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‘Kong: Skull Island’ has unfulfilled potential

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“This planet doesn't belong to us. Ancient species owned this earth long before mankind. I spent 30 years trying to prove the truth: monsters exist.” - Bill Randa (portrayed by John Goodman) The success of the 2014 “Godzilla” f...

‘Logan’: A cruel and powerful comic-book film

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Nature made me a freak, man made me a weapon, and God made it last too long.” - Logan (portrayed by Hugh Jackman) In the past 17 years, Hugh Jackman has starred as Wolverine in nine different movies, including an un...

Supreme Court skullduggery?

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Next Monday, around 9 a.m., a hearing will begin in Washington, D.C. that will initiate what could be a knock-down, drag-out war. Democratic Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has promised to filibuster the individual und...

Political Focus: Congressional Republicans introduce ‘Obamacare’ replacement bill

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

March 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The debate surrounding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," has dominated Congress-related headlines throughout President Donald Trump's first 50 days in office. Political Focus previously went over the basics of the debate and articulated the tough repeal process. In the time sinc...

Drew’s Review: Lil Wayne continues to reach new lows

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Believe it or not, Lil Wayne has been consistently releasing music for the better part of 20 years now. Wayne was a mere 17 years old when his first album, “Tha Block is Hot” went platinum, selling over 1 million records i...

OPINION: The overlooked reason Oakland can’t fire Greg Kampe

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports / Mens, Sports / Mens / Basketball

The Oakland University community had high hopes for the men’s basketball team in its 50th season. After capturing its first Horizon League regular season championship, it looked like this would be the year the Golden Grizzlies...

Drew’s Review: Unpacking Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For the first time in her nearly decade-long career, Remy Ma was a main topic of conversation for hip-hop fans outside New York City. On Saturday, Feb. 25, Remy Ma released a diss track attacking Nicki Minaj called “shETHER.” “shETHER”...

‘Get Out’: A witty, zany and timely horror masterpiece

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Man, I told you not to go in that house.” — Rod Williams (portrayed by Milton "Lil Rel" Howery) Jordan Peele spent three years of his life working on the well-known sketch comedy show "Key & Peele." When the show ...

Political Focus: Jeff Sessions’ recusal

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made headlines last week as news surfaced that he had met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice during 2016. Sessions did not disclose these meetings to Congress during his hearing process. After...

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ — A guide to establishing a franchise

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Whoever comes, I’ll kill them. I’ll kill them all.” - John Wick (portrayed by Keanu Reeves) The 2014 film "John Wick" was not only a financial and critical success, but it struck a strong fan base. Writer Derek Ko...

Drew’s Review: Future goes solo in new album

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For many artists, an eight-month hiatus from releasing music is a relatively short period of time. However, fans of Future are used to him satisfying their need for new music no less than three times a year. After giving h...

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