to impress

Since the first season’s release in 2011, FX Network’s “American Horror Story” has been shocking and exciting viewers across the nation. It’s no holds-barred storytelling, graphic violence and occult themes have kept it at the forefront of American television popular culture. “Murder House” was jolting, edgy. It was definitely an outlier on the broadcasting scene. The second season began the ...

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Review: ‘A Star is Born’ lives up to hype

It’s in the dying embers of a star that one will find the perfect ingredients for a new celestial body, and after watching “A Star is Born,” you’d probably think this doesn’t just apply to the stars in the sky. In the newest remake of the 1937, “A Star is Born,” a film loosely based on the 1932, “What Price ...

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