Category: Arts & Entertainment

Graphic by RJ Murphy

Noteworthy: Music consumption in the digital era

By RJ Murphy, reporter. While online streaming has become a normal routine for many, growing up we didn’t always have Youtube, Apple Music or Spotify providing us with chill beats. I wanted to dive into the different services and ask Delta students what platforms they like to use. Of the many people I asked, Spotify appears to be the most […]

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A melodic note hangs in the air as Mio Bischoff, of Midland, croons during her set at White’s Bar in Saginaw. (Rebecca Roberts/Photo Editor).

Late Night Soundwave: Bilingual singer shares her travels

By Samuel Philpot, associate editor. Music is a universal language that is understood around the world, even if there is a language barrier. People will rally to concerts even if they don’t necessarily understand the words being sung. Mio Bischoff, 24, is a one-woman show who is also her own agent and manager. She’s an acoustic singer and songwriter from […]

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Joker’s dark debut

Joker’s dark debut By Samuel Philpot, associate editor.   Throughout the years, notorious comic book villain the Joker has been portrayed on the big screen in various ways. Each movie takes their own interpretation of the clown and makes him their own for the movie’s sake.    Having seen various forms of Joker in live action, I figured it would […]

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Top 5 for the Week

By Colton Carrier, A&E Editor Serving fright by the “slice” With Halloween rearing its head, many will be diving into whatever spooky attraction they can get to. Luckily, the Slice of Fright Film Fest is coming to scare and shock horror fans from all around the Tri-Cities. Drawing in more than 30 short films, both locally and around the world, […]

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Game Guy: Four underrated gems

Game Guy: Four underrated gems

By Colton Carrier, A&E Editor Typically, Game Guy focuses on the latest news and the hottest takes coming out of the gaming scene, so there isn’t often a solid chance to discuss games that might have flown under the radar of many gamers.. There’s a solid chance the topics discussed are cookie-cutter, entry-level stuff. To that end, we’re changing some […]

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Indie music lovers and film buffs flock to Hell’s Half Mile

Indie music lovers and film buffs flock to Hell’s Half Mile

By Crystal Gwizdala, Science & Health editor. BAY CITY – If you’re sick of mainstream music and recycled movie plots, you need to be at Hell’s Half Mile. The festival just finished its 14th year at the end of September. Seventy-four films played on screens scattered across downtown. 17 of the films were Michigan-made, and a handful of those were […]

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Note-worthy: YouTube’s copyright monkey business

By RJ Murphy, reporter. Content ID, a digital identification algorithm created by Google, has made it incredibly easy for copyright holders to claim flagged videos. If a video is claimed, the copyright holder can take all the revenue the video has generated, demonetize the video or flat out remove it from YouTube. I understand that it is only fair we […]

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Game Guy: Japan’s Gaming Supershow: TGS 2019

Game Guy: Japan’s Gaming Supershow: TGS 2019

By Colton Carrier, A&E editor It’s about that time of year again. Annually, it’s become a bit of a tradition among gamers to tune into the big press conferences, trade shows and insider meetings that pop up left and right. Be it E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo), PAX (the Penny Arcade Expo) or even CES (the Consumers Electronics Show), every […]

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Tara LaPlant (not pictured) celebrated her thirty-fifth birthday at Bemo’s with smoked chicken, baked beans and a wedding proposal from Ronald Roth. Music-lovers joined in on the fun. Oh, and Tara said yes. Sept. 13, 2019. (Crystal Gwizdala/S&H editor)

Lose yourself to a night of psychedelic rock

By Samuel Philpot, reporter. BAY CITY – Psychedelic rock and roll is a style of music that doesn’t frequent an appearance often. If you enjoy the wavy sounds that usually come of it, check out the band the Hellbound Drifters. Coming from Bay City, the Hellbound Drifters pulls in influences from various genres such as outlaw country, bluegrass, jazz and […]

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It BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise   Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema

“IT” sequel quenches audience’s thirst

By Maddison Godi, Collegiate Life editor In 2017, Andrés Muschietti directed the highest-grossing horror film of all time, “IT Chapter One.” This adaptation of the first half of Stephen King’s novel “IT” sparked fear into audiences, making them eager for the sequel. Today, “IT” has returned to theaters as the story continues with “IT Chapter Two.” The movie unfolds with […]

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