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Review: Madden 18 best football game yet?

The latest installment for sports gaming has touched down in stores and later, consoles everywhere. As of August 25th, EA Sports released Madden NFL 18. This new game is comprised of many groundbreaking features, with the most notable being it’s new Frostbite engine.   The engine intensifies the visuals and gives the user the feel of on-field play. From new voice audibles to impactful bone-crushing effects, EA Sports has shown the gaming community ...

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Review: ‘I and You’ an emotional ride

VSU performed the play I and You by Lauren Gunderson on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The play starred Daniel Lennox, Jr. and Mahogany Wesley as the main characters Anthony and Caroline. These two teens are brought together by an American Literature assignment and form an unlikely bond with one another. The show is carried by setting, performance, costume, music ...

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The Spectator’s September flick picks

As October approaches, horror movies are hitting movie theaters across the U.S. Here are The Spectator’s most anticipated. IT The remake of the original 1990 book to film adaptation, “IT,” looks very different from anything movie watchers have seen before. Children begin disappearing in Derry, Maine, and no one is brave enough to figure out why. A group of young kids come together to put an end to the clown Pennywise’s terror. This ...

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Grab the popcorn: The Spectator’s monthly movie review

It’s a Friday night. There’s nothing to do. You have a few dollars and realize that there’s a new movie coming out today that interests you, but you’re not sure if it will be good. Well, here are some reviews for some of the recent summer releases: Girl’s Trip  One of this summer’s most talked about movies was met with equal numbers and reviews. Girl’s Trip was released in July ...

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Four unusual courses you may want to take next semester

Registration for spring semester is coming sooner than students can imagine. Aside from all of the core classes required at VSU, there are several unusual and intriguing classes every student needs to fit into their schedule. Here are just a few classes that may appeal to different students: Development of rock and roll, PERS 2360 If you have a deep ...

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Binge-worthy fall TV we’ll all be watching

The fall season brings many things: pumpkin spiced lattes, Halloween candy, perfect weather and in this case, new television shows. From intense crime series to hilarious comedies, there is something new for everyone this fall. American Horror Story: Cult – Season 7 Since the iconic first season of “American Horror Story: Murder House,” no one can get enough of this chilly series. Director Ryan Murphy left fans on edge with the trailer that featured returning characters, Sarah ...

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Playboi Carti releases mixtape with ‘Rocky’ start

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Playboi Carti has 2017 in his sights with his first self-titled mixtape. Jordan Carter, otherwise known as Playboi Carti or Cash Carti, decided to release his first long-awaited mixtape. After emerging on the scene with hit singles, such as “Broke Boi,” “What,” and “Fetti,” the Atlanta native became one of the most anticipated artists in ...

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“Logan” leaves his mark in theaters

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Though it may be the end of the line for Logan, or Wolverine, the old hero leaves his trademarked three-clawed scar on our hearts. The movie begins slowly, much like an old western film, panning in on our hero but not quite how we know him. Logan is old, tired and broken, but ...

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Review: ‘Get Out’

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” meets “The Stepford Wives” in Jordan Peele’s directing debut movie “Get Out.” This satirical movie effectively combines his comedic side with his perception of a white and black relationship. The racial dynamics are prominent in this film, as they reflect the discrimination and disapproval of an interracial couple. The ...

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Fans get a decent buzz

Written by Kevin Paul, Asst. Entertainment Editor Thundercat’s clarity presented itself in in his newest release, “DRUNK.” “DRUNK” has 23 tracks, featuring contributions from R&B icons Flying Lotus and Kenny Loggins. Hip-hop artists Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa also offer their talents. The album plunges into the perspective of both sobriety and intoxication. The album’s first quarter opens in a ...

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