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“The Birth of a Nation”: story of slavery revolt is flawed but striking

“The Birth of a Nation”: story of slavery revolt is flawed but striking

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

"The Birth of a Nation" welcomed controversy from the beginning, as it shares its name with a silent film from 1915. The older version of "Birth of a Nation," set during and after the Civil War, used actors in blackface and glorified the Ku Klux Klan but is considered one of the most important and i...

Drug Dealer

Drug Dealer

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016

Macklemore, who was made famous for his hit song "Thrift Shop," dropped a new single "Drug Dealer" featuring Ariana DeBoo Oct. 11. I'm not normally a big fan of rap, but Macklemore's anthem against big pharmaceutical companies drew my interest. The song starts with a soft piano instrumental, with h...

Waveland Cafe: best breakfast in the galaxy

Waveland Cafe: best breakfast in the galaxy

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016

Waveland Cafe is an adorable and quaint breakfast and lunch restaurant located on University Ave. in Des Moines. It has such a down to earth and welcoming vibe that every little cafe strives for and can meet literally anyone’s need. When you first set foot into the cafe, you immediately feel like you just wal...

Guru BBQ: Asian/southern flavor fusion

Guru BBQ: Asian/southern flavor fusion

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Guru BBQ is a small and artistically decorated barbecue restaurant in downtown Des Moines. However, it is not the simple barbecue joint as it sounds. Located in a very small indoor strip mall just across the street from Principal Park, Guru BBQ is an Asian fusion barbecue restaurant, with heavily influe...

“Star Trek Beyond”: decent but forgettable entry

“Star Trek Beyond”: decent but forgettable entry

Mason Lillegraven, Staff Writer

August 8, 2016

“Space. The final frontier.” Audiences first heard that statement in 1966 when Star Trek first appeared on television screens. It is now 50 years later. I remember my first experience with the Star Trek franchise. I was on the iTunes store and saw that they had episodes of the original series availabl...

“Lights Out” renewed my fear of the dark

“Lights Out” renewed my fear of the dark

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 2, 2016

In the past few years, I have become obsessed with horror films. "Lights Out," the first movie I've seen in theaters in quite some time, was certainly worth every penny. Pretty clear from the title, "Lights Out" is a movie that bases its story line on the fear of the dark. For most kids, being scare...