Category: Arts & Entertainment

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” 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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Hell’s Half Mile blazes toward its 14th year

Hell’s Half Mile blazes toward its 14th year

By Colton Carrier, A&E editor. The Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival is on track to bring indie bands and filmmakers from around the country. The festival is a cultural melting pot, bringing together artists from all walks of life. Set out over four days over a variety of locations, Hell’s Half Mile gets together a wild bunch of […]

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Top 5 for the weekend of September 27, 2019

Top 5 for the weekend of September 27, 2019

By Colton Carrier, A&E editor 1. Dive into the River of Time The River of Time is a mainstay of Bay City, reenacting several eras. From colonial times all the way up to World War 2, reenactors act through and teach all about these diverse parts of history. Starting off on Friday, the River of Time will continue throughout the […]

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Noteworthy: What is an “industry plant” in music?

Noteworthy: What is an “industry plant” in music?

By RJ Murphy, reporter. Thanks to online streaming, radio and many other mediums, music is more accessible than ever in today’s day and age. Spotify has an impressive 35 million songs in their catalog, while Apple Music has 50 million songs. With recording equipment becoming cheaper and easier to use, bedroom studios are popping up all over the world. Today, […]

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Late Night Soundwave: Dance to a new tune of your favorite song

Late Night Soundwave: Dance to a new tune of your favorite song

By Samuel Philpot, reporter. SAGINAW – Whether you’re an up-and-coming band trying to get people’s attention, or you’ve already made it to the big leagues, cover songs provide a way to get plenty of people to hear your style of music with a song they’re already familiar with.  The Temper Padics are a local cover band who have been playing […]

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