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“It”‘s back – the remake of a classic Stephen King film

“It”‘s back – the remake of a classic Stephen King film

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

It, a classic film frightening adults and children alike for generations, and as Mike Hanlon put it in 1990, "It's back." Our story floats back into Derry, where we find a band of misfit kids investigating the death of Billy's brother, Georgie, who was brutally murdered by Pennywise the Dancing Clown in...

Complexity of Bokura no Kiseki

Complexity of Bokura no Kiseki

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017

This manga creates a intricate story that can be hard to follow. It uses magic and reincarnation, while melding it into a world much like ours. It's easy to get lost in the characters and their past lives, while in turn you lose track of what is happening in the characters' present. Minami Harusmi...

SmallCakes Cupcakery: everyday average cupcakes

SmallCakes Cupcakery: everyday average cupcakes

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

SmallCakes Cupcakery is a very small and very pink cupcake bakery located in West Des Moines at 6305 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 3109. Selected by USA Today as one of the top cupcake shops in the nation, SmallCakes offers 18 gourmet cupcake flavors and 15 homemade ice cream flavors. The interior of...

Shimanami Tasogare; symbolistic imagery

Shimanami Tasogare; symbolistic imagery

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

This manga was different from what I had been expecting. From it's description, I could gather that the main character identified as gay, and was being helped through living in a homophobic town by an adult female. What I wasn't expecting was it to encompass far more of the LGBTQ+ spectrum the way that...

“Poco’s Udon World:” a sweet slice of life story

“Poco’s Udon World:” a sweet slice of life story

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

A lot of the animes for this year are just second seasons of shows that started last year. So now might be the time to catch up on shows you may have missed in years prior. "Poco's Udon World" is a great example of this. The manga started in 2012, and was made into an anime in 2016. With 12 episodes...

HoriMiya, a relatable romance

HoriMiya, a relatable romance

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

I am not a person who is interesting in romance books. Most of the time, if romance is the main focus of the plot, there's no way I'd be able to get through the first chapter, let alone the entire series. Yet, this is not the case for the manga HoriMiya. It's a manga about two characters, Hori Kyouko ...